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MSR Rapidfire

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

The Rapidfire has been discontinued. It was replaced by the MSR SuperFly.

I have owned this stove for about four years and have used it on many hiking trips through Australia. The stove performs really well in all conditions, and is reasonably 'wind proof'. When used with the supplied heat reflector and wind sheild it exels, and can boil a liter of water in about 3.5 mins.

Another great feature of the stove is its design, it looks exactly the same as an MSR Whisperlite, and the canister is of course 'remote' (not connected to the bottom of the stove) - this is good because the canister doesn't become dangerously hot.

The only issue I have with any compressed fuel canister stove is that they tend to become less efficient in the snow. This however can be overcome by putting the canister in your sleeping bag at night (to keep it warm) or to put a few spoonfulls of warm water (from the pot) onto the canister whilst cooking in cold conditions - surprising how well this works.

Price Paid: 120 AUD

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