If you want instant stove action then this is a little slower, but if you can wait 30 seconds then maybe this stove is for you. I'm using kerosene (paraffin in UK) -it was really simple to switch the jets using the tools provided from the default (which is the white gas jet). It's a bit sooty as an initial orange flame but once it warms up, the roaring blue is quiet and very hot. There's no simmer option but I understand you could do some epic pressure control pumping skills to achieve similar. It's well made, simple and easy for maintenance. Fuel is cheap and easy to source too. It's fairly compact, rotating the legs around to fold it down. It comes with a foil wind screen and heat reflection base, a couple of tools and a drawstring bag. I quite enjoy priming and lighting the stove, it's feels authentic like part of the spirit of adventure wherever you go.
Considering fuel for these is about 10% of the cost of gas cannisters using a stove like this is a no-brainer for anyone on a budget. I saved thousands of pounds travelling for two years with one of these, and was able to venture to the most far-flung pla
I purchased an MSR stove specifically for an expedition to the Southern Patagonia in Chile. A group of 10 people used 5 stoves whilst completing the Torres Del Paine circuit. Fuel for these stoves is freely available; some fuels burn better than others