The MSR Whisperlite Stove is a staff favorite!
The Routt National Forest around Steamboat Springs is currently under a Stage 2 Fire Restriction. That means no campfires. We can still use campstoves… very carefully. The Forest Service asks that when you use your campstove in the backcountry to clear branches and combustibles 3 feet away from the stove and flame.
This isn’t the first time Colorado forests have been under such restrictions and it won’t be the last. It did get us thinking about all the different stoves that we have used in the past and one of the standout stoves that almost all of us have used or owned one time or another is the MSR Whisperlite. The MSR WhisperLite camp stove has been the one to choose for outdoor adventurers for more than 20 years. Whether we are backpacking, climbing, going for a day hike or going on an adventure of a lifetime – we have come to rely on its easy-to-use design and durable, stainless steel and brass construction to deliver dependable performance in most any situation.
Being a white gas stove you will have to prime the stove to get it ready. The advantage is being to plan and take the right amount of fuel for your trip. You can take just enough… not too much and not too little. With canister stoves you have to judge how much fuel is left in the can versus how many extra cans to take… A minor problem but a problem nonetheless. Fuel in cartridge canisters can be a hard thing to judge.
Here are some MSR Whisperlite highlights:
Proven: Trusted and field-proven performance for more than 20 years. Reliable: Simple, durable design. Compact: Flexible fuel line folds small and fits in most MSR® pots. Field Maintainable: Shaker Jet™ technology and smart engineering allows complete cleaning and maintenance in the field.