July 10, 2015

The WindBurner (formerly WindBoiler before JetBoil’s protest) is an all-in-one canister stove system consisting of a burner, windscreen, pot/mug, lid, cup, and fuel canister support. It’s made by MSR and is intended to be a convenient stove system for the solo hiker that handles windy conditions without issue. I won (via a random contest entry!) a Windboiler back in 2014…

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November 11, 2013

The MSR WindPro is a backpacking canister stove that’s capable of much more than just boiling water. I’ve owned the WindPro since 2010, these are my thoughts about it. (This stove was recently updated by MSR, this article is about the original version. Both versions are very similar, notes on differences are at the bottom). Specs All specs as claimed…

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July 5, 2013

Maintenance is one of those things that’s convenient to put out of mind. Consumer goods these days are built and priced to be thrown away when they break; it’s a sad reality. I’m anti-toss-it-and-get-a-new-one, and luckily there are a good number of products still around that can be still be serviced and kept in good working condition, backpacking stoves being…

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May 4, 2012

The Firefly stove is an ultralight, compact, multi-fuel stove made by Qi Wiz UL Gear. I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with the stove in its basic wood-burning configuration, these are my thoughts. Specs Titanium 5-piece interlocking design Total weight is just over 2 ounces Fire box holds 42 in3 of twigs Esbit and Alcohol kit is available…

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