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Old 10-16-2014, 19:48   #1
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Best single portable burner [stove]

I need a small single burner stove that operates on common fuel bottles. Cost is no option- within reason of course. What do you consider the best? This would be a SHTF item to replace my now defunct 1970s camp stove.
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Old 10-16-2014, 19:53   #2
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Old 10-16-2014, 20:11   #3
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are their options to use fuel other than the MSR bottle and pump? That pump looks like a high maintenance item. Very nice stove though, I do like that unit.
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Old 10-16-2014, 20:13   #4
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^^^Good choice for a stove that will burn just about any kind of liquid fuel. I have one for emergency use, but for backpacking, I prefer the lighter MSR Pocket Rocket that burns propane canisters, and boils water in just a few minutes. It costs less and weighs less. The propane canisters are widely available.
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Old 10-16-2014, 20:26   #5
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Sigg (not to be confused with the firearm) makes seamless aluminum fuel bottles that work well with the MSR stove. The pump is pretty maintenance free, and it's not something that would normally need replacement. Unless they've changed the design, there is a fuel filter that can be removed and cleaned if necessary.
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Old 10-16-2014, 20:28   #6
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What about a JetBoil. It works great but uses a proprietary fuel can that stores neatly inside itself.
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are their options to use fuel other than the MSR bottle and pump? That pump looks like a high maintenance item. Very nice stove though, I do like that unit.
I have several MSR stoves. They all use the same pump. They are easy to maintain. MSR is great with selling rebuild kits for all stoves and pumps. A Whisperlight and an origional XGK got me through 6 years in USMC Infantry. Including extensive arctic training. I never had a failure in the field. I rebuilt everything in my down time once a year.
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What about a JetBoil. It works great but uses a proprietary fuel can that stores neatly inside itself.
That is what I take with me for days out photographing to just heat soup and cocoa. In the cold use the snow rated cans of fuel.

Great self contained system.
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Old 10-16-2014, 21:34   #9
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are their options to use fuel other than the MSR bottle and pump? That pump looks like a high maintenance item. Very nice stove though, I do like that unit.
MSR Dragonfly. Multi-Fuel. Adjustable flame. Rock-Solid.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:29   #10
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msr whisperlite international, msr dragonfly burn a variety of fuels...also consider a trangia alcohol stove ...I have a variety and fav is jetboil but there is no guarantee to find those fuel canisters everywhere
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I have a Jetboil, MSR pocket rocket and an MSR micro rocket. The Jetboil is my pick of all three
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