MSR (Mountain Safety Research) trivia:
• Founded in 1969 by Larry Penberthy.
• MSR stove model 9 (1973) was the first
stove to separate the fuel container from the burner.
You can't go wrong with MSR stoves. I used MSR WhisperLite™
Internationale on a long journey throughout the states. I also used it
abroad. It never let me
down. I usually use unleaded gasoline. Like most gasoline
stoves, it takes a minute till you get it
going. From this point on, you can forget about it till you're done
cooking. It also requires very little caring and maintenance.
MSR Liquid fuel stoves (Running on
all kinds of gasoline-like
the liquid fuel MSR stoves boil a liter of water in around 3-4 minutes.
To my opinion, it's not a crucial parameter.
When hiking, I don't think it makes such a difference. I usually try
and enjoy the moment when I'm taking a walk, a few seconds better or
worst doesn’t make such a difference. Therefore, I didn't
time on the stoves below.
- A best seller.
- Probably the best flame control of all
liquid fuel stoves.
- Runs on white gas, kerosene,
jet fuel and unleaded gasoline.
- Empty weight: 14Oz
- MSR state of the art. A heavy duty
stove that cost accordingly…
- Runs practically on every liquid fuel
- Empty weight: 13.2Oz
on one of my favorites in MSR stoves...
- Multi fuel
version of the
famous MSR WhisperLite.
- Runs on white gas, kerosene, and
- It's been out there for 20 years,
gathering more and more fans.
- The basic
runs on white gas only
- Empty weight: 11.5Oz
- As lightweight and compact as a liquid
fuel stove can get.
- Runs on white gas only.
- Empty weight: 8.5Oz
MSR Canister Stoves
Most gas stoves got lots in common...
...Boil time is pretty much the same (3-4 minutes, give or take)
...Flame control is excellent.
...They are quite lightweight.
So below, I mentioned only what distinguishes them from one
on MSR's most efficient stove...
- The pot is an integral part of the stove.
- Got a unique wind shield and heat exchanger to increase
- Extremely efficient.
- Works great in bad weather
- Empty weight: 19Oz
on the lightest here...
this is what Mark (VA) got to say about it...
- I love this one!
- Very Small and lightweight.
- Burner weight: 3Oz
- Fits most self-sealing
- Flame is pretty wide
- Got a version with a built in
ignition (seen in the picture)
- Burner weight: 5.1Oz
on this unique gas stove...
- It separates the burner from the
canister (which enables using windscreen)
- Efficient due to wind shield.
- Burner weight: 6.8Oz
For more info:
MSR stove that made me fall in love with stoves, on REI.