Category Archives: Fuel Stoves

Gear update: MSR Whisperlite universal

Woo hoo! So this is exciting news in the world of light weight hiking! MSR has announced the next iteration of the whisperlite, which is scheduled for release in early 2012, and they have really out-done themselves this time! The new MSR will be capable of burning Gas in addition to the liquid fuels that they have previously burned by cleverly adding a different burner (Same as the way the current one works between different liquid fuels). Due to the … Continue reading

Gear Review: Trangia

I have been carrying a Trangia whenever I go walking since I was in my early Teens, they are the workhorse of camp cooking for nearly all the hikers and campers I know carry one. In Scouts, we tried a few clones, as the price can be a big ask for some of the families when they don’t regularly go hiking or camping. We found that the clones just don’t seem to come up anywhere near close. When it comes … Continue reading

Gear Review: MSR Simmerlite

Camping stoves are something of a personal choice, and to an extent; rely on what kind of food you tend to eat while hiking. When Liz and I hike, we carry two different stoves; I typically carry an MSR Simmerlite and she will carry a Trangia; there are multiple reasons we carry one each, and why we carry different style stoves. The most fundamental reason is that Trangia excell at slow cooking and low simmers, whereas contrary to the SimmerLites … Continue reading