/ Which liquid fuel stove to buy?
Thinking between the msr whisperlite international and the soto muka. Any others I should be thinking about?
Please give me your views and advice. What would you go for?
I haven't come across a soto muka in the wild, but I always found the whisperlite international to be the best of the MSR stoves for general use.
Primus omnifuel might be worth considering as well.
Or if you want more power then the Omnifuel is top quality.
Guess it depends what you are wanting it for?
Had an msr xgk for years and it's a great stove. Although it lacks the control you get with other stoves it's powerful and very reliable which is what really want if I am in a situation where I need 100% confidence in my stove
used an XGK for a decade then got a muka last winter. its much nicer to use, feeling less industrial, more controllable and safer - but it takes more pumping to get that. a lot more. and it costs more.
otherwise, it folds down way smaller (fits in a coffee cup) and burns super clean (no black shit on your gear). it doesnt have the range of fuels the XGK does, but it does use white fuel which isnt too hard to find if you not headed to tibet or siberia.
for that matter, ive used it down to about -20c and it doesnt miss a beat. i pair it with the pot off a reactor to get the flux thing happening.
i used a whisperlite for a while with a friend and the muka is similar in output, but still burns cleaner and negates true priming, so better if that matters (tent vestibule etc).
if youre into fine machinery and elegance of use then the muka may be worth the cash. if its just boiling water a week a year in a camp ground maybe not.
I always quite liked The Soto Mukka looks smart
However in reality its a pain the pots supports don't grip
New shiny pots which can lead to disaster and no Dina
Need to use Soto fuel bottles which can be hard to find
Need constant pumping :-)
Sent mine back for a Refund and picked up the New updated Whisperlite get the universal if you can stretch to it, gives you Gas and liquid,I've seen them go on fleebay for £75 with fuel bottle, Msr Dragonfly is a good stove if a bit noisy easily picked up for £60.
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