MSR Whisperlite International Stove Review

You can view the full specs of this stove on MSR’s website, this is a review about our experiences using the stove and not a technical run down of it’s features.   It’s popular for a reason Not actually owning this stove ourselves, we have had the chance to use it a fair bit as a few of our friends that we have been cycle touring with have owned one. This is the cheapest of the three multi fuel stoves from MSR we have reviewed, but in our eyes it’s great value and very capable. The function is the same as the XGK EX, there isn’t a dedicated flame controller, […]

MSR XGK EX Stove Review

You can view the full specs of this stove on MSR’s website, this is a review about our experiences using the stove and not a technical run down of it’s features.   Living up to its name I had read a lot of good things about this flagship model, and I have to say the praises are accurate. The burner design is the same as the Dragon Fly, which unfortunately means it’s loud, but this design means there is very little carbon build up, so only a small area of the inner part of the burner gets covered in black carbon deposits. We have seen a few video’s regarding a […]

MSR Dragonfly Stove Review

You can view the full specs of this stove on MSR’s website, this is a review about our experiences using the stove and not a technical run down of it’s features.   The Story So Far . . . We haven’t completely made up our mind up about this stove, maybe we are very patient people. So far this stove has failed us twice, and by that I mean completely broken and unusable. The initial thing that attracted us to the dragon fly was the flame controller, I’d say we are both pretty keen cooks and like to put in a bit of effort for dinner, even when we’re camping after […]

MSR Stoves Fuel and Maintenance Review

Almost all long distance cycle tourists use a multi fuel or petrol stoves to cook with. For us they are our lifeline, whether we are cycling in a remote place where food is difficult to find or if we are in a very developed place like Japan where cooked food can be expensive to buy. A liquid fuel stove gives us a lot of freedom. Although they can be a bit heavy on the wallet as an upfront cost, there’s no doubt that using a liquid fuel stove saves us money in the long run. In this post we want to concentrate on general maintenance and fuel. If you want to […]