does this stove require a pre-heat before...
does this stove require a pre-heat before lighting....such as older mil-spec stoves? thanks
It does. Turn the dial a bit and liquid fuel will collect in the cup below cover on the burner. Light and wait for it to settle down, then turn the stove on. This must be done to vaporize the liquid gas into a gaseous state so it'll burn properly. I believe the only stove currently on the market that uses liquid fuel that you don't have to prime/preheat in this manner is made by Soto and called the Muka.
The Muka is the only stove not requiring priming. The trade off is that the Muka needs much more air pressure - 5-10x more pumps!