At first I was having trouble lighting the stove. Turns out I wasn't using the magnetic thing to clean it before each use. To anyone that buys this stove, you MUST clean the jet before each use. Once I figured that out I was lighting it effortlessly, even in the rain. The stove is powerful wait a fairly good flame control. Boils water fast and cooked for 2 people no problem. The versatility in what fuels you can burn is a huge plus even though I've only burned coleman fuel so far. The leather in the pump was dry when I got mine so I had to put some of the included silicon lube on it so the pump would build pressure. Their are lighter options on the market but I would take the optimus nova over all of them.
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