Excellent stove for backpacking
This stove is not quite as convenient as one that uses canisters as you have to pre-heat it. But it is set up to do that easily. It burns hot, boils water fast, and uses fuel efficiently. To me the great advantage of this over a stove that uses pre filled fuel canisters is that you do not constantly have partially filled canisters that you don't know what to do with and is much more environmentally friendly in that you are not always throwing spent fuel canisters away. Take a minute to make sure you know how to clean the jet and this thing will be a reliable friend on the trail. I've had mine for MANY years and the one time the jet got a bit clogged with some sand it was no issue at all to fix. The pump went bad once but that was an easy replacement.