This is my backcountry stove that I have ever owned. Bought in December 2011 I have had about 20 ish caming trips where it has been used. It seems like a good stove except for one major drawback. The only realistic adjustment for the flame is on the pump. The green dial requires you to twist the whole fuel canister around to adjust the flame. Super dangerous. Otherwise if you want to have a lower heat you have a pulsating flame that doesnt seem right. We are prepping for the John Muir in September so I am afraid I will be returning this asap to try out others.