The Gold Standard
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Writing a review of this stove is a bit redundant since every knows it is the go to for any serious outdoors-person. It is bombproof. I have dropped it on so many rocks, bent it, banged it, crammed it into bag etc. and ten years later I have no reservations about its reliability. The priming is somewhat inconvenient and I won't do it indoors, and it has two settings: high and off (don't plan to lightly simmer with this), but thats a compromise you make for a stove that works reliably at 14,000 feet and is indestructible. The shaker makes its effortless to keep it clean, and the simplicity of it mechanisms makes the five year overhaul remarkably easy. 80 bucks for a stove that you will never have to replace, how can there be any doubt.