7speeder1025984

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7speeder1025984 wrote a review of on November 27, 2011

5 5

I use my Dragonfly stove these days exclusiely for winter camping. It is HOT when I need to melt snow for water and it simmers very low when I want to bake with my Backpacker's Pantry Oven.

I've owned my Dragonfly since 1994 and it has never given me a problem. I did replace the original MSR pump only because I heard the newer version was more durable than my original pump. So far both still work fine.

My only quibble is that MSR did not serrate the top of the wire pot supports for better "gription"
so I filed many small Vs in the pot support topsides and all is well.

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7speeder1025984 wrote a review of on June 18, 2009

5 5

My Svea 123 is 31 years old. First backpacking stove I ever owned. Now I have 7 stoves (gulp!). Haven't used it in a decade except to fire it up to keep it in good shape. With the optional pump to prime it it's a great stove. ULTRA reliable.

Can't belive it's so peicey now. I must have paid $30. for it in '78. I still have my much-used companion SIGG TOURIST cookset that was made for the SVEA 123. Brings back old memories.

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7speeder1025984 wrote a review of on June 18, 2009

4 5

I bought the Brunton Flex because it had more and wider pot supports and a tighter spring-loaded sleeve to hold the burner upright. No more burner wobble as has been reported with the Crux. I put a tiny bit of motor oil on the sleeve to keep it from galling and wearing. I want it to stay tight. Motor oil should be unaffected by the heat of the stem when in use.

I was using a slightly (.7 oz.) lighter Vargo Jet-Ti burner but the Crux had better pot supports and a wider flame ring for more even heating.

I like this burner and its great controllability and, if needed, higher heat output with the larger burner ring. Very well re-designed by Brunton and a bit lighter than the Crux,

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