Chris Leisure wrote a review of Optimus Svea Stove on October 29, 2009
Backpacking with hot food is GOOD!
My friend bought one in 1976.Went backpacking for 2 weeks in the Rincon MT. range outside Tucson, Az! Grass Shack!Great Hike by the way.This little stove works great ran B-L-D for two weeks on 2 pints? of white gas.Little finiky at first with priming etc. but you figure it out quickly.If the old ones are still out there working they must be indestructible.Looked at new lighter stoves $$$ get yourself a timeproven stove you can probably give to your grandchildren!!!