Parley Hatch wrote a review of Optimus Svea Stove on June 8, 2010
I'm biased here, because the roar of this stove is the soundtrack to the outdoors as long as I can remember. I was given mine when I was ten, and spent hours on the back porch learning its quirks and how to light it. I own several other stoves, and they have their purpose, but this stove is the best I own. It clanks around, it's tarnished, it's bulky and on the heavy side, but I go back to it every time. I like the comfort of knowing I have a hot meal or a hot cup of coffee, whatever the conditions or temperature. It's earned it's spot in my pack.