Whether you are new to backpacking or a seasoned veteran this is the stove for you. This stove my be a few ounces heavier than some, but it will NEVER let you down. Don't get caught up in those jetboil type fuel canister stoves, they will fail on you when you need them the most. This stove follows the K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple stupid) mantra, making it the most reliable stove in the world. If you have a flammable liquid, you can now cook your dinner. This stove comes complete with two jet nozzles. One for thin liquids such as white gas, alcohol, or paint thinner. One nozzle for thicker fuels such as diesel or kerosene. The international also has a wick in the primer cup for the harder to light fuels such as diesel that makes lighting this stove a breeze. This stove is excellent at boiling water in a hurry, but is capable of doing more delicate "fancy cooking" with a little practice and a little know how. This is the last stove you will ever buy.