john e wrote a review of MSR WhisperLite International Multi-Fuel Stove on December 31, 2012
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've had the older version of this stove for what must be almost 20 years. I run regular gasoline with it no problem, but you don't want to do that in a tent. I've run white gas no problem of course. Kerosene when I was being a cheapskate, it ran but had to be primed a lot and sooted up pretty bad, but still it ran good enough. With regular gas it gets a little sooty but still it has no problems. you can place it on compacted snow and it will not melt through and spill your meal, just discovered this. Before I always put it on rock or something, but its good to know. I even ran it for a few years with a worn out leather pump gasket, so it had no internal pressure and had to be primed with fuel in the cup or with matches and or twigs and still once it heated up it ran fine! The shaker jet works as stated, just shake it upside down. You MUST get the spare parts kit and you'll have no worries. Awesome product. Oh it'll suck the fuel, the 11 oz bottle will make maybe 3 meals and drinks, still not bad.