Kauaijohnwrote a review of MSR WhisperLite Stove on August 14, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought my MSR Whisperlite in 1988 and, with minimal maintenance, it is still running perfectly; just like it has from day 1. Twenty-eight years and still going strong!
Yes, lighting it takes practice - you basically have to set it on fire! But once you get the hang of it and realize that it isn't going to go off like a backcountry bomb, you'll find that this stove becomes one of your most trusted and essential pieces of equipment.
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