MSR is a world leader in backpacking and camping stoves. They make the fastest boiling stove in their Windburner, and the top time-tested and proven white gas and butane stoves available. Countless expeditions to every corner of the globe including Antarctica have chosen MSR for their stoves. MSR hasn’t let me down either.
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This is the best do-it-all butane backpacking stove. Unlike the non-Duo Windburner and Jetboils that only boil water quickly, the new Duo excels both at boiling and cooking with a simmer. It’s also less likely to topple over than Jetboils with its anti-topple legs. It should be mentioned… there’s a coffee press kit available for the WindBurner… mmm coffee.
Last observed price range: ~ $180
Ol’ reliable, the longtime favorite Whisperlite International burns multiple types of fuel with a hot burn or a low simmer, making it the best stove for high altitude (where butane struggles), international travel, and low temperature cooking (and snow melting). It’s easy to maintain, has a great burner capable of simmering for some real cooking and it weighs under a pound. Additionally, there’s the more expensive Whisperlite Universal which also burns butane fuel in addition to liquid fuels like white gas, gasoline, and kerosene.
Last observed price range: ~ $110
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If you want a windproof stove to quickly and efficiently boil water, the WindBurner is an excellent choice. This stove excels at boiling water for quick & lightweight backpacking food like freeze dried meals, don’t expect to cook anything else. This system weighs 15 oz. including the 1L insulated pot. The WindBurner edges out the older MSR Reactor Stove due to increased fuel efficiency and wind performance. As stated above, there’s a coffee press kit available for the WindBurner.
Last observed price range: ~ $150
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Like the Whisperlite International, the XGK burns a variety of liquid fuels but is truly the ultimate stove for rugged durability and dependability. It’s not without good reason that the XGK is the no. 1 choice for expeditions in extreme conditions like Antarctica.
Last observed price: ~ $170
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