MSR WhisperLite Stoves
MSR WhisperLite Stoves
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Among the most popular backpacking stoves, these MSR WhisperLite stoves deliver dependable performance in nearly any condition. Made of steel and brass, each stove has a suspended burner cup that enables it to burn hot without losing heat to the ground Read More

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DavidinKenai
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Sep 11, 2018
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MSR white-gas stoves were great in the 1980s. Not as light or compact as a SVEA 123, but more capable in many ways.
But now we have iso-butane canister stoves like the BRS-3000T. Costs $16. Weighs 0.9 ounces. The butane canisters seem more expensive per BTU than white gas but the ease of turning it off and on and not needing fuel to prime it, bring the costs very close.
Cold weather performance? Google “BPL Moulder Strip -21F” to see how to operate a butane stove to very cold temperatures.
Much riskier trying to fly with a white gas stove in your baggage than a butane stove.
I have two Whisperlites and a Firefly I haven’t used in years since converting over. Anyone interested in those?
Sep 11, 2018
DavidinMD
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Sep 11, 2018
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Great stoves - I started with the Wisperlite, and upgraded to the International. If I did not already have the International, maintenance kit, and Trillium stove base (which you need for snow or sand), I'd be in.
Also, it says "annual maintenance kit" but these stoves are bomb proof, and I have rarely needed to do any maintenance.
Sep 11, 2018
Stepbystep
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Sep 15, 2018
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I wouldn't go more than two years without replacing at least the inlet o-ring on the pump (and the pump-to-bottle ring on older pumps that use it instead of the newer red gasket). Those are two points that you *do not* want to fail in use and if you don't have a spare in the field then you're out of luck. The rubber plunger cups don't last as long as the old leather ones either, but they are consistently reliable for as long as they're sound. Check ball and spring seem to last forever, so those and the other parts are mostly there in case you lose or damage them. If the stove gets a lot of use then yes, annual is absolutely the smartest idea, imho.
Sep 15, 2018
JohnfromMO
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Sep 11, 2018
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WE've had whisperlites for years. They are super-dependable and hold up well. I'm not sure, though, that backpackers aspiring to "ultralight" use them.
Sep 11, 2018
BennyT
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Jul 26, 2018
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Bummer, was really looking forward to this. I committed to the $69.99 but I'd be happy to have had the option to bump to $74.99 in order for the drop to be successful. Hopefully there's enough demand to get it back out as a drop soon.
Jul 26, 2018
seenypaul
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Jul 26, 2018
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On the plus side, at least Massdrop finally fixed the flawed specs for next time they drop these. Maybe you'll catch an end of summer sale elsewhere, you never know.
Jul 26, 2018
Jacob_J
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Jul 23, 2018
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Any way I could order the service kit alone? I already have this stove yet the service kit is 1/3 the normal price.
Jul 23, 2018
Check4Spam2017
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Jul 23, 2018
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Really cool Massdrop was able to negotiate the isobutane addition to basic Whisperlite. That alone makes it a sweet deal!
Jul 23, 2018
Clouds
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Jul 22, 2018
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My WhisperLite Universal is my go-to stove. It's dependable, quiet enough, and versatile. And very light-I've carried it 20 miles and its usually worth it. I usually use the butane cartridges since they are so convenient, but in cold weather or when I plan to cook a lot I will switch to liquid fuel. I also own a MSR Dragonfly but I mostly use it when we have a group camping and its increased heat output and simmering ability are useful (think big pots of chili). But the WhisperLite Universal is, in my opinion, the closest thing to the ultimate versatile camp stove. As others have noted fuel bottles are not included.
Jul 22, 2018
DavidinKenai
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Sep 11, 2018
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Google “BPL Moulder Strip” for discussions of how to use a butane canister stove down to -25F.
Sep 11, 2018
DrGinge
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Jul 21, 2018
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The picture is of the old model. So my million dollar question is what are we orderin. The 2017 models have a more rugged saw tooth pot holders. Are we getting the latest or the older version?
Jul 21, 2018
DrGinge
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Jul 22, 2018
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Sorry for the aggravation. I went back to MSRgeae.com Originally I looked at the universal and international, and the basic. In my mind they all looked like the universal. I see my mistake. Sorry for driving you nuts.
Jul 22, 2018
Cuylar
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Jul 22, 2018
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No aggravation here. I’m just glad we figured out the disconnect. I am confused why they chose to keep the old band wire look for only one model. It seems to me like it would be cheaper if they use the same frame for each model and the only difference would be the jets
Jul 22, 2018
Nolenhouse
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Jul 21, 2018
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Yes your description is way off. No mention of whether a fuel bottle is included, shaker jets do not have to be disassembled, and a standard whisperlite does not use Iso butane canisters. Somebody is gonna be pissed when they order this based on your description.
Jul 21, 2018
Cuylar
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Jul 21, 2018
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looks like the specs are correct... the wrong info is definitely in the description. That said, it's be hard to say you chose a model based on the description when the specs are outlined so well.
As for disassembling the shaker jet.... yes, they will need to be taken apart eventually. Depends on use and cleanliness of fuel... but it's part of maintaining the stove. See this:https://d1l67pfsx3wblg.cloudfront.net/pdf/msr_whisperlite_schematics.pdf & https://d1l67pfsx3wblg.cloudfront.net/pdf/msr_whisperlite_manual_en.pdf ...it's why they include the tool.
Jul 21, 2018
Kodizzie
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Jul 21, 2018
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Looking at the description of available fuels on the MSR website for the WhisperLite series shows your description to be very different.
The WhisperLite is listed as burning only white gas; The WhisperLite International is listed as burning: white gas, kerosene, and unleaded auto fuel; The WhisperLite Universal is listed as burning: canister fuel, white gas, kerosene and unleaded gasoline.
Jul 21, 2018
TheKernel
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Jul 21, 2018
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Does this include a fuel bottle?
Jul 21, 2018
seenypaul
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Jul 21, 2018
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Fuel bottles are not a standard part of MSR's stove kits. They must generally be purchased separately. The retail pricing indicated by Massdrop implies that it is not part of their packages either.
Jul 21, 2018
Cuylar
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Jul 21, 2018
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They (MSR) never include bottles.
Jul 21, 2018
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