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MSR Windboiler Stove System


The MSR Windboiler Stove System is rad, and it's red. I could leave it there, but I'll elaborate a bit. Unlike Jetboil you do need to light this stove yourself, so make sure you've got matches or a lighter with you - but I'm sure you do, since that's one of the 10 essentials.

Pros: It's lightweight and compact, it assembles easily and is fuel-efficient. Apparently it performs super well in cold and windy conditions, but I have yet to experience those types of conditions since owning it, so I'll have to take their word on it. The most important thing for me is that it's easy to use and that I haven't managed to injure myself while using it. It's fool(Holly)proof!

Cons: Unfortunately, when storing the stove (especially while backpacking) a small gas canister will not fit inside. The heating element is just too big to make room for it all, therefore making it the bulkier option when comparing it to the Jetboil.