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    Default New WhisperLite Universal

    I posted this over on the hunting pages too. New MSR WhisperLite Universal burns liquid fuel and IsoPro Butane. Here's a review of it. http://seattlebackpackersmagazine.co...ite-universal/

    Sounds like a good stove. Mine's in the mail already.
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    These are very popular. I have the regular Whisperlite and it has never failed me. Brings water to a boil much faster than other stoves I have used :-)
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    Looks like I am getting that second stove I wanted. I already have one International, but I need a spare.

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    Cabelas has them for $99
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    Something else to put on the to buy list.
    Now what ?

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    hang on before getting one from Cabelas. Now on there website they are saying the description of the stove doesn't match what the stove actually does. Too late for me, I already ordered one. If the stove I get doesn't match the description on the website they are going to get an earful.
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    Just got my stove in from Cabelas. They sent the wrong one, they don't carry this one yet. I explained to them that they are advertising the wrong stove and told them they should change the product description on the page so we'll see what happens. They wanted me to pay shipping to return it to them but after some conversation they said they would refund return shipping as well.
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    I'm not impressed with this new MSR stove. A canister stove is so lightweight (something like 2 0z.), that I'd rater have one as a back up to a group cook stove than just one stove. I'm not impressed with the original whisperlite int. that I've been running since 2006. I've even used both the older pump, and the newer one. I'm selling mine and going with an optimus. It's a better stove IMO because it has the adjuster right near the burner so you can actually simmer with it. Not to mention the pump isn't made of plastic, which I've already broke one of those.

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    The new Whisperlite Universal is actually a pretty good stove. It really will simmer -- if you use a few tricks. You've got to have a lot of air space in the fuel bottle. If the fuel bottle is relatively full, it's going to be hard to simmer. You also want to use only 1/3 to 1/2 of your normal number of pump strokes.

    I've got some videos on my blog which while hardly polished do illustrate some of the functionality of the stove. I've also have quite a number of photos, including a number of flame shots which should give you an idea of the power of the stove.

    HJ

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