I have been backpacking for a number of years and this has been my stove of choice. It has traveled in extreme conditions and never once fail to perform exceptionally, -10 and 110 degrees alike, all over the eastern US, and alot of the AT. It cost a little more than diy stoves and a lot less than msr or jet boil. However it performs just as well. There is a bit more weight to this stove, but don't let that discourage you. I have been able to stretch a tank of fuel over multiple weekend and week long excursions, boiling water for multiple people. That defiantly justifies weight to cost for me. I have only ever owned two tanks of fuel for this stove and am about to get on my third. This is my 5th year of ownership. Every time I get ready to upgrade, I remember how much this stove cost and how well it performs. Rolling boil at 6min in 10 degree weather. 2 min 50 sec in 70 degree. Thats pretty amazing for $25 stove, plus you can always get cheap, long lasting fuel from Walmart, which are very numerous. It also simmers pasta and rice very well, and does pancakes in the one egg wonder pan to perfection. I would recommend this to anyone that is starting backpacking or is seasoned. If you are an ultralight, this might not be your stove, but for the money, durably, performance, I have found no other stove, including diy alcohol stoves, that present the value, cooking control, and reliability of this stove
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