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    Leo, you would be better off using a canister stove like the ones described in the above comments.
    (Not me in the video talking.)

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    For cold weather I still turn to my SVEA Optimus (123). It's about as bomb proof as white gas stoves can get and is compact. There's a little learning curve on proper lighting (priming) but it's a great little stove for winter.

    Edit: Ah, missed it was already mentioned by Venchka
    Last edited by Crossbar; 01-28-2020 at 23:23. Reason: Already mentioned

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    @zelph:
    My problem is that I just hate canister stoves <G>
    BTW, love your videos!

    @Crossbar:
    Unfortunately, the Svea doesn't burn car gas.

    It seems to be zeroing in to some MSR, maybe the International.

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    I burned car gas in My Svea123. Maybe thats why it exploded after several years.

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    Guess the issue with car gas is sot or deposits inside the system.

    How did it "explode"? Isn't there a pressure release valve?

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    The SVEA will handle reg gas just fine you just dont want to do it all the time. It has a built in needle that will clean the jet when you operate the valve. I’ve used gasoline in mine numerous times in a pinch.

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    Hello Leo,

    Take a second look at the Primus Omni Fuel. I've owned one for a couple years. It comes with three orifices that burn a variety of liquid fuels, except alcohol. Its fuel line is quite flexible, allowing it to fold compactly into the burner's legs. I like the way it shuts off by flipping the fuel bottle over; the fuel bottle is depressurized and the fuel line is purged. It may be an added convenience for you that its a European product.

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    Thank you John.
    Sounds reasonable.

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    On a friends advice I took the stove apart and cleaned it. It was never the same afterwards. After it exploded in flame I never trusted it again and at some point later sold it. Up until I cleaned it it worked great and I loved that simple little stove. Now I use an MSR stove in the winter and a Snow peak canister stove for 3 season use. Occasionally I will use my Bushbuddy wood burning stove for the simplicity and pure pleasure from it.

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    I used unleaded gas in my SVEA for my first AT hike. Never had any problems, just cleaned the orifice after every use. I switched to a Coleman Apex witch I still use when I go winter hiking. The Coleman is a multi fuel stove.
    More walking, less talking.

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    I have an MSR Universal, and it does burn motor gas. And I most often use it with an inverted canister instead, because it's so very finicky to prime. Maybe I need lessons.

    In warmer weather, I bring a popcan stove and denatured alcohol. I switch to the Universal only when it looks as if I might have to melt snow, which goes through an unbelievable amount of fuel. You can kill 12 ounces of gasoline just melting 4 liters of water a day for drinking - and I'll go through that much water if I'm on snowshoes, which is hard work.
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