Best for the Off-The-Grid Camper
WhisperLite Universal Stove

Liquid fuel is still the most reliable form of fuel available globally, thus nixing a lot of propane-reliant camping stoves off the list for some of your off-the-grid trips. Mountain Safety Research (MSR) diehards swear by this more technical stove, noting that liquid fuel allows for cooking in extremely cold conditions.

The technicality of filling up liquid fuel in the canister and priming the pump for use can be daunting for some, but once learned, this stove is said to be an off-the-grid favorite among avid hikers and campers. 

Please note: a propane canister can be used as well but the liquid fuel source is favored for this stove.

At the end of the day, this highly regarded camping stove is a no-frills, single-burner setup attractive for individuals going beyond the cell phone signal range. You can find liquid fuel in many more places globally compared to propane cylinders and the small, compact size of the set up makes for an easier packing experience for backpacking treks.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    No frills, reliable heat source.
  • check-mark
    Liquid gas requirements make it easier to find and purchase additional fuel when exploring in remote areas.
  • check-mark
    Great, compact size.

Things we don't like:

  • check-markMore technical

Where to buy:

Whisperlite Stove Product Image

WhisperLite Universal Stove

Specs & Features

  • Type: Freestanding
  • Total Weight and Size: 6”, 9.5oz
  • Burner Count: 1
  • Fuel Type: Liquid Gas (White gas)
  • Burn time (white gas) per 600ml / 20 oz. of fuel: 136 minutes
  • Boil time (white gas), 1 liter: 3.9 minutes
  • Simmer Control: Y/N: Y
  • Ignition Type: Manual (match/lighter)
  • Accessories: Fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, instructions, and stuff sack.

Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    No frills, reliable heat source.
  • check-mark
    Liquid gas requirements make it easier to find and purchase additional fuel when exploring in remote areas.
  • check-mark
    Great, compact size.

Things we don't like:

  • check-markMore technical

Do you want more?

Stay updated with guides, reviews and more about paddling.

On this page

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Go to Frontpage

close