Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: gear wars; Whisper Light Stoves
Re: gear wars; Whisper Light Stoves
James H. Moss
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 11:54:00 -0600
The other stove platform company is UCO Corporation, 9225 151st Ave. N.E.,
Redmond Washington 98052, 425-883-6600, WWW.ucocorp.com I have two of
their platforms and really like them. The hold both the MSR stove and the
James H. Moss 303-980-5353
Attorney at Law 303-989-2316 Fax
12340 W. Alameda Pkwy. JHMoss@Lawyernet.com
Lakewood, CO 80228-2841
Easy answers first:
Stove Platforms. MSR makes a platform for their stoves. It is aluminum and
fans out to hold the legs of the stove. The fuel bottle can either be hung
under the platform or laid beside the platform. (Hanging the fuel bottle is
a technique for cooking in your tent, not recommended for BSA). A new
company I will have to look up makes plastic aluminim platforms that hold
the bottle and the stove. They are pretty light and look good. I picked a
couple up to test and will bring the name and information into work
I love my MSR stoves. I also have a thing for jet engines, which probably
explains the first statement. So here are some suggestions. Pump the
bottle up to max and then play with the valve. It will take a couple of
minutes at full throttle for the stove to even out. Don't begin to learn to
the stove is burning evenly and hot. At this point slowly turn the crank
1/4 turn. Wait another minute till you hear the flame back off a little.
Because the valve is on the bottle and away from the flame, it will take
several seconds for the change at the vale to be noticed. I have learned
that my ears are better at detecting the change than my eyes. (I also seem
to come home with singed hair on the right side of my head a lot :)).
Keeping turning and waiting until you can figure out different levels of
fuel based on the valve. The valve has an arrow on it to help line up
positions. I have found that each valve is a little different. Remember
that keeping the bottle pumped is important or you end up playing a game of
lower fuel pressure, increase valve opening to get things to cook evenly.
You can't win that game. I pump every few minutes.
Yours in Scouting
12340 W. Alameda Pkwy., Lakewood, CO 80228-2841
Eagle Class of 69, Vigil, Denver Area Council
I have a Whisper Light stove which got initiated onour 50 Miler last week.
the stove works well, but I do not have enough skill to get anything other
than off or full boil settings. that aside, the stove is pretty nice.
question for those who have this stove; what do you use for a stove
--- "If you build it, they will come."
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(| @ @ |) Chief Seattle Council
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