For nearly two decades the versatile MSR WhisperLite Internationale has logged more miles than almost any other liquid fuel stove available today.
The WhisperLite Internationale adapts to burning a range of fuels, including kerosene and diesel, but most bikers and international travelers prefer the petrol out of their tanks!
The Internationale features a simple and highly reliable design with a shaker jet self-cleaning valve for simplified maintenance while traveling through areas with less refined fuelsources.
Over the years MSR modified their fuel pump with a simplified flame adjustment and a durable design. The stainless steel legs/potsupports fold down to fit easily inside most cooking pots.
Liquid fuel stoves are an excellent choice for cooking in cold temperatures.
Depending on altitude and temperatures, a twenty-ounce fuel bottle of MSR white gas will burn for a 110-minute average.
Also included is a 650ml fuel bottle.
- Suitable for burning diesel, kerosene and white gas
- Rugged stove construction consists of brass and stainless steel
- Compact profile folds down to fit inside most cooking pots
- Self-cleaning shaker jet removes grit and fuel deposits
- Recommended for travel through remote and cold regions
- MSR White gas boil time for 1 liter at sea level in 70F conditions: 3.5 min
- Minimum configured weight: 11.5 oz. (330 g.)
- Packaged weight: 15.5 oz. (460 g.)
Questions on MSR Whisperlite Internationale Combo Stove and Bottle
- From Tony at 03/03/2012 01:26
- Could you kindly list the included items in this package please (Eg does the Package include?: Stove, fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, instructions, 650 ml fuel bottle and stuff sack.
- In the pack is a 650ml fuel bottle, a whisperlite stove, fuel pump, a wind deflector and a stuff sack, instructions.
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- From Tony at 03/03/2012 01:26
- A solid investment Review by Two Wheeled Nomad
The Whisperlite Universal is a portable, lightweight liquid fuel stove. One of its biggest attractions to travellers from around the globe is the interchangeable aspect between isobutane and liquid gas (i.e. white gas, kerosene and unleaded gasoline). White gas is my preferred choice as it lacks the additives of other gasolines, however, kerosene and unleaded gasoline do the job just as well, even if I have to make a conscious effort to keep the lid on the pan to prevent the fuel’s nasties from tainting the pan’s contents. Whichever your preferred fuel choice, when such a versatile feature is a teamed up with the Whisperlite’s windscreen, makes the stove noticeably more fuel efficient than other competitors on the market, handmade or otherwise.
As the Whisperlite Universal is a hybrid-fuel system complete with AirControl™ technology, means it is capable of delivering optimal fuel in conjunction with the air mix. Thanks to the fuel-specific jets, the stove system facilitates a straightforward switch over to either the canister gas or liquid fuel with a little time but without too much fuss. A blessing for those on big journeys, in cooler climes and for international use. As long distance motorcyclists where stops are often determined by low gas tanks, it’s often more feasible to rely on replenishing the MSR fuel bottle with unleaded gasoline while we’re filling up the bikes.
Priming is an uncomplicated and clean process, taking less than two minutes. Whether you’re burning the liquid gas or the compressed equivalent, pairing of the bottle to the stove isn’t burdensome and the configuration of the Whisperlite Universal allows you to simmer while cooking, which is convenient as much as it is practical when heating food, but an unexpected joy when engaging the canister option. And you won’t have to keep your eyes peeled on the flame, the pressure from the fuel bottle keeps it even throughout usage.
For me, I love the flexibility of being able to nuke our drinking water to boiling point in as little time as 4 minutes (with unleaded gasoline). And at the same time, having the functionality to control the flame over a decent variance, so the culinary result doesn’t lead to giving our teeth a vacation. Wonderfully, nor does it leave the pot burnt with a baked on finish, requiring an industrial strength oven cleaner to remove it—pasta, brown rice and risotto dishes included.
The stove also enjoys a relatively lightweight aspect at just 11.5 ounces of an aluminium mixer tube, stainless steel legs and a streamlined design, which bears an intelligent folding system that lends itself to compact and bijou. Key for anyone where space is at a premium and luggage weight has to remain at a minimum. That said, when we put the stove to the test during blustery weather in the fall at Joshua Tree National Park, California, it stood up to its claims in terms of stability, as well as reliability of use.
The sturdy legs are stable within a structure that is featherweight without being flimsy. Where the alcohol stove does not stand a chance in staying alight amid gusty conditions, the Whisperlite Universal works flawlessly. The stove further comes into its own when the big pot is employed; having knocked over the large pot on multiple occasions atop of the beer can stove—losing my dinner to the dirt—becomes a thing of the past with not only the triangular formation of the Whisperlite Universal, but its scalloped edge pot supports on top.
After use, cleaning is minimal, largely due to the self-cleaning Shaker Jet™ technology and redesigned leg assembly from its predecessor. The fact that the Whisperlite Universal purrs like a happy pussy cat throughout any strength of flame, is an added bonus. It keeps the peace and you at one with nature without scaring everything off in earshot.
Painless to assemble and prime, the Whisperlite Universal out-performs any previous stove used to date. I applaud it for its versatility of fuels, pannier-friendly size and reliability of use. It worked as well at just shy of 12,000 feet as it did nearer sea level in windy weather, keeping me in control of the flame. As backpacking stoves go, MSR has hit the ball in the back of the net. The Whisperlite Universal functions just as its name suggests—it is quiet as a whisper, appealingly light and applicable to all— globe trotters and gases alike.
MSR Whisperlite Stove in USD or GBP.
Versatile multi-fuel capability of liquid and compressed gases
Efficient with all compatible fuels
Good heat variance and an even flame
Easy to maintain and clean in the field
No leakage or spillage in using the liquid fuels
Quiet, even when in high flame operation
Takes a little time to switch fuel types
More expensive than other stoves in its class (Posted on 14/10/2016)
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