Couldn't help myself...

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 18:57
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... went to a camping store today, to look at a chair, and come back with a MSR Whisperlite Stove!

No wonder tracy doesn't send me shopping....

Anyway, I went for the Whisperlite, because it got good write ups in the States. Runs on Shellite, ULP, Kero & Diesel.

Shake the stove to occasionally clean the jet... jobs done.

Packs away small, and WHOA!!!! does it ROAR when you turn the bugger up!!

Also bought a folding aluminium shield for it for wind break.

$300.00.... not cheap.

Wolfie
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:09

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:09
Oh dear!!!

I forgot to mention....

Whilst I was at this shop, they were having a promo done by a TV station, and I was asked to be, well...... an extra!

I didn't give a damn, but now, I think I might be in trouble, because Tracy thinks I was working REALLY hard today!

I know what station it is, so I will have to try and get her to watch the ABC or something.....

Bugger.

30 seconds of fame Wolfie
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:09

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:09
I can see the advantage of it running on diesel though... I always have a couple of jerry's of diesel on board.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:11

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:11
I haven't yet fired it up on Diesel..... give me time!

Wolfie
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Reply By: Pluto - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:16

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:16
I can understand that. I've been tempted by the whisperlite. However, I already own a Trangia which goes on every trip, be it 4wd, on foot or any other form of transport.

It has the windshield and the pots & pans built in and gets used as much as the two burner LPG stove (the pots and pans even more). The metho burner is absolutely silent (great for making that early morning coffee before SWMBO wakes up) although it can be a bit finiky to start when it's frosty.

If you stick to shellite as fuel, you'll probably find you never have to clean the jet. I doubt you'll regret getting it.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:14

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:14
Pluto, thankyou. I liked the SMALL footprint it takes when packed away.

When I'm on my own, I only have to set it up in the evening, and pack away in the morning, I'm a one pot / pan chef, so I think it will do me well.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Pluto - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 14:52

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 14:52
That would make me a two pot chef. Seeing, that's how many come standard with the Trangia. :-)
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:19

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:19
Can I have your autograph Mister Wolf???

:-))
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:10

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:10
Tell ya what Brian, you can have the yellow bit of paper from my Visa Card, that's got my signature!
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:17

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:17
Gee Ok.. thanks Mr Wolfie... of course it's not for me... it's for my.... um.... my son (That's right! ... my son...) and can you please write on it ...

"To my oldest friend Brian, all the best .. Wolfie"

Yep... my son's name is Brian as well... honest!!!!!

LOL...LOL...
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 09:51

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 09:51
Brian,

You poor, poor bastard....hahaha

Keep taking the tablets mate and you'll soon get over your (son's) "Wolfie" obsession.....

I know Wolfie and have actually seen him "gliding" effortlessly (NOT) along the surface of the mighty Murray............not a pretty sight I can assure you.

All I can say is that he must've caught his lovely bride at a very weak moment all those years ago and allured her with all the charm he could muster. She did her best there for quite a while to see if he could bury himself in a BIG hole under their house, but she finally took pity on him (in the same way that you'd eventually relent and let a poor, half-drowned puppy into the house on a rainy night) and let him back in.

I am looking forward to seeing the TV ad to see how much make-up they had to use to stop the camera lense from misting over or cracking!!!! LOLOLOL

Onya Wolfie.....cya later (do you like my new sign-off on here?)
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:20

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:20
G'day Wolfie,

I reckon you've done well. I have an MSR Pocket Rocket, think it is supposed to be the smallest stove around. BUT, funny thing is, I don't usually take chairs camping, or tables (not that I have a table for camping.) I like sitting down and cooking low. Even fore and after dinner I prefer ground level, just grab a folded up beer slab (MB) if ground is dry or a tarp cutoff. Sometimes escalate to my milkcrate or ally road case larder. Wife might prefer a chair sometimes but I do all the cooking and to tell you the truth there is somenthing nicer about sitting/squatting/kneeling while preparing/eating meals or yarning etc. around camp.

Was the folding ally shield for a wind break $300?!!! (or all up you spent 300) Ye gods mate, what happened there? Was it autographed by Elvis?!!

onya, MSR make truly excellent stuff.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:11

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:11
$300.00 all up..... actually $289.00

I think if I stay with Shellite, I should have no problems with jets, according to others.

Cheers

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Squizzy - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:41

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:41
Wolfie, I thought you knew a sheet metal worker who could have made a wind shield cheap for you.

Geoff.
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Reply By: rihearn - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:26

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:26
Did you get the whisperlite or whisperlite international as the standard whisperlite isn't able to take the variety of fuels the international is due to the narrower generator tube.
I've had an 'international' for a couple of years now. It is brilliant and as one of the other replys said if you run it on shellite it'll be really clean. All you'll need to do is shake it to clean the jet out.
I'm told you can even use whisky on it!! Never tried yet though.
It is a little difficult to simmer with, but with practice at a lower pressure you can.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:17

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:17
Now, you've gone and confused me. All I know is that it runs on different fuels.

I'm going to have to fish the box out of the bin, to sate my curiosity...

Wolfie
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 20:51

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 20:51
just think we all knew him before he was Mr Wolfie. will he still talk to us all????????
rotflmao

steve
good on ya wolfie
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:19

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:19
LOL!!

With a bit of luck, someone may REALLY discover me, and build a TV show around me, sort of like a cross between Outback Jack, and South Park.

Cheers

Sir Lone Wolf
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Reply By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:13

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:13
So Wolfie after all this, did you end up buying a chair or not.....................LOL
Karen
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 07:48

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 07:48
Gulp!!

I'm too scared to go back to look at one........
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:40

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:40
What Karen said did you buy a CHAIR !!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:22

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:22
I might wait a bit for the chair. I feel the need for a new toy coming on, so I will go and have another look for a chair........

Wolfie
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Reply By: Scubaroo - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:46

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:46
I've been looking at fuel stoves - for a few years all we've taken camping is a small Primus Alpine Powercook, which runs off Primus threaded canisters. Lately we've been looking at a Primus Omnifuel, which similar to the MSR Whisperlite, runs off a variety of bottled fuels, but also has the provision to run off the gas canister.

Reason we like these small stoves is that they weigh next to nothing, and it's not unknown for us to throw it in the daypack and cook a hot lunch or brew a cuppa on a walk :-) Try doing that with a big LPG two burner. Fits inside our cookpots too, so takes up no room in the vehicle. Sort of borrowed from the "alpinist" hiking philosophy of lightweight gear.

I would be wary of burning diesel in them though - would certainly work, but I've heard it clogs them in no time at all. More of a backup fuel that you use if you run out of regular fuel.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:24

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:24
"Sort of borrowed from the "alpinist" hiking philosophy of lightweight gear. "

This is the same approach that I have been adopting, even though I only camp from a vehicle.

My recovery gear takes the most weight & room.

Still need that chair........

Wolfie
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Reply By: Nudenut - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:29

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:29
300 smackeroos? whcih model is that wolfie...dearest i can find on net (au) is around 190 bucks
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Reply By: MrBitchi - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 09:25

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 09:25
Bloody expensive chair.......!!!!
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