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Reviews by reno (2)


WhisperLite Stove (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.10/5 Average Rating : 4.10/5

In: Gear: Hiking and Camping: Stoves: Backpacking Stoves

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: reno, 2005-01-30


While it's true that the Wisper Light is hard to dial "just so" if you want to simmer, I've not found this to be much of an issue: If I'm doing remote alpine/backpacking, I generally don't bring food that needs simmered. If I am "car camping" and have food that needs simmered, I bring a heat dispersal plate (available at REI.) Either way, I've found this stove to be reliable for my needs... melting snow and boiling water. The multi-fuel International is worth the extra few bucks, as White Gas isn't always available.


Flex Cams Average Rating = 3.79/5 Average Rating : 3.79/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Protection: Active

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: reno, 2004-04-18


I've bought the first three sizes, and I prefer the feel of these to CCH Aliens, but I also noticed they are a touch shorter in the stem than Aliens. This shorter stem gives them more stiffness, allowing for easier "tricky" placements, but you do sacrifice deeper placements. A trade off, I suppose.