The WhisperLite stove by MSR has been one of the most popular backpacking stoves on the market since its inception for a reason. It’s relatively light, packable, and easy to use, but more important than any of these, for me, is that fact that the WhisperLite is virtually bombproof. Always reliable in the backcountry when you need it most— no matter how much soot, sand, or dirt you expose it to— the WhisperLite is easy to clean and repair. Have a WhisperLite, but not sure what to do when you see that pitiful orange flame? Follow these easy steps and your WhisperLite will be singing blue and hot for a long time to come.
Part One: Dealing with the Two Most Likely Issues with Your Stove
Part Two: The Deep Clean
And there you have it! With these steps, I took this particular stove from not even lighting to hot blue flames. These repairs are easy to do in the backcountry or at home before your next big trip— and as a bonus, you’ll be a hero when you can fix the stove for your hungry hiking buddies at dinner time.