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I'm going on a long international trip and I need a stove.

I bought the new Soto Muka but was not impressed. I was connecting the fuel line to the fuel canister whilst on the dirt ground and the head of the fuel line briefly touched the ground. I blew off the grit and dirt, but I think some grit had entered the fuel line and clogged it. There is no way to unclog the line in the field so I was screwed. Stove is dead. Plus it has a part called the Generator Unit that the manual says needs to be replaced every 20 liters of fuel. About 100ml is used to run the burner for 25 minutes for real cooking. If it takes 25 minutes to boil a stew or make pasta or something, and you do that twice a day, the stove will last all of 3 months before you have to replace the entire generator unit. There is no way to field clean the unit. The manual says it is precision engineered and just needs to get replaced since any attempt to clean it will not fully do so.

I want a stove that uses gasoline and an array of other easily available fuels that is reliable but also more importantly, serviceable in the field in case it gets clogged or something.

I think modern stoves are like a modern car engine - they work very well, all the custom parts fit perfectly, and are very high performance, but if you need to fix it yourself in the bush or jerry rig something you are screwed.
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MSR Whisperlite International with accompanying service kit.

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Coleman makes one but I can't recall the model. Most MF stoves will use any form of gasoline type fuel "as is" but require a generator change to use oily fuels like kerosene and diesel.

Start researching.
http://www.trailspace.com/gear/multifuel-stoves/


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MSR Whisperlite International with accompanying service kit.

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I agree.  Hard to beat a Whisperlite multi-fuel.

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Depending on your destination(s), weather, and intended use of your stove, the Whisperlite may be a great choice. However, before deciding, you may want to look at the MSR XGK EX.

Here is the REI page on MSR stoves fyi

http://www.rei.com/search?....d%2CMSR


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