Originally Posted by streetbob
Thanks AA, I have only used the Whipserlite a few times but I really like it. ALOT quieter then my dads old MSR Dragonfly. Carver that is a good point, but depending on the scenario is for why you are bugging out you may not want people to know where you are. If you make a fire, you are basically signaling everyone to where you are. The stove and 1 single 20oz gas bottle weight as much as a G23 I would say. I also have 1 Magnesium Flint stick, waterproof matches, wet fire starter bricks, and a windproof lighter if I need to make a fire.
Yeah, that stove would be nice to have, but you can build a fire for cooking that will produce almost no smoke! Use any dead hard wood, choose the small sucker branches that are dry. A fire for cooking needs to be no larger than what you could put in your hat. A fire for warmth has to be some larger, but if you use a back log, or a large rock to reflect the heat, that fire can be small also. The use of dead hard woods will keep the smoke down, and if you build your fire under low hanging branches they will dissipate what little smoke you produce.
Y'all be safe now, ya hear!
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