Re: Gear suggestions
If I may, I will wade in on stoves. I personally prefer the multifuel liquid stove. It primes well in extreme cold, is more wind resistant (especially with the screen), can be changed from one fuel to another by changing jets, and simmers well. My stove can burn 'white gas', diesel, gasoline, or kerosene by changing jets. There are not to many places on earth one of those is not available. The do weigh a bit more, ounces, but the BTUs are the best out of most stoves. I won't suggest a brand because their are many makes and models that are equally good. Price, personal preference, and part availability should govern choice.
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