UGG UGG FIRE UGG UGG
I’m a bit of a fire girl. And by that, I mean that while camping in my youth, I always exercised my dominance over fire and harnessed it inside a circle of rocks beaten smooth by a river. Or something. And over that fire, I would place a homemade cooking skillet that my Dad constructed by welding three legs onto a disc from a disc plow.
Dang, my Dad is awesome! I call him MacGuyver.
But that thing was heavy. And I think to throw a device like that on a Bob Trailer may push me over my 70lb limit without actually loading anything onto the thing. (I’m aiming for 50lbs by the way, so it would truly push me over).
Which brings us to the MSR Whisperlite Internationale. This little puppy also allows me to harness fire, but with increased risk of burning my eyebrows off. What an exciting prospect!
It connects to a fuel bottle, which you pump to pressurize and this is what creates the potential for eyebrow loss and little girlish squeals of delight (or pain). It clearly says in the instructions that a ‘soccer ball sized flame is normal’ upon lighting.
Apparently, the MSR basically has two speeds. Full on and off. So I guess stuff besides my eyebrows will be burning too. It’s got a little wind screen (which I didn’t put up in the video as there was no wind in my apartment) and runs on gas, kero, and unleaded auto-fuel. I think that’ll cover all my bases, and is the reason I got the Internationale version.
I can’t wait to stir something in my amazing pot with my amazing titanium spork! :
Gimme matches! Gimme fuel! Girl’s gotta cook!