UPDATE 27 November 2014: I've added two videos that demonstrate lighting the Windboiler with a firesteel in windy conditions. See my Wind Testing post.
First, I tried a firesteel.
|A firesteel from Light My Fire|
OK, so what about lighting stoves? Well, it works well on some, but it's a bit harder on others. The trick usually is to strike from directly above. I tried it on the new Windboiler, and...
|The rim around the Windboiler's burner and the wide head are ideal for lighting with a firesteel.|
|The MSR Windboiler in operation|
Next, I thought I'd try a handheld piezoelectric ignition.
|Hand held piezoelectric ignitions from Kovea (top) and MSR (bottom)|
So, nothing earth shattering here, but it's nice to know what your options are. I know many people like having a firesteel along, so it's nice to know that a fire steel works really, really well on a Windboiler.
There you have it. All in a day's work here at Adventures in Stoving.
Thank you for joining me,
MSR Windboiler Posts
- "First Look" Report
- Trail Report #1
- Hanging Kit I
- Lighting the Windboiler
- Wind Testing
- Coffee Press
- Hanging Kit II
- MSR Windboiler – Three Things to Note
- Cooking Ability
- Final, Completed Review
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