MSR Dragonfly

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  1. Roy H Caldwell United States

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    Have several Dragonfly stoves. Wondering if anybody has ever used the dragon fly with a pull-out kitchen drawer arrangement? Specifically putting the stove on base plate with fuel bottle and leaving it fully assembled. Also possibly incorporating a wind screen as part of the plate. Idea being to not have to take apart or assemble the stove between each use. Any warnings, ideas or a better stove. Not interest in canister fuel solutions.
     
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    Hmm, I have no experience leaving an msr stove assembly.

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    That would make for a pretty bulky arrangement, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. You would want to disassemble it occasionally to inspect and lubricate the o-ring, but then again with a MSR most of the wear the o-ring gets is during assembly and disassembly.

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    Too bulky for bping then. Maybe a Optimus 111.
    Duane
     
  5. Roy H Caldwell United States

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    Thank you. The o-ring was my concern. I was thinking of the overall size to be like using a snow plate with an attached windscreen. Not overkill it as in trying to make it like a suitcase Coleman. Just a bit easier to move an MSR around if it is sort of one piece. Idea is to use it in the pull out kitchen drawer environment but not change the ability to break it down for packing if desired. Not sure I’m expressing the idea well. When get the stove out of storage and start working the idea, photos will help, I think.
     
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    Good deal. I just think there are better options that don't require many if any changes. Look forward to see what you come up with.
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    What type of fuels will you be using? If you're mostly going to be using white gas a single burner Coleman stove might fit the bill a little better. An order of magnitude less maintenance to worry about and they are still relatively pack-able.
     
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    One reason I disassemble is to release pressure in the bottle. I personally do not leave them pressurized after use.
     
  9. Roy H Caldwell United States

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    Thanks for the welcome! Planning just white gas with the Dragonfly. Want to use the real simmer it provides. I have several Coleman single burner stoves. They are all too tall for the pull out kitchen drawer.

    Can someone recommend a stove that would be a single burner, use white gas and be like a Coleman suitcase. Really want to stay away from the propane and other bottled cartridge fuels.
     
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    Prentiss Wabers single, but, as common as hens teeth.