Well stovies, it finally happened. My girlfriend has requested a stove of her own. Usage will be two fold. 1. Camping with her friends when I'm not along, and 2. Car carry for emergency use when she visits her family without me along. Obviously, if I'm along, I'll have the stove situation well in hand. Her request was simply that it be as easy to use as possible, and compact. To me, this means a single burner gassie. As butane doesn't work at the temps we get around here, this means propane will need to be an option. My thought is a remote mount canister stove, a windscreen, and a propane adapter for when needed. Preferably something with a preheat loop, like the Kovea Spider or MSR Windpro, so that butane can be used in liquid feed mode. With a Kovea, we'd know the stove would function properly with the Kovea propane adapter. Remote mount makes for a more stable platform than canister-top-mount, and also removes the possibility of overheating a canister with the windscreen. While my girlfriend isn't mechanically minded, she's smarter than I am in many areas. Even though she's not a stovie, she's fully capable of operating any of my "more complicated" stoves, she just doesn't want to. Teaching her to watch for flame lift-off and turn down the stove while on propane, or wait awhile to preheat before flipping over a butane canister to liquid feed mode, will be no problem at all. What say you, stovies?