*Not sure about Simmerlite stove so following is for whisperlite*janus said:please, any advice would be appreciated, I'm hoping the exterience doesn't blind me permanently..
Yeah, whisperlite needs 15-20 if full or 40-55 if half full.janus said:On the instructions for the simmerlite it says you can use the priming cup if there's no wind, or alternatively you can release some fuel and just light the jet..
Also only meant to pump 10-15 times as opposed to the whisperlite which I beleive in meant to be pumped much more
When I'm using the stove for the last time, I just turn off the valve on the pump rather than the stove, which burns up most of the fuel in the line. (OK for stoves with separate simmer control.) I've always left pump in bottle on trips without problems, being careful to pack it well away from food in my pack.ldshield said:I also tend to drain the little bit of unused fuel onto the ground (which I know is environmentally unfriendly) in case there are any contaminants or particles in it from the stove which could come back and block the stove.
I've got a Primus Himalaya MFS that has had its (second) pump in its fuel bottle now for at least 5 years. No problems. I like the Primus pump better than the MSRs. Alloy - more robust, won't melt (I've seen a couple of MSRs with very sick looking pumps from being left too close) and not any heavier.janus said:So PK, how long have you left fuel in the bottle with the pump?