Submitted: 05-30-2007 by dryer
I have a collection of stoves ranging from a Svea, Svea 123, Nova, R8 Hunter, and various Colemans. With out question, the Svea's, old or new, are like watching perpetual motion. Pumps break and wear/dry out. Sveas have never failed me. (or the R8 for that matter ;-) ). No plastic to melt, but don't burn them out of fuel or you'll 'carmelize' the cotton fuel wick inside. Otherwise, they are the perfect stove.