Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We currently have these videos available demonstrating use and maintenance for our liquid-fuel stoves.
Yes. Our Product Service Department can perform services for a modest price. You can contact them Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST at 800.531.9531 or 206.505.9500.
Each airline has different rules regarding the transportation of camping stoves. Please ask your airline about their regulations.

Please note: Carrying flammable fuel on passenger aircraft in carry-on or checked luggage is forbidden. Before transporting fuel bottles on passenger aircraft, safely empty all fuel, wash inside with soapy water, rinse thoroughly, air dry, and stow bottle uncapped.

Check for the latest regulations on the TSA website.
Our in-house repair facility stocks a wide variety of parts for current and older model stoves. We offer a discount on the purchase of replacement pumps and stoves with the exchange of your old yellow pumps, Rapid Fire™ stoves and FireFly™ stoves. You can contact the product service center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST at 800.531.9531 or 206.505.9500.
Camping fuel (white gas) is sold in a variety of places worldwide. If you can't find fuel in an outdoor store, try a gas station or hardware store. For translations and general availability of fuels around the world, please consult our list below.

Liquid Fuel Stoves — If you have a multi-fuel stove, like the XGK, DragonFly or WhisperLite Internationale stoves, try kerosene. Just remember to use the "k" jet included with your stove (Marked K, GK, or DK depending on the stove).

Canister Fuel Stoves — PocketRocket, WindPro, and Reactor® stoves will only accept threaded, self-sealing canisters. If you have a SuperFly stove, it will work on both threaded and non-threaded self-sealing canisters, like Campingaz branded canisters.

Fuel names and availability around the world:


U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gasshelliteyes
automobile gaspetrolyes
mineral spiritswhite spiritsyes
aviation (AV) gasAV gas, jet alyes


U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gaswasbenzineyes
automobile gasloodvrije benzineyes
mineral spiritsspiritusyes
aviation (AV) gaskerosineyes


U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gasrenset benzinyes
automobile gasbenzinyes
mineral spiritssprityes
aviation (AV) gasfly benzinyes


U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gasessence "c"yes
kerosenepetrole, lampanteyes
automobile gasessence normale, essence sance plombyes
mineral spiritsespirit-de-vin or alcoolno
aviation (AV) gascarburéacteuryes


U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gasreinigungsbenzin, kocherbenzinyes
automobile gassuperbenzin (bleifrei)yes
mineral spiritsspiritusno
aviation (AV) gasflugbenzin, AV gas, kerosinyes
jet fuelkerosin, flugbenzinyes


U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gaswasbenzineyes
kerosenepetroleum, lampenolieyes
automobile gasloodvrije benzineyes
mineral spiritsspiritusyes
aviation (AV) gaskerosineyes


U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gasdelek lavanyes
automobile gasdelek natul 95, delek natul 98yes
mineral spirits-----no
aviation (AV) gasjet fuelno


U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gasbenzina biancayes
dieselgasolio per autotrazioneyes
automobile gasbenzina per autoveicoliyes
mineral spirits-----no
aviation (AV) gasbenzina avioyes


U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gaswhite gasolineyes
automobile gasgasolineyes
mineral spirits-----no
aviation (AV) gasjet nenryouyes


U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gasbecina blanca, solventeyes
kerosenekeroseno, petroleoyes
dieselgasoleo automocionyes
automobile gasgasolina automocionyes
mineral spiritsdisolventeyes
aviation (AV) gaskeroseno aviacionyes


U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gasren bensin, industri bensinyes
automobile gasbilbensin, blyad, blyfriyes
mineral spiritst-rödno
aviation (AV) gasflybensinyes
othergrön bensin, t-gulyes


U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gasreinbenzin, fleckenbenzine, wundbenzinyes
automobile gassuperbenzin, bleifreibenzinyes
mineral spirits-----no
aviation (AV)gasflugbenzin, AV gasyes
jet fuelkerosinyes


U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gasba hay yao, fai phat yaoyes
kerosenemoo yaoyes
dieseltai yaoyes
automobile gashay yaoyes
mineral spiritshoy jake yaoyes
aviation (AV) gas-----no

United Kingdom

U.S. Fuel NameTranslationAvailable
white gaswhite gasyes
automobile gaspetrolyes
mineral spiritswhite spiritsyes
aviation (AV) gasaviation fuelno
MSR standard stove pumps (Grey and Red or Grey and Black) are compatible with all MSR liquid fuel stoves, except the DragonFly&trade stove. DragonFly-specific pumps (Red and Red or Teal and Red) will only work with DragonFly stoves.
Only clean the inside of the Cool Fuel valve if you have less than 1.5 total revolutions of the Flame Adjuster when fully assembled.
  1. Remove Flame Adjuster, Jet and Shaker Jet needle. For best results allow fuel line to completely dry out on the inside.
  2. Assemble the wire handle from the Flame Adjuster onto the DragonFly cleaning tool.
  3. Insert DragonFly cleaning tool into flame adjuster tube and rotate clockwise while applying firm, but not excessive, force. After 20 turns remove the DragonFly cleaning tool. Shake out debris by tapping fuel line on clean hard surface and allowing deposits to fall out of fuel line through Flame Adjuster port. Reassemble Flame Adjuster and count the number of full revolutions, If less than 1.5 repeat cleaning. After cleaning is done install Flame Adjuster and flush out the fuel line.
Flushing is required any time valve cleaning has been performed.
  1. Connect stove to Fuel Bottle with DragonFly Pump as if assembling for operation. (Do not include windscreen or Heat Reflector).
  2. Remove Flame Spreader, Jet and Shaker Jet Needle.
  3. Turn On/ Off Valve and Flame Adjuster ON and allow fuel to run through fuel line for 30 seconds. CAUTION: Always flush away from any ignition source. Spilled fuel is a fire hazard! Light stove away from cleaning area and only after residual fuel on stove has evaporated.
  4. Reinstall Shaker Jet Needle, Jet and Flame Spreader.
  5. Light stove. While stove is lit, adjust output several times through full range of flame. This may loosen remaining deposits.
  6. If clogging persists, repeat flushing process. Two or three flushing cycles are often required to completely clean out deposits.
The fuel line filter is in the stove's fuel tube adapter; this is the brass tube that goes into the fuel pump. To remove the filter, take a safety pin and push the sharp point through the middle of the filter. Carefully pry the filter out and discard it. To install a new filter, place the filter on a hard surface such as a table top, push the fuel tube adapter straight down onto the filter so that the filter is inserted flush with the end of the fuel tube adapter. It is normal for a small amount of plastic from the filter to be shaved off as the filter is installed; simply rub or cut off the excess material.
There are several reasons your stove may not be priming or lighting. The most common one is that the jet is clogged. First try cleaning your jet. Shaker jet stove owners simply shake your stove vigorously up and down. Non shaker jet stove owners use the jet cleaning wire that was provided with your stove to poke out any debris that may be blocking the passage of fuel. If unscuccessful, remove jet and clean, then hold the jet up and look through hole to make sure it is clear, crisp, and round. If that doesn't resolve the problem, you will need to clean the fuel line.
There are several reasons your stove may have a weak flame. The most common one is that the jet and fuel line are clogged from use or from old degraded fuel.

First, try cleaning your jet. Shaker Jet stove owners simply shake your stove vigorously up and down. Non-Shaker Jet owners use the jet cleaning wire that was provided with your stove to poke out any debris that may be blocking the passage of fuel. If that does not resolve the problem, you will need to clean the fuel line.

It may also be that the fuel you are using is old. Over time, white gas degrades. The type and quality of fuel, and its exposure to air and heat will affect how fast this degradation happens. Old fuel will clog fuel lines and should be avoided.

See Cleaning the Fuel line for the WhisperLite, WhisperLite Internationale, SimmerLite & XGK EX stoves.
Possibly. Please contact the customer service center for a recommendation.
No, the larger diameter generator tube on a WhisperLite Internationale stove will not fit through the slot on the WhisperLite flame reflector.
Yes, Coleman fuel is a white gas. We also make a high quality white gas that will reduce clogging (MSR SuperFuel). Crown and Camplite also make white gas. MSR SuperFuel white gas, Crown Camping Fuel, and Camplite Camping Fuel are available at your local outdoor stores.
Our award-winning DragonFly stove has a fully adjustable flame, which makes simmering a breeze. However, with other MSR liquid fuel stoves, the most efficient way is to run the stove with extremely low pressure in the fuel bottle. A couple of pump strokes in a half-full bottle are optimal.
Yes, there is no problem with leaving the pump in the bottle. However, we recommend that the pressure is released when not in use. Do this by slowly unscrewing the pump, away from open flames, while holding the bottle upright.
In general, cables become stuck due to a lack of Fuel Line cleaning and maintenance. Diminished stove performance also results from lack of maintenance. Therefore, it is important to perform routine maintenance on your stove.

Stuck cables can be removed by performing the following procedure: First, begin by familiarizing yourself with different parts of the Fuel Line, which are described in your stove instructions. Following the stove instructions, remove the Fuel Line from the Burner Assembly. Note: The DragonFly stove does not have a cable. For XGK model stoves, leave the Fuel Line and Enclosure intact while performing the following procedure. Remove the Jet by using the Jet and Cable Tool; turn Jet counterclockwise to loosen and remove. Using a common lubricant spray, direct the “straw” inside the Elbow and spray a small amount, such that the lubricant is directed inside the Fuel Line. Note: Orienting the Fuel Line vertically will facilitate better flow of lubricant into the Fuel Line. Let the Fuel Line soak for a short time; after which, refer to your stove instructions for Cleaning the Jet and Fuel Line. Pliers may have to be used to remove a cable that cannot be pulled out with the Jet and Cable Tool, regardless of using a lubricant. If pliers are used, grip the weld at the tip of the cable only. Do not grip the cable itself as this might result in fraying. A frayed cable can damage the Fuel Tube O-ring when connecting the stove with the pump; damaged O-rings can result in a dangerous fuel leaks, fire and personal injury.
The following tip applies to both models of the WhisperLite stove, the SimmerLite stove, and the WindPro stove.

Note: Stuck Jets on the DragonFly and XGK stoves can be removed with a large screwdriver or a leverage-providing implement used in combination with the Jet and Cable Tool. See Stove Instruction Manual.

Stuck Jets can be removed by performing the following procedure: First, begin by familiarizing yourself with the Mixer Tube and different parts of the Fuel Line, these are described in your stove instructions. Following the stove instructions, remove the Fuel Line from the Burner Assembly. Once the Fuel Line is removed and free from the Legs, turn the Burner Assembly “upside-down,” placing it on a bench is preferable, with the slotted end of the Mixer Tube facing up. Then, orient the Fuel Line so that the Jet is also facing up. Re-insert the Elbow into the Mixer Tube, but the “wrong way,” with the Jet exposed rather than hidden, in other words the Jet should be “sticking out” so that it can be accessed with the Jet and Cable Tool. While supporting the Fuel Line and Burner Assembly, use the Jet and Cable Tool to unscrew the Jet, turning it in a counterclockwise fashion. For Jets that are severely stuck, a screwdriver may be placed through the “air hole” in the side of the Mixer Tube so that additional leverage is provided. Note: This configuration provides support for the Fuel Line so that it does not bend while the stuck Jet is being unscrewed.
We recommend MSR Pump Cup Oil (which is the same as Mineral Oil ). A tube of Pump Cup Oil is included with every MSR stove. If you have an older model stove that did not come with Pump Cup Oil, you can purchase a tube of it at your local MSR dealer. You can also use saliva or any NON-petroleum based lubricant. It is important to lubricate the fuel line in order to protect the tube o-ring.
Avoid the black soot by priming with alcohol or a priming paste (available at most camping stores). NOTE: Alcohol will NOT generate enough heat to prime your stove if you are burning kerosene or jet fuel. For these fuels prime your stove as described in the instructions.
No, MSR stoves will not burn alcohol, and alcohol will damage MSR Fuel Bottles.
Remove the fuel canister and simply shake out as much liquid/snow, etc. as possible. Re-mount stove on canister and light, following the stove’s included directions. You will see some steam as the remaining liquid vaporizes. The burner may not glow completely red until all water is gone, but there should be no further complications.

Always completely dry the Reactor stove before storing.

What is California Proposition 65?
Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act passed by voters in the State of California in 1986. The act was created to inform people about possible exposure to chemicals known by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm.

What are the requirements of Proposition 65?
Proposition 65 requires that the Governor of California maintain and publish a list of harmful chemicals. The list is updated annually and includes chemicals that can be found in solvents, drugs, dyes, food additives, by-products of certain processes, pesticides, and tobacco products.

A chemical is listed if it has been classified as a reproductive toxicant or carcinogen by an "authoritative" organization on the subject. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the National Toxicology Program, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer are considered authoritative for carcinogens. For reproductive toxicants, the authorities are the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and International Agency for Research on Cancer. Chemicals will also be listed if they are required to be labeled or identified as a carcinogen or as a reproductive toxicant by an agency of the state or federal government.

Why has MSR placed a Proposition 65 label on its products?
Any company with 10 or more employees operating or selling products within the State of California must comply with the requirements of Proposition 65. To comply, businesses are: (1) prohibited from knowingly discharging listed chemicals into sources of drinking water; and (2) required to provide a "clear and reasonable" warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing anyone to a listed chemical.

A Proposition 65 warning means that the business has evaluated the exposure and has concluded that it exceeds the "no significant risk level," or that the business is providing a warning based on the presence of a "listed" chemical without actually evaluating the exposure.

MSR is providing a warning based on our knowledge about the presence of one or more listed chemicals without attempting to evaluate the level of exposure. While using an MSR product, the exposure to a "listed" chemical may be well within the "no significant risk" range, but out of caution, we have placed the Proposition 65 warning labels on our products.

Are consumers who are using an MSR product with a Proposition 65 warning at risk?
The California government states: "The fact that a product bears a Proposition 65 warning does not mean by itself that the product is unsafe." The government also explained, "You could think of Proposition 65 more as a 'right to know' law than a pure product safety law."

A Proposition 65 warning means that the product contains one or more listed chemicals. By law, a warning is required unless the business proves that the exposure to the chemical poses "no significant risk." The "no significant risk" level for carcinogens is defined as the level which is calculated to result in not more than one excess case of cancer in 100,000 individuals exposed over a 70-year lifetime. Therefore, if you are exposed to the chemical in question at this level every day for 70 years, theoretically, it will increase your chances of getting cancer by no more than 1 case in 100,000 individuals so exposed.

The "no significant risk" level for reproductive toxicants is defined as the level of exposure which, even if multiplied by 1,000, will not produce birth defects or other reproductive harm. Therefore, the level of exposure is below the "no observable effect level," divided by 1,000. (The "no observable effect level" is the highest dose level which has not been associated with observable reproductive harm in humans or test animals.) For further information about California's Proposition 65, please visit

No, WindBurner systems with the remote-canister design are not intended to work with the canister inverted, in liquid-feed mode. Instead, the WindBurner is designed with a pressure regulator specifically to combat the effects of cold weather and low canister pressure caused by fuel use. This pressure regulator allows the WindBurner to deliver a faster and more consistent cooking experience than a liquid feed stove, down to 32◦ F/0◦ C, while maintaining flame control, which liquid-feed stoves lose. In temperatures below freezing, WindBurner stoves will continue to run at full output regardless of outside temperatures if you place the canister in water. This is because the pressure regulator is tuned to deliver maximum output at as low as 32◦ F/0◦ C. Surrounding the canister with water will keep the stove running at max output in these conditions.