Hey, it all has to start somewhere, right? Larry Penberthy (founder of MSR) started out with a better idea, and the rest is history.
Now, what kind of canister is that tall one, and what is in it? Propane/butane/isobutane? What brand, what percentages, and where did you get it?
Those components look very Coleman to me, particularly the pre-heat loop, yes? :)
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