MSP Core 4 Stove (Core 4 Bio-reactor Multifunction Stove)

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by AngryDaddyBird, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. BladeScout

    BladeScout

    May 16, 2010
    Nice.

    Each serve their purpose - that larger model can do stuff, the FireAnt cant.

    The FireAnt is great though; super minimalistic gear and for a simple cup or bowl of food for one person on the go, it just right for my use.

    Fast too - for a simple wood fed stove.

    Negliable weight for hiking and for when kayaking as well.

    I have a couple of stoves; one has to be aware, that the FireAnt has to be fed continuously due to its small size and when no breeze/wind, its often necessary to fan the flames.

    I could not be happier with the FireAnt though.

    It resides permanently in my smock breast pocket, whether I intend to use it or not.

    Its so light weight, you dont notice it.

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  2. BladeScout

    BladeScout

    May 16, 2010
    I believe all titanium stoves will take on some warp.

    My FireAnt is visibly warped - it has absolutely no impact on how the stove functions.
     
  3. knoefz

    knoefz

    Mar 20, 2009
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    Burning in my fav setup, 3 afterburners, tlud and rocketport in place.
     
  4. knoefz

    knoefz

    Mar 20, 2009
    Took the MSP Core 4 with me to France and Spain this year.
    here it's burning on the borders of the Dordogne river.

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  5. BladeScout

    BladeScout

    May 16, 2010
    Nice.
    You presumably happy with it?
    Decent sized firesteel too. I got one of those Exotac firesteels - way too small, so just bought a cheapo standard size steel and striker. Works a charm.
    As for stoves, Im still hanging on to the ti Fireant and the Vargo alcohol stove.
     
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  6. knoefz

    knoefz

    Mar 20, 2009
    Yeah, I love the stove. Have it for several years now. (since 2015, looked it up)
    Many ways to set it up... and they all work like a charm. :)
    And big firesteels rock! This one is 1/2" :p
     
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  7. knoefz

    knoefz

    Mar 20, 2009
    Practicing my videoskills

     
  8. knoefz

    knoefz

    Mar 20, 2009
    If you have 4 minutes of your life to spare...
    Watch some backyard bushcraft coffee making captured on video [​IMG]


     
  9. Lodd

    Lodd Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 23, 2015
    I'm sorry if I'm necro'ing this thread, but I felt my question didn't deserve its' own thread.

    Does anyone know if MSP is still in business?

    I have sent them a message about two days and have yet to receive a reply. While that's not a big deal, their own website lists almost everything out of stock and their social media activity seemed to suddenly stop after last november.
     
  10. knoefz

    knoefz

    Mar 20, 2009
    In Januari 9th there was a message telling "Fresh batch of FRAG Solid's, Core 4's, Core 5's in." So I guess Chad's still in buisiness :)
     
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  11. Lodd

    Lodd Gold Member Gold Member

    407
    Jan 23, 2015
    Thanks! I think I'll email them instead of using their contact form. I think something may have went wrong when I used their contact form.
     
  12. Lodd

    Lodd Gold Member Gold Member

    407
    Jan 23, 2015
    Well, it's been over a week since I e-mailed them, and over 10 days since I filled out their contact form. I'm not sure what's going on, but running a business doesn't seem to be a part of it.

    At this point I have to ask myself, if they won't respond to my messages when I'm about to give them my money, how will they respond if I should ever require aftersales service? I might try finding out what's what via social media, but I'm honestly kinda done with this.

    So, what's a good alternative for the MSP Core 4 stove?
     
  13. knoefz

    knoefz

    Mar 20, 2009
    Sad to hear this.
    My experience with MSP has been perfect.
    Keep in mind that it's just a one guy buissiness, (probably beside a daytime job) so life can get in the way sometimes, health issues, or or something as simple as a vacation can effect response times.
     
  14. Lodd

    Lodd Gold Member Gold Member

    407
    Jan 23, 2015
    Yeah, no hard feelings. I mean, life can happen. But I gotta move on too.

    (Although if something was up, couldn't he have set up an automated message like an out-of-office or something?).
     

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