With my big 4-day trip to the Adirondack's on the horizon (only two weeks away!) I thought I better test the new backpacking stove I picked up. Deep in the woods, tired and hungry is not the most ideal time to find out your stove is defective. So, tonight I fired up my MSR Pocket Rocket and boiled water for coffee. This stove is a veritable blow torch! So far, the only drawback I can foresee is the small diameter of the pot supports. The diameter is a mere 4 1/2 inches. Aside from that, the gas flow is easily regulated and connection to the Iso-Pro (80/20 mixture of isobutane & propane) canister is as simple as threading it on by hand. The stove folds up very small and compact to fit in a hard triangular plastic case. The weight of the stove is only 3 oz! It makes my stoves of the past, seem so HUGE and clunky by comparison. Just look at those old clunkers in the background!
- Read about the Pocket Rocket at MSR's website.