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Gear for the Boundary Waters, Quetico, and Canoe Camping Locations
MSR Pocket Rocket Backpacking Stove
Hands-down winner in the race for space! The tiny MSR Pocket Rocket stove delivers full-size performance yet fits into the smallest corner of your pack. Lightweight and compact, weighing just over 3 oz., the Pocket Rocket boils a liter of water in less than 4 min.! Stove is simple to operate, with no priming, preheating or pressurizing required; simply turn it on, light and start cooking. Fully-adjustable flame, from a rolling boil to a slow simmer, lets you cook gourmet meals; control valve is easy to operate even with gloved hands. Serrated pot-supports prevent the pot from shifting; folds up compact for travel. Compatible with most self-sealing canister fuel, making it a great choice for global travel. Includes a protective, custom-fit travel case. Fuel canister sold separately. Weight includes stove, not the canister.
Reviews for MSR Pocket Rocket Backpacking Stove
the hard case is a nice addition.
Authors note: I purposely did not read other peoples reviews of this stove, as to give it an honest and unbiased review.
You do really need the additional MSR canister stand to help stabilize and my feeling this should be included with the stove.
Over the years I have been impressed by how well it actually performs.
Boiling a pot of water is a piece of cake for this jet engine (note: the stove can be loud) of a stove but watch out, meals requiring more delicate cooking / frying may lead to burnt spots if it can't be stirred / turned regularly.
Using this stove with a tall fuel canister and large pot is a burn disaster waiting to happen due to its tall / narrow profile so I use the shorter fuel canisters and reasonable sized pots. There is a stabilizing foot thing that can be added to the base of the fuel canisters this stove uses so you may want to consider that as well but I have survived without it.