MSR Pocket Rocket


MSR Pocket Rocket is no doubt one of the best purchases you’ll ever make. The little, water-boiling, quesadilla-making 3 oz. stove has been a staple in my pack (and I’m sure most of yours) for many years, and using it is always one of my favorite parts about camping. There are few things better than getting to your campsite, setting up your tent, pulling out your Crazy Creek and finding a good flat surface so you can cook your dinner and read your book. (The Pocket Rocket and Crazy Creek Hexalite should be packaged together. They’re peanut butter and jelly.) The stove is small, cheap ($30 or so), has great heat control and is as reliable as the ol’ Subaru. The design is so simple, you feel like you’re using something 100 years old.

If you don’t already have a Pocket Rocket for your summer/fall excursions, go try one out. You’ll like it so much that you’ll want to cook dinner on your bedroom floor when you get home from work.

**In any proper “review” you’re supposed to list the negatives along with positives, and if I were to do that, I’d have say something about canister stoves and below freezing temperatures, but there’s no reason to think of that torture right now…

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4 Responses to MSR Pocket Rocket

  1. The Wild Wood July 9, 2010 at 5:30 am #

    Love my pocket rocket, the only camp stove, besides my old Coleman gas stove, that I own and need. It boils water so fast.

  2. sinuhe July 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    I love my pocket rocket. I use it at least 30-45 days a year and usually use it over the more complicated stoves in my kit. That in combo with the primus ETA Pots and you’re boiling water in no time…

  3. DJ July 19, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    What are some pots/pans that you would recommend?

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