In my last post, I discovered that Sterno-style stoves are less than ideal for what I wanted to achieve: Bringing 16 oz. of water to a boil. A few readers suggested I try a “pocket rocket” style stove and while the price for the MSR brand disuaded me, I managed to find something similar for less than $10 on Amazon.
After making the long trek from China, it showed up in my mail bin yesterday. Today, I used my $12.50 REI dividend to purchase fuel and promptly tested it out in the kitchen.
HOLY CRAP IS THIS THING AWESOME.
Where my previous attempt had failed to bring the water to a boil after over an hour, this bad boy had it rolling in about 3 minutes. That’s what I’m talking about!