“ Manufacturer: MSR / Equipment Type: Camping / Stoves „
When my husband drags me camping if its just the two of use we take this small pocket rocket camping stove but we do have a big camping stove when we take the children. I would say the Msr pocket rocket stove is ok for a couple of people only.
Msr pocket rocket costs £19.99 from millets the camping shop.
Its small in height 5 inches tall lightweight weighing 3oz and will take up hardly any room in a back pack making it the perfect camping companion.
This little pocket rocket comes with a storage box to keep it safe.
Its very simple to use, the bottom of the pocket rocket fits onto a fuel canister and made from metal. The top half is the pot rest has three legs and sit about an inch higher that the flame.
This comes with a metal key so you can turn the flame up or down to reduce heat.
I did find the key a little fiddly at times and small thin fingers so should have been easier for me to handle.
The claims this company make is the pocket rocket can boil a litter of water in three minutes is a bit ambitious , it takes just under six. Its still quicker than others we have used in the past.
I find the pocket rocket easy to use, the instructions are very straightforward to read and explain how best to use the pocket rocket.
The best thing about the pocket rocket is that it still works well in windy weather, it seems not to affect this powerful little rocket.
My only complaint would be its unstable to cook on with just the canister, i think if i could by a stand for the canister to sit it id feel safer using it.
I have used a small pot with the canister in so it doesn't topple over and i can leave the pocket rocket alone for a few short minutes.
It doesn't have an automatic igniters bit of a pain really.
We use the pocket rocket to boil water for coffee, heat up soups, beans, and noodles all seem to do well.
As i said this pocket rocket would only be good on a camp trip for one of two people as you are unable to really cook a meal for a group.
Its powerful and heats up the food and water quickly, compact, lightweight and easy to use. I recommend the msr pocket rocket although more suited to the serious camper.
The MSR PocketRocket is a small, lightweight and easily portable camping stove. It is a brilliant, well manufactured product and something we take with us on every camping adventure we go on. With it being small and lightweight, it is ideal for things such as hikes or bike rides too because it fits nicely into a rucksack without weighing it down too much.
When we first purchased the product, we were very pleased with it being so light, but it is also very strong. The 3 metal prongs are very sturdy and it takes a lot of force to bend them. Also, the gas supplied when the product is purchased is great. It is a very small tub, again reducing the weight of the product, and it lasts for a very long time. Eventually though, the gas did run out, but it was fine, the canister is replaceable and so we just cheaply purchased another from a close by shop.
This product is ideal for anybody who enjoys being out in the countryside. It is strong, sturdy, light and the gas lasts for a very long time. Also, you can replace the gas canister that is used underneath so you don't need to worry about running out. With all these factors, the product will get no less than 5 stars as it is the perfect camping stove for a small amount of people. If you wanted to feed perhaps more than 4 people, you would need a bigger one, but you could also just purchase another since they are very cheap and the value for money is excellent.
When trekking across the open landscape there are many items of camping related equipment you find absolutely necessary to acquire. From tents and warm clothing to keep you sheltered, to resilient walking boots and high-tech GPS devices (...if you have the cash) to keep you on the right track. But perhaps the first thing many people think of when visualising the great outdoors is a piece of simple equipment (...or tool) used to create fire, and therefore a place to cook foods and boil water.
For me it has always been the 'MRS PocketRocket Camping Stove' I've rested my chances of survival on. Weighing in at just under 90 grams, this foldable, containable, safe device can be used in most atmospheric conditions to sterilise ingredients for ingestion at any time of day or night. Too low in heat to be used as a weapon of warmth, and too energy inefficient to be a valuable source of artificial light, the stove is tasked with nothing more than to heat a well positioned pan.
The top of the stove is a treated steel contraption shaped to possess a heatable container without it falling clumsily to the ground. Three spokes balance what is placed on top well, and as long as the container isn't too heavy or one sided in its weight distribution, it will heat excellently without the need for balance aiding hands. This part can also be detached easily from the fuel cell (...or gas canister) and folded up into a spikey, cylinder resembling structure and placed in a handy container of its own, which comes with the package. This means the canister can therefore be replaced with a similar, if not larger alternative if needed.
The gas canister its self cannot be reshaped or made smaller in any way, which could be seen as a product disadvantage, however the more you use it the more your load is lessened until eventually it can be left to rot (...not environmentally friendlily) - Your chances of starvation will most definitely increase in this scenario!
Operating the stove couldn't be more simple, disappointingly for those of us attempting to seek our inner cave man. All you have to do is hold a bare flame to the tip of the valve and twist the simplisticly designed lever to create long-lasting fire. The lever also controls the amount of fuel consumed per minute by the device, and therefore the volume of the flame at hand (...not literally at hand of course). I feel having this part of product made as simple as possible reduces the risks of failure when failure is most feared. Similarly, it keeps production costs low and standardises the item with all similar alternatives - meaning parts may well be interchangeable and un-restricting between models.
The whole contraption feels well made and durable. Dropping it in a puddle of mud or from a considerable height (...though not recommended more than 5 miles from pre-fuelled transport, or a working telephone) will not cause it to break, and that's what you want in a wilderness fighting product. For obvious reasons the device shouldn't be left in the hands of children who may find quarrel with its irritatingly spiked spokes, or highly flammable liquid gas within, but hey.
All in all, I find my MSR product to be unbeatable, even in the eyes of mother nature - and that's saying a lot. So if you're in need of some reliable, durable and expense squashed camping equipment for the summer then look no further than this camping stove for your meal cooking apparatus. A product I would recommend to the majority of campers!
Wild camping is something I have a love hate relationship with. The part I love is visiting some of the wild places of Britain, being able to find your own campsite, having a stunning view all to your self and being at one with the outdoors. The side I hate is no sleep, nasty cheese butties and no toilets! One thing that can drastically improve a camp out in the middle of no where though is a hit meal. Now obviously we are not talking a full English, but even just a nice hot soup or some super noodles to taste oh so good when you are out in the wilds. The first few times I went wild camping I did not have any kind of stove, I simply relied on either a fire to warm things up and simply eating cold food. Then I used this! The MSR Pocket Rocket Stove.
This is a tiny little stove that packs a mighty little punch. When you are out in the wilds it's prefect for quickly heating up a small pan or mug of water or something like a tin of soup or beans. This little gas stove is super lightweight and very easy to carry. The stove fold up and fits in a handy little container, obviously the gas canister on the bottom takes up a little more space, but if you purchase a small one it is still very compact and you can easily carry it in a pack. According to the product details you can boil 1 litre of water in three and a half minutes, having used this I'm not 100% sure of that claim, but it does heat things very quickly for such a small stove.
When it comes to operation it really could not be more simple. The controls are very easy to understand and it is easy to adjust the flame and hence the heat the stove produces. The MSR Pocket Rocket is pretty stable, I have used this in windy conditions and it stays up right pretty well and the flame has no problems burning in very cold temperatures. With a weight of just 86 grams this really is super lightweight, something that is well worth taking with you if you are going camping or even just walking on a cold day.
When it comes to price, you can pick one of these up for around £25. That does not include the little gas canister but these are not to expensive. For all round value you would have to say the MSR Pocket Rocket really is top notch, it is the kind of stove that should last you along time if you make sure you look after it. The stove is easy to clean if you spill anything on it and shines up nicely if you take care of it.
If you are a fan of wild camping or just simple ordinary camping, then I highly recommend this camping stove. Admittedly there are better stoves on the market but these tend to be a lot bigger and a lot more expensive. When it comes to small and light weight camping stoves though this one really is top of the pile. I simply can't find anything to fault this one on, it does everything you would want from a small stove and it .
The MSR pocket rocket stove has been a revelation for us and has made a real difference to the camping experience. We went on a cycling holiday last year and took an old camping gaz stove that weighed as much as a small elephant and wasn't much smaller than one either. This year, we thought we would invest in something a little better and we found this magic piece of kit. The stove is actually quite resonable, coming in at £27, with slightly cheaper ones around if you search the web.
The stove comes in a small carrying case, only about 4 inches by 2 inches, and opens out easily to what you see in the picture. This then screws in to a range of camping gas products. The best thing is that you can unscrew it when you are done, and because of the valve system the gas does not escape. To adjust the heat you just turn the knob at the side, which doesn't get too hot, and it will boil a litre of water in only three and a half minutes - amazing!
The MSR stove is compatable with most brands of camping gas, like MSR and coleman, but it is not compatable with camping gaz, the french make. Be very aware of this, as we got caught out on the first day. Once you've got the right gas though, which is easy when you know what you are looking for, it lasts a long time (ours lasted a week for a small can), and you'll never go back to your old heavy stove.
The MSR pocket rocket is a camping stove that has been carefully designed to be as lightweight as possible. It is aimed at serious backpackers, who are seeking to save on weight in their packs. In fact at just 3 oz or 85g, it's so light that it has become a staple part of the kit for mountain marathons. These are long, outdoor runs lasting at least two days and crossing rough terrain, in which competitors have to carry all their food and survival equipment, including a mandatory stove and tent. \When competing in one last year, I decided to invest in a Pocket Rocket to ensure that I was carrying as little extra poundage as possible.
The stove is made of aluminium, where higher-end pieces of kit are made of titanium. However, the latter are extremely expensive, and no lighter overall, whereas the MSR pocket rocket costs around thirty quid and is plenty sturdy enough to stand up to even rugged conditions.
Even though I was expecting a lightweight piece of kit, I was surprised at the tiny dimensions of this stove. It packs down nicely to a very small size indeed (be careful with its sharp edges around delicate pieces of kit, though!). When you unfold it, you have a three-pronged platform (MSR call it a 'Tri-sectional Windclip') which you secure on top of your gas canister. Once you've done this, you have something that is just big enough to seat a small pot.
Like most stoves designed to sit on top of fuel canisters, this is not the most stable piece of cooking equipment, and for that reason I would urge caution to anyone thinking of using this around small children. It's an adult piece of kit, really, not something family-friendly.
The stove allows the flame to be controlled with a metal key at the side. This is relatively straightforward to use, though it does get a bit fiddly when your hands are freezing cold despite the fact that the manufacturers claim that the key is 'glove friendly'.
The Pocket Rocket is also impressively efficient: the manufacturers claim that it can bring a litre of water to the boil in under 4 minutes, and I certainly managed the same thing in under 4 minutes in benign conditions over the summer. Better yet, the stove doesn't need any priming or maintenance: you just plug it into the fuel, and you're ready to go.
As you might expect from something of these dimensions, it's not the sturdiest camping stove, nor the largest. There are better products to use on camping holiday with the family where you are cooking for eight people! Also, for a holiday, gas canisters are not the cheapest fuel source for cooking! However, if you need to travel light, and you want something small yet sturdy and reliable, you'd have to go some way to beat this stove for value and reliability.