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What do all of you have thrown in your packs for cooking or atleast heating water? I have heard mention of the Esbit Pocket Stove and it gets great reviews, one thing that was mentioned though is the need for a windscreen.

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Jet Boil and MSR Pocket Rocket come to mind. Both are light and both get good reviews. Just depends on who you like. A plain old fire and canteen cup still work too. I keep a canteen cup in each of my packs and may get a 4th for the load bearing gear.

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I have an MSR and love it. There are many options out there, and most time i just use the campfire. However if i want it quick, or weather/location is not permitting my MSR is there.

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I have not used the isbit Pocket Stove, but I have a couple. I use a Jetboil when backpacking. They are kinda on the larger side, but everything packs right inside the cup.

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I've had the MSR multi fuel xgk?..first generation since 1990...and just picked up the second generation a few months ago

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I have the Optimus Crux stove. It came as a set with a pot. I like that the stove and fuel canister can nest inside the pots and there is enough room for me to my MSR utensils, a lighter, folded papertowels, and a few salt/peppar packets in there with room to spare. I used it on the hike with Rizzo and others, I boiled water for my Mountain House meals crazy quick.

The stove alone was like $45, but I picked the kit up for maybe $20 more then just the stove. Here is a link:

http://www.rei.com/p...-cooking-system

Esbit stoves are great, I have one as well as Trioxane tabs, and the fire gel stuff, but I really like the optimus stove setup.

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Thank you everyone for the input, never heard of the Optimus, however, I know the Jetboil is a popular option as well.

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Sorry for the confusion, Optimus = Katadyn

Full name is the Katadyn Optimus Crux stove

Katadyn is most famous for their water filters.

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I carry a homemade Super Cat stove most of the time. For the cost of a can of cat food they can't be beat. Larger stoves can be made out of tuna cans, and there are other designs using soda cans. I love my MSRs and may try a JetBoil, but the Super Cat is so much smaller and lighter, plus the fuel can be carried in bottled water bottles to save even more weight & $$.
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Here is a post I wrote when I first made one... Super Cat Alcohol Stove

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That looks like a very cool project my friend! Great write up you did. :good:

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That looks like a very cool project my friend! Great write up you did. :good:

Thanks! These stoves are incredibly easy and the weight savings over an MSR or Optimus is significant. There are a couple of other designs I will try. I'll let you know how they work out.





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