[Cdt-l] MSR Pocket Rocket

R Smith ronyon at comcast.net
Fri Oct 17 13:22:05 CDT 2008

I would stick with alcohol, it does much better at high altitudes than fuel
canisters. I was in the Wind Rivers this summer, brought along my Pocket
Rocket because I had 2 canisters I wanted to use up. I had trouble
maintaining pressure even with the full canister. It also also took
considerably longer to boil water than with my alcohol stove. -Ron

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:40:09 -0400
From: "Andrew P. Brown" <BROWNANP at student.gvsu.edu>
Subject: [Cdt-l] MSR Pocket Rocket
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Hey All,

I'm heading out on the CDT in April and am debating cashing in my alcohol
stove for the MSR Pocket Rocket.  

Anybody have experiencing using this stove on a thru-hike?  In particular I
would like to know how many uses you got out of your fuel canisters (4 or 8
ounce) and how it performed at elevation (10,000 plus feet).

Thanks for any input ya have.

Andy Brown
AT 2004
PCT 2006

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