Include a little history in your walks. Pecsaetan - Ancient Derbyshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire - http://pecsaetan.weebly.com/
Glenn, I've got a Primus ETA Express stove set (LINK). It is has efficiency increased because of the heat exchanger on the bottom of the pan. It all packs away neatly in a mesh storage sack. I like the fact it has the piezoelectric ignition on it (I know some on this site do not like that). It is more than you said i know (but it does include the windshield and pan).
I like using gas: it is clean and no fuss. If I was looking at alcohol or solid fuel I think I'd go for the Esbit (HERE) which is the same weight and capacity of the Primus set-up.
Of the two I'd perfer the Express because it always seems to me to support pans a bit better. The Poxket Rocket is pretty good too mind, but just makes me feel that bit more nervous.
If you're cooking for more than one the Express Spider might be another possibility. Pushes your budget, but offers much more stability.
GOF wrote (see)
Gelert Pocket Rocket Clone - £10. Millets/Blacks Anodised pan set...err...£17? windshield...£5.
You won't regret it Glenn.
Thing is....the Gelert pocket rocket clone is made in the same factory as the MSR pocket rocket.
I have even had it suggested that they are the same stove, just rebadged.
Yes..it was cheap and, yes, it does perform. Dont judge book by its cover.
Re-badged it before or after removing the piezoelectric ignition? If a Gelert is the same as the Pocket Rocket don't compare them to the Primus:
Glenn Lacey wrote (see)
Looking at getting a stove as looking to do a few wildcamps this summer. Looking at MSR Pocket Rocket and Primus Express stove. What stoves do people recommend. Not looking to spend more than around 30 or 40 pound? Or if this has been discussed before can someone point me to the thread?
Sorry but is it that hard to type into the search bar on this site?
Bit of a sod if you are using Chrome but there is a plug-in for Mozzila for it.
Or you could just google-Fu the fuck up...
Sig's are a waste of bandwidth...
Mr Sworld, please take your four letter anglo saxon expletives to Windy - the OP could be, for all we know, a minor.
anyway, the two main names that came up as stove manfacturers were Kovea and Maple Leaf. I cant find Maple Leaf - but Kovea is here
I think you will find a surprising number of familiar products - but then, should that really be a surprise looking at the economics of manufacturing - a while ago there was a thread on here discussing that a mainstream brand stove (cant remember who it was or find the thread) once examined closely was made by IIRC Mapleleaf including the tiny weee Mapleleaf malers stamp.
There are also discussions here and elsewhere as to the true merits of Jetboils, Primus ETAs, pocket rockets, calderas etc - my conclusion is by what you like the look of because, outside of certain narrow parameters, it wont work as well as you'd expect. Problem is the parameters are different for each set up, so you could/can endup with a stove collection to cover all circumstances.
Gas gas gas. For wild pitching I prefer stealth, especially when it's officially not allowed to wild pitch On those illegal wild pitching ocaissions I very much prefer meths burners. They are soundless, no fumes and small flame so low visibility chances.
just my 2 cents against those roaring gas burners
Second the pocket rocket clone.I have used the pocket rocket for years never had a problem but if I was buying again I would buy the clone.[Clone was not available then]The case is good too stops it being damaged in your sack.You can pick up a one person cookset for a tenner if you shop around. £50 left in your pocket
I do own a pocket rocket too. It's a nice gas burner and oké it it roars
But now if I have to buy a new one I would search for a compacter design like a foldable optimus crux.
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