I have recently bought a converter, produced by Markhill, that provides a connector to the gas cylinder, and a tube from that connector to a tripod. You can screw the Pocket Rocket onto the tripod bringing the stove closer to the ground and theoretically providing greater stability.
I have yet to test it though . And I still think the lower volume of the Pocket Rocket and tripod matches if not outweighs the fuel advantage of the Primus EtaPacklite.
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Frum wrote (see)
MC, can you give a reference or url to this converter please? Could it convert any canister-top stove with a preheat tube to liquid feed for cold weather or almost-empty-canister use?
No, Frum, it doesn't have a preheat tube, not that I have one but I did research it a while back with a view to getting one. I decided in the end that, for me, it wasn't worth the outlay.
Here it is.
Yes that looks like it. I only bought it yesterday though, but the legs look as I remember them. They fold up into each other to take up less room and everything goes into a little bag. There's no preheat tube though.
Frum I understand, but can't answer the question in relation to the Markhill adaptor illustrated in Glyn's photo.
Here's your URL....
it's the top one. I think the picture is a little better than the one Glyn submitted.
Jon Doran wrote (see)
I guess that depends on how long your trip is and how much cooking you're planning to do.
I think that's it Jon.
I'm not sure why the Eta PackLite would be compared to the Rocket, as the Rocket 'system' weighs in at 500grams less, even allowing for 5 grams per litre difference (test say 4g) , you would need to be boiling 100 litres just to get to parity! Or a seven week trip for two?
I just don't get it. The reason I have a pocket rocket is for its lightness. Using a converter triples the weight in which case I woud prefer a stove designed for use with a 'remote' cannister and hence would provide the required stability.
If I want an estate car for load carrying purposes I don't buy a Mazda MR5 and add a trailer !
What I don't get and I questioned it when the packlite was announced is that it's a 2 person set-up that only holds a 100 cart while the etaExpress is a solo set-up but capable of carrying a 250 cart. The reason given was that to make it hold a 250 cart while still carrying all the additional parts would have increased the size which is fair enough I suppose.
The performance of 100 carts drops off rapidly, I'd like to see the boils times as the cartridge was used rather than simply on the 1st boil. That said boiling 1.0L of water in just over 3 minutes is no mean feat.
Have any of you out there tried this ETAPackLite yet?
Presumably it screws into any threaded canister (of the relevant size of course).
I bought a (Karrimor) converter years back, that makes the non-threaded canisters into a sealed /reusable unit. Not very lightweight, but saves a bit on cost.
Use a Coleman F1 for lightweight ventures, bombproof & quick as.
I have a ETA packlite, got it for touring with mtb and trailer, think it's really good.
Looked at all the other all-in-one set ups, and decided this was the best package.
You can change to different pans and we use a small kettle with the wind shield on, though it does take longer to boil water than the OE pan.
Will be using it for backpacking too now some theiving little scroat stole my bike.
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