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Old 09-24-2005, 11:53 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a MSR Pocket rocket? I am wondering how long the fuel lasts so I know how much to pack with me.

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Old 09-25-2005, 12:09 AM   #2
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kind of a vague question my friend since a pocket rocket only lasts as long as your fuel cans. Furthermore it depends heavily on what altitude you are at and how long it will take you to cook things. If you are going to be hiking more than 2-3 days I say bring an extra can or two.
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^ what Jake says is true. Elevation is going to effect it a bit. We have a pocket rocket and love it. The MSR fuel canasters seem to last for ever. You can easily expect one can to last for 3 days (cooking for 2) or more.
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^ I can personally vouch for Anthon's Pocket Rocket. Heh.
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^ I can personally vouch for Anthon's Pocket Rocket.* Heh.*
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Goddamn. Whiskey does it every time, huh?
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Goddamn.* Whiskey does it every time, huh?*
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whiskey dick problems anthon?
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yeah, anthon is right. it seems like we have been cooking on the same fuel canister forever now. oh, and by and by, we use the smaller MSR cannisters. easier to pack.

so if you are going to be gone for a week or so, bring two to be safe, but you'll probably only use one.

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I can personally vouch for Anthon's Pocket Rocket. Heh.
are you talking about camping in olympic or our fun hot tub party in L.A.?
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^ what Jake says is true.* Elevation is going to effect it a bit.* We have a pocket rocket and love it.* The MSR fuel canasters seem to last for ever.* You can easily expect one can to last for 3 days (cooking for 2) or more.
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yeah, anthon is right.* it seems like we have been cooking on the same fuel canister forever now.* oh, and by and by, we use the smaller MSR cannisters.* easier to pack.

so if you are going to be gone for a week or so, bring two to be safe, but you'll probably only use one.
are you talking about camping in olympic or our fun hot tub party in L.A.?
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Thanks kingcrazylegs and ScarlotteDorian, that is exactly what I needed to know. My husband and I do a lot of camping and we have always just cooked on a fire, but it seems that less and less places allow you to have a fire these days. So, I am going to go ahead and buy the pockett rockett then. I am assuming it is quite durable since it has good reviews as and ultralite stove.
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^^yeah, the pocket rocket was featured more than a few times in Backpacker Magazine as the best stove out there for best performance/lightweight. it was also in a test they did where they man handled a bunch of top of the line stoves (including dropping the stoves off cliffs and such) and the pocket rocket was the only one to make it through with flying colors.

i should get a job with MSR with the way i talk up their gear! (i wish... )
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^^yeah, the pocket rocket was featured more than a few times in Backpacker Magazine as the best stove out there for best performance/lightweight.* it was also in a test they did where they man handled a bunch of top of the line stoves (including dropping the stoves off cliffs and such) and the pocket rocket was the only one to make it through with flying colors.

i should get a job with MSR with the way i talk up their gear! (i wish... )
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yes, I've noticed all the good reviews in Backpacker and Outdoor magazine, that is why I was looking into it. My husband has turned me into quite the gear nerd...so I am glad I am not the only one.
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i should get a job with MSR with the way i talk up their gear! (i wish... )
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Welllll... Cascade Designs (fyi to everyone else they're the parent company of MSR, Platypus, Therm-A-Rest and other camp/hiking stuff) is based in Seattle, ya know.
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Welllll... Cascade Designs (fyi to everyone else they're the parent company of MSR, Platypus, Therm-A-Rest and other camp/hiking stuff) is based in Seattle, ya know.*
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