User Review: MSR PocketRocket
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Boy Scouts Auction)
This stove is not best for people that want to cook for groups or want to travel over very long periods of time.
- Fuel Limitations
I have used this stove several times and I find it to be the best for the type of camping I do. The stove is easy to setup because all you have to do is remove it from its case and screw it onto its fuel canister/stand.
I have only tried the stove in wooded areas with little wind so the ignition has been fairly easy to do so long as you have matches or a lighter. The flame is easily controllable and fully met my needs as all I required of it was to boil water though the flame does not vary as much as some other stoves.
I only used the stove to boil water so was never able to try to cook actual food using this stove. However, it does seem too small to use to cook over about 3" wide. Using the stove on its highest flame I was able to boil 2 cups of water in about 3 minutes in very little wind. I have cooked about 4 meals with one canister of fuel and I still have lots of fuel leftover.
I haven't used any pot bigger than 20 oz and it seems to be fairly secure with this size of a pot. Anything bigger than this seems like it would be very likely to tip over. The stove packs down very small into a triangle -shaped plastic box but the box itself can't be used as a cup or anything because it has a drain hole in the bottom.