Primus Micron Stove
Price Paid: $79
This tiny lightweight stove is a jet engine when it lights! Boils a quart of water in minutes at 9000 ft. and the butane/propane mix allows for lengthy use. I made a pea soup which required 1.5 hours of simmer at 9000 ft. and I still had enought fuel for coffee for four in the morning.
Price Paid: $20
I got one of these on ebay. A GREAT stove. It does not come with wind protection, but then most of the time that can be found on the trail. This stove is a miser on fuel and burns hot. The feature that makes this one better than some of the others is that the flame shoots straight up making it more efficient for smaller pots. If you use the freezer bag method of cooking dehydrated food then you can get 15 meals out of one of the small fuel canisters. That makes this stove and fuel lighter than just the fuel needed to cook that many meals on an alcohol stove.
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2NDS . The Primus Micron backpacking stove is extremely lightweight and compact, offering a titanium mesh burner for efficient heating in windy conditions and an EasyTrigger piezo ignition. Ultra-light, compact backpacking stove Titanium mesh burner for wind resistance Boils a liter of water in about four minutes Serrated fold-down pot supports EasyTrigger piezo ignition Requires LP gas cartridges (not included) Heat output: 7500 BTU/h Dimensions: 3x4- x4- ” Weight: 2.9 oz. Material: Aluminum and titanium 2NDS , barely perceptible blemishes. Estonia.
- Sierra Trading Post
Don't underestimate the power of this Micron stove from Primus—it's one of the smallest around, but it puts out heat like one of the big boys. 3 fold-away supports form a 4 in.-diameter cooking surface; twisting pivots lock supports firmly in place. Unique, lever-activated piezo igniter sparks the stove to life without matches. Wide 1.5 in. mesh burner head distributes flame across its entire surface. Drawcord storage pouch included. Requires fuel canister, sold separately. Closeout.
The compact, lightweight Primus Micron Stove with Piezo Ignitor is just what you want in your cook kit for ultralight solo backpacking trips. Just screw this 3.3oz stove onto a bottle of butane, open the valve, spark the auto-ignitor, and cook yourself a well-deserved backcountry dinner. The Micron Stove's wide burner profile and adjustable flame helps you cook your dinner instead of burning it. The stable legs keep your pot upright, so you don't drop your Mac-N-Cheese in the grass.
- Backcountry Outlet