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Fire Maple Petrel Ultralight Pot

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Fire Maple Petrel Ultralight Pot cookware

Compact aluminum pot with lid, handle, and built-in heat exchanger/wind screen, especially helpful in windy conditions


  • 600ml, perfect for solo trips
  • Good in windy conditions, due to heat exchanger/wind screen functions
  • Built-in handle also clamps down lid for packing
  • Sized to allow gas canister and compatible stoves to store inside
  • Light weight aluminum
  • Inexpensive


  • Only works with canister stoves with 3-prong pot support platforms
  • Handle hinge assembly has some edges that can catch when stuffing in tight pack spaces

I recently learned of Fire Maple products (available online) and was intrigued by the Petrel 600ml pot with built-in heat exchanger/wind screen.

I have often taken my MSR Windburner on solo trips to windy high places, because of its built-in heat exchanger/wind screen. Typical small canister stove/pot combinations in these conditions are pretty inefficient. Although the Windburner does great, it's larger capacity means it's bulkier and heavier than I desire for solo trips.

The Petrel has a heat exchanger/wind screen that is similar to the larger MSR Windburner, but only weighs about 6 oz and is much more compact. Capacity is 600 ml which is sufficient for my needs. An attached handle folds out and locks during use, and also folds up to lock down the plastic lid for storage/packing. Small gas canisters fit perfectly inside, along with my Soto Wind Master stove and its removable three-prong pot support. The Wind Master stove has a slightly longer stem than some other stoves, which would also easily fit inside the pot.

Note: the pot is designed to work only with three-prong pot supports that are spaced 120 degrees apart.

The only downside I've found so far is protrusion of the handle hinge assembly on the side of the pot, which can catch on items when stuffing into tight spaces during packing. I've learned to pay attention to this when packing up.

A nice way to save a little weight and bulk on solo trips.


Have used it on several trips so far in this first season of use.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $23 plus shipping

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