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Pocket Spork

rated 2 of 5 stars Too small for practical feeding, at least for this this big gai-jin, but at least it doesn't collapse during use. In a companion review to this one, I seriously dissed a similar folding spork from Optimus that I purchased at the same time as this one, one for me and one for my wife. The differences are subtle, but the Soto is somewhat better.Compared to the Optimus: It is a crucial little bit longer, making it more suitable but still less than ideal for stirring food while cooking or eating a freeze-dried… Full review

OD-1RX WindMaster

rated 5 of 5 stars Great stove. Can simmer and cook eggs unlike JetBoil (great for boiling water only and the piezo igniter doesn't work after trying two different stoves). I have used this stove over many camping trips. Very reliable, the igniter starts up every time. Can simmer and control the heat very well. I used to use the JetBoil, but the piezo igniter never works and it burns everything. Full review

Pocket Torch XT

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Awesome telescope feature on a jet type lighter. They do burn down gases in between the trigger and burner. It is a fact of life. I have enjoyed the distance between my fingers and the other fuel's ignition immensely! Like my propane BBQ. Had two and used them up over a year each!. I have enjoyed the distance between my fingers and the other fuel's ignition immensely! Like my propane BBQ or the rustic pine shavings to start my fire pit. "in my front yard" "Tennessee style!" About to step out of… Full review

OD-TRC Fill Adaptor for Butane Gas

rated 5 of 5 stars Great little piece of gear. It does exactly what it claims to do. This little adapter works really well for filling lighters. I have never experienced any leaking from mine. The little tube must be depressed to release iso-butane into the the lighter reservoir, so you won't lose it to the atmosphere. The only concern is that the piece is so tiny that you might lose it (weighs 25g). However, a lanyard will easily prevent that. Full review


rated 1 of 5 stars A royal pain to operate, have to pump it roughly 200 strokes to boil a pot of water. Leg socket became loose and unusable. Leaked fuel. Went back to using my Whisperlite. Got this because I was attracted to the no-preheat pan and no soot features. It worked pretty good at first except for the fact that it took 210 pump strokes total to boil my titanium Snow Peak pot full of water. This is a ridiculous amount of pumping.¬†It takes about 150 strokes to get it going and then 60 more after warm up to… Full review

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Soto Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

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Outdoor Retailer: Soto's Muka atomizing liquid fuel stove
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January 23, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: Highlights from the show
Outdoor Retailer ended yesterday, and after five days of looking at gear, booths, and trade show hallways, things can get a bit blurry. But, here are a few more pieces of outdoor gear that stood out. Read more
August 7, 2010


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30555 Butte Creek Road
Eugene, OR 97355

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