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The New MSR MicroRocket -- Trail Report #1

Postby hikin_jim » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:36 pm

In a couple of days, MSR is set to release their new MicroRocket stove.
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The MicroRocket will be MSR's first entry into the lightweight, high-end gas stove market. (The existing PocketRocket is more of an entry level stove).

Yesterday, I took the stove out on the trail for the first time.
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Please join me on an another Adventure in Stoving: The New MSR MicroRocket -- Trail Report #1

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Re: The New MSR MicroRocket -- Trail Report #1

Postby rlown » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:24 am

another excellent report, HJ! I love the comparison to the last gen stove, and the oatmeal test..
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Re: The New MSR MicroRocket -- Trail Report #1

Postby hikin_jim » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:21 pm

Hey, if I can't cook oatmeal on it, it's no good! :D

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Re: The New MSR MicroRocket -- Trail Report #1

Postby Flux » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:50 am

Pretty cool little stove and nice report.

Someone gifted me an optimus crux lite and I bought a nice little Ti pot off of steap and cheap. Last trip my buddy brought it in as a backup to my windpro setup. We had boil meals and ended up never even using the windpro. I really like these micro canister stoves, very very quick and easy. I found it to be pretty efficient even with no windscreen. I think the focus of the burners helps a lot, even with the canister width pots.

I keep a fire steel with me in the stove kit for reliability.
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Re: The New MSR MicroRocket -- Trail Report #1

Postby hikin_jim » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:50 pm

They are nice little stoves.

Don't throw away your WindPro just yet. In a serious wind, they'll do much better. A WindPro can handle larger pots. If you turn the canister upside down, a WindPro can operate in much lower temperatures than a MicroRocket or Crux Lite.

The MR or Crux are great little stoves for fair weather fast and light trips. The WindPro is better for "real" cooking or poor weather. "Horses for courses" as they say.

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Re: The New MSR MicroRocket -- Trail Report #1

Postby Flux » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:45 am

I love my windpro and it's just as you say, great stove for colder weather so you can flip the can and it is great for simmering and actual cooking outside of boiling water.

Thanks for all these cool reports. I don't know why backpacking stoves are so intriguing.
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