Hats off to Bob for producing some highly innovative British made lightweight stoves: the Pocket Stove and the Honey Stove. I’ve used gas almost exclusively for cooking. However, there are some attractions to other fuels like meths and wood, as Andy Howell has pointed out, especially travelling in Europe. So I thought I’d give the titanium pocket stove a whirl.
There’s a picture slide show above, showing the Pocket Stove, its components and an Evernew Ti meths burner together with the Evernew DX stand/stove. The pocket stove weighed 55g on my scale (1g less than advertised!). I also bought the Evernew Ti trivet (14g). The Pocket stove, Evernew burner and trivet come to a total weight of 105g.
The beauty of the Pocket Stove is its compactness and the adaptability of using it as a windshield for a meths burner or as a wood stove. It’s very easy to assemble and surprisingly robust. It stays assembled nicely when you’d expect it to fall apart. I’ve not used it yet, but it does tempt me to dabble with meths and wood, especially for short trips. I reckon Bob has produced a winner here.