I used and LOVED my MSR Pocket Rocket throughout the duration of my AT thru-hike. It’s lightweight (3 ounces), compact, durable and relatively inexpensive. This stove will boil 1L of water in less than 4 minutes.

What I liked best about the pocket rocket is you can adjust the flame to choose whether you want to simmer or boil. Alcohol stoves don’t allow that luxury.


Teaching my little sister, Montana, to use the Pocket Rocket


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Happy Trails–
Dixie 🙂


I will be posting a weekly gear-related item. It will always be something I have used or seen used enough that I would recommend. Hopefully, this helps stimulate conversation about gear and assist beginning backpackers with gear selection.

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