Pyro Pocket Stove

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Mortis, Jun 24, 2007.


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  1. Mortis

    Mortis Snake Eater

    The Pyro Pocket Stove is made by Pyromid Outdoor Cooking Systems, Redmond, Oregon.

    As you can see in the picture, it comes with its own nylon carry pouch which has a strap on the back for sliding onto your belt. It is made from 26 guage stainless steel sheeting and complete package to include a package of Esbit fuel weighs 6 ounces.

    The Esbit fuel included is 3 of the larger tabs as shown in the picture. I ran a control test with 1/2 a tab as shown. Approximate burn time was 9 minutes 15 seconds. I had a measured 8 ounces of tap water in the canteen cup shown and the water temp reached 175 degrees F.

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    Personally, I like the form of the stove, but feel it would be better if it was 24 gauge or thicker. Also if you can tell from the picture it has a small fuel platform which folds down. It warped just slightly during the tab burning process, which allowed the fuel to 'float' about the platform. Heavier metal could possibly help this.

    I bought both these on eBay for almost $13.00 to include shipping.

    In closing, it is certainly sturdier then the Esbit stove and I like the fact you can place it with the hinges into the wind, acting as a wind block. Each person will have to determine their own usage and needs.
     
  2. ripsnort

    ripsnort Monkey+++

    Weight? Weight? Weigh? Anything I carry goes on the scale first.
    I believe both my brasslite and star esbit are around an ounce and a half.
     
  3. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Nice stove, I would like one smaller than the big multi-burner version that I have.
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Nice pics and review...
    [winkthumb]
     
  5. Baphomet Jones

    Baphomet Jones Monkey+++

    That little folding stove looks neat, you could probably reinforce it easily with a cheapo 110 volt spot welder, which you can get on Harbor Freight very cheap. Just my $0.02. I guess if you had a spot welder though, you could make your own folding stoves pretty easy [beer]
     
  6. RobertRogers

    RobertRogers Monkey+++

    certainly small. where do you get the esbit?
     
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

  8. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

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