I have thoroughly enjoyed testing the MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe stove kit. I guess no stove is perfect but this one comes really close. If only it would clean up the dishes after cooking… Seriously though, this stove is a winner! You can click here to read my thoughts as I conclude my testing of the stove and included cook set.
The MSR Thru Link filter has continued to perform exceptionally. I have used it hiking, trail running, and backpacking. It filters water quickly, is durable, mostly compatible with various hydration systems. You can read my final update HERE.
MSR provided the MSR Dyna-lock Explore Backcountry Poles for review purposes.
In my last update of the MSR Dyna-lock poles I will dig deeper into the differences in using summer and winter baskets. I hope to show why the more you use these poles the better you may like them. I will explain the reasons that caused the annoying things that happened on the trail.
I will explain how my poles become an extension of my body while hiking. The hiking conditions I encountered during the test period forced me to make a choice between wearing traction may depend of the confidence I have in my poles to prevent me from sliding and falling.
In my last update I mentioned a possible hypothesis that because of the larger diameter of the Pika 1L Teapot, it would boil water faster than vessels with smaller diameters. Please click on the link HERE to see how my testing went and my final thoughts on this gear.
The Pocket Rocket Deluxe stove kit has worked great during my limited testing so far. I’ll outline my use on a recent day hike. Short story, it worked great, long version…click here and scroll down to the updated section
This little Pika Teapot is just the cutest thing ever! After using it and showing it off at a winter hammock hang, I have updated my review. Please click HERE to read my thoughts on the Pika 1L Teapot from MSR.