Dienstag, 1. März 2011

Enlightened Pocket Rocket

I decided one day to try and shave a little bit of weight off of my trusty old MSR Pocket rocket. Unaltered, it's a pretty light stove, and weighs 87 grams (3.07 oz). I thought it shouldn't be too hard to take a little bit of weight off of it, and the result is a 71 gram stove (2.5 oz), with a total weight savings of 16 grams (0.57 oz). The modifications I did are:

-took off the nearly useless mini windscreen
-ground down the inner part of the potstand legs
-ground down the aluminum stove base (reducing by far the most weight)

Kommentare:

  1. What did you use to grind it down?

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  2. I'm buying one for an upcoming trip since my Boilerwerks stove won't be here in time and I don't want to carry my Jetboil. Arrows on the pic where you ground would be a great help. I have no issue with grinding it since it won't be a stove that gets a lot of use in the future. Thanks for the idea.

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  3. I bet you could take it down even farther by drilling small holes all the way down the support posts.

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