Below is my LTR. I look forward to your comments and suggestions. -Don
I have had the opportunity to use the stove on one more weekend trip.
The conditions this time around were much better than my last adventure.
The temperatures stayed in the 20's F (-7's C) with overcast and gloomy
skies with brief snow showers and a constant wind. Exactly the kind
weather I would expect while hiking in the Allegheny National Forest in
PERFORMANCE IN THE FIELD
The stove continued to perform well. On this trip we boiled a total of
approximately 1 gallon (3.8 L) of water in 33 oz (1L) increments. The
average boiling time was around 3 minutes each time. I started with a
fresh 7.76 oz (220 g) fuel canister and I would estimate that we used
just over a quarter of the fuel.
The stove lit off without any trouble although I did have to adjust the
igniter closer to the burner each time. It seems to move around a
little while it is packed.
The EtaPackLite has held up very well. The plastic pot that also serves
as a liner for the cooking pot while the stove is stored is a great
idea. The cooking pot barely looks used.
Overall I am happy with the EtaPackLite. I have found that for me, the
best use of the stove is for groups of 2 to 4 people and in temperatures
above 20 F (-7 C). The stove is usable in colder conditions however I
will plan on brining more fuel when my trips involve colder temps.
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The stove is still in great condition with minimal signs of wear and
tear. I am still slightly concerned about the igniter as it seems to
move while the stove is packed however it adjusts back into position
without issue. I will continue to watch this component for signs of
The stove packs conveniently and boils water extremely fast during most
conditions. It has held up very well to some tough conditions over the
past few months.
I definitely plan on using the EtaPackLite stove in the future for my
trips that include a small group. I am happy to add this stove to my
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