Our power went out this morning, so it was a perfect time to get out a new Dpower Ultralight Folding Backpacking Camping Stove I recently got for testing.
Made of stainless steel and aluminum alloy, this little camp stove folds to go in a miniature pouch (supplied) but will hold up to 13# according to the manufacturer. Folding the legs out took all of two seconds and screwing on the fuel canister took another eight…and I was ready to start brewing coffee.
I used my Stanley Coffee Press System and loaded it with two pints of water. Turning on the gas valve, I clicked the piezoelectric ceramic igniter button a couple times and I was cooking.
According to the manufacturer’s description, it would boil two pints of water in five minutes. Well…sort of. You could certainly find bubbles starting to form on the bottom of the pan in three minutes, but it was about seven and ¾ minutes before it came to a full, rolling boil.
Would I recommend it – absolutely. Works great and is super lightweight. Is is perfect? No. There’s a slight lean to the side opposite the hose attachment, but nothing a slight shim or twig wouldn’t remedy out in the field. What campsite is dead level anyhow?
The Dpower stove is available exclusively through Amazon at this point, and is definitely worth a look.
Disclaimer: Dpower provided the stove for me to test