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This Impossibly Small Canister Stove Is a Thru-Hiker's Dream

It weighs less than four ounces yet packs a fiery punch on the trail.

primus firestick

Editor's note: An awesome product we originally reported on more than a year ago at Summer OR 2019 is finally available for purchase. It's the Primus Firestick, an insanely small and lightweight canister stove perfect for streamlined camping. See below for relevant details, plus links to purchase the two versions.

Key Specs:
Brand: Primus
Model: Firestick
Price: $90 (steel); $120 (titanium)
Unique Features: Just over 4 inches in length, just under

Upshot: Primus introduces an incredibly travel-friendly canister stove that’s ultralight and barely bigger than a roll of quarters when condensed for stashing in your pack.

Who It’s For: Any camper or thru-hiker looking to shed weight but still prep a hot meal on the trail.

Insight: At just over 4 inches long and weighing well under 4 ounces, the Primus Firestick is the sleekest canister stove we’ve seen. Much like a light saber, it’s barely noticeable when retracted, yet ferociously awesome when unleashed. The Firestick features a recessed burner to guard the flame, recessed air intake holes for maximum fuel efficiency and wide pot supports for optimal wind protection. And don’t let its sexy looks fool you — in action, the Firestick pumps out 8,530 BTUs. There are two versions: steel and titanium, which is more expensive but also lighter and just a bit cooler looking. Either option makes for an excellent upgrade to any hungry outdoorsman’s food prep kit.

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