View Full Version : Fuel cannisters - how many meals?

steve hiker
06-06-2003, 12:16
How many meals can you expect to get out of the small 4 oz. IsoPro cannisters (for a Pocket Rocket)? Simple boil and eat.

Papa Bear
06-06-2003, 12:35
I have found it takes, under ideal conditions, 1/4 oz. from the canister to boil 2 cups of water with a Pocket Rocket.

The small canister has a net weight of 3.5 oz, so that would be 14 boils. In the field, give yourself some leaway and assume maybe 10- 12.

I find if you shake it you can feel the liquid sloshing which give a rough measure of how much is left.

I find the big canister lasts me 2 weeks, 2 meals a day with a bit left over.

You might want to test it a home so you don't run out unexpectedly.