Recently, however, we’ve been cycling a bit closer to home, and we haven’t necessarily needed such heavy duty stoves. Often, we just want to make a quick bowl of pasta or cup of coffee.
For that reason, we’ve been trying out canister stoves, such as the Optimus Crux.
Canister stoves in general are very easy to use, and this one is no exception. You take the Optimus Crux burner, screw it onto a pre-pressurized gas cartridge, turn the knob to release the fuel and light it. The whole process takes about a minute.