My Primus Micron Ti stove weighs 2.5 oz. That's my primary stove. Like others of my beloved gear items, it has since been discontinued. I have an alcohol stove, but somehow when it's time to pack for a trip I always bring the canister stove. For a longer trip, stove + fuel weight is less than alcohol--last time I calculated, the cutoff was about 7 days.
The way things are going, even canister stoves may be banned by late summer, or the forests may even be closed. Unless we get more snow, I plan to get my trips in early this coming summer. Of course there have been years (like the last two) in which the serious "winter" snow accumulation didn't really start until March. There's still hope!
California, though--I really feel for you folks down there. The hills around Petaluma, where my daughter lives, are normally green this time of year. This year they aren't even brown; they're gray!
Edited by OregonMouse (01/17/14 03:39 PM)
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey