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Several components are involved in building the ideal backpacking kit. You’re going to want a sturdy backpack with plenty of supplies and equipment. Then there is the tent that is going to protect you against the weather. The next big thing to think about with shelter and storage is food.
How are you going to prepare food? Will you go old school with a campfire and do it all? Or will you be camping where you may not have places to do that? If this is the case, you might want to try what thousands of others have done.
Many great options are available, and the BSR Ultralight Camping Gas Stove is one of the best. We’re going to look at this device in this review and what it can add to your outdoor adventures.
DESIGN 5 out of 5
DURABILITY 5 out of 5
VALUE FOR MONEY 4.5 out of 5
Head Material: Titanium alloy
Fuel: Butane gas (not supplied)
Gas consumption: 140 g / h
Folded Size: 37 * 48mm (D * H)
Folding height: 85 * 60mm (D * H)
Note: Gas tank and pot is not included.
Lightweight and compact
Easy to use
- Limited simmer control
- Not wind efficient
BRS Ultralight Camping Gas Stove Outdoor Gas Burner Cooking Stove
This machine weighs just 25 g and is capable of generating 2700W. This means it packs a lot of heat when it comes to boiling water, even if it is small. In just over 2 minutes, it can boil 1 liter of water.
This machine runs on butane cannisters, which gives excellent durability and reliability. With its support arms, it is easy to set up and mount. When connecting, you’ll want to make sure the control valve is off; this is a safety precaution that protects you from any leaks and potential problems.
The good thing about this device is that you can use multiple sizes of cookware due to its nature. In fact, it fits perfectly with ease with a 750ml pot. For those who may not be traveling alone, this is a great size and need to be able to cook more than just a single dinner.
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Who is this product for?
This is perfect for backpackers who want an extremely lightweight, practical device that takes up little to no space. To long-term backpackers or those traveling the world, this is an excellent option because it is lightweight and adds almost no weight to your bag, but even with its small stature, it provides an efficient and reliable stove for your cooking needs.
What is included?
You will find the following items in the package when you buy the BSR Ultralight Camping Gas stove:
- Foldable stove unit
- Carrying case
Overview of features
This compact and lightweight piece of camping equipment may not appear to fit many features into its design. The design team at BRS for this stove included the following features to help make it one of the best on the market:
- Lightweight and compact
- Built to generate 2700W
- Constructed to provide an even, stable flame
- Flip-out support legs
The features of this unit combine to create a unit that would be a great addition to the package of any backpacker. You’ll have an easy-to-use and pack-up option for all your meal preparation with its reliable flame and well-crafted support legs.
Is the BRS-3000T durable?
I think it’s long-lasting enough from my personal experience, so far. I’ve had it along on a lot of sea kayaking trips and beach campouts and it’s very well held up without any signs of rust or corrosion, and no clogging problems.
The construction seems to be of very good quality and it looks like it’s going to cost a lot more than it does. I am tempted to say that the cooking arms are a little flimsy, but I must remember that this is a piece of ultra-light backpacking gear designed primarily to boil a cup or two of water. And that weight has to come from somewhere to be that light for a camp stove.
Is the BRS 3000T really titanium?
The stove is advertised as being made from “Titanium Alloy”. I’m no metallurgist, but I’ve had a lot of titanium gear. The cooking arms and the centerpiece they are attached to look like solid titanium. these parts have that titanium feel and show the expected heat discoloration from use (which I think adds to titanium’s cool look).
The rest of the stove seems to be made out of numerous other metals including stainless steel and brass. The body might be a mix of titanium and other metals. It doesn’t look like solid titanium, but it doesn’t look like the typical aluminum alloy that you usually see either.
As mentioned above, mine has been in some salty conditions and shows no signs whatsoever of any rust or corrosion. Whatever it is made from, I’ve been extremely happy with its construction and it looks like it belongs with some of my higher-priced gear.
Does the BRS-3000T have an igniter?
There is no igniter in the BRS-3000 T, and I think that’s a good thing. A fire steel is much more reliable than the piezoelectrical igniters used in camp stoves, especially in the rain.
If you still want the ease of starting the push button, I bet you’ll want a stove that’s a lot different and bigger. My intuition leads me to think that when using the BRS-3000 T, you’d also be very frustrated with some of the points.
Does the BRS-3000T have a pressure regulator?
There is no pressure control for the BRS-3000T. If you’re not familiar with what a pressure regulator does, despite the pressure in the canister, it holds the flame stable. In order to keep the cooking flame stable, stoves that do not have regulators need to be constantly monitored and modified.
But this isn’t a big deal and there aren’t many ultra-light backpackers with pressure regulators. Not only would this add a little weight, but it would also generate more confusion that could lead to field failure.
One thing you need to pay attention to is that if the burner control valve is not closed when you turn on the gas canister, gas will escape. This is not a particular issue with the BRS-3000 T or a design question, just the nature of ultra-light stoves in general, which are essentially just a valve with arms to hold a pot.
Backpacking is about simplicity and it’s very easy with this stove. That’s a lovely thing if you can rely on it for a cold, rainy night’s hot meal in your tent.
Can you simmer on the BRS 3000T?
Yes, with the BRS-3000 T, you have great flame control, and you can set the very low flame to cook food. As mentioned above, however, the BRS-3000 T does not have a pressure regulator that can make a challenge consistent with keeping a low flame. Especially if fuel is low in the canister.
Generally speaking, you pay close attention when cooking in a small backpacking kitchen setup, so having to control the flame size closely has never been a major annoyance for me with the BRS-3000 T or any other ultra-light stove that I owned.
Do you need a windscreen for the BRS 3000T stove?
Wind is another issue for any camp stove where the stove sits atop the fuel canister. Basically, the stove is higher up in the breeze and it is harder to block the wind since the windscreen needs to be higher as well. If you camp in windy areas, you will need some sort of wind block or windscreen with the BRS-3000T or any other isobutane canister camp stove.
Cooking on the ground is the first step to getting out of the wind. If you are camping at the beach or any other place where there is soft ground and it is okay for you to dig, just make a hole big enough for your stove and use the removed dirt or sand to create even more of a wind block.
Simply setting up the stove behind a tree, rock, picnic table, or other structure can also help a ton. And you should always sit in such a way that your body blocks some of the wind while cooking.
If you still need a windscreen and don’t want to buy a store-bought model, a little creativity can go a long way. Heavy duty aluminum foil makes a great windscreen. It doesn’t take up much space in your pack and you can use it later for cooking in a campfire if that is a possibility.
I’ve gotten in the habit of carrying my ultralight bush box with me as a backup to my BRS-3000T on overnight trips. It’s not that I think the BRS will fail, but rather I can use it to extend my fuel supply by occasionally cooking on a wood fire in the bushbox. On one particularly windy island camping trip I discovered that the bushbox could be set upside on top of the BRS-3000T making a very effective windscreen.
If the simmer power and stability are problems you simply can not ignore, you might want to look at some of the alternatives. Below, we’ve picked two different options to fix the drawbacks of the above model. Here are the picked options.
Jetboil MiniMo Stove Cooking System
Our first alternative comes from Jetboil and is a unit that not only consists of high-quality, durable materials, but also provides fantastic control of the simmer. You’re going to have to pay a little more for this unit, but you’re going to be good to go with all the amazing features you get with MiniMo.
MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System
This MSR device provides an effective simmer control, rapid boiling capacity, and a super sturdy piece for the backpacker. You also get a windscreen of excellent quality and an easy-to-use package. It’s a bit heavier than our main stove and it costs a bit more, but we’re sure you’ll feel it’s worth it for everything you get.
Often simplicity is easier than a complicated system that is hard to understand. This is a simple but efficient system. The designers created a simple design and a super lightweight alternative that is so small that you might forget that you even hold it.
Even with this minimalist design, you will still be able to take advantage of a super-efficient burner and an easy-to-install and take-down quick-cooling stove.
Of course, there are some drawbacks that many feel need to be fixed, but this BRS stove is a great choice when looking for an easy-to-use stove that doesn’t weigh you down.