After this year's High Sierra trip, I decided I'd like to find a remote canister stove for the Scouts, so that they can use a wind screen and have something a little more stable than the canister-top Optimus Cruxi we've been using (excellent stoves). Recently, I noted a posting by Lawson Kline, to the effect that he might be offering a ti remote canister stove and 1 litre pot combo, and both the weights and prices looked good to me. Without a response online from Lawson, however, and wanting to check out the system for myself before the last trips of our season, I went ahead and ordered the Fire Maple versions, direct from China (alibaba).
Mine just arrived, way faster than China Post predicted, and both units are nicely made. The stove weighs 99g on my scale and is nicely constructed. It attaches well, without leakage, and burns uh "vigorously". The stove comes with a very nice, somewhat heavyish, thick mesh bag.
The stove folds down well, but the photos above may be a little misleading: when folded and in the pot, the only way the lid is going on if you've got a 220g canister in there is if the canister is on top, facing up and with the protrusion on the canister nestled into the pocket on the pot lid. The canister protrudes above the edge of the pot, exactly that much. Flip the canister "head down" and the stove now protrudes, but without a matching pocket to nestle into with the lid.
The pot is also nicely made, but the lid is not designed to be used ON the pot when boiling. I know this because, after my first boil, I realized there was going to be some trick to getting this lid off the pot, even as it was only loosely sitting there -- I quickly pinched the extended tab and flipped it off the stove, onto the adjacent bricks. It was hot! In fact, the tab is now squished out of shape and bears my fingerprint in it.
This may be the Achilles Heel for the pot: if I can't boil with the lid on, then it won't be boiling any faster than the lightweight perc pots I've been having the boys use -- those have lids. Harumph! I guess I could go with the perc pots and the new stove if I have to.
Anyway, we're tinkering with aluminum foil windscreens and I'll take some photos of the stove, the pot, the setup and the weights, soon.