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Mo-go-gear Fire-fly Alcohol Stove SPOTLITE REVIEW

A tiny stove well suited for backpackers that view pint sized cooking mugs as group cooking devices.

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by Will Rietveld | 2005-07-05 03:00:00-06

Mo-go-gear Fire-fly Alcohol Stove SPOTLITE REVIEW

Overview

Gossamer Gear never loses sight of light, and the new Fire-fly alcohol stove they commissioned from Mo-go-gear (at 1.56 ounces for the whole kit) is no exception. The cooking system includes the burner, pot stand, heat reflector, windscreen, and fuel measuring cup.

The Fire-fly uses a mini alcohol burner (2-inch diameter) with a capacity of 1.25 ounces. The heat reflector and 3-inch x 22-inch windscreen are made of soft temper 36 gauge aluminum, which is the same stuff that MSR uses for their windscreens. The pot stand is wide and sturdy.

I like the innovative pot stand (which folds flat), the high quality adjustable windscreen, and the fact the stove comes as a cooking system (sans pot). My guess is that it’s capable of cooking for two; we will find out. Our editors are testing the Fire-fly in different regions of the country, and we will publish a full review this summer.

Features and Specifications

  • Aluminum open jet burner, 2 in (5 cm) diameter
  • Adjustable windscreen
  • Sturdy 3 in (8 cm) diameter pot stand
  • Soft temper aluminum windscreen and heat reflector
  • Measured weight 1.56 oz (44 g)
  • MSRP $22.95

Citation

"Mo-go-gear Fire-fly Alcohol Stove SPOTLITE REVIEW ," by Will Rietveld. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/mo_go_gear_fire_fly_alcohol_stove_spotlite_review.html, 2005-07-05 03:00:00-06.

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