Recently I set out on a mission to lighten my backpacking kit. I started by trying to find a replacement for my heavy JetBoil cooking system. While the JetBoil was an awesome all in 1 nesting cook stove, it was just heavy and bulky for 1 person needing to heat a little food and water. I saw a little mini stove in a video and had to check it out. I ended up with the knockoff BSR 3000 stove (see BRS 3000 for the real thing) that makes all other “mini” stoves look huge.
There isn’t much to this little guy. Folded up in the supplied carry bag, it doesn’t take up much more room than a full size Bic lighter. The bag feels cheap and honestly it will probably begin to rip in a year. The bag is kinda essential though because when the stove is folded up, nothing holds the folded arms down except being in the bag. You could probably use a rubber band and get the job done, and save a tiny bit of weight for the gram counters out there…
To unfold the BSR 3000, you just simply flip up each of the pot supports into they clip into place. You do have to turn the gas valve on slightly to get one of the supports unfolded. Make sure you turn the valve back to off before you screw it on the canister, trust me on this. The legs snap securely into place and don’t wobble around so it should last a while.
The BSR 3000 mini stove will screw on to most popular fuel canister like the Jetboil canister I show it with. I noticed I had to screw it on pretty tight, maybe a little more than I was comfortable with, but it performed well once it was on.
The pot holders provide decent support for 1 person size pots. Here you can see it on the bottom of my Toaks 750ml pot. I wouldn’t want to go much larger than this because of the supports and the flame being concentrated in the center.
At the end of the day this BSR 3000 is an awesome light weight, 1 person backpacking stove for under $15. Everyone who is into backpacking can afford to have this little weight saver!
Full disclosure, I didn’t realize when I purchased that I had purchased the knock off version. While I am still pleased with the model I got, I did intend to buy the BRS 3000 stove.