Backpacking stove canisters

I will be staying at camping grounds and would like to know if Italy sells small propane canisters that I can screw in to my pocked rocket stove?

Posted by Lola
Seattle, WA
5444 posts

Pocket Rocket is an MSR product and MSR makes isobutene/ propane canisters for it. Other canisters with the same thread ( Snow Peak, etc.) will work just fine. I don't know about Gaz; I have only used the larger Gaz butane canisters that have a different thread, for a Bluet stove.

Posted by Lola
Seattle, WA
5444 posts

OK, I found several websites that explain it. The MSR Pocket Rocket uses a standard threaded 7/16ths UNEF connection on the canister. These are widely available in many countries in many different brands. The Gaz canister is NON- threaded and will not work ( but they are mostly unavailable outside of France anyway).

Posted by Sammee
Clinton, Washington
83 posts

Now it is finding that particular brand of canister to fit my MSR stove. Thanks, Lola, I appreciate your research.

Posted by David
Fremont, Ca, USA
87 posts

Ciao Sammee, Not sure about the pocket rocket stove fuel canisters, but I'm fairly sure GAZ canisters are availible. Discalmer- Traveled Europe in '78 with a GAZ backpacking stove. Cordiali Saluti,
David

Posted by Sammee
Clinton, Washington
83 posts

I see that Snow peak carries the threaded 7/16th UNEF connection. Now, I hope the campground carrys them.