Earlier this year, we took the Coleman FyreStorm PCS (personal cooking system) on a wild camping adventure to Snowdonia. The trip was an emotional rollercoaster, veering dramatically from nervous meltdowns near the summit of Glyder Fach to zen-like moments of peace in a bivvy bag. One of the rocks we could cling to during our four days in the Welsh wilderness was this excellent all-in-one cooking set-up.
The FyreStorm PCS provides backpackers, trekkers, and camping enthusiasts with a product that combines the stove, cooking pot, sleeve and lid into one tidy package. Throw into the mix the fact that the FyreStorm PCS has storage room for your gas cartridge and you’re looking at a wonderfully compact and convenient little outdoor kitchen.
“…you’re looking at a wonderfully compact and convenient little outdoor kitchen.”
With the innovative Coleman Wind Block system and HyperFlame down-step burner, this stove will admirably perform its duties even when the wind has really gone up a notch – something we discovered for ourselves when cooking up breakfast in the shadow of Glyder Fawr on a breezy Welsh morning.
Coleman say that when the wind is up, the FyreStorm PCS can boil a litre of water in 6 minutes 35 seconds. This drops down to 4 minutes and 30 seconds in calm conditions. It’s also worth pointing out that there’s the option of turning the flame down to simmer if you need to steadily cook food.