Voice outside the tent at 11:07 pm Thu night: Hello. Hello. Anyone in there? (am I dreaming of Pink Floyd?)
Us inside the tent: Yes (hesitantly, but thinking who the heck is waking us up in the middle of the night and why)
Voice outside the tent: We need you to pack up your camp and move to higher ground as soon as possible.
What? Really? How is this happening? We chose the “higher ground” for a reason. Adrenaline starts to surge…
I decided to do a test.
Test setup and givens: As a reminder, I am located near Denver (5280 ft elevation). I used the same fuel (Jetboil), same aluminum canister/pot (by Outdoor Element), and the same amount of water (2 cups ...generally the amount used for any dehydrated meal). It's hard to judge if I set the throttle to the same amount but I tried. I timed the event to measure how fast each stove would boil the same amount of water.
I am completely impressed with the Near Zero Mini Camping Stove!