Currently the GF and I use a MSR Pocket Pocket and some crappy stainless pans for overnight tramping, bike trips, car camping and all sorts.
The burner is compact sure, but has a too-concentrated flame, gives the pan a very high centre of gravity and the pans slide around on the burner. Not ideal!
Ideally I want something primarily more compact but also overall lighter and more stable for overnight bike trips. Needs enough size to serve 2 people. Porridge, quick cook pasta, dehydrated Backcountry Meals.
I've seen an emergence of JetBoil type systems, which seem great for boiling water quickly and efficiently... but can I cook my morning porridge in one? Can it heat a pasta sauce without welding it to the bottom?
What about getting a small burner on a rope? They're stable and nearly as neat as the Pocket Rocket but my overall package is still quite bulky.
I could improve my overall size with a better pan set - the old one has integrated pivoting handles, which are great.
Overall - a jetboil thing might be most compact for lightweight overnight but I'd have to be more selective about what we could eat on those trips?
What are your solutions? What might work for me?