I have just returned from a weekend camping with the family, it was all good apart from boiling a kettle for two cups of tea took an absolute age
I bought a cheapo £16 halfords single burner stove & it seems to take about 20 minutes to boil a kettle in the open (using a camping kitchen with a wind shield) & about 8 minutes at home indoors.
So to the point, I want a stove that will boil water much quicker, but it will also be used to cook eggs, heat beans, etc. We did all of our other food on a portable gas BBQ & that worked really well, so I really don't want to get a proper camping stove with a big bottle to cart around, the car was packed as it was.
I was looking at the Jetboil helios but the wife seems to think that poring water from the pot in to a cup would be messy as we cant see a spout/lip in any of the pictures. So is there a better solution, or a nearly as good one for less money?
What have you used to good effect?
Many thanks in advance.