I used a jetboil zip at the puffer and it was brilliant. Borrowed from a friend, I will definitely be getting one. Water boiled in a couple of minutes without any of the balancing issues I’ve had with a stove/kettle combo. I was just making tea/coffee but noodles would have been easy too.Posted 4 years agorene59Member
Nearly bought a jetboil as a mate has one and is quite good.
I went instead for an Alpkit MytiMug. Inside I can fit a 100g gas canister, an Optimus Crux folding stove (already had this), a folding titanium spork and a small fire steel. A small square of material inside stops any rattling. I made a double (overlapping top and bottom) thermowrap pot cosy for it which holds it neatly. I have been very happy with this setup and is very lightweight and compact.Posted 4 years agowillardMember
Lot of blokes I know use them (they fit in a utility pouch and can heat up a rat pack pretty quickly) and the only bad thing I have heard about them is that you need to take spare gas with you if you are going to be out for a while, hence the adoption of the multifuel MSR stoves when all there is is diesel…
That said, I just take a cheapy folding gas stove with a remote cylinder with me and fit the whole thing in a small mess tin.Posted 4 years ago1978Member
I had a couple of jetboils and although they were pretty good, I now use an MSR Reactor and would highly recommend it. Build quality and boil times are in a different league and now that there is a 1l pot version too it packs pretty small as well. It really is a fantastic bit of kit.Posted 4 years agojimbothejetsetMember
Have a few stoves, tend to take the primus (similar model to pocket rocket) for longer trips, have a stabiliser for the gas can and a nice pot set so can cook good grub on it.
Have a small ti stove and military mug and plastic spork for quick lightweight trips which usually heat soups, noodles etc.
Then the jetboil, I loves it. Removed the piezo and take a flint striker, does the job I want and cooks quickly and efficiently and these days the supermarkets offer a fair selection of food that can be done with a JB, I’d say it’s the most used of my kit really.Posted 4 years agoacehtnMember
As per others, if only boiling in the bag with compatible burner then yep.
Squaddies i know love them, fast, good with gas, maybe a one trick pony.
I use a MSR pocket rocket, my old enamel tin mug is now an Alpkit Ti myti mug/pot thing. Bit lighter, easier to spread about when packing, and if i run out out of gas can just whop the Ti pot on an open fire.Posted 4 years ago
I wouldn’t say no to a jet boil 🙂matt_outandaboutSubscriber
For overnighter a in ok weather, I love my wee titanium esbit /meths stove and it mug. Great for simple porridge / cus cous / brews.Posted 4 years ago
For colder / windier / wetter I still use a (generic) old Edelrid gas stove (pocket rocket ish) and it is ace.
I have not felt the need for a jetboil, especially with a home made wind shield. A jet boil would shave a few seconds off a boil competition, but they are a pain to cook in.
I would really like to try out some stoves ( esp. A better wee meths stove / hive wood burner) for longer trips.mattbeeSubscriber
Only time mine hasn’t successfully boiled water was tucked in behind a dry stone wall on Bwlch Tryfan in Feb, 3deg,gusting 40-50. Was waiting for it to settle down a bit before heading back down to Idwal Cottage. Even with the Jetboil sheltered in my rucksack I only managed a lukewarm mug of tea.Posted 4 years ago
Been faultless otherwise for going on 5 years, even the piezo still works fine.hummerliciousMember
Love mine, relatively compact, boil time super quickPosted 4 years agoslowclimbMember
This one cup of coffee made the cost of my jetboil worth it, and when I say worth it I got it free with a Trail magazine subscription about a year ago so even better!Posted 4 years ago
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piemonster – Member
Meh, give me a meths stove.
I’m never in that much of a hurry when out camping.
Bottles good for a sniff too.
I thought the same too piemonster, I was never that much in a hurry either, quite happy to use my meths cooker, but after borrowing one for a week at work, I have not looked back!
Easy to fire up, boils insanely quick, easy to cook with, does not seem to use much gas as other burners I have had in the past, no leaky meths sarnies either anymore.
Even bought the coffee press, for my daily coffee break.Posted 4 years ago
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