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Thread: backpack stoves

  1. #21
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    Re: backpack stoves

    friend just got a new jetboil flash and it boils .5L in 1min to a heavy rolling boil and 1L to a gentile boil in 2:15m enough for coffee tea but not quite hot enough for freeze dried so we took turns on .5l boils.

  2. #22
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    Re: backpack stoves

    I second the Jetboil, under 2 minutes for a full boil, I used my a few weeks ago melting snow and it was still pretty fast and efficient

  3. #23
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    Re: backpack stoves

    IF the flash is to small, get the sumo model, 1.8 litres only available in aluminum now, I like my sumo titanium for any back country use, have been using this for 8 years now

  4. #24
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    Re: backpack stoves

    Jetboil Flash fan. Pretty simple and efficient in fuel, packing space and weight.

  5. #25
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    Re: backpack stoves

    I was using the flash and loved it until I bought the Sumo. The two advantages of the Sumo are extra capacity and the ability to simmer. My flash can't simmer and that is a pain for some foods. I've been hooked on Jetboil for 3 years for back country hiking. I'm new to hunting but the principles of eating in the bush are the same.

  6. #26
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    Re: backpack stoves

    MSR pocket rocket here as well. Have had it since 2005! Still going strong.

    Have an MSR XGK white gas stove as well and hardly use it anymore. One time the pump leaked and it was a total pain in the ass. Plus it's big, smelly and... just why?

    The pocket rocket works for me even at 7500ft l, although it tends to sputter a lot at that elevation it still works fine.

    Maybe when my kid is older and we do a family trip I'll go back to white gas, but haven't used it in about 5 years and don't miss it.

  7. #27
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    Re: backpack stoves

    I would suggest looking at the olicamp ultra titanium stove and XTS pot. Very well made and very light. I did some testing and compared a couple jetboil stoves and the olicamp boil times are almost a minute less. The big advantage is fuel consumption.
    my son and I did a 12 day sheep hunt and had two 1 litre boils per day and used 90 percent of one jetboil medium canister.
    This stove setup allows for simmer and frying etc.
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