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Offline bdann

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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2007, 09:49:58 AM »
pre-cooking works well.  I got the idea of doing it after reading a trip report here, I forget who posted it.  My brother and I grilled hamburgers, chicken, and pork chops the night before our last trip to Big Bend.  Made for quick, easy, and tasty meals.  Shane had posted one time about stopping at a favorite Mexican place on the way out and picking up food and re-heating it for the first night in the park.  That was an excellent idea, we had some kick @ss fajitas our first night on the last trip....instant tradition.

For backpacking, I like as little cleanup as possible though.  Mountain House or cup ramen noodles is our usual fare.
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Offline RedBuffalo

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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2007, 03:19:36 PM »
Has anyone "checked" their Jetboil with their luggage w/ out the fuel canister?

I'm goin to Glacier this summer and wondered if there were any issues on packing one & getting the fuel canister on the other end - I guess I should probably contact IAH.

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Offline bdann

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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2007, 05:54:01 PM »
Finally picked up a Jetboil today.  I'm impressed so far, it's a nice compact package and very light.
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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2007, 10:07:27 PM »
Just so happens that I was in Austin this weekend and just so happened to be by the new REI on South Lamar.  Just so happened that my REI dividened had been posted to my account.  Just so happened that I now have the JetBoil personal size.  Just so happens that at 47F degrees it will boil 4 cups of water in ~ 7.5 minutes.  Just so happens that I'm happy with it.  Just so happens.

Moderator note:  see here for followup on the location of REI on Lamar.

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SHANEA

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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2007, 11:15:45 PM »
Has anyone done any benchmark tests of fuel consumption for the JetBoil, or am I going to have to burn a tank to find out :?:

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SHANEA

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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2007, 11:26:11 PM »
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The PCS boils up to 50 cups (12 Liters) of water from only one Jetpower isobutane/propane micro-canister.


http://www.jetboil.com/Products/Cooking-Systems/Personal-(PCS)
Moderator note:  This link just doesn't want to work with the board.  Click on the "Personal Cooking System" once you get there.

Accessories are dang expensive.   Even though I LUV brewed / pressed coffee, I just couldn't bring myself to spend $20 on the coffee press http://www.jetboil.com/Products/Accessories/Coffee-Press or the pot support http://www.jetboil.com/Products/Accessories/Pot-Support and $50 for the big pot...   http://www.jetboil.com/Products/Accessories/1.5L-Cooking-Pot

Of course, let's face it, $90 for the PCS system is not cheap and if I had not have had an REI dividend, it would not have come home with me.

But, if you are looking for Birthday gifts to bring me at the Houston reunion....   :lol:

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« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2007, 12:42:05 PM »
Shane,

I hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim (4 days / 3 nights) on one canister.  Oatmeal & coffee for breakfast and dehydrated meal for dinner.  However, I always carry a spare canister.

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Offline badknees

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« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2007, 04:46:44 PM »
I have a JetBoil that I picked up at a Sports Authority store in Houston. The package included the companion cup...all for $79. Even though it is a bit pricey you'll appreciate the fuel economy and compact package. It is heavier than some stoves but quick if you generally are only trying to boil water. I use the Coleman 3250  fuel sometimes. It is a 250 gram can but doesn't fit inside the cup. It is a bigger than the 110 gram JetBoil gas but I also run a micro lantern sometimes. If I want to travel light, I use the 110g JetBoil gas or the 110g Snow Peak gas which is $1/can cheaper.

The good thing about the Coleman gas is availabilty. Most Wally Marts have it.

Since I don't cook too much the JB works great for me. I like coffee and tea and it is real quick and simple just to stop anywhere and brew up a quick one.


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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2007, 09:00:34 AM »
Quote from: "Desertwalker"
I bought one back in the Fall. When it comes to boiling water, it's really fast! I like the way the burner and fuel cartridge store inside the mug. It' very compact.

I do have some difficulty disengaging the mug from the burner after the water has boiled, but it's really not that big of a deal. I'm still very happy with the JetBoil and am thinking about buying the pot attachment.


Article of interest for jetboilers(this from article on Iditarod):
http://www.cabelasiditarod.com/coverage_2007/cov07_mar04_03.html

What's more, he has a gizmo called a Jet Boil that will let him brew instant coffee on the fly, while he's moving down the trail. David Monson, Susan Butcher's husband, looked over the setup and joked, "The only limiting thing is the instant coffee. It's so terrible."

That got Swingley started with his trademark wisecracks. He pointed out that King is such a fan of coffee that now Swingley will have something to bargain with on the trail. Then he let loose with a classic Swingleyism, "He'll have to stay behind me to smell the aroma."


Disclosure:  If I wasn't married to someone who hates cold weather, I could very easily live in Alaska.  Nothing quite like driving 300 miles without seeing a fence.  I'll take Texas for the weather though, most of the time.  But, on occasion, like sled dog races, I find the culture in Alaska to be quite interesting.
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Offline bdann

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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2007, 09:31:34 AM »
One cannister was more than enough for our hike last week.  We boiled water for 10 mountain house meals (4 dinners, 4 breakfasts, 2 desserts) and probably 15 cups of tea and didn't run out of fuel.  

It will boil a single cup in under 2 minutes, and 3 cups in about 3 - 4 minutes.  Take it easy if you boil more than the recommended two cups at a time, you can do it, but it will boil over really fast if you're not watching it.  The colder the fuel cannister is, the longer it takes.
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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2007, 09:00:11 PM »
Quote from: "Boojum1"
Quote from: "Desertwalker"
I bought one back in the Fall. When it comes to boiling water, it's really fast! I like the way the burner and fuel cartridge store inside the mug. It' very compact.

I do have some difficulty disengaging the mug from the burner after the water has boiled, but it's really not that big of a deal. I'm still very happy with the JetBoil and am thinking about buying the pot attachment.


Article of interest for jetboilers(this from article on Iditarod):
http://www.cabelasiditarod.com/coverage_2007/cov07_mar04_03.html

What's more, he has a gizmo called a Jet Boil that will let him brew instant coffee on the fly, while he's moving down the trail. David Monson, Susan Butcher's husband, looked over the setup and joked, "The only limiting thing is the instant coffee. It's so terrible."

That got Swingley started with his trademark wisecracks. He pointed out that King is such a fan of coffee that now Swingley will have something to bargain with on the trail. Then he let loose with a classic Swingleyism, "He'll have to stay behind me to smell the aroma."


Disclosure:  If I wasn't married to someone who hates cold weather, I could very easily live in Alaska.  Nothing quite like driving 300 miles without seeing a fence.  I'll take Texas for the weather though, most of the time.  But, on occasion, like sled dog races, I find the culture in Alaska to be quite interesting.


Thanks for the link. Very interesting.
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ON SALE!
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2007, 10:34:46 AM »
Rush right on over to your local REI - the JetBoil GROUP cooking system is on sale for $89.99 compared to regular price of $119!  Spend your hard earned money and help out the economy!  Just got my REI Anniv. Sale flyer in the mail today!  Biggest sale of the year!

 


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