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    i just bought a jet boil,i hike at night some time,last thing i want is a pain in the butt cooking situation,this setup wieghs more,but it seems to be unaffected by wind,uses very litte fuel,i am an ultra light high mile per day hiker,so wieght
    is very criticle,i really love this set up neo

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    Hey neo,
    i too have just bought a jetboil. it uses no where near the fuel a "regular" stove does & boils quickly. since i use food packets that all you have to do is add boiling water, i have no mess to clean up, i carry no pots, i carry no cup, & it all packs up to the size of a nalg. bottle. my superfly stove has now been put on the shelf from here on out. NECKBONE

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    Ya'll had a chance to check out the french press set up for the jet boil? Pretty cool for coffee/tea drinkers.

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    Have you found that the SnowPeak fuel rattles compared to JetBoil fuel? Is it just me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ME & U
    Ya'll had a chance to check out the french press set up for the jet boil? Pretty cool for coffee/tea drinkers.
    no i have not tried the coffee press yet, neo

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    in response to the banging noise in a jetboil: simply place the fuel container's cap over the threads when storing inside the cannister, and you will have no bonking noises, with either type of fuel. It adds a centimeter or so to the mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plodder
    Have you found that the SnowPeak fuel rattles compared to JetBoil fuel? Is it just me?
    i place a snow peak cartridge upside down in bottom of the pot with the plastic
    cap on it,then i place the burner assemblely right side up on top of the cartride
    no noticeable noise neo

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    Default Neo- Liked your report

    how about some data on the weights of the whole system and the $$ shelled out.

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    Won't you still have the problem of finding fuel canisters along the trail, or mailing them in a drop. I thought all of the ultralighters were using alcohol stoves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan
    how about some data on the weights of the whole system and the $$ shelled out.
    14oz and i paid 79.99 at rei,it work great in the wind,easy to use after a 25 mile
    per hike on the trail,its compact,all you need to add it a spork or spoon,or chopsticks,jet boil has obsoleted all my cook gear,its a kick butt system neo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Hammond
    Won't you still have the problem of finding fuel canisters along the trail, or mailing them in a drop. I thought all of the ultralighters were using alcohol stoves?
    one mini cartridge will last me 8 to 12 days,the larger cartridge will last me 16 to 24 days that is 4 to 8 oz fuel,and i hike 20 to 25 miles a day,i resupply every 4 days,so fuel will not be an issue,this is an awesome set up,i was skepticle because it wieghs 6oz heavier than my msr titan kettle and pocket rocket,
    my pack,30 degree sleep quilt,oware sleep pad and hennessey ultra light hammock total 4 lbs and 6oz,so i can tolerate 6 more oz,plus 4oz fuel last
    over a week,jet boil is the way i am going neo

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    just think jetboil,jetboil,jetboil,jetboil,even baltimore jack has a jetboil neo

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo
    even baltimore jack has a jetboil neo
    There's a ringing endorsement if I've ever heard one! I've thought of canister stoves, but do not like the high center of gravity... Does JetBoil address that? Is it primarily a water boiling system or can you actually cook with it? Thanks!
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    Default neo, a question

    you said 14oz....does that include the fuel canister???
    if no then the total is how much with a fuel canister/??

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    Neo... You done yourself good. I have cooked some awsome meals on my Jetboil.
    I get a good feeling everytime I cook with this stove, gone is the scattered parts of a makeshift cooking system.Good luck on the trail....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan
    you said 14oz....does that include the fuel canister???
    if no then the total is how much with a fuel canister/??
    total wieght of cartridge and cook system 21oz,i can cook 12 days with out
    resupply fuel neo


    do yourself a favor buy one

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan
    how about some data on the weights of the whole system and the $$ shelled out.
    I measured 13 oz including 1L pot, lid, cozy, handle (replace pot lifter), pot stand, stove, windscreen, heat exchanger, and measuring cup, all integrated into cooking system. (Comparing that weight to other stove/cookpot combos without including the other pieces ain't fair!)

    6 oz for SnowPeak GigaPower 110g Isobutane/Propane Cannister, or 11 oz for Primus 225g Propane/Butane Cannister.

    I paid the standard $79.95.

    I guess it's got a higher center of gravity than alcohol stoves, but it's also more stable because everything is connected. The pot can't slide off the stove or anything. You could even pick the whole thing up and move it while it's cooking if you're careful (obviously not recommended in the instructions, though).

    It's several ounces heavier than the standard pepsi can stove, but not too much when you include all of the components. The fuel cannisters are heavier than the soda bottles, though. But with a dry weight of <13 lbs for a weeklong trip (including the JetBoil), I can spare a few ounces for the awesome convenience of the whole set.

    I just wish they'd make a pot with a more traditional shape...not a big fan of the tall skinny mug if you're actually trying to cook in it instead of just boiling water.

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    Default just bought a jet boil

    hikerjohnd,
    oh yes, you can even cook with this system if you want to. you will just have to clean the cup afterward. neckbone

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    Default thanks neo

    Thanks Neo, it looks good and would be fine in the sea kayak but
    not on my back (or hips or knees or feet) and heres why...

    i wish Sgt Rock would chime in here on this one...but here goes:
    Snow Peak Trek 700 4.8oz.
    Brasslite Turbo IIF 1.4oz.
    alcohol bottle: 1oz. (maybe a hair lighter)
    total 7.2oz
    add fuel 10oz.
    17oz. total....or almost 1/2 pound lighter than 24oz.

    I dont like the fact that the JetBoil can boil over and run down the
    whole thing, or the strap you use to hold it (snow peak 700 and others i'm sure have integral handles). I also dont like
    carrying empty fuel containers that you will have to throw away..
    it is also tall and i bet you will eventually knock it over by accident...
    I dont like cylinders when it gets real cold, they dont work well if at all below 10F

    I do like the price and the ability to simmer, its fuel efficiency,
    but this efficiency on a global scale is minute compared to the production
    of alcohol (i know this aint a global discussion)...

    so my vote is no in favor of the simplicity, size, cost (esp of fuel) of the alcohol stoves.....

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    I've said it before about the same thing. You add almost a half pound to the system to save 0.16 ounces a burn. There are a lot more effective ways to save weight. But it seems some folks prefer a backpacking microwave. I honestly would prefer a good pocket rocket and pot system over the JetBoil for weight efficiency.

    Edit...

    After reading what I wrote, I might give the impression I would take the Pocket Rocket first. I would rather stick to alcohol. What I ment to say was even a Pocket Rocket canister stove is still more weight efficient over the JetBoil.
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