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Postby don norton » Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:39 pm

I hope to hike the JMT this summer will a Jet Boil stove work ok if not what?



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Postby markskor » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:28 pm

JMT...JetBoil? sure, but..


Need a little more info...how long? Days on trail?...
Resupply points...solo?
Are you fishing...eating only freeze dried?

I found that after a week or so, those foil-lined packages start to taste like chit...IMHO
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:47 am

Ridgeline and Trailbud use the Jet Boil. Maybe they can give you more info on it. They were using it last spring on our Topix trip. PM them if they don't answer here.
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Postby BSquared » Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:25 pm

Yes, keep us posted on this! I've heard that it's pretty much for freeze-dried food, period, but I haven't really researched it much. (BTW, shouldn't this really go into the outdoor gear forum?)
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Postby The Other Tom » Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:05 am

My son and I used the jetboil for our trip along the JMT last summer. Our highest camp was around 9500 feeet. We used it to heat water for our freeze dried food. It worked well for that.
Pros : Works well, good windscreen
Cons: Kinda pricey, kinda big, on the heavy side compared to other stoves.
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Jet Boil fuel to boiling water output

Postby Trail Bud » Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:37 pm

Hi All,
Here's some good information I wanted to share on the Jet Boil. The Jet Boil will boil 12 liters of water (3.17 gallons) per 100 grams of fuel. So you will get a little more then that from your 110 gram can. That's the small can that fits inside the stove. It will burn less efficient at attitude too.
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Postby ridgeline » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:06 pm

At around 10000' with the fuel canister on snow, in freezing temps all night the stove would ignite with one click of the built in igniter (no matches needed). Have not tried the stove above 11000', and like I said in my pm message, have the water or snow in the stove prior to ignition, these babies get real hot real fast and you will start burning metal.
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jet boil stove

Postby don norton » Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:43 pm

I can answer my own question now it worked like a champ should on Mt Whitney. I went solo and I had a large canister and it lasted the entire trip 22 days wit fuel left over boiled water in the morning and dinner. Can't beat Jet Boil they have it down pat for efficency
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Postby calipidder » Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:54 pm

I've used both the Jetboil and an Optimus Crux cannister stove on the JMT.

Jetboil Pros over the Crux:
- incredibly efficient - I went through 8 days on the JMT and used less than half of a medium canister for 2-3 boils a day (under optimal weather conditions).
- boils FAST (make sure you have your food ready for that boiling water BEFORE you hit the ignitor or you'll be scrambling when your water is boiling moments later! Not that I do that all the time or anything.... :paranoid:)
- 'Brainless operation', I call it. It is so easy to use and I like the minimal fussiness at the end of a long day or early in the morning.
Handles the wind pretty well.

Jetboil cons over the Crux:
Heavier
Takes up a lot of pack space compared to the crux and the small snowpeak pot I use with it.

For me, it's a toss up. I keep going back and forth between the two stoves - still can't figure out which I prefer. The optimus wins in categories that are really important to me - weight and space, but the Jetboil knocks it out of the park for everything else.
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Jet Boil cup

Postby frediver » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:09 pm

Has anyine tried using a jet boil cup on a differedt model of stove using a lower heat setting ?
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