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HuntinFool
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Dec-11-14, 
02:23 AM (MST)
"Which Backpacking Stove"

I need a stove that is light weight and will boil water fairly quickly. Is the jetboil the way to go?

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Which Back...  Founder      Dec-12-14   1 
 RE: Which Back...  idahobone      Dec-12-14   2 
 RE: Which Back...  ForkWest      Dec-12-14   3 
  RE: Which Back...  bowhunt      Dec-14-14   4 
   RE: Which Back...  COLOelkman      Dec-16-14   5 
    RE: Which Back...  earlyriser      Dec-22-14   6 
 RE: Which Back...  wapiti99      Mar-21-15   7 
 RE: Which Back...  alsatian      Jul-01-15   8 

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Founder
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Dec-12-14, 
12:38 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Which Backpacking Stove"

I'm cheap and have been using the Coleman from Walmart for many years. One of these days I might buy one of those highend stoves, but until then, I can't complain about the Coleman. I've boiled a heck of a lot of water and heated many boots on cold mornings with that thing.

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idahobone
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Dec-12-14, 
01:22 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Which Backpacking Stove"

I use a knock off of msr for 16 bucks online. Pocket rocket i think. But if i ever bought another it might be the jetboil. No reason to change yet though.

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ForkWest
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Dec-12-14, 
01:30 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Which Backpacking Stove"

I'm with these guys too. Been using a $15 Brunton stove for 10 years now with out a glitch. Sure the Jetboil may boil a little quicker than mine....by 60 seconds, maybe, so who cares. I've done 7 day pack trips, boiling morning, noon and night and never gone through a whole iso/pro mini bottle.

My buddy bought a MSR knockoff on Amazon for $6.99. The thing is surprisingly solid and hasn't given him any issues in two years.

If you’re looking at light weight, consider this. My stove, mini bottle and aluminum pot/mug (just big enough to fit the bottle inside) weighs less than the Jetboil, and costs far less.

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bowhunt
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Dec-14-14, 
07:55 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Which Backpacking Stove"

I have used many.
I have settled on an of the JetBoils as my go to back packing device.

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Dec-16-14, 
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5. "RE: Which Backpacking Stove"

I also use a low priced Coleman with an alum. coffee pot that fits the fuel bottle in it and it works great. My buddy brings his Jetboil so we always have 2 stoves. My ignitor doesn't work well in altitude so I need to use a match. I'm sure the Jetboils work much faster than the low priced ones but I'd rather spend money elsewhere as the low priced route works fine and is lighter in weight. A friend found a pot that has a similar "wind shield" on the bottom and I may want to find out where he got it as it looked similar the jetboil but lighter in weight so that'd help in windy conditions.

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Dec-22-14, 
07:24 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Which Backpacking Stove"

The giga and the soto work well for me.

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Mar-21-15, 
06:22 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Which Backpacking Stove"

+1 jetboil

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Jul-01-15, 
02:28 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Which Backpacking Stove"

I prefer the Jetboil. I used an MSR Whisperlite for years. However, it cooks slower, is more complicated to assemble and start, and you have to carry gasoline. The Jetboil is SUPER easy to use.

Having said that, all these stoves do the job that you want them to do, more or less. I did have a problem with my MSR Whisperliteon one trip. It wouldn't light one night. Fortuantely I bumped into another backpacker the next morning who had a cleaning kit, specifically the wire burner cleaner tool. I think the fault was mine -- I used many years old (maybe 6 years old?) white gasoline, and the gasoline may have become corrupted over time. Gasoline is not stable over the long haul, meaning over several years.

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