Hills of Kentucky
I’m getting back into camping and now getting into backpacking. After seeing this stove demonstrated at a local supplier (The Trail Store), I was sold! I’ve used it now a few times in the hills around Kentucky and am planning on taking it out west on some trips. It’s so light and compact and boils water so efficiently. I often show it to friends and they’re equally impressed. I always carry it with me in my truck and I’ll never be in the outdoors without it again. I love it!
Romantic backpacker stows engagement ring inside Jetboil
I've had my Jetboil for just about 2 years now and have used it across the country, from the Green River in Utah to the Finger Lakes Trail in New York. Basically, it's awesome. The main reason I'm writing you folks is to simply say thank you. Although, the thank you isn't for how awesome your cooking system is. The thank you is because it served as the perfect hiding place for the engagement ring I bought for my current fiancee. Two weekends ago we had our first spring backpacking trip and after we set up camp, I handed my girlfriend the Jetboil and asked her to get some water boiling for dinner. She started doing that and once it was open, she pulled out a funny box she hadn't seen before and turned around to see me down on one knee asking her to marry me. She was speechless for a good five minutes or so, but eventually she regained her speech and now we're engaged. It was perfect. Keep up the great work! Jeremy Rabinowitz
Filming bears for PBS
Chris Morgan is a scientist and ecologist who specializes in global bear conservation. He's the featured character in BEARTREK, a non-profit campaign film for the bears of the world, and he is the host of PBS's 'Bears of the Last Frontier'. Both films are currently in production. Learn more, and help the wild places of the world that people and bears need at: www.wildlifemedia.org
"We're working in the backcountry of Alaska for several months while filming bears for PBS. Jetboils are the only stoves we carry. We've fallen in love with them because they are so rugged, fast, and light. On a cold, wet day it's good for the soul to know that a hot brew or a bowl of hot noodles is never more than 90 seconds away! I can't count the times we looked at each other this summer and shouted "I love my Jetboil!".
Strong support for Jetboil
I have been carrying my Jetboil PCS in my pack for a few years now and it has been used from everything from car camping in VT to overnighting in NH to highpointing in WY to a winter expedition in ME. It has never failed to produce and it's ease of use is unparalleled. With the accessories such as the base stand and pot holder, it is perfect for doubling as a backpacking stove. On yesterday's trip into the White Mtns to hit Galehead and the Twins, me and two friends and our dogs stopped to have tea and pay homage to the greatness of the Jetboil. If this system ever dies, I will certainly buy another PCS or Flash. You guys rock. - Nate Strong
Ladies love JetboilI do love my Jetboil. It is my little self-contained, reliable provider of hot food when I need it. It is my holder of hot chocolate and my 'I need to eat dinner NOW!' savior. But basically I love it because it always works and I don't need help with it. I don't have to fiddle with it ever! I just put my stuff in and in minutes I'm eating. This picture is from mile 36 of the Loyalsock Trail, dinner on day three of the trip, and the smiles on our faces... well that's from getting somewhere under our own power to see the view, smell the hemlocks, and feel the wind in a place you can't drive to and that pictures do not do justice. Having the right gear makes that possible. I'll continue to proselytize about my Jetboil!
Joe Yarmac, AT thru-hiker
Even on my first night, right out of my backpack, the Jetboil was turning heads. While others primed their white gas or doled out denatured alcohol, at the push of a button, I was fired up and cooking . . . I have used the stove to boil an average of four cups of water a day. The first canister of fuel lasted 200 miles.
Dear Jetboil, I am a novice backpacker. My two boys and I have been learning together about the great outdoors. We recently purchased a Jetboil to prepare the water for our Mountainhouse meals. Wow. It truly is incredible. A salesperson at told me about it and of course I was skeptical. I was truly impressed ... We were in the Tahoe National Forest at about 7000 ft. I thought you might enjoy seeing your product at work. Thanks again for a great product. Worth every penny!
Served 4 years in the military where their idea of backpacking included a rucksack with at least 75lbs. of gear inside. I loved being outdoors, yet hated lugging the bag of rocks around. I am now entering the 7th year of lightweight backpacking. Purchased the Jetboil PCS 2 years ago to help lighten the load of cooking “gear”. I have been thoroughly impressed with the simplicity of cooking with the system. I am always looking for new recipes to take on the trail that are lightweight and filling.
Christina Rivera and KT Homes- Nepal
A note from Christina- As it is in the nature of most explorers to shun instruction pamphlets, I considered it an auspicious sign that it took us only minutes to assemble our entire “kitchen” on the tiny porch of our guesthouse in Kathmandu. And it really was only a few minutes later that we were clinking metal cups full of wine and celebrating, not only the success of our Jetboil trial run, but the pad thai we had just whipped up wherein.
Of course, what defines success on a guesthouse deck is entirely different from the test of what will survive in the tiny and ancient villages perched at 15,000 feet, on the edge of the Tibetan plateau, in the Dolpa of rural Nepal. And perhaps more importantly, what would ultimately survive the three 17,000 foot passes and weeks of walking that we would have to travel to get there. As we were also carrying 200 pairs of shoes to deliver to the remote communities (often isolated by the Himalayas from aid) we had employed four ponies to help us with our load; a load that was significantly lightened by the missing full stove, kitchen and fuel of which I’ve seen expeditions accustomed to carrying. Not only our bags, but our moods, were notably higher for the simple stats of the modest, compact and ultralight set of jetboil gear that packed down into the corner of a single bag. With multiple 10-hour days, the ease of our Jetboil tools not only made coffee fast, soup hot, and dinner easy, but these adjectives earned us some of the most precious minutes of our day: an earlier start, a hot lunch on a cold day, a longer break for a priceless view, a second evening hot drink, less time between getting out of our boots and into our sleeping bags. The tools served not only practical, but entertainment, purposes, as word would quickly spread and a modest crowd of local villagers would accumulate to witness the, “magic fire,” upon which we produced their same staple of life, “dhal bhat,” or, “lentils and rice,” without a single patty of yak manure or log of high altitude desert brush.
Few people venture into the Dolpa. As two young females with limited high-altitude trekking experience, we were probably in a little over our heads. But thanks to exceptional gear, we know little of the great problems that COULD have befallen us. Thank you, Jetboil, for sponsoring our outrageous expedition and helping us to safely and easily navigate a host of potential problems to assure a totally seamless, light, safe and tasty adventure. The next time we head again to where few have gone, along with our curiosity and courage, we will not forget to pack our Jetboil gear.
I can remember years ago as a teenager on my 1st backpacking trip. Big bulky canvas tents that were so heavy, and a stove that once you got the fuel stopped leaking all over everything and got it pumped up, you started it up and it looked like the main engine of the space shuttle taking off. Comparing my days starting off in backpacking and my 8 year old son’s backpacking trips of today, so much has changed. Our tent now is less that 3 lbs and our stove of choice is our Jetboil. It’s nothing to be on a trail and just decide to cook up something while we take a 5 minute break. One of Ben’s favorite things to do after the tent is up is making “Ben’s trail popcorn” as he likes to call it. With the Jetboil it’s so simple and by looking at the smile on Ben’s face it’s also fun to do. When I was a kid I was just happy not to burn myself while cooking. With Jetboil there is no fuel to spill or leak out on everything and cooking meals couldn’t be easier or safer. Its a stove I can trust to work time and time again no matter where it takes us.