Alan Johnson, MD, Scout Leader
I love camping and I love coffee. I bought a Jetboil with the french press attachment just before a trip to scouting paradise; Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The other 2 adult leaders had expectations of instant coffee for the entire 10 days on the trail, but I had other plans. Every morning and most evenings I would fire up the jetboil and in a minute or two pour everyone a delicious cup of Kenyan Dark Roast. We would share with other leaders on the trail, and end up doing a product demo most days. Although the "Philmont Way" is cooking in 8 qt pots, I would use the Jetboil to preheat the water and get supper cooked faster. A perfect use for a great product.
Dave Parmly, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 506
Troop 506 in Knoxville, TN does a LOT of backpacking and we have a very trail-wise group of young men and adults. They are not easily impressed, nor swayed by something out there just because “it’s new”. If it’s not light, durable, packable, etc., it won’t be well-received by our group. Some of the more seasoned guys were resistant to the idea that their stoves weren’t as good as a Jetboil. On a recent cold November outing, we all started fixing dinner about the same time. We didn’t intend to do a comparison, but we couldn’t help but notice that the “old school” guys with their WhisperLites and Dragonfly stoves were still waiting to get the first bubble on the bottom of the pot while all the Jetboil users had all heated their water, re-hydrated the food and were already eating dinner. Jetboil users had cleaned up, stowed their gear and were relaxing by the fire while the “old School” guys were just sitting down to eat. I can testify that the Jetboil GCS and PCS are fast becoming just about the only stove you’ll find on the trail with us! The Jetboil is simple for anyone, from the youngest Tenderfoot to the seasoned Phil-vet. It is affordable, reliable, compact and it just plain WORKS! Thanks for making a product that supports our outdoor program.