On the water
Dylan LeValley - OAR Northwest Ocean Rowing Team
Being on a rowboat for extended periods of time makes you realize how valuable convenience is. With three hours between shifts to eat, navigate, bathe, and sleep, and a calorie intake of 8000 cal/day, cooking can become a dreaded but necessary chore. Jetboil makes the cooking process painless. ‘One hand for yourself, one hand for the boat’ is an essential in a rowboat, even when cooking.
Perfect for paddling
My Jetboil PCS and GCS are the perfect cook systems for my kayak and canoe expeditions; light, fast and efficient. There's nothing like Jetboiling up coffee in the canoe while floating on a lake! The Jetboil PCS fits perfectly in the waterbottle holder of my creek boat. - Jon "Shaggy" McLaughlinFour Directions Photography,LLC
Dr. John Corbin
I am a 75 year old kayaker from Kalamazoo, MI, where I teach English and philosophy in the local community college. I spend three weeks each spring on Isle Royale in Lake Superior, mostly solo. The Jetboil system has made meal preparation vastly simpler and much faster. Home prepared ingredients are far less expensive than packaged meals, and with Jetboil, much easier. I use two PCS’s and one FluxRing pot for virtually all meal preparations.
Matthew HarpI took my brand new Jet Boil on a canoe trip up into the Wabikimi wilderness area in Ontario this September. 4 of us made the trip and the other three were seasoned veterans of this trip. We hopped off a train and paddled and portaged for 6 days and 120 miles to the spot where we flew out. While the first couple days were decent, the last 4 were bone chilling cold with rain and /or snow each day. The Jetboil’s lightweight design, quick set-up, sure-lighting, and fast boil time were exactly what was needed in these tough conditions. While I had a backup, a single can of fuel did all of my cooking for the 6 days on the trip. I was eating or drinking something hot in minutes and easily a half hour before the other guys. Needless to say, the other 3 guys will be buying one for next year’s trip! It’s also perfect for ice fishing to prepare a quick hot drink or lunch in a small space like an ice shanty.
Hey Jetboil creators job well done. I am 50 years old and have been an outdoors type all my life. I have been a Jethead for about 2 years now and I have to tell you that this stove is one of the best pieces of gear i’ve owned.I do alot of canoeing and my Jetboil is as important to me as my canoe, paddle and pfd. This is an amazing stove, I go out in the evening to watch the sunset, drift in the middle of the river and set up my JB and make a cup of tea right there in my canoe. To cool. I start the jetboil and by the time I dig a teabag and sugar out of zip bags bang the water is boiled. It is truely an amazing stove.
In March of every year there is a band of intrepid, expedition kayak and canoe paddlers and small boat sailors that participate in what can only be described as “the toughest expedition style small craft race in the world”, the Everglades Challenge (EC) (http://www.watertribe.com). The course is 300 miles long and goes from Tampa Bay to Key Largo and if you choose you can take the “inside route” which is 99 miles thru the Everglades. It was during the EC2005 I got to use one of your Jetboil stoves. Before, I had used one of those white gas stoves. But to use one of those we had to go to shore as using a white gas stove in a canoe is “iffy” at best. Since there have been times we stayed in the canoe over 40 hours at a stretch it was really nice to be able to set up the Jetboil while in the canoe and brew up some coffee or boil up some nice hot soup without having to stop to do so. When we all met at the finish line in Key Largo all the other competitors gathered around to see our “new fangled” stove. It caused quite a stir and I’m I’ll see more the next time. You can bet I’ll have my stove with me and with the addition of your “pot adaptor” and French press I can have hot drinks and food anywhere either on the water or on land in safety and comfort.
Erik LarsonI am a kayak guide in Homer, Alaska. I recently bought a Jetboil and love it. I use it for steaming mussels and clams for the clients that I take out daily. I also do over night camping trips.
I took my Jetboil down to the beach this morning so that I could prepare a cup of coffee after my surf session. Before I knew it, I was doing a product demo out of the back of my car for about six or seven of my surf mates.