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.
GySgt Anthony L. Ruiz and Company
I am in the Marine Corps, currently stationed in Afghanistan. This is my 3rd deployment overseas, so I have learned what equipment is good in the field. I purchased a Jetboil several years ago, and it has quickly become one of my favorite pieces of civilian equipment. I pulled it out in the field near the beginning of our tour, and all my Marines loved it. We now have over 25 guys in the platoon that have bought one and we all use it on a daily basis over here. In fact one of the Marines had theirs crushed during one of our missions, immediately after we returned he ordered another one.
Sincerely the best piece of field gear I have, as it gives us just a chance to feel "normal" for that brief moment we enjoy food from home or a nice cup of Starbucks coffee. During our last mission, we decided to take a picture to share with you. Not all were on this particular mission, but here it is with 17 of us and our JetBoils.
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!
Jetboil on Mt. Rainier
All I use is the Jetboil and I convince any climbing partner away from any other options. From day trips to multi-day alpine climbs where I'll be melting snow for water, the combination of ease of use, efficiency, compact packing, and weight make it the only thing I will carry with me. Throw in the hanging kit and now I can't wait to get cozy in my tent and start brewing up some hot drinks, especially on unplanned bivies! Thanks! :) Doug
Helios love from Shishapangma / TibetWe love your stove! This is a picture on our most recent expedition to Shishapangma in Tibet May 2010. It was taken by my husband Scott at camp 1 at 20'000 feet. This stove rocks! Thanks, Nicole Clark
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
Jetboil in Los Torres del Paine, Chile
Charles Laarsen took his Jetboil to Los Torres del Paine, Chile. "(We) hiked up for day break (5:45 AM) on the towers. We were pretty cold, and brewed some tea up there using the Jet Boil. I am actually holding the Jetboil because as I said we were freezing our asses off and the civilized man that I am had to have my morning cup of tea. Earl Grey nor Jetboil failed me that morning. People were suffering hard from the weight of their other gear, and the inability to shelter it from the wind. I hit three foul days of rain with winds ranging from 70-100 kph. I did everything from cook inside of small three sided shelters, my tent, and braced against two trees for protection from the wind. I still managed to eat three squares. I took nothing more than two sporks and the Jetboil for my cousin and I. He bailed on day #3, but I rallied 60 miles in 4.5 days."
Noxious weeds on the Continentail Divide Trail
Justin Dahlke and his brother spent several weeks on the Continental Divide Trail. With the help of some llamas and Jetboil gear, they documented the types and location of noxious weeds along the trail in a government research project. "We took the Helios cooking system and the Personal Cooking System with us on a trip along the Idaho, Montana continental divide. The first time we used our Jetboils, was after a short hike of only 6 miles. We fired the Jetboil up and within 3 minutes had water boiling and within 10 minutes we were eating a great meal of lasagna. Little did I realize what a luxury this was going to be on the rest of the trip! We would eventually travel 310 miles in a little under 1 month. The Jetboil started every time we used it, even in elevations as high as 10,000 feet. At the end of the day after walking 22 miles it was great to have a hot meal in such a short time. Not only does the Jetboil boil water extremely fast, but it also doesn't use a lot of fuel to boil the water. We didn't have to worry about packing a lot of fuel canisters, worry about fuel spilling, or worry about the Jetboil not lighting. For anyone spending any time in the mountains, or on a trail, a Jetboil is a must have! The Jetboil is a necessity on any trip just as proper shoes and packs are important! Because of our Jetboil we were able to have some luxury and comfort on our trek. Thank you for a great product!" - Justin Dahlke
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!".
Beloved gear for a variety of activities
I just wanted to chime in and say how much I have enjoyed using my Jetboil for a variety of activities. I spend every possible minute outdoors either fishing, backcountry camping, mountaineering, boating, or paintballing/military training. For every one of these activities, my Jetboil goes with me. When I want fast and light, I use the Companion Cup, when I am with a group it is great to have the pot and frying pan as options. I was even able to make myself lunch while my position was under attack during a military training evolution!! I have yet to find an outdoor product as innovative as yours. Well done! -thanks, David Thompson!