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.
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.
William B. Ramsey, CPT, ENI currently stationed in Iraq. My home station is Fort Richardson, Alaska. And I can say without a doubt that my Jetboil is one of the most useful tools that I have ever owned. From Alaska’s negative 24 degrees to Iraq’s 112 it has never failed to boil water safely and quickly. Thank you for taking the time to design a product that can withstand the abuse I’ve put it through and that can be easily fit into a ruck / pack. I recommend it to everyone I come across.
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.
My father taught me how to camp before he taught me how to talk or walk! Thanks to my dad I have been hooked on the outdoors since I was a toddler. I married a wonderful man 4 years ago who has the same passion for the outdoors, especially backpacking. We purchased a Jetboil PCS two years ago, which we share. It has made camping, backpacking and day hikes a dream. My other passion in life is cooking. It has been a fun challenge to create recipes using the Jetboil.
Steph Abegg, Picket Range of the North Cascades, WA
For 3 days we were caught in a snow storm on the summit of Mt. Fury, where our only source of water was melting snow. The stove we had with us was a Jetboil. I had never used one before (it was my climbing partner’s stove), but I was pleasantly surprised at how well it handled our desperate situation on the mountain top. It’s fuel and heating efficiency as well as simple design made it the ideal stove. Thanks to the Jetboil, we were able to keep hydrated as well as keep ourselves warm with hot meals and drinks. It really was essential in this unexpected situation. Jetboil will be my next backcountry gear purchase!
Tom King, Host of Bighorn Outdoors TV
Crusing the Kissimmee River at 3:00am looking for Gators demands all of your attention. It’s a lot easier to stay focused and on your toes when you eat healthy meals. Most boats arent equipped with stoves or burners for cooking real dinners, and your often limited to cold sandwiches or snacks. Thanks to the compact Jetboil, we were able to quickly and safely boil water for Mountain House meals. 6 meals for 6 Dragon Slayers, cooked and cleaned up in under 20 minutes. Team Bighorn usually looses a few pounds during our Elk, Bear and Sheep adventures every fall. This year I bet we put a few on.
Russell Allen, Houston, Texas
I have owned two Jetboil Personal Cooking Systems for sometime now but I used them for the first time during the power outage caused by Hurricane Ike. These things rock. I made coffee for ourselves and our friends and it was a nice treat when nothing else was working. Again thanks for a great product that exceeds my expectations.
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.
Danny Last, Mt Gorgonio, CA
I recently climbed Southern California’s Mt Gorgonio. At 11,500 feet we rested for a lunch of soup and coffee. I was concerned that the elevation might come into play on this hike but my Jetboil roared to a boil in no time at all. This stove is the best piece of equipment that I own!