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.
I rarely write letters, but I found your product to be so good that I had to take a moment and thank you for an outstanding cooking unit. Last month I guided a fly-in hunt in Alaska. As with any hunt, weight is an issue. This year I used all dehydrated meals. I decided to use your Jetboil unit as our only source for heating water and cooking our meals. It performed perfectly and not a meal went by that we didn’t comment about what a neat little cooking unit this was. We used Mountain House dehydrated meals. The combination of Jetboil and Mountain House meals provided us with delicious hot meals for seven rain-soaked days.
The Jetboil is as perfect for bike touring as it is for backpacking – the compact, lightweight design will please the most weight-conscious rider. The fast-boiling design means you can get breakfast or dinner ready in a hurry, an important feature given the appetite of your typical cyclist!
Michael J. PondI would like to thank you for combining modern day technology with simplicity. I am an Upward Bound instructor specializing in introducing high school students to an 11-day wilderness experience. In our travels, students are exposed to rock climbing, whitewater canoeing and kayaking, sea kayaking, expedition canoeing, backpacking, and the benefits of a high ropes and low ropes team course. Based on years of experience and having access to almost every stove on the market, I have no reservations in saying, “I love the Jetboil!” The creators of Jetboil have gotten it right. The best features of the system are its simplicity, weight, and cooking efficiency. Last year, I introduced the system while backpacking in the Porcupine Mountains of Upper Michigan. The students’ look of total bewilderment was unforgettable. The students raved about the speed and functionality of my system versus the stoves they were issued. Upon our return back to civilization, I witnessed several students and their friends purchasing their own Jetboils at the local mountaineer store at which I work. It was nice to see my former students entering back into the wilderness with a stove that will provide them safe and reliable service for many years to come. Thank you Jetboil, for creating the best canister-based cooking system on the market, that continues to evolve!
Team NomadJetboil – that handy little stove ties for first place as the most important product in this race [Explore Sweden Expedition Race 2005]. At two different Transition Areas – when we were exhausted and hungry – we fired that up and within minutes the boiled water delivered some reviving dehydrated meals, which were a welcomed treat after eating 27 straight peanut butter & jelly sandwiches! I’m telling you, that stove . . . is perfect for supported (e.g., Primal Quest, Southern Traverse) or unsupported (e.g., Explore Sweden) race formats. [We] seriously will not go to another race without one.
I’m a back-country firefighter and I taught a fire course at the Region One Smoke Jumper Base in Missoula, Montana. My part of the class focused on alternative ways to feed firefighters. I covered several ways, but they were all most impressed when I pulled out a Jetboil, fired it up, and made a good breakfast in less than five minutes!
Steve Witherby, Contra Costa County Sheriff
At 15 ounces, and a boil time of two minutes, the Jetboil system was a most welcome replacement for the heavy, bulky, hard-to-start stove I was packing in my recreational pack. It's also a no-brainer for the 24-hour pack I'm required to carry for the Search and Rescue unit with which I volunteer. I am consistently amazed with the design and performance the Jetboil delivers in a package smaller than a one-liter Nalgene bottle.