Bear GryllsThis is what climbers have been waiting for for years! At last, a lightweight kettle that can boil in a fraction of the time it normally takes. Hurray!
Jon Teare, British Army
The Jetboil is an absolute saviour when you’re cold, wet and demoralised. The ability to get a hot drink or meal in under two minutes is a real boost. The Jetboil’s compact nature is its best asset easily packing down into one pouch. The fact that it is your cooker and your mug is a real space and weight saver. My favourite meal to cook in the jetboil is noodles and tinned tuna with some chilli sauce, but only as that is a welcome change to the issue rations.
My wife and I just spent 5 days in the Big South Fork eating 3 meals a day cooked in our Jetboil. We found several interesting recipes in a book called “Lipsmackin’ Backpackin’” by Tim and Christine Conners. We also dehydrated our own favorite chili recipe in our food dehydrator. With help from the book and a little imagination plus the efficiency and portability of the Jetboil we ate better in the back country than most people do at home. We also bought the French press accessory and had great coffee with our oatmeal every morning. Breakfast with coffee, a hot lunch and a hot dinner. We were very pleased and are recommending the Jetboil to all our friends.
Last night on my way home, I happened to stop at a friend’s house for a cold beer and to make a hot cup of coffee. Now, before I go any further, let me tell you that this house is currently occupied by two botanists, one herpetologist, one geologist, and two BLM wildland firefighters. All of these guys – like myself – rack up some serious field time on, and off, the job. In short, the kind of guys that live off their gear. Upon firing up the Jetboil, everyone was really impressed with the fact that everything nests inside the cup, and even more impressed with the extremely rapid – to say the very least – boil time. Then, of course, everyone had to break out the stove setup they’d been using and compare for weight, burn time, etc. Having impressed the crowd, I then proceeded to break out the coffee press. That did it, even the guy who wasn’t quite happy about the weight (he currently uses a homemade teeny-tiny alcohol burner) was sold. Today, four of these guys came home with new Jetboils. The other two are waiting until payday!
John BergThe high winds and snow began on Saturday evening, January 22, and continued for 24 hours—dumping two feet of drifting snow and totally blocking our steep driveway. Our street was finally plowed at 3pm on Monday, and our driveway was partially cleared on Tuesday, January 25, at 3pm. We have an all-electric house. Our power went out on Sunday, January 23 at 7:30am and didn’t return until 4:30pm. We used our Jetboil for tea and coffee at breakfast, and for tea and soup at lunch, and for afternoon tea at 4pm. We planned to heat beef stew in the Jetboil for dinner, but fortunately the power came back. We’d had the option of being carried out to emergency vehicles and spending the next several days at the Falmouth, MA High School Emergency Shelter, or of battoning down in parkas and hoping that power would be restored. We had decided to stay, knowing that we could use our Jetboil to warm food and drink as long as we needed. Jetboil sustained us that day, and influenced us to wait out the cold and isolation that night. People should be aware of the Jetboil and its virtues!
We truly appreciate you, your company and your amazing stoves. We were all very happy to use Jetboil on our climb of Ama Dablam, and a little anxious to see how they would do at 20,000’ and above. I always knew that we would be able to count on the stoves working; what I was really concerned about was the fuel. Well, everything worked as if we were using it at sea level. Never a problem—the Sherpas needed no instruction on how to get the stoves together and started. I will spread the gospel to all I come across that are in need of a reliable cook system. Even my father uses one now in his new fishing boat!
Nick AielloWe used your Jetboil stoves while training over the weekend for Operation Glacial Conquest. The general consensus on their performance while making hot chocolate and freeze-dried meals is, ‘Wow, that’s wicked awesome’ and stunned amazement; the envy of all non team members.
Jim TremblayThe Jetboil is incredible. I took it on two day-long hunts and fired it up in some windy conditions – it never failed, and I didn’t have to worry about wet matches. I’m carrying this thing in the back of my vest from now on.
We used the Jetboil in Camp 2 of Baruntse (21,500’). The small size, light weight, relatively stable setup and ease of use make it very suitable for high altitude mountaineering, especially in high camps above base camp. And gas canisters are widely available in Nepal—there’s no problem getting compatible types. On the night before my summit attempt, I cooked several liters for me & my tent buddy, filling our thermos flasks and drinking bottles, preparing dinner. It does make a difference if you can save time, especially since we had to get up at midnight.
Bill Duncan, Alaskan Bushwheel
Friends and I were flying around Alaska on a business/pleasure trip in our airplanes when this storm put us on the ground on a little strip near Amakdedori Creek. 4 days and 3 nights with winds in excess of 70 mph, we huddled in our tent. Your Jetboil was a blessing. We cooked nearly all our meals with it. It is wind proof! The fuel efficiency surprised me. With our Mountain House dry foods from our survival kits, we enjoyed a diverse menu in comfort. Wild Cranberry tea, boiled coffee, jerky soup, were some of the tasks this all around survival stove provided us. This unit is a must have for all outdoor enthusiasts. Thank you and all the gang at Jetboil.