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#200886 - 05/04/18 07:11 AM Jetboil
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Hey anyone ever use the Jetboil flash Cooking System?

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#200889 - 05/04/18 10:57 AM Re: Jetboil [Re: Sasquatch1]
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Don't have the Flash but do have a "regular" Jetboil. Works great!

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#200895 - 05/04/18 02:57 PM Re: Jetboil [Re: HPD]
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Sweet! I'm gonna get it. Thanks for responding.

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#200896 - 05/04/18 03:20 PM Re: Jetboil [Re: Sasquatch1]
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Did you look at the MSR Windburner? It’s a similar system. I’ve used both Jetboil (several models) and the Windburner, and found the MSR to be a bit better in winds and strong breezes. In the end, though, I settled on a small canister stove (MSR Pocket Rocket 2) and small pot - the stove, pot, spoon, spark igniter, and a small packtowel weigh 9 or 10 ounces, which is lighter than either of the other systems, and I’m always able to find a log or a rock to use as a windbreak.

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#200900 - 05/04/18 06:08 PM Re: Jetboil [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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Yeah I checked it out. It's a little pricey. I really like the MSR Pocket Rocket though. Great reviews. Way cheaper too. I think that's the one I'm going to go with.

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#200901 - 05/04/18 06:40 PM Re: Jetboil [Re: Sasquatch1]
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The outfit I ended up with was the Pocket Rocket 2 Mini Stove Kit (stove, pot, bowl.) I also got the MSR Handheld Piezo Igniter and MSR Folding Spoon to make the complete kit. So far, I’m very pleased with it. The pot makes a nice sized cup of tea or hot cocoa, and the bowl (like the one on the bottom of the Jetboil) will hold a single-serving meal, or a large bowl of soup or oatmeal.

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#200902 - 05/04/18 07:17 PM Re: Jetboil [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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I just ordered the kit for $80. Not bad at all.

Thanks!

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