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Old October 20th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #1
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Ive been using a pop can stove and denatured alcohol/vodka when I backpack solo. The GF and I are planning on some short weekend trips this fall and Id like to get something a little more powerful. I refuse to use stoves that require me to toss the fuel canister when empty. Ive got a couple of the little coleman doo-dads that run on white gas, and you pump them up, but they are rather heavy, not bad for a weekend trip, lighter is always better. What is everyone else using?
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Old October 20th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #2
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http://www.jetboil.com/


My backpacking fiend buddies all swear by these.





Looks like they have a few different cooking systems now. Seriously, these are the best bar none.
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Oh yeah, the product pictured above stores inside itself. They boil faster than anything I've ever seen too.
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I use the Jetboil group cooking system. It all tucks into the pot, and is pretty light. More room for cooking Mac N Cheese than the one Nuzzy mentioned above, and it boils water really quickly. The cool thing about the smaller ones is that you can get a coffee press attachment, and there's nothing better than a cup of good coffee in the morning on a hike. I have a press for my Nalgene, but it adds another step.

The Jetboils do use the disposable canisters, but it's impressive how long one lasts. Two full cans should last you a week, and then you just take them home and toss 'em in the recycling bin. It's a lot cleaner to use than white gas, that's for sure.

Now I'm hungry for Mac N Cheese.

http://www.backcountry.com/store/JET...oking-Pot.html


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msr whisperlite. me and my lil bro both use those. my friend from north carolina had one of these and talked me rite into buying them http://www.msrgear.com/stoves/whisperlite.asp
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msr whisperlite. me and my lil bro both use those. my friend from north carolina had one of these and talked me rite into buying them http://www.msrgear.com/stoves/whisperlite.asp
MSR makes good stuff.
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Optimus Nova Multi-fuel stove

Has worked flawlessly for the past three years and as a bonus, you can use the fuel to help you start wet firewood when you're soaked and freezing cold.
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We were just talking about this today.

A buddy has an Optimus that's 30 years old. Just got back from a week-long canoe trip. Still works perfectly.
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MSR makes good stuff.
I also have a dragonfly (throwaway fuel cans ) that works as good as the day I bought it 6 years ago.
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I really like the MSR Pocket Rocket. We sell a ton of them at the store, defently our most popular backpacking stove. Very small and light weight.



http://www.msrgear.com/stoves/pocketrocket.asp
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 06:28 PM   #11
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My MSR whisperlite has never let me down. It packs into my MSR cookset too.
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