Just wondering what other preppers think of these. My son wants to get a couple and one for me. Anyone got an opinion. All advice taken on board
I take it your talking about this Jet Boil: I have two, one in my BOB and the other one that I take out for camping. Granted as Maverick states their are limitations, 1) fuel 2) altitude and temperature do affect it. I couldn't operate mine up in Alaska, it kept going out because of the cold. Prior to lighting it up there, I had to place the butane canister under my arm pits to warm it up (not fun when it was -8 degrees). However, they are extremely advantageous if your in the rain and wants something steaming hot to help the hypothermia affects or don't want to give your position away with a fire. My Jet Boil fits right inside one of my side pouches with two spare canisters. Lighting the Jet Boil is a snap, no different that lighting up the grill or stove by hand. As the pressure decreases in your butane canister, you might have issues maintaining the light.you talking about the butane boiler? if so then you got altitude and temperature limitations then the extra bulk and expense of the canisters.
Hmm, I kind of like that, it looks to have good reviews, different variations and attachments and accessories though a tab bit spendy
I tried to convince the wife we need one she was quick to point out she don't drink coffee (only ice tea or water) she loves her apex 2 stove for cooking never the less, I put one down on my 'wants list' I can't see this replacing the apex stoves we have but it would be a good supplement to our packable stoves, I can see where this would be far more handy then the apex in a number of situations.