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JetBoil Info

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:19 pm
by Ridgerunner
Here is a good link to information regarding the Jetboils design and efficiency.

http://thehowzone.com/how/Jetboil

Re: JetBoil Info

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:08 pm
by DarenN
i read the entire article and the writer seems a bit biased in favor of the jetboil
some people like them, but i don't think much of them. i took an opertunity to play around with one that a fellow paddler had along on a trip this past spring. it will not simmer. compared to the stuff we build, and kits we assemble, and use, the jetboil is a bit heavey. (i can pack two pots , a frypan, and a stove at less weight penalty).
even his testing is suspect. he needs to get some times recorded out to the ten minute mark. even the pocket rocket will boil two cups on about 7 grams of fuel if you're patient. on the Giga Stove; i've gotten way better test results with mine than he showed.

Daren.........

Re: JetBoil Info

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:39 pm
by Ridgerunner
I've never used one so can not comment one way or the other. I just put it out there as a link to info on the jetboil. The test were done by someone in Japan, not by him. The stove was designed to rapidly boil water. I wonder why it would not simmer for you if you turned it waaaay down? Sounds like the 80% stated efficiency might be somewhat accurate. I think it would be nice to have in the trunk on long trips but I'm not shelling out $80 for one. :lol:

Re: JetBoil Info

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:03 pm
by DarenN
the valve won't allow you to turn it down. it's full on or full off.

Re: JetBoil Info

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:02 pm
by zelph
Nice info site.
The video looks like it has a variable valve control of some kind.

http://homepage.mac.com/jhalstead/iMovieTheater4.html

Tony uses a jetboil and seems to really like it. I think I would prefer it over the Caldera cone for the simplicity of it. (I have not tried either one :o ) It looks like it was well thought out before going to market.

Anybody know how they attached the fins to the aluminum cup?

Re: JetBoil Info

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:13 pm
by DarenN
the jetboil that i messed around with would not simmer. no flame adjustment at all. i could spin the knob all i wanted and it would show no change in output.
on the same day i played with a MSR Reactor stove. same game. no simmer.

Re: JetBoil Info

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:16 pm
by zelph
DarenN wrote:the jetboil that i messed around with would not simmer. no flame adjustment at all. i could spin the knob all i wanted and it would show no change in output.
on the same day i played with a MSR Reactor stove. same game. no simmer.
Bummer, i wont buy one :mrgreen:

Re: JetBoil Info

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:20 pm
by DarenN
zelph wrote:
DarenN wrote:the jetboil that i messed around with would not simmer. no flame adjustment at all. i could spin the knob all i wanted and it would show no change in output.
on the same day i played with a MSR Reactor stove. same game. no simmer.
Bummer, i wont buy one :mrgreen:
after playing around with both those stoves, i won't buy one either. ;)

Re: JetBoil Info

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:30 pm
by zelph
Lets ask realityguy to find just the cup for us to use with our alcohol stoves :mrgreen:

Oops56 found one on ebay if I remember right.

Tony gets good results with alcohol stoves under it if I remember right.

Re: JetBoil Info

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:37 pm
by realityguy
I got a weird one today that is made in England with two spouts and maxxes out at 1/2 liter! :o
I've passed up a couple of the smirnoff mule aluminum cups...