/ Recommend me a stove
I got a jetboil flash for xmas last year and went through 3 of them in quick succession due to all being faulty. And after emailing jetboil with no reply, I am slightly against getting one.
Though the ease of being able to make a quick faff free brew is very appealing with its ready insulated mug component.
Otherwise I'm thinking small reliable stove and thermos combo for about the same price.
What are people's views and experience. Also if I get a jetboil, that would be my only means of cooking. Although it is usually boil in bag type food I take, so not a massive issue.
If you just use boil in the bag/freeze dried type food then a jetboil type stove is great. If you actually want to cook then they are a bit rubbish.
Personally I don't own one as I can't justify it for the odd occasion I do overnighters with freeze dried grub, but have borrowed them and found they do the job v well.
As for recommendations for general purpose stoves, there are so many variables that the right choice depends almost entirely on what you want to do.
I've never had a problem with my jetboil, think your unlucky.
Super light, small, simmers well. Works well with this pot (think I got it for £20:
another jetboil or MSR Reactor (never used one but they look cool).
You will need a partial wind break with it for it to be efficient. Aluminium foil baking trays from a pound shop are ideal for that.
Looks nice. I have a primus thing that is v similar. I found that there is very little to choose between the ultra light gas stoves - when you are down in the tens of grams anyway then there's no point in getting anything too fancy.
Yep, MSR Pocket Rocket and an old Trangia kettle does me very well.
Kettle just big enough for a MOD ration pack boil in the bag meal.
I can't recommend a stove but I can recommend one NOT to get which is a MSR Dragonfly.
I personally have one and it is well over 10 years old, but if I had to buy another I would not replace it with another Dragonfly.
Even though the stove is bombproof, it is high maintenance. Its almost as if after every trip, the stove needs striping down and cleaned before it can be put away for long periods of inactivity.
But the worst part of the stove is that it is very, Very loud. When it is fires up then you can forget about holding any kind of conversation unless you enjoy shouting.
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