The reports have just come in of five skiers dying in an avalanche in Austria. This is just the latest news on this front from what looks like another bad season. The incident took place in the Wattental valley, Tirol, and reports indicate that those involved had ignored warnings. The Guardian paper reported that: The experienced […]
Sorry, but I’m the spoilsport at this party. If I was doing big wall climbing or solo hiking and cycle touring then it could make a great choice. I prefer to get into the hills with my friends and go places where they don’t always stock gas canisters but have plenty of gasoline and kerosene. And finally I like to eat real food cooked in a real pot – not in an oversized rubberized beer mug. Call me caveman if you will and tell me that I’m turning my back on progress. Whatever. I’m sticking with my thundering MSR
What makes Jetboil so lovable is its ultra-efficient design, which integrates a 1-liter insulated pot, wind-protected burner, and heat exchanger into a single rugged unit.
Pros:– It sure boils water fast!– It pours well with good control when the cup is used by itself.– It melts snow very well.– It packs together very well as a system.Cons:– Removal of the bottom cover is extremely difficult.– It is difficult to remove the cup from the stove/fuel after use.– Retains some color from coffee, but so far this is just cosmetic – it hasn’t affected the flavor of the water being boiled inside.
the down side to this cooking system is that you have to be comfortable with doing one pot meals. If you are a great one-pot chef – this is the system for you.
And if you must have one they are available here: