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    Backpack stoves

    I'm looking at a new stove. I am trying to decide between the Jetboil Flash and the Primus ETA Solo. Is one much better than the other or should I just get the one that is the best deal. Is there another similar set up I should look into.

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    Take a look at the Pocket Rocket by MSR: lightweight, compact and very easy to assemble and use in the field. It costs about $40 and comes with a small, compact case. I've used it in the wilderness for my bivy camps and found it to be effective.

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    I have used that primus Eta 2 and LOVE it. I plan on picking up a eta solo myself. If it were me I'd go with Primus, they are a great company and are made in Wyoming!

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    I haven't used either one, but considered the Jetboil a few years ago when I started building my backcountry gear system. I went with a Snowpeak Giga power stove and a Snowpeak solo cookset. Very light and boiles water fast. Its compact and fits in a pack without taking up much space. There are a lot of choices in stoves out there, so pick the one that fits your style the best. Look at what Altitude you will be hunting as well. Some burn better at high elevations than others.

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    I love my jetboil, have not tried the primus. I also have a MSR that has a braided hose on it (forget the name of the stove) that I use when it is real cold out. With the hose I can hold my fuel source upside down to keep the fuel flowing.
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    When it gets that cold I plan on cooking in th comfort of my camp trailer. That does bring up the question though, how cold are these stoves good for? I assumed I would be covered down to the zero degree range is that not the case.

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    I have been using the MSR pocket rocket for the last 5 seasons and it has always worked great. My only complaint is on those really bad days in tough Alaska weather, it's tough to balance a decent size pot full of water inside a tent. Bought a jetboil this spring and it's served me well on several long kayaking trips. I really like it's efficiency on fuel, quick boil time, and how it's one compact unit. The Pocket Rocket setup I use is just a tad lighter, though.

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    I have a Jetboil and have been using it for 3 yrs. with no problems.

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    Jetboil.

    It is just a great system.

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    I have the Soto Micro regular stove and really like it. It has a sparker on it so no more burning the tops of your hands and it has a regulator on it as well so when your canister is half empty it will still produce the same amount of BTU's as if the canister was full, that keeps your boil times the same and it is not affected by altitude like the pocket rocket or other stoves. I would definitely consider it.

 

 

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