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    Another vote for the Jetboil. I just got some of the SOL's in stock and grabbed one for myself. Tested it out on a backpacking bear hunt and loved it. The jetboils are tough to beat for their efficiency and ease use. They are at least twice as efficient as the Brunton raptor I used to use. Comes in handy when you plan on spending at least 3-4 days in the backcountry. I used to pack two fuel canisters but can easily get by with just one now.

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    I picked up the SOL today. Definitely looks worth the extra 20 bucks.

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    I have used the pocket rocket and jet boil for a few years in alaska. I actually carry a PR as a backup when going on extended hunts. Usually always dehydrated food so the JB is awesome for this.
    It does act up when the temp drops though. Next year I will carry a Soto micro regulator and my jet boil cup. On the advice from a friend I will use a dremel and make slots to fit the cup and stove together during use. Should get much better boil in the colder weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plentycoupe View Post
    I have used the pocket rocket and jet boil for a few years in alaska. I actually carry a PR as a backup when going on extended hunts. Usually always dehydrated food so the JB is awesome for this.
    It does act up when the temp drops though. Next year I will carry a Soto micro regulator and my jet boil cup. On the advice from a friend I will use a dremel and make slots to fit the cup and stove together during use. Should get much better boil in the colder weather.
    The new Jetboil stoves have a regulator this year so they should do much better in extreme cold.

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    I have had a Jetboil for about 4 years and have had no problems although I haven't had much experience with cold weather extremes

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    That was one of the selling points of the SOL is the regulator.

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    The Primus Eta does fantastic above 14,000ft and is very fuel effient as well

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    About 15 years ago I was in some small town sporting goods store and saw this little stove for $15.00 I was so intrigued by its size. I asked the shop guy if he would let me fire it up on a fuel can to see how it worked. It worked well. The valve is progressive, so you can simmer, or fry something. The can in the photos is a 3.88 oz fuel can. It can hook up to anything with the small threaded tops. I like to buy the isobutane/propane mix fuels as they tend to be more stable in the higher and colder elevations.
    The pizo lighter still sparks but never lights the thing, so I keep a bic lighter right inside the pouch with the stove.
    This is and has been the smallest and lightest stove I have ever seen.

    This is the Markill HotShot stove. Weighs in at 7oz.
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    I also have a pocket rocket for a back up stove. I like it and it boils almost as fast as the jetboil. Like many other "open" canister stoves, it is problematic in windy conditions. No piezo-e starter, either. The Jetboil is very wind resistant, and the Jetboil's piezo-e starter works well.

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    I have the pocket rocket and it works fine for me

 

 

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