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    Backpack Hunting Stoves!


    What do you guys use? We have been talking a bit around the office about which stoves we want in our packs for this coming fall and we have narrowed it down to these 3:

    MSR Reactor 1.0 L
    Jetboil Zip
    Primus ETA Lite

    Are we missing any of the major players that are similar to this? Any experience with these three models?

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    I love my Jetboil.
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    Those all look like good choices. I'm still using an MSR pocket rocket. Same thing I've been using for years. It's small compact size and weight keeps me coming back to it. I know some of the newer ones are more efficient and will cook faster but I've never run out of gas on any trip (yet), or was in that big of a hurry that I needed something quicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoHiCntry View Post
    Those all look like good choices. I'm still using an MSR pocket rocket. Same thing I've been using for years. It's small compact size and weight keeps me coming back to it. I know some of the newer ones are more efficient and will cook faster but I've never run out of gas on any trip (yet), or was in that big of a hurry that I needed something quicker.
    I hear you, my Primus Piezo has been working well for about 5 years now, hardly any reason to change at this point.

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    My jet oil has worked great for me.

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    Which Jetboil models are you using?

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    I have been using a Jetboil Zip. I just picked up the MSR Reactor 1.0L. I have done some side by side testing on both in the house, outside calm and outside moderately windy. MSR is definitely faster. It usually boils in 1min45sec to 1 min 55 sec. The Zip is usually 2 min 30 sec on up. The interesting thing was the fuel use. Both used about 6 grams of fuel per boil, regardless of time to boil. I have not been in real windy conditions. I would expect the MSR to really shine there. The MSR is about 4 oz. heavier without fuel and a little bigger than the 0.8L Jetboil.

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    I toasted the windscreen on my Jetboil Sol ti. Worked great for many boils, then burnt up.

    Looking at Reactor now.

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    I have the snow peak gigs stove with the windshield. It has been alive for over 15 years and still going!! Starting to show signs of wear. I was looking at the MSR 1L but it is pretty bulky.

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    I will post my thoughts on the reactor after I get some time with it. I am pretty excited to try a couple new ones.

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