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    I was looking through the weight of the sheep hunt pack thread and lately I've been trying to shave weight off of mine. So, I've been trying to decide what the best way to go is when it comes to having a pot to cook/boil water in. I've looked at the MSR Quick 1 and the Jetboil pot but need more options. So what do you use?

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    I just go w/ the jet boil. It may not be the lightest but it sure is convienent and it boils flat out fast!

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    The Jetboil does a great job of boiling water and gets it done pretty quickly too.

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    Jetboil x3. I love it. Best gadget I have in my pack, next to the Thermacell
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWB View Post
    Jetboil x3. I love it. Best gadget I have in my pack, next to the Thermacell
    what are you riding in the water on

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    Quote Originally Posted by bordelon View Post
    what are you riding in the water on
    According to some..it's a golf cart Polaris Ranger XP
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    I use MSR Superfly stove, MSR Titan 1.5 liter pot and a small plastic cup I got at AMH. Total weight a tad over half pound or half the weight of a personal Jetboil and my system can be used for two and takes up little more room in the pack. In side by side tests I conducted a couple years ago, the Superfly put bubbles into water 12 seconds quicker than the Jetboil. Burning a full fuel cartridge until empty, I got an extra 1.45 mins from the MSR. Plus, with the MSR I can use 220grm or even pounder fuel cartridges.

    In addition, I can carry a hanging stove system with mine to get it up off the floor of the shelter and it still weighs 1 oz lighter than the JetBoil. The hanging system will cut boil times and use less fuel too.

    Everything to include a 220grm fuel cartridge fits inside the 1.5 liter pot and the pot slides into my hanging system.

    For anyone who wants to know or test the Jetboil, the test is a primed stove meaning its lit until warm, turned off, 70 degree water filled to the line in the pot, relight stove and start the clock until bubbles appear on the bottom of the pot, stop the clock. This came verbatium from Jetboil rep as I took his training class the year Jetboil came to market.

    Jetboils are a good concept, they use a standard Primus stove though, but their claim to fame is miss leading. For those who like them all good but their are lighter and faster and more efficient systems.

    Forgot to add, Jetboils are tippy and the flame adjust knob is hard to use in the cold, tucked up under the burner its hard to get your meat pickers in there and its small to grasp.

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    I think that some are taking this as asking about the stove. I have a MSR Whisperlite stove. Now I'm trying to figure out what to get to put on top of it. Here's the two that I've looked at so far:

    http://www.rei.com/product/783959 MSR Quick 1

    http://www.rei.com/product/734584 Jetboil pot

    Now I know there are similar ones in the exact same price range for these two products, but what do you use? What type of pot/pan do you put in your pack to boil water in?

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    I would find a good titanium pot and call it a wrap.

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    I use a tapered sided thing that's a morph between a cub and a pan. It has a wire fold-away handle and serves many purposes. Boil water, make instant oatmeal, coffee, warm water for a sponge bath, brush teeth, etc, etc. I've even had a cocktail from it one or twice.

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    I have been looking at one of these. My water bottle will fit in it. doesnt take up any extra room.

    http://www.vargooutdoors.com/store/V...75124987917c3f

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_hunter7616 View Post
    I think that some are taking this as asking about the stove. I have a MSR Whisperlite stove. Now I'm trying to figure out what to get to put on top of it. Here's the two that I've looked at so far:

    http://www.rei.com/product/783959 MSR Quick 1

    http://www.rei.com/product/734584 Jetboil pot

    Now I know there are similar ones in the exact same price range for these two products, but what do you use? What type of pot/pan do you put in your pack to boil water in?
    My favorite is the MSR Black Lite pots. They are relatively lightweight, affordable, and have ridges on the bottom to keep them from sliding off the stove. Comes in handy on gravel bars and such. I like the stability.

    http://www.amazon.com/MSR-321410-Bla...9021428&sr=8-3

    I use the Whisperlite Internationale stoves. Below is some great info on using the stoves in cold weather...

    http://therucksack.tripod.com/rations.htm



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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_hunter7616 View Post
    I think that some are taking this as asking about the stove. I have a MSR Whisperlite stove. Now I'm trying to figure out what to get to put on top of it. Here's the two that I've looked at so far:

    http://www.rei.com/product/783959 MSR Quick 1

    http://www.rei.com/product/734584 Jetboil pot

    Now I know there are similar ones in the exact same price range for these two products, but what do you use? What type of pot/pan do you put in your pack to boil water in?
    I would go with the MSR because it is lighter and I have never had any issues with MSR products.

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