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    Default pcs jetboil vs. helios jet boil

    Anybody have any experience with the jet boil equipment? I would like to buy one or the other and was wondering wich way to go. The main reason would be to have it in my plane for survial gear, but also to use when hunting. I don't do any long range hiking hunts anymore. Thanks for your help in advance. Tom

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    I really like the jetboil for only 1 thing, that's making hot water. I purchased it just to make coffee while Im out and it does that well. I do all my cooking with a different stove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjm View Post
    I really like the jetboil for only 1 thing, that's making hot water. I purchased it just to make coffee while Im out and it does that well. I do all my cooking with a different stove.
    James said you bought it solely for the coffee.....did you know they have a french press kit?
    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
    did you know they have a french press kit?
    I got the press when I got the stove...and honestly it is the best functioning press I've used...not one single coffee ground gets by that thing...I am pleased with the stove for what I bought it for, but for cooking meals it is my least favorite...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjm View Post
    I got the press when I got the stove...and honestly it is the best functioning press I've used...not one single coffee ground gets by that thing...I am pleased with the stove for what I bought it for, but for cooking meals it is my least favorite...
    Still not a fan of the instant eggs?

    As for the jetboil, if you wanna boil water..it's the heat. If you wanna cook with it, not so great. I just upgraded to an MSR stove to do more cooking and boil. Drawback is travelling with the stove, most carriers won't let you take the canisters..no travel, no worries.
    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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    for keeping in the plane for survival gear have you thought about a multi-fuel backpacking type stove instead of the canister type? One reason I bought my MSR dragonfly is it will burn gas or jetA - tough to do with a jetboil.

    if you like the jetboil type canister stoves MSR had a new one a year or so ago - reactor? I don't know much about but another option.

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    For a plane stove I tend to agree that a stove that would burn the same thing as your bird would be ideal. I do have a Jet-Boil and it is a good stove, you can occasionally pick up the large (1lb) iso-butane cells and they last a VERY long time. Like others have said though I really just use it to boil water, if I need to actually cook I am looking for something else.

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