Best Camping Stove For Your Bug Out Bag
It's not often I can make a claim for a product, but I have to admit if you're looking for the Best Camping Stove For Your Bug Out Bag, then it's well worth considering the JetBoil system.
I have only just treated myself to the JetBoil system after wanting one for quite some time and so far I haven't been disappointed.
It has all the right features and ticks all the prepping and survival boxes, and so far I'm 100% pleased with my new purchase.
I decided on a 'fueled' system to compliment my main campsite cook stove, the Bushbox XL which runs on wood, esbit fuel tablets or a trangia burner, as I wanted a stove that could be up and running very fast - for a quick brew..!
There are several different types of JetBoils to choose from in their range, from the very compact, 0.8ltr MiniMo, through the 1ltr Flash to the largest stove which is the Joule Camp Stove at 2.5ltr.
I chose the JetBoil Flash System due to its relative compact size and extreme light weight, as well as the fact that it heats up 1ltr of water per boil, in a very fast time, which is perfect for me to have a hot drink and extra boiling water to add to a dry, dehydrated pasta mix.
As this is more of a specific review, I will concentrate on the JetBoil Flash that I have purchased.
Obviously I cannot compare directly to the Jetboil MiniMo or the Jetboil Joule camp stove as I don't own either of those two cooking systems.
Without a doubt, the main reason for such a quick, efficient boil time is in the design at the bottom of the cup.
Jetboil use a system called a Flux Ring.
This increases the surface area of the cook pot substantially and thus gives a greater heat transfer into the water you are boiling - and it really does work as you can see in my video below.
If you want to see exactly what the Flux Ring design is all about click the image here >.
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The 'Flash' range is available in four different cups colours with each holding the standard 1 litre capacity, and all have the insulated cover and handle strap.
They all have the water temperature indicator window on the side as well.
You do not get the gas canister when you buy the unit - these must be purchased separately.
The small, 100gram gas canister will last for 20 full boils with 2 cups of water in the 1 litre cup.
The 2 cup measure is ideal as one cup is enough for a hot drink and the other is the right amount for the various MRE food ration packs like Mountain House range.
You can buy the JetBoil Flash in several different colours
You do not get a gas canister with the unit
I have used mine on a 2 day hike with an overnight camp and only took one full canister - it was enough to last me for several hot drinks and also to cook my meals using the FluxRing frying pan and didn't run out.
One video is worth a thousand words.!
So, here is my video review of the JetBoil Flash:
I hope you liked the video review and I'm sure you'll agree with me about this great bit of kit - it really has got to be the best camping stove for your bug out bag by a long shot, and your paying for good quality equipment that won't let you down.
This is the standard Jetboil Flash
- 1.0 Liter FluxRing® cooking cup with insulating cozy
- Fully adjustable burner (steel)
- Piezo push button ignition
- Heat indicator cover pad
- Lid sip / pour strainer with spout
- Protective bottom cover - doubles as a measuring cup and bowl
- Fully compatible with the Jetboil accessories
- 100gram gas cannister can be stored away inside pot
- Fuel canister stabilizer ring included
Full kit shown here in camo
A good cook kit is one of the more essential pieces of prepping equipment. So do not cut corners when considering what type of kit to buy.
The JetBoil is made by one of the top camp stove manufacturers and that alone should be enough to persuade most people to think seriously about getting one.
JetBoil Flash system is currently on sale for £89 plus postage of £3.99 from Amazon.co.uk.
The other big thing that makes this the
Best Camping Stove For Your Bug Out Bag is the choice of accessories
As you saw in my video, I had a few JetBoil 'extras' that I have added to my system.
Namely the pot support ring, the pot stabilizer, the fluxring frying pan and utensil set - all well worth getting.
Here's the full list of accessories you can add:
Quite simply, a superb bit of kit.
Don't leave home without it..!!!
Happy Prepping Folks.