Gear Box: Jetboil Flash

Jetboil Flash
Price: $99.95.
Jetboil Flash Price: $99.95.
Posted March 02, 2011, at 11:34 p.m.

It’s 8 degrees outside and I am off to Acadia to hike. My friend joins me and brings along frozen chunks of chocolate ganache and cold milk, I bring the JetBoil Flash, the Green Kit. Together we make the most comforting, steaming hot chocolate one could imagine while enjoying the beautiful mountainous view over looking the ocean.

Nestled in a lightweight aluminum container, equipped with a drink-through lid, an insulating cozy, and color changing heat indicator, is a canister of fuel, a tripod and a burner. JetBoil is compact and easy to transport, great for heating hot drinks or soups for day hikes as well as overnights.

With JetBoil’s patented FluxRing heat distributor, within two minutes it will heat 2 cups of liquid. The 4-ounce fuel canister is capable of burning for 60 minutes. The Green Kit comes with a “Crunch It” that’s used to puncture an empty can thus allowing you to recycle it.

JetBoil requires no hoses, no priming and no reservoir. The canister threads onto the burner with a few twists and the cooking cup attaches easily to the burner. A tripod stabilizes the fuel canister. Open the fuel valve, click the self igniter, and you’re in business.

JetBoil is fast to set up and convenient to transport. There is no better way to reward yourself on a freezing winter hike than delicious hot chocolate prepared in your JetBoil.

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