I still have it and should throw it out... but that thing has a lot of good memories tied up in it. In it's day that thing ran like a top and my wife could make anything on it. Back when we were younger and hard core we found it started running erratically in temps below -15~20C. When it finally crapped out I bowed to the inevitable and retired it and figured I'd upgrade to a newer unit that was much the same but could theoretically burn multiple fuels. I could see that being a handy feature, I suppose.
But then the guys at the ATV and rod n' gun club stumbled upon these:
It uses proprietary iso-butyl fuel canisters but the whole shebang fits into the pot that it comes with. It will literally boil a pot full of water in a minute or two and it sounds like a bloody jet when it's running.
Awhile back I was watching this YouTubing cowboy learn us everything we need to know about making good camp coffee and he said ya gotta boil the coffee for a bit to really improve the taste so I figured I'd give it a whirl on the Jet Boil.
Errrr…. pardon the mess!
The wife seems to think the kitchen is a place to cook and
eat and doesn't realize that I need it
to store valuable junk and play with my toys.
The wife found me some premium coffee bags that work like tea bags. I pitched them into the pot, and brought 'er down to a rolling boil... I was kind of worried the bags might melt and make a mess but they held together and the batch of coffee went off like a charm!
I am seriously contemplating getting another one of these stoves and stashing it in the motorcycle with a couple of cups. Ya never know when you might get stopped by a fellow traveller or local and might have to entertain... :)