Automotive GasolineWhile auto gas (petrol) may seem like an obvious contingency fuel given the accessibility of gas stations in many parts, you should consider it a last resort. Though it burns hotter than kerosene, it has disadvantages including the fact that the superheating process of backpacking stoves causes the additives and impurities in gasoline to clog your stove quickly.
Choose a fuel as advanced as your stove. Formulated for maximum efficiency and minimum consumption, our high-performance propane/isobutane four-season blend delivers higher vapor pressure for improved performance in cold weather.
The wider pot design and better temperature control on the MiniMo make it a great choice for someone who wants all the convenience of the previous Jetboil models with greater cooking and simmering potential, a lighter weight, and better fuel efficiency.
We conducted all our fuel efficiency and boiling tests in our garage \"lab\" at 5,000 feet in Fort Collins, Colorado. In our wind-free test, the MiniMo used 0.28 ounces of fuel to boil 1 liter of water, a very impressive showing. The pot's flux ring disperses heat nicely, and the insulated pot keeps things hot. Jetboil claims that this stove performs better in the cold with its redesigned regulator diaphragm and valve. We have used the MiniMo in the snow a lot, and while we did not perform our quantitative tests in a cold environment, we found its cold-weather performance satisfactory.
In our wind test, we situated a box fan on low and tested it with a pocket anemometer to ensure it blew a constant 2-4 mph of \"wind\" on the stove. In this test, the MiniMo performed like a champion, burning only 0.4 ounces of fuel to boil 1 liter of water. We took the average of the percentage of fuel consumed per boil test and, on average, the Mo used only 5% of a 4-ounce canister of fuel to boil 1 liter of water. This is pretty dang impressive if you ask us.
This is one of the lighter integrated canister stoves in our test. All of the small canister stoves are lighter, but remember: the weight of the MiniMo includes a pot. Our scores in this metric reflect this fact. As a point of comparison, we have also determined the \"trail weight\" for each of our stoves. For the integrated canister stoves, this includes the lid, pot, burner, and a 4-ounce fuel canister (which weighs about 7.35 ounces). For the small canister stoves, it includes the stove, a 4-ounce fuel canister, and the average weight of the five most popular 1-liter titanium pots (4.78 ounces). This will give you a sense of how it stacks up against some of the featherweight small canister stoves.
We like that we could fit an 8-ounce fuel canister in the wider pot of the MiniMo, though the burner won't fit in there at the same time. You can also fit a 4-ounce canister along with the burner in the pot sideways.
This is another metric where the MiniMo does well. Like all Jetboil stoves, the pot and burner pair securely. This means that you can pick up the whole assembly easily with one hand, even while it's lit. You can even pour from the pot with the burner still attached. And there's no fear of the hot burner falling off while doing either of these things.
Jetboil has made cooking simple meals easier with the MiniMo and created an easier vessel to eat out of with more reliable handles. The burner is impressively fuel-efficient, and the reliable piezo igniter and reassuring pot-to-burner mating make the stove easier to use than most other integrated canister models. These reasons, combined with the overall low weight of the system, win this stove a highly ranked position in our review.
When spending extended time on the trail, you need a fuel as advanced as your stove. Formulated for maximum efficiency and minimum consumption, Jetboil's high-performance propane/isobutane four-season blend delivers higher vapor pressure for improved performance in cold weather.
Jetboil's Jetpower Fuel contains the ideal blend of gas for use with their range of Cooking Systems. Propane provides higher vapour pressure for better performance in cold weather and isobutane provides more constant pressure as the fuel level gets low.
As we struggled on we waged a losing battle with the sinking sun stopping only briefly to refill our hydration systems at the playground in the middle of nowhere. Soon after, Mel lost her will to live and I had to drag her onward to avoid being stuck on the trail overnight. By the grace of God, just as we busted out our headlamps some campfires appeared in the distance. Sighing with relief we limped into camp, cooked a quick dehydrated meal in a bag, pitched our tent, and crawled in to rest our weary bodies.
In checking out regulations for getting over to the island via Catalina Express they state no propane/butane allowed on boats. Were you able to get fuel for your stoves over there on the island or how did you deal with that Thanks, Bill
I used a 3.5 oz. fuel can with my Jetboil Sol and boiled about 2 1/2 cups per meal (20 oz.) and had about 22 meals on the can (the Jetboil rep I've talked to has (depending on the trip temperature/elevation/wind/water temp) gotten from 22 to 30 meals of about 2 cups boiled per meal on a single 3.5oz. Jetboil canister. Pretty darn impressive and you can hear the water start to approach boiling in under a minute (took about 2 minutes to boil 2 cups). Enjoy !
We have most types of gas canisters and fuel available:Self-sealing valve cartridge, screw-on canister and pierceable top cartridges compatible with most Primus, Jetboil, Coleman, Campingaz, and MSR camping and backpacking stoves.
Steady your cookstove on uneven surfaces with the Jetboil Fuel Stabilizer. The stabilizer attaches to the bottom of Jetboil canisters to provide adjustable support on rocks, dirt, or other bumpy surfaces. An easy-to-pack design includes folding legs, so you can store the support inside your cookstove system. The fuel stabilizer is compatible with all Genesis systems except the Joule, Genesis, HalfGen, and Luna.
Features:- Legs fold in so the Fuel Can Stabilizer can be stowed inside Jetboil system cups- Can be used with all Jetboil 100g, 230g, and 450g fuel as well as most other fuel canisters.- Weight: 26g
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First and foremost, you will have NO problem finding isobutane fuel canisters for stoves along the AT. They are the most popular form of fuel out there for AT thru hikers and retailers along the trail have noticed! Not only will you always find isobutane canisters at any outfitter, you can also count of finding them at many hostels or resupply locations along the trail. There is no time that you will need one sent to you on trail.
Secondly, the lifespan of a canister is very tentative on the user. Some folks like to make a hot breakfast with a cup of coffee every morning and then cook a hot dinner with a cup of tea at night. If this is you, you may be purchasing a new 8oz. canister once a week. Someone like me, who is unimaginative and lazy, may only cook one meal a day. I found that I could stretch out a 4oz. canister for nearly ten days. It took me a while to form my habits and learn how much fuel I needed, but it is a skill you will surely pick up on your thru hike.
Isobutane fuel canisters come in 3 sizes: 4oz., 8oz., and 16oz. You will likely never purchase a 16oz. canister as it is way overkill. I started out my thru hike buying 8oz. canisters until I felt comfortable with being able to gage my fuel usage. Once I had my cooking patterns down, I began to buy the 4oz. canisters because they slipped into my cook pot and made packing up more seamless.
Despite their outward appearance, any brand of fuel canister will work with any stove. You do not have to use Jetboil fuel for your Jetboil stove. Many time you will come across a retailer on the trail that only carries one brand. No worries! Buy it.
Dwight- A sure way to blow yourself up.NEVER try to warm up a fuel canister. As an Everest, Grand Canyon, CT, CDT, Pacific Crest hiker, the way to keep a canister warm and ready to use is to store them in your sleeping bag, or wrap them in your clothing but NEVER try to warm up your canister by the method described by Carlie gentry. WHAT A MORON.
The three prong stove weighs just 59 grams because the burner cup is made from lightweight titanium. To save weight Jetboil did not include a push start ignitor or a fuel regulator. Simmer control is not as good as other backpacking stoves but still functions. The stove puts out a maximum flow rate of about 1.9 grams of fuel a minute which is about half the flow rate of the average lightweight backpacking stove. The low fuel flow rate increases boil time but optimizes fuel efficiency.
The plastic pot lid is only 16 grams which is about half the weight of a similar titanium lid. The plastic lid also has a nice pour spout which makes it easy to pour water. The lid is also designed to securely hold a 100 gram fuel canister and a BIC Mini lighter. 59ce067264