My first experience with the Jetboil products was in Isle Royale National Park. A group of hikers, that my wife and I met on the trail had the Zipboil by Jetboil. After watching the Zipboil in action, I was sold and had to purchase one.
Jetboil offers several different models made with different metals and sizes. The model I found most effective for my needs was the Jetboil Flash. The Flash comes with a pot with a “max fill” line at 16 ounces, but with a maximum capacity of 32 ounces. I’m a huge morning coffee person, so having the extra capacity for hot water allows me to make more coffee while packing up camp.
When I first heard about the BioLite CampStove, I thought this was going to be my one and only stove for all of my trips. I quickly learned there were several downfalls with this wonderful stove that would limit its trips.
The key feature of the BioLite CampStove is the ability to produce electricity by using thermoelectric technology. The power generated by burning fuel is used for a fan that pushes air through the fire, increasing the heat and efficiency. Any remaining power is used to recharge the internal battery and any attached USB devices.