Jetboil Flash Camping and Backpacking Stove Cooking System
Eating is important, right? Going out on a limb here, but I'm going to bet you agree.
Only thing is, how do you do it away from home - in the woods, or in a park, or on the side of the road should an emergency demand it?
You could drag your BBQ along, but that seems a little impractical.
Building a fire could be an option, if you have access to fuel and a little camp stove like the Emberlit Fireant.
But there is a better way. And that way is the Jetboil cooking systems, and our favorite, the Flash.
The Jetboil Systems
Jetboil has a few different cooking systems available, and I thought this graphic does a better job than i could explain in words, so without further ado:
Pick one that works for you and go crazy.
We settled on the Jetboil Flash. It was the right mix between size / performance / price for us.
So lets vibe out on the Jetboil Flash for a minute, eh?
The Jetboil Flash is the Bestest
The Jetboil Systems are easy to setup and use, it works great, and is just right for 1-2 peoples needs in austere environments.
It's also small enough to carry in a backpack or keep in your vehicle.
You aren't cooking a lasagna with this thing, but you can get 16-oz boiling water in about 100 seconds, and with boiling water you can get a lot done: re-hydrate food, make soups, oatmeal, tea and coffee. Everything you would need it to do for an off-road trip or during a grid down event.
It consists of 7 parts:
- 1 liter Flux Ring Cooking Cup (titanium I think?)
- Drink-thru Lid with strainer
- Bottom cover, which doubles as a measuring cup and bowl
- Insulated cozy with Thermochromatic heat indicator, which tells you when your water is hot
- Aluminium baseplate / burner assembly with a push-button igniter and output adjustment control
- Tripod Stand, which attaches to the Fuel Tank
Required but not included, must be purchased separately:
- Isobutane / Propane Fuel Tank - 10 liters of boiling water per each 100g tank
Here's a quickie vid to show you the details:
All of the main parts tuck away into the cup for storage, and you can also squeeze a pot support stabilizer in there as well. More on that part a little later.
Jetboil Flash Specs
To summarize the features of the Jetboil Systems:
It boils water super fast, in about 100 seconds
1-liter cooking cup with insulating cover that has a thermochromatic color-change heat indicator
A single pushbutton igniter starts the stove
Includes fuel canister stabilizer; bottom cup doubles as a measuring cup & a bowl; easy to pack at only 13.1 ounces
Jetboil Flash product specific specs:
- Weight: 0.818 lb | 0.371 kg System weight excludes fuel stabilizer
- Power: 9000 BTU/h / 2.6 kW
- Volume: 1 Liter Tall
- Cooking Type: Fast Boil Fuel Regulator
- No Group Size: 1-2 People
- Boil Time: 100sec per .5 liter (avg. over life of JetPower can)
- Water Boiled: 10 liters per 100g JetPower Can
- Ignition Type: Push Button
- Dimensions (Packed): 4.1 in x 7.1 in (10.41 cm x 18.03 cm)
The fuel regulator is easy to use and tucks away for storage.
Where to Get One
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Typical Price: $115
Blistering boil times come standard on the Jetboil Flash personal cooking system, the ultimate camping stove for preparing coffee, soup, or dehydrated meals on the trail.
Optimized for efficiency, the Jetboil Flash boils water in a lightning-quick 100 seconds, making it the fastest Jetboil ever. Jetboil's 1-liter FluxRing cooking cup with insulating cozy makes boiling water—and keeping it warm—a breeze.
Start heating instantly with the convenient, reliable pushbutton igniter, and verify that the water's ready with the thermochromatic color-change heat indicator. Compatible Jetboil accessories, such as a coffee press, hanging kit, pot support, skillet, FluxRing cooking pot, and utensils make this a necessity for your next backpacking adventure.
Includes fuel canister stabilizer; bottom cup doubles as a measuring cup and a bowl; easy to pack and carry at only 13. 1 ounces.
You cant run the stove without fuel. Good news is Jetboil makes 3 different sizes of fuel tanks you can use.
Typical Price: $19 - $30
Jetboil's high-performance propane/isobutane 4-season fuel delivers high vapor pressure, improving your system's performance in cold weather. Available in 3 different sizes: 100 / 230 / 450 grams.
The canister is easily recyclable with the use of a Jetboil CrunchIt (sold separately), which clips onto a carabiner or key ring. Jetpower Fuel is compatible with Jetboil's Flash, Joule, MicroMo, MightyMo, SUMO, and Zip camping stoves.
Level up your Jetboil Flash with the following pieces parts!
Typical Price: $15
Expand the use of your Jetboil Flash with the Pot support. Now you can use a pan, pot, coffee pot, etc with your Flash system.
Typical Price: $14
The CrunchIt punctures Jetpower and many other butane fuel canisters, making them recycling-bin-ready. Integrated into the handle, the CrunchIt's orifice wrench safely vents fuel canisters prior to puncturing, helping remove remaining gas.
Features include a built-in bottle opener and a slot for clipping to a carabiner or key ring.