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Old 02-15-2013, 07:04 AM   #31
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Sounds a bit silly, but when hunting I sometimes pack a small single serve thermos. Premake the tea and it should stay hot for a long time.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:05 AM   #32
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Good points, I have the little stove and I use a double walled stainless steel mug which is used to heat and drink.
A double walled cup on a stove...Boom!!!

Bad idea


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It came with a battery and I'm using the original, but I've only used the stove a few times.
Battery, really? Where do you insert it? For what? It's funny that I have the same stove and I got no battery with it. No big deal since piezo doesn't need a battery...



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The quality seems great, and it's a robust little stove for what it is. but it's still fairly new to me. It'll fit in a shirt pocket though.....
I second. For 8$, you get a damn nice, robust and useful little stove.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:15 AM   #33
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Good points, I have the little stove and I use a double walled stainless steel mug which is used to heat and drink. It came with a battery and I'm using the original, but I've only used the stove a few times. Should still be able to light if the ignition craps out, but will have to try that before any long trip.
I don't know how you manage to boil the water in a double walled mug, the insulation works both way. I am a big fan of DX and other cheap Chinese shopping sites, however I accepted the fact, that the quality can be hit or miss. Some items are pretty good, other go straight into garbage.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:35 AM   #34
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A double walled cup on a stove...Boom!!!

Bad idea

Battery, really? Where do you insert it? For what? It's funny that I have the same stove and I got no battery with it. No big deal since piezo doesn't need a battery...

I second. For 8$, you get a damn nice, robust and useful little stove.
Thanks for bringing this up. I'll stop using the double walled mug.

I'm pretty sure it came with a battery but I have several stoves, so can't be sure, have to check when I get home. (edit....just checked the link and it says it comes with batteries) again I'll confirm....

The quality of mine is great.. DX has a couple dozen variations of small camping/backpack stoves.

To add.. I have several different models of the alcohol (gas line antifreeze fueled) home made stoves, and while they work pretty good, fun to play with and fun to talk about how one made it, they won't boil water as fast as the DX stove, and hard to cook on. I'd still take my 8 buck stove with me if I was going cross country as my #1 stove.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:48 AM   #35
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It's a well known fact that a lot of products on DX are titled/described incorrectly and sometimes in humorous ways.

This tiny stove doesn't use batteries.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:12 AM   #36
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Whatydoes no one respect The immersion boiler?

Can't get any smaller or easier than that...

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Old 02-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #37
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Whatydoes no one respect The immersion boiler?

Can't get any smaller or easier than that...

I love mine
I'm surprised it works at all. An electric kettle is usually 1000W or or so. A cigarette lighter plug is rated 10A@12V, so the boiler can't use more than 120W. Not only it should be really slow, there is a considerable risk of draining the battery.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:18 AM   #38
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I'm surprised it works at all. An electric kettle is usually 1000W or or so. A cigarette lighter plug is rated 10A@12V, so the boiler can't use more than 120W. Not only it should be really slow, there is a considerable risk of draining the battery.
Those heaters are indeed rated at 120w.

Whilst it can be good to heat water for instant coffee, I'm quite sure you'll have hard time (or spend a lot of time) to almost boil water for tea using it.

The OP asked for the quickest way to boil water, not the easier method.


This and the battery draining concern surely explain it's not popular in this thread. But I can see where it could be helpful.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #39
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FWIW, I bought one of the $8 dx stoves (love dx.com!). After trying it out, I immediately bought 3 more for every emergency kit. The jetboil is cool and it totally makes me feel like a rocket scientist when you use it, but when it comes to hanging stuff in a soft bag off the side of a motorcycle, I'll take $8 vs $100 every time. It boils as fast as I need it to.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:30 AM   #40
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I've probably own 10 different stoves, including Jet Boil. The one I seem to use the most mostly for it's size and price is the MSR pocket rocket. It fits into a nice little container and uses screw on canisters. I also have the Coleman model that is just as good doesn't come in a case. I highly recommend either!

http://www.rei.com/product/660163/ms...130215145001:s
I too own a Jetboil (original model) and a MSR Pocket Rocket

The Rocket rocks.

The Jetboil refuese to light in cold weather or at altitude.I looked at the new model Jetboil, but the plastic lower section puts be right off - the Pocket Rocket is all metral and very simple.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #41
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FWIW, I bought one of the $8 dx stoves (love dx.com!). After trying it out, I immediately bought 3 more for every emergency kit. The jetboil is cool and it totally makes me feel like a rocket scientist when you use it, but when it comes to hanging stuff in a soft bag off the side of a motorcycle, I'll take $8 vs $100 every time. It boils as fast as I need it to.

You could consider to buy the "sunflower flame pattern" stove from DX too. It's around 12$ and it's a nice addition to the "8$" one (I have both), especially for using with a frying pan.



Here it is:

http://dx.com/p/portable-folding-out...silver-156714#



This stove + this another one @ 7.50$ and you have a useful setup for ~ 20$, shipping included

They both pack fairly small
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:23 PM   #42
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MSR Pocket Rocket. $40.00, small, lght, simple, bombproof and quickly boils a pot of water. I like stoves, and it's my go to for motorcycle camping.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #43
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It's a well known fact that a lot of products on DX are titled/described incorrectly and sometimes in humorous ways.

This tiny stove doesn't use batteries.
Correct, no batteries. And it can be lit should the igniter pack it in....

For those thinking of a pocket rocket at 40 bucks. Save yourself and get one of these and save yourself 32 bucks. And if you visit the DX site you can probably get 3-4 different stoves and still be out ahead.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:16 PM   #44
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Forget the Jetboil look at the Primus ETA Express it boils just as fast, packs smaller, has no plastic to break, you can use the pot over an open fire, and any generic gas cylinder will fit inside and nest properly.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:30 PM   #45
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The reviews are not all good but I've been carrying the one that plugs into a 110 volt and I have used it for several years in Mexico. Nice to make almost anything that requires hot water. I don't know anything about the DC plug.
I only use it with a 6 oz stainless camping cup.

http://www.amazon.com/RoadPro-RPBH-0...pr_product_top

http://www.amazon.com/NORPRO-559-Imm...xgy_auto_img_y
I just now put 7 0z of water into a double walled stainless cup and plugged into the AC wall outlet. The water came to a full boil at exactly 7 minutes.
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