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Old 04-20-2015, 09:58 AM
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My greatest struggle camping is making coffee in the morning. Last time camping I tried a Starbucks VIA,, thanks Art.

My issue is boiling water rapidly....any suggestions on what works best?
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:09 AM
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MSR Reactor.

Case closed. It's mind boggling how fast it will boil water. Literally faster than I can do on the stove at home. And it's pretty much impervious to wind.

It also packs up into a very compact package. It's only downside is that you can pretty much only heat up water/other liquids. No griddle, no pan, just water. You can use it to make Mac & Cheese, Red Beans & Rice, but not scrambled eggs.

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That's what I need...3 minutes 30 seconds! I just have to get past the cost
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MSR made a new stove unit that is similar to the reactor but is more in line with a jetboil. It's called the Windboiler, and you can find it closer to a street price of about $100. It an amazing little stove that is nearly impervious to wind. It's not as fast as the reactor (nothing is) but its not slow either, boil times are super fast still and the entry price is good too. The burner is shielded from the wind and the pot uses the heat transfer system of the reactor. I plan on adding one to the backpacking gear this summer.

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Jetboil is another great option. It's superfast at heating up anything, and packs small and lightweight. Plus, not too much money.
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MSR made a new stove unit that is similar to the reactor but is more in line with a jetboil. It's called the Windboiler, and you can find it closer to a street price of about $100. It an amazing little stove that is nearly impervious to wind. It's not as fast as the reactor (nothing is) but its not slow either, boil times are super fast still and the entry price is good too. The burner is shielded from the wind and the pot uses the heat transfer system of the reactor. I plan on adding one to the backpacking gear this summer.

That's a knockoff of the Jetboil design. The Jetboil is an amazing piece of engineering. I think they advertise 1L in 1 minute or something crazy like that.

If you're the type to buy Lock Right instead of Aussie Locker, get a Jetboil.
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Jetboil is another great option. It's superfast at heating up anything, and packs small and lightweight. Plus, not too much money.
My vote as well
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I have a jet boil and it boils water pretty fast. Not good for much else though. Well except it makes one hell of a baby bottle warmer for you new parents out there.
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MSR Reactor.

Case closed. It's mind boggling how fast it will boil water. Literally faster than I can do on the stove at home. And it's pretty much impervious to wind.

It also packs up into a very compact package. It's only downside is that you can pretty much only heat up water/other liquids. No griddle, no pan, just water. You can use it to make Mac & Cheese, Red Beans & Rice, but not scrambled eggs.

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this...saw it in action. I didn't even use my stove when Dan had the reactor out. It's AMAZING!
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The msr windboil is constantly reviewed higher now adays than the reactor and jet boil.

A 30 year old peak 1 stove will still boil water in 3 half minutes. If you can wait another 30 sec most stoves will suffice.

http://www.cascadedesigns.com/msr/bl...e-performance/
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