Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Jetboil PCS review continued

A few blogs ago I wrote a quick review of the Jetboil Personal Cooking System. Well, I have used it a bit more and now have more to say about it!

I used it a couple of weekends ago whilst camping out in the woods - the weather was essentially dry but cold so first thing in the morning it was a bit damp. On the first morning I had left the Jetboil in the tent's porch overnight and the electronic ignition would not work! It lit with a match and then sparked OK after that. OK, thought I, must be the damp so I'll leave it in the tent with me overnight.

This I duly did. Next morning, tried the ignition and same thing happened. Once it had been used it would spark like a good 'un. So my conclusion is that it is susceptible to the damp. This in it's own right is not a problem as long as you are aware of it so you can keep another ignition source with you. Otherwise relying on its own ignitiion could make for some tealess times!

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7 comments:

viridari said...

Alcohol stoves FTW once again. ;)

Jon said...

Absolutely! By the way, do you run the Utility Belt blog?

viridari said...

Hi Jon,
Yes, I'm that guy.

Jon said...

Cool! I usually get to your page through EDC reviews but I'm happy to put a direct link if you would like?

viridari said...

Cool thanks. I am subscribed to your RSS feed so I get it directly. I've added a link to your blog from mine. Thanks for the link.

Jon said...

Many thanks for that! Will do the same in a minute!

Dave said...

I will be staying in a lovely luxury hotels in devon really looking forward to my break near the coastal path it sounds so friendly and a warm atmosphere be surte we will be doing the pub walk along side the south coastal as what is life but to enjoy good beer and nature!