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Jetboil Genesis Basecamp Stove

Specs

Price MSRP: $259.95
Current Retail: $259.95
Historic Range: $191.96-$259.95
Reviewers Paid: $250.00
Weight 6.2 lb / 2.8 kg
Power 10000 BTU/h / 3 kW
Group Size 3-5 People
Boil Time 3m 15sec per 1 liter in 5L Flux Pot (avg. over life of 1lb propane can)
Water Boiled 48 liters per 1 lb Propane bottle
Ignition Type Lever
Dimensions (Packed) 9.8 x 4.6 in / 24.9 x 11.7 cm

Reviews

1 review
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I purchased this stove in early 2020 thinking I would use it in summer of 2020. Sadly that didn't happen due to the virus messing up plans. But, this fall 2021 I finally was able to use while I was in the USA on vacation and it performed better than any other larger camp stove I have ever owned! The compact style, the two burners, and the simmer were all as advertised! Making this stove my only future stove in my camping arsenal! Anyone want a Coleman? Really!

Pros

  • Compact
  • Two burners
  • A working simmer function

Cons

  • Not a backpacking stove!

In a perfect world this stove would weigh 2 oz and be perfect for backpacking with all the functions it has. Sadly it is not, but as far as a perfect campground stove I would say, pay the money and purchase the best!

There is nothing more frustrating than burning food you have packed for a nice camping trip and having to toss it out or eat it burned with the lack of simmer control. I have owned a number of name brand camp stoves in my many years and this is the best I have ever found! I spent my early stimulus check on this stove as JetBoil is a Wisconsin company and I loved their other smaller JetBoil stove so much I purchased two, one for in the states and one for here in Europe! That has been an excellent investment and now I know this was a lifetime investment also!

I had my youngest son help me in this test at a campsite in Northern Minnesota. We cooked wild rice brats and potatoes, using both burners at the same time. 

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Opened and ready for use

 

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Brats cooking in the pan, nice size burner holds pan stable

 

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Potatoes cooking on the other burner, nice size for family camping cooking.

 

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Box with details
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More details

 

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Additional items to purchase... maybe...

I received a nice carry case for this stove and that makes it even better to pack into my camping gear and head out for a trip. 

You can check out my recent blog on a kayaking trip I took in MN this fall with this stove packed neatly with my other gear in the back of my Subaru.

Go to thecedarjournal.com and click on my Rum River camping trip.

After using this stove I would highly recommend this for anyone that does a great deal of camping and cooking on a camp stove. Don't waste your money or frustrations on any other brand of stove! Pay the price up front and get good gear that is well thought out and engineered for camping correctly! 

Experience

Excellent! Cooks like a gas stove at home. Make sure you have a windscreen that will protect the flames while cooking.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $250

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for sharing a review of this stove, CedarJournal. I've often wondered what others thought of it.


1 month ago
Michael -Survival Intuition

Looks like a nice stove


1 month ago

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