Over the years, we’ve seen a number of compact camping stoves that make cooking a less-cumbersome affair in the outdoors. And they work fine, provided you’re cooking for one or two people. Once you multiply the members of your party, though, forget about it, as you’re more likely to need a bulky two-burner stove with large pots and pans in tow. That’s when Jetboil’s Genesis Base Camp System comes in handy.
More than a stove, it’s a full cooking set that combines a pot, a pan, and a two-burner stove inside a single bag that measures 8.5 x 10 inches (height x diameter). No more carrying large stoves with separate pots and pans – this is about as compact as two-burner cooking setups can get.
To enable the compact function, the Jetboil Genesis Base Camp System uses a stove that eliminates the usual metal surround you’ll find in cooking equipment, so the burners cover the entire top surface area. A collapsible design allows the burners to fold into each other, cutting the size down to half during transport, so they can nest inside the included 5-liter pot, along with the 10-inch frying pan. It’s a clever solution that makes for one seriously convenient way to bring cooking to the outdoors.
Features include 10,000 BTUs of power for each burner, an engineered valve that allows for outstanding simmer control, four cooking settings, and an included windscreen. It can even be daisy chained with a second stove to create a four-burner setup using just one propane tank.
Available now, the Jetboil Genesis Base Camp System is priced at $349.95.