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Black Box: Prototype ‘Jetpack’ Integrates Stove, Pot

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[leadin]A new kind of form factor and integrated ‘pots’ that double as rocket-stove chimney walls make the to-be-released Jetpack unique.[/leadin]


Two pots, two lids, and a stove base… that is the entirety of this box-shaped stove, which burns wood and gives a bare-bones alternative to food prep in the wild.

Using the Jetpack is as simple as tossing a handful of small, dry sticks and tinder into the base. Light it up and the stainless steel cube with ventilation holes serves as a rocket-stove platform, pulling air through as the fire burns to stoke the flame.

jetpack lead

Two C-shaped “cups” (small cooking pots) slip atop the stove, forming a chimney that funnels a geyser of flame through the assembly’s center.

The cups, which come with matching lids, can then be filled with water for boiling, beans, broth, or whatever you want to cook.

According to its spec, Jetpack’s cook times are “similar to kitchen standards.” It purports to boil a potato in about 20 minutes.

The Jetpack’s’ 3-D-printed prototype is not a new concept – it works on the same principle as a Dakota smokeless fire pit or rocket stove. But the Jetpack’s unique modular, all-in-one design make it perhaps the most simple, portable and self-contained system yet.

Some details remain secret, at least until the project starts receiving production funding. But if that succeeds, when fully assembled the Jetpack will stand one-foot tall and weigh around two pounds – pretty small for a portable kitchen with “pots” included.

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There is no time table or price available for the Jetpack as patents finalize and funding is sought.

Editor’s note: This product was discontinued and no longer exists


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