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If this isn’t fast enough, cook over a volcano.

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The Genesis, Jetboil’s new dual-burner propane stove, boils a quart of water in about two minutes and can do a gallon in nine and a half. If that isn’t fast enough, cook over a volcano.

Boiling water, though, while critical for getting that first cup of joe down the hatch, isn’t the only measure of a stove. Equally important, and more
so if you want to really cook—say, you have a hankering for an omelet—is a stove’s ability to simmer. Not a problem. The Genesis has a
micro adjustment that dials the heat all the way down to a flicker. Rock and Ice recently used the Genesis Base Camp System to prepare nourishment for 35 folks at the annual Photo Camp. It got the thumbs up.

Besides the stove’s impressive power and adjustability, the Genesis system shone by having a five-liter cook pot with a lid and a medium-sized non-stick skillet, both with handles that stay cool. The pot, with a built-in heat exchanger, dispatches large orders but isn’t too much for two to use. Get pasta noodles going in the pot on one burner, the sauce in the skillet on the other, and you pop the cork on the Chianti and settle in for a feast. When you’re ready to move on, the Genesis folds in half and stows inside the pot.

This article originally appeared in Rock and Ice issue 236 (August 2016).