Esbit stoves... Yea or Nay?

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Esbit stoves... Yea or Nay?

Post by SoloRider831 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:26 pm

I was visiting with a friend earlier today and he gave me an old esbit stove and a few trioxane packets (looks like military packaging on the tabs). Anyone used this and, if so, what are your thoughts? Kinda small, but thinking I may go ahead and add it to my kit.

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Re: Esbit stoves... Yea or Nay?

Post by Bill » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:52 pm

I really like mine and it works well for what it does.
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Post by Pointman » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:13 am

I just use mine as a base for my alcohol stove. Works both as a partial wind screen but more for a potstand. Never liked cleaning up after using the trioxane tabs.

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Post by CanisKil » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:59 pm

I like mine. Goes great in my daypack or a cargo pocket. My alcohol stove can't fit into a pocket. They both work great.

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Post by Yggdrasil » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:13 am

I like mine. Cheap, light, works every time. The only real issue i ever had with it is that its hard to balance a USGI canteen cup on one.

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Post by DBX » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:25 pm

Got one around here, somewhere...

Works well for what it is. Something to warm up a cup of soup or coffee.

I use my Trangia set up for all my outside stuff (and some inside, too).

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Post by twain55 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:41 pm

I have one and used it a few times. Light weight and compact. I liked that the fuel tabs could be stored inside it.

I quit packing it when I got the little stoves that fit on the army canteen cups.

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Re: Esbit stoves... Yea or Nay?

Post by Lockera » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:32 pm

Great for warming up a drink or can of food not really good for sterilizing water. If you don’t expect to purify water they are really handy.
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