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Esbit Pocket Stove

    Esbit Pocket Stove

    Ideal for your home or auto emergency kit, this pocket-size Esbit stove folds down to a small, compact size. See details

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    Item # 653343

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    Ideal for your home or auto emergency kit, this pocket-size Esbit stove folds down to a small, compact size.

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    Ideal for your home or auto emergency kit, this pocket-size Esbit stove folds down to a small, compact size.

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    Ideal for your home or auto emergency kit, this pocket-size Esbit stove folds down to a small, compact size.

    • 2-position design permits a low flame for controlled cooking or a direct flame for a quicker boil time
    • Powered by Esbit® solid fuel tablets (6 included); each tablet burns for approximately 12 minutes,
    • Non-toxic fuel is environmentally safe, has no ash residue and is nearly odorless
    • Its small size and stable fuel source make this stove a great addition to your emergency preparedness kit
    • Additional fuel tablets sold separately

    Flammable item - must be sent via surface (ground) shipping. Sorry, no air shipping. Cannot be sent to Alaska, Hawaii, APO, FPO or international addresses. Please note: We may not ship stoves to addresses in Japan or Korea.


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    Esbit Pocket Stove Specs
    Best use
    Esbit fuel tablets
    (per cube) 12 minutes
    Unavailable minutes
    4 x 3 x 0.75 inches
    3.25 ounces
    Fuel type
    Auto ignition
    Burn time (max flame)
    Average boil time

    Esbit Pocket Stove

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    Esbit Pocket Stove is rated 3.8667 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is what it is Sometimes you have to be smarter then the equipment you are trying to operate and this small stove is no exception, so here are a couple suggestions for those who have one or are looking to get one of these little beauties. 1)Have a bowl of Cambells condensed Chicken Noodle soup , but save the can. Clean the can and cut the bottom out at the most bottom ridge, approximately 3/4 of an inch. This will fit inside the stove when it is closed and will serve as a fuel tray and wind brake. 2)But some cotton balls ( use anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 a ball spread out around the fuel cube in the tray in the stove. Use a flint or match , which ever you prefer. I use flint. 3)Try the cube either on its end or side. Burn time maybe shortened, but you will get a little quicker heat from it being closer to the item you are trying to heat. 4)If you need to add more fuel, use 2 small twigs like chop sticks or take chop sticks with you. Remove pot or cup before adding fuel. This makes it easier to get the fuel in. Have fun, I do
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from What took me so long? I've seen these stoves at REI, Walmart, and many other outdoors stores, but I've never had a reason to buy one. I finally decided that 10 dollars was worth giving it a try. I have to say I'm quite impressed with its size, materials, and over all quality. On top of that the tablets it burns seem to do their job when using the directed amount of water and a good cup. I have a pocket rocket stove, it's great, but at the end of the day most of my meals are just boiling water and rehydrating or occasionally heating up soup. This does both of those efficiently and in a compact package. On top of that I don't have to guess how much fuel I have left, because I just need to count the tablets. Last, but not least, the tablets are cheap, can be bought at almost any store with an outdoors department, and they are great fire starters. It's great for camping, hiking, or if you have an emergency pack for storms and the like, it would be great so you have a lightweight, compact method of boiling water.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Great Lightweight Stove! Easy to use, open the stove put fuel tablet & light it,start cooking.This stove is dependable & durable,Nothing to explode or spill on you & catch fire.You could snuff the fuel tablet by blowing on it really hard or pour water on it.The bad thing?The fuel tablets smell like putrid fish so it's advisable to put in a separate zip lock will soot your pot/cooking vessel.Carry a scrubbing pad w/some liquid soap in a small squeeze bottle it will take it off the soot easily.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great ultrlight stove this is my current favorite backpacking stove. I must say that i would rather have the Vargo folding wood stove , but for the money, I'm happy with this. I also burn wood in it, saves fuel cost and weight and cooks food faster. I burn more wood than pellets. In windy conditions this stove needs a screen, Usually I just get it out of the wind or put a rock next to it. I've used it on snow and in the rain. Its very dependable in freezing temps. For a portable windscreen, just cut a piece out of an aluminum can the same size as the stove, you won't notice the weight and you'll always have a screen in open country.I got rid of my gas stoves and switched to this and i very pleased.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressive Just got this and tried it twice today. The first tab burned for only 8:40, then I realized I had placed the tab upside down, if that matters. Second tab burned (right side up) for approximately 12:30, had a ti cup (@ 10 oz water) reach light boil in 5 minutes. Full rolling boil at 7:45 using rocks as a wind break/heat trap. Elevation @2400' / air temp: 91�? This is now part of my day pack kit, not for regular use, but avail if I need it with 4 fuel tabs packed inside it.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from have owned a few of these due to heavy u I was a wildland firefighter for 15 years and relied heavily on these little beauties for durability, ease of use and light weight. MREs have a heating element but can't make a good cup of coffee, this even makes espresso from the little travel espresso maker. I would add small twigs to the fuel tablet to increase the heat and economize the tablets. I find it useful while bike touring. Used MSR whisperlite stoves on backpacking and bike touring but really don't like dealing with the fuel, mess etc. Not much for gourmet cooking but does the trick.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light Camping Accomplice I've been using this stove for the past year, and my girlfriend recently bought one for us to have an extra cooking source when bandit camping. The stove works best when you have wind protection, using a few bricks, stones, or even your body. If you can light the solid-fuel brick, drop it in the stove, then place several rocks around it to block the wind the stove works great for an easy boil in about 10 minutes. I often use it for boiling a cup of tea/coffee after a surf, because it's small and easy to hide on the beach. The stove also works great for oatmeal and dehydrated foods that only require a little hot water. When you need to boil more than one cup of water, add a second fuel brick before the first one extinguishes in order to prevent any difficulties lighting a new brick.
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so hot I'm assembling some car survival kits and I bought this to try out for that role. I want something that is inexpensive, easy to use, and that will boil water or heat snow to melting. The package says it will boil a pint of water in about 8 minutes. My experiment was this: Ambient temperature=80° (hey it's California!); water temp 64°, water quantity, 500 ml; wind intermittent gentle breeze, used 1 Esbit tablet for each container. All containers had lids. Measured with infrared thermometer. Container 1: 20 oz stainless steel teapot, result: 141°F. Container 2: 2 qt aluminum pot, result: 180°F. Container 3: Jetboil container without neoprene sleeve (didn't want to risk burning it). Result: 190°F. CONCLUSION: while the Esbit stove has it's appeal, it's simple not up to the task of boiling water as advertised on the box, and this was in virtually ideal conditions. You'd have to pack 2 tablets for each pint of water you needed to boil, more if you're melting snow and the ambient temp is very cold or need to boil water to make it safe to drink. It still has it's uses since not everything needs to be boiled, and it is very simple to set up and use, but I would not recommend it for cold weather or windy conditions. The tablets are a little hard to start also.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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