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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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This item contains hazardous or flammable materials and is restricted to surface shipping only. Online orders for shipment to Alaska must be picked up at the Anchorage REI store (follow options for Free Shipping to REI Store when ordering); shipment to any other Alaska address is not offered. Sorry, this product cannot be shipped to Hawaii, APO, FPO or international addresses.
Rated4out of5byAndré BeriaufromLight Camping AccompliceI'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: 2014-02-20
Rated5out of5bywspaethfromgreat little gadgetI use this bad boy out in the Alaska mountains camping, on long salmon fishing trips amd just about anywhere i need to heat something up. One tablet boils a nice bowl of water and cooks a dried soup mre that i made, enough for two, and i still have some fuel left. Used it in rain and in the cold and never fails..
I can usually fit about 5-6 fuel tablets and some matches in the stove while stashed which reduces volume even further. Would highly recommend over traditional bulky stoves for short expeditions.
Only con is that it smells a tiny bit when burning and it blackens the bottom of your pot, but those are pretty insignificant to me
I have actually bought this for two of my friends and they love it too
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated3out of5byArferfromNot for Winter CampingThe Esbit stove has a lot going for it. It's compact, light, and easy to use. However, when it's cold, it's inefficient at doing things like melting snow for water or bringing water to a boil. I use an Esbit stove a lot in summer, but rely on a canister stove in winter.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated2out of5byBobbzfromNot so hotI'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: 2014-01-18
Rated5out of5bySeñor TranquilofromFantastic Lightweight StoveThe Esbit has proven to be a fantastic little stove. I take it on every backpacking trip that I go on. It's bulletproof as far as construction goes (I also believe it could also stop a bullet if carried in a shirt pocket) and couldn't be simpler to use.
You can't beat both the cost of the stove and fuel, as well as the weight savings over a conventional gas stove and fuel tanks. The only con is the odor from the fuel pellets, but it's easy to avoid. Avoid puncturing the foil on the pack (it's thin), and I just keep them double-bagged in a couple small ziploc's and that takes care of it. The small amount of residue that is left on the bottom on my stainless pot always comes off easily, so it's never been a big deal to me.
Overall, it's a great stove. Even though I am usually the only guy on a trip without a JetBoil, I enjoy not lugging around the equipment and fuel tanks. I also recommend keeping a piece of aluminum foil folded up and stored in the stove to use as a windscreen. This works very well and I've never had any issue reaching a rolling boil with one fuel pellet as far up as ~10,000ft.
Date published: 2013-12-14
Rated5out of5bypathfinderhossfromprefect for youthGave these to a group of youth 12-16 on there first backpacking trip couldnt have worked better after they figures how to get them lit.
Date published: 2013-09-28
Rated2out of5byhiker61fromToxicity IssuesI just bought this stove and did a trial run at home to see how water boiled. It worked as describe by other reviewers. I am always somewhat skeptical of the non-toxic labeling, so I checked the MSDS on the fuel which is Methenamine. The byproduct of burning is, among other chemicals, formaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide. Not sure I want to be breathing those chemicals so I may return it after doing a little more research.
Date published: 2013-09-20
Rated4out of5bywastenotfromImpressiveJust 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: 2013-08-31
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