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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: 2013-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use little stove This stove was put to the test within minutes of leaving the store. THE LAB: The kitchen's granite countertop and a cork trivet. THE TOOLS: Nesbit Pocket Stove, 1 solid fuel tablet, REI 0.7 liter aluminum pot with lid, 2 long match sticks, 16 oz of water at room temperature (approx 70 F). THE RESULTS: 6 minutes to boil 16 oz of water. CONCLUSIONS: There is a faint fishy smell at first but it fades away as soon as the tablet is lit. I tasted the water after it cooled off and there was no discernible aftertaste. After the stove cools off, I'll store it in a ziploc bag to avoid the rest of the backpack catching the faint smell. If the weather isn't freezing, I'll take the Nesbit and leave all other fuel systems at home.
Date published: 2011-12-18
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: 2013-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great little gadget I 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: 2014-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Simple, light, effective, and best of all, it boils water. No, not for the 40 lb back pack gourmet camper. It's meant to boil water and it does it very, very well. Coupled with a Ti pot this is all you need for backpacking. One to two tablets will boil 20oz. of water, enough for your standard dehydrated meal. One tablet will do oatmeal and coffee. I add twigs and grass to supplement the fuel tab and so I can conserve the fuel tablets to one per meal. Otherwise plan on two. You'll probably need 1 1/2 but plan on two. I use some aluminum foil as a wind screen to optimize the heat and control the draft. Better than an alcohol stove since your fuel is dry and can't leak.
Date published: 2007-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal backpacker's stove This is a great little stove that can easily get you through a long backpacking trip with no wasted weight. The fuel tablets usually bring water almost to a boil--your best bet is to use a lid on the container to contain all the heat. One trick for a windscreen is to dig a little 4" deep hole in the ground for the stove. Place it in the hole with enough room on the sides to get air in, and you're all set in even the windiest conditions. It's not easy to cook real food with this because there are no heat adjustments, but it's perfect for freeze-dried meals, soups, and drinks. Perfect for backpacking!
Date published: 2007-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good old military stove... I remember this stove from my time in the German Navy. It is standard military gear in Germany. OK, you can't roast a turkey on it (I should give it a try though). Living now in Colorado, guess what, that is my stove. It is cheap, lightweight and if you can light a match you qualify to use this stove. I use it with the GSI Soloist, throw two packs of Ramen Noodles in the pot, heat it with one fuel unit and wait 5 minutes after that unit is burned up. Mahlzeit! You have to have time using this stove and get creative protecting it from wind!!! Even a slight breeze will effect this stove!!!
Date published: 2010-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neat Design My brother gave me this stove for Christmas, I gave him the Trangia stove set. Neither of us had discussed stoves in the past year! I love this. Never had seen one and did not know how small it is, the quality of the hardened galvanized steel, or that four fuel tabs will fit inside the closed stove. Boiled a pot of water in minutes. A great backup, emergency, or just shirt pocket stove for whatever. It did soot up the pot unlike alcohol stoves, but wiped off easily with a little water. Easy to light. These were used in WWII by the German soldiers, design dates back to 1936. Strong, rigid, ultra compact.
Date published: 2010-01-08
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Questions & Answers

Would this also work well with some small twigs or wood sticks of wood as a supplement to the fuel tabs?

Asked by: dave33
You can tinder your pocket stove with twigs and even a few pieces of charcoal if you prefer.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-09-14
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