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Esbit stove

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:25 pm
by oops56
Well i got lots them esbit stoves the little and the big military ones. Most say they are good lite weight stove and they have use them on long hikes also some say not good for anything.
The hex stink tox stink esbit just a little.I thought i try one just to see what was what well burn time 5 min. 15 sec. 16 oz. water 201F.now that not bad also just befor it gets low could put a few twigs if need be.Oh the first test was the round ones just now tried the sq. ones stink bad burn time13-1/2 min. and it made a boil.use it all up

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Re: Esbit stove

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:50 pm
by zelph
Thanks for the info on esbit tabs/cubes.

So you say they stink!!!!

Anybody else out there got an opinion on esbit?

While cleaning out my garage I found my box of esbit cubes :) I'm going to try them out on my recent design of a Volcano Stove.

Not looking forward to the "stink" :lol:

Re: Esbit stove

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:00 pm
by Ridgerunner
They work buy PEEYEWWW :|

Re: Esbit stove

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:55 pm
by zelph
Oh My!!!! Hexamine and Trioxane really stink to all get out. No wonder the military had so many casualties :lol:

Last week I burned one esbit and it made my garage smell bad for a few hours. :roll:

I have one of those esbit stoves. It came with a alcohol burner I purchase many years ago when I first came out with the StarLyte stove. Some guy on ebay did a copy of it and was selling them :roll: I had to see one up close :mrgreen:

Re: Esbit stove

Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 1:27 pm
by steamjam
Yep. I tried one of those esbit fuel cubes and stank up my garage quite a bit. I think a better use for those things, especially the big stoves, is to use it as a wood stove. I've seen on Youtube use them with those Altoids tin stoves which I think its kinda neat although I haven't tried it myself yet...

Re: Esbit stove

Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:26 pm
by zelph
Just yesterday I saw one of those folders on ebay that was copper plated. they said it was rare to find one that way. It was at a surplus military seller. Iwas tempted but didn't succumb. :mrgreen: I read all the time there are lots of esbit users. They might have B.O. bad enough on the trail that the smell of the esbit is masked ;) :mrgreen: