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Alchohol Burner

rated 4 of 5 stars The Esbit Spirit Burner (Alcohol Burner) is a nice alcohol stove with simmer control. It is lighter than the comparable Trangia and comes with a handle on the simmer-control-plate / snuffer. I picked up the Esbit Spirit Burner (alcohol burner) as an add-on when I got my Emberlit FireAnt wood-burning stove. In my mind, it was (and still is) more of a novelty item. My thinking here had been that it's a pain to go hunting for dry fuel on a wet day. Why not simply pick up an alcohol stove for those… Full review

Pocket Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've used an Esbit for many years. It works, it's inexpensive, and it's small and light. The old guys I grew up hiking with used them to make tea on the trail and we always called them 'twig stoves' as they burn twigs and scrap paper, etc quite well but do work best with a fuel tablet. They carry four tablets when closed and will fit in a shirt pocket. It's an excellent emergency or back up stove. I carry one with my Swiss Volcano, which also burns twigs, paper and tablets. Coleman's Military Surplus… Full review

Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA

rated 3 of 5 stars Simple little lightweight camping stove. Does not put out a lot of heat though. I have used a bunch of different backpacking stoves and while I was drawn to this one for its simplicity it is not my favorite.   I like the design and how everything packs down inside the pot for storage. It makes for a nice small footprint in my backpack.   I like that the Esbit fuel is stable and you can store a bunch of the tablets inside the pot as well. Better than a fuel bottle. But I found that when trying… Full review

Titanium Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars The lightest stove option out there, and it's cheap! At less than a half ounce, this stove is a wonder. If you are wanting to simmer food (actually cook) then this stove is not for you. If all you do is boil water to add to a pack of Mountain House, then look no further. The 0.5 ounce fuel tabs easily boil 2 cups of water with burn time to spare. And since you don't have to worry about conserving fuel, you can light it and forget about it while you set up camp.  We almost always have a fire, so… Full review

Alchohol Burner

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the Chinese version of a Trangia. This is the Chinese knockoff of the Trangia. The only difference I can see is the hole pattern and that the simmer/snuffer lid has a handle where the Trangia does not. I have both and cannot discern any difference in the burn pattern nor efficiency though the Trangia seems to "bloom" a slight bit faster. The caps and lids are interchangeable. I do like the "handle" on the simmer/snuffer lid better than the Trangia though as you don't need pliers or other… Full review

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