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Pocket Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight and cheap, the Esbit Pocket Stove fulfills its purpose — to boil water. It is not, however, well suited for all terrain, and the fuel tablets are relatively expensive, meaning the long-term cost of the product will be high. Still, I would recommend it to anyone who just needs to boil water. BACKGROUND I moved to Colorado to start college one year ago. In high school I was able to backpack with a group of buddies, and all of us had different pieces of gear — stoves, tents, water filters… Full review

Alcohol Stove & Trekking Cookset CS985HA

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Packs small and is lightweight. This stove is perfect for one person on a backpacking trek. I use it regularly. I prefer the fuel tablets as they don't go bad, are reliable, and the only thing you need to carry out is the wrapper. Great product. I love Esbit products. This stove is no different. I like how it nests inside itself very easily. I don't have to try it one way and then try it a different way to get it to fit. It's quick and simple. For backpacking, I prefer to use the fuel tabs as they… Full review

Alchohol Burner

rated 5 of 5 stars This super lightweight burner is the perfect companion to the stove and has an amazing blend of great features that make it easy to pack, easy to use, and easy to recommend. **I bought the full stove kit that includes the alcohol burner listed above. So this review is for the entire set, that includes the burner.** I did a lot of research before settling on this stove. I know many, many folks go for the "cat food can" version or "soda can" version. This is a more modern approach/pre-fab version… Full review

Titanium Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super light and reliable, I use it for boiling water for freeze dried meals. At a glance I know how much fuel I've got. I take my 9-year-old son hiking. He carries a pack with his own sleeping bag and clothes. I carry the rest, so a small light and reliable stove works well for me. It is incredibly easy to set up: unfold, add fuel tab, and light. Not the fastest boil time, but I'm never in that much of a hurry. I've read other comments about the smell and mess the Esbit fuel tabs make. In my experience… Full review

Solid Fuel Tablets

rated 4 of 5 stars Work well. Not odorless, though! I almost feel a bit silly leaving a review for these — they're so straightforward.  Esbit tabs are compact, fairly easy to light with a match or lighter, and quickly put out a good amount of heat. I use mine in the Esbit collapsable (Pocket) stove and can rehydrate a meal with one tablet in a reasonable amount of time. The packaging might say odorless, but I don't think that's true. Maybe I just have a sensitive nose, but I need to keep these in a double ziploc… Full review

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