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Baking With Esbit Tablets (Hexamine)

Using the Flat Cat Gear Epicurean stove, restricted air exchange is getting over 30 minute burn time! Here is my first run at trying lasagna at home! 

 

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Pan insert for Evernew 900mL Ti pot

 

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Soaking the pasta ~30 minutes
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 Parchment paper to help prevent sticking 
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Trusty 900mL pot
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Flat Cat Gear Bobcat Jr. system & Epicurean stove
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Typical 14g hexane tablets
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Bobcat Jr. is designed for the 900mL Evernew 
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Pot is supported buy the handles and one rod
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A little oil to keep the parchment paper in place
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A layer of sauce on the bottom is critical
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Ready to bake
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A few oz. water in the ti pot
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Note the Flat Cat Gear Carbon Felt hat
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The stove can be flipped for high heat to boil water
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The Esbit tablet is lit & ready to go
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Boiling away
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Today's burn time was ~32 minutes
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The soot is easy to clean up
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No sticking to the pan
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Lunch today was delicious

I'm looking forward to lots more experimenting, thanks for looking! 

 

 

Yeah!  That was impressive especially the burn time, let alone the meal.

whats your over all opinion on the stove?? Looks like a lot of moving parts to keep up with.

@ Sean: Based on the photos, it seems that the stove performed quite well.

Did it meet your expectations?

Considering the price paid for it, are You happy with it after this first test?

Based on this first test, what are some aspects of it that You really like and some that You don't like?

Adrian

www.HitchhikingTips.com

@ John- I sent you a PM earlier in the week, but it is a great system to work with! 

@ Adr1an- Although not my first test, I am very satisfied with this system, and how well it works together. It is early for me to release a product review(s), but I am always interested in keeping my base-weight to a minimum, while not compromising certain things on-trail... Good cooking on backpacking trips helps me to minimize heavy (often boring) snacks, due to the high caloric nature of INCREDIBLE FOOD! Although not a personal drawback, baking/cleanup can be a frustration for some... 

Without a weight-breakdown, I can confidently say that my cook system is still pretty darn light. I have been (and continue to be) primarily an alcohol stove user for the last several years, which yields many of the same benefits. 

You only need parchment paper on the bottom.  Paper on the sides will slow down the baking process - Best regards - Jon

April 10, 2021
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