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Esbit Solid Fuel Tablets

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Esbit Solid Fuel Tablets fuel

Compatible with: Esbit Pocket Stove,


Price Current Retail: $7.95-$8.99
Historic Range: $4.95-$8.99


1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Work well. Not odorless, though!


  • Generates good heat quickly


  • Fishy smell

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 bag once opened to keep their fishy smell in.

A few of these and the pocket stove are more than enough for a weekend excursion, especially if you're only cooking for one. Don't expect this to be as quick as your butane burner, but it works fine.


Thanks for sharing your Esbit solid fuel review, Benjamin. It's always helpful to hear how fuel and other gear actually worked out.

6 years ago
Old Guide

I agree with the 4stars. They aren't perfect or odorless but they are light, easily lit and carried and heat a pint of water to boiling in 5 to 7 minutes and by then they are burnt out. I use them often in my Swiss Volcano stove when snowshoeing but at other times too.

2 years ago

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