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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:54 PM   #1
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Anybody ever use these? I picked up some tablets today at REI and after reading a LOT of mixed reviews of them, I figured I'd ask here. I'll hopefully fire one up tomorrow to see how well it works.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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Well, how'd it work? I have never used one, however I have burned several Esbit fuel tablets..... I keep them in my survival pack and are great for starting an emergincy fire especially when the wood tinder is damp.....
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Worked well, but the smell took away my appetite.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 12:19 PM   #4
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Worked well, but the smell took away my appetite.
Ah yes, the vagina effect.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 01:14 PM   #5
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Ah yes, the vagina effect.
Fack you. They smell like burning cat shit.

I picked up a crusader cup and cooker, was planning on using it with esbit tabs, but 24oz PBR cans made a perfect alcohol stove for it, so ive been using that instead.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 06:32 AM   #6
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Fack you. They smell like burning cat shit.

I picked up a crusader cup and cooker, was planning on using it with esbit tabs, but 24oz PBR cans made a perfect alcohol stove for it, so ive been using that instead.
As in, an unmaintained vagina still does the job, but the smell makes you not want to eat it.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 06:34 AM   #7
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Hears wat eye yous.

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Looky here.

^^^ This is what I would go with if I had to buy another stove. ^^^

For the time being, I use a brunton multi-fuel setup:
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Old January 27th, 2010, 11:38 AM   #9
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Pretty cool, but that seems like it would be a pain in the ass. I don't want to have to start a fire every time I need to make my mac and cheese.
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Pretty cool, but that seems like it would be a pain in the ass. I don't want to have to start a fire every time I need to make my mac and cheese.
They're fan assisted - they burn twigs and such; i.e. they light fast and burn hot. (as long as dry sticks are available)
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This is my wood stove, Its pretty heavy for backpacking, but its great at a campsite.


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The Jetboil got me through over 27K miles of motorcycle camping this past summer! I love it! I just don't care fot that big one pictured above unless I'm cooking for 2 or 4 people.....! It takes up way too much room!
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I like that a lot!.... the bad thing is that you can't be in a hurry to eat and run if you use this! LOL
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^^^ This is what I would go with if I had to buy another stove. ^^^
I love the coffee pot...... Mental note for survival camps! Thats awesome! ..... oops...... Never mind.... save the can for water and cooking device.... not stove.... but I would if I had two of -em! LOL
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I just ordered a jet boi,l but the smaller one. The smaller one though and with the coffee press. It seems to be the best as far as boiling water for quick meals. Does anyone think I should get the stabilizing legs too?
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I just ordered a jet boi,l but the smaller one. The smaller one though and with the coffee press. It seems to be the best as far as boiling water for quick meals. Does anyone think I should get the stabilizing legs too?
The little plastic fold out deal that hooks to the fuel can? Yes.

I like the size of my system for making dinner for two. I can boil mac and cheese, rice, noodles, etc quickly. You're right that the smaller system will boil water fastest, but if you need to simmer food it will stick to the bottom of the smaller system and be a bitch to cook.
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I was thinking of just getting the smaller one first and use the dehydrated backpacker meals for now and later get the orange 1.5l bowl for the bigger stuff.
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^^^ This is what I would go with if I had to buy another stove. ^^^
cool site, even has poetry at the bottom
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It is a great site. I've built several alcohol stoves based off of plans from there.
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Is that like a Lady Boi?
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