My new Esbit cook stove kit
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Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
My new Esbit cook stove kit on 02/09/2011 16:41:14 MST Print View

I have been searching for a integrated Esbit stove wind screen/ pot combo that like a jet boil set up.I want something more durable than the Beer can stove with lees parts.

Well I received in the mail today a stove/cookset manufactured by Esbit called the Esbit stove/ cook set model # CS585HA I paid $25.46 cent from campsavers plus shipping. The kit includes a stove windscreen with a 583 ml nesting pot with lid that nests in the stove and a carrying sack like a jet boil.

The wind screen/stove stores in the pot when not in use. The stove fits in a pot that measures 3 5/8 " wide and 4 1/8" tall it weighs 6.95 oz over all for both the stove/ pot combo. The pot/ stove combo comes packed in a durable Black vented jersey material bag that is pretty nice compared to the frail netting bags most stoves or pots come packed in.

The stove/pot combo is pretty efficient way to cook I used half a tab of esbit was able to get 12 oz water to start boiling in about 6 minutes for some tea in my kitchen. I was blowing from all directions to see how the stove/ wind screen combo worked also it did a pretty good job.

After the half of a esbit tab burned out I did notice their was only little soot on only the bottom of the pot only instead of up the sides of the pot like most systems. Because of the the pot stove/windscreen nesting system. I am really happy with the set up it weighs about the same as my trangia set up for alcohol. I think I will make a mini altoids tin stove to place in the stove wind screen pot combo for back up when I can't find esbit fuel.

Here a link to Esbit: http://www.agsbrands.com/outdoors.html
A you tube look at the stove: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHuFoujR1iU&feature=related

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Nice on 02/09/2011 17:22:34 MST Print View

Nice looking combo. I'm looking at getting a Caldera Cone titanium "Sidwinder" kit W/alky burner/ESBIT holder and Inferno wood burner.

I love ESBIT and once did a 7 day Grand Canyon trip using FireLite tabs on my Vargo Triad base, 1 L. pot and MSR windscreen.

FUEL TABS! The best UL fuel going (other than found wood).

Edited by Danepacker on 02/09/2011 17:36:04 MST.

Theron Rohr
(theronr) - F

Locale: Los Angeles, California
Re: My new Esbit cook stove kit on 02/09/2011 18:24:01 MST Print View

It's good to see you got an efficient boil. The reviews I've seen/read generally don't seem to like this stove.

Esbit/hexamine is one of my favorite fuels too. Very happy with my classic folding stove.

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
esbit site on 02/09/2011 20:19:04 MST Print View

they (Esbit) are doing themselves a disservice- they list that stove at 20 oz on the site you have listed :)

that's a good boil time

I wonder if you could use wood in it?

ziff house
(mrultralite) - F
some people on 02/09/2011 20:42:37 MST Print View

just don't get Esbit, look at this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1xohmhFs0I&feature=related

I can't see how he screwed that up, but.... i've been on long trips, cooked supper every night and folks still look at me puzzled at the end of the trip when i tell them about Esbit.

John Whynot
(jdw01776)

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: esbit site on 02/09/2011 20:45:31 MST Print View

>>they (Esbit) are doing themselves a disservice- they list that stove at 20 oz on the site you have listed :)

I think it's 20 oz capacity for the pot...

Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
fluid capacity on 02/10/2011 08:18:49 MST Print View

20 fluid capacity for the liquid held in the in the pot. Esbit does make a larger pot/stove combo .

Mark Hudson
(vesteroid) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Sierras
sidewinder on 03/21/2011 16:30:50 MDT Print View

I just ordered a 2 qt setup for the sidewinder.

I am going to see what I can do with 6 cups of water and an esbit tab. If I can actually boil that amount for FBC with one tab, that would be a huge win weight wise. Even at two tabs its not all bad.

I went ahead and got the inferno option so I can try that out as well. I was thinking perhaps one tab and some sticks might get me what I need and with a few back up tabs on a week long trip, then I should be fine.

Just want to play with it early this year before I take a stove on the jmt. Cooking for 3 has me kind of limited.

so far the only viable option seems to be a canister stove, I cant get alcohol to ever work out weight wise.