Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 2 out of 5 by 1CanisLupus Decent and good backup
This is a well-made product and good to have for boiling water or starting fire, as a backup, but not as your primary stove when backpacking. Worth the low price, though.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mountain Hiker Esbit Pocket stove great for hiking and emergency stove source
I just bought a second Esbit Pocket Stove. I have one in my bug out backpack, and the second one in my hiking backpack. They are small, lightweight but do the job when needed.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Irish Hiker Great product
I have used alcohol stoves for a while, and decided to try the Esbit pocket stove, which has been around since World War II. The little stove is no bigger than a deck of cards, and the fuel tablets are about the size of a pat of butter. I was surprised at the intensity of the heat produced, and how quickly one tab boils a couple of cups of cold water. The stove itself can be improved upon with a windscreen made of tin foil or aluminum roof flashing. I'm planning to use the Esbit on my next Appalachian Trail hike this fall. It's so very simple, and the tabs can also be used to start wood fires.
July 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mel Great for solo travel!
This simple little stove will get you boiling with excitement. All it takes are some fire starters and a lighter or a pack of matches, and you are good to go. I had a mini pot and pan to go along with it, during my three month solo excursion and it was too good to be true. A pocket sized, easy start stove, what more can a backpacker ask for?
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Wanderer Perfect stove
The backpackers dream as in light weight, no fuel residue or container, efficient, and easier to use in wind and rain. Why pay big bucks for a stove??? This was enough to hike the entire AT.
March 26, 2013