Esbit Alcohol Burner & Trekking Cookset


Recipe:  take 2 stale cider donuts, 6 oz of questionable veggie oil, and one Esbit cookset.  Heat up the oil and then fry the old donuts back to life.  Enjoy with a cup of lukewarm coffee served from a kettle covered in ice in a small snow crevasse while the wind dances above your head.  

Alcohol stoves have been around for ages.  They’re the simplest, and arguably the safest stove out there.  Also the quietest.  Disadvantage?  A bit slower than a gas stove, and a bit less performance above 9k feet of elevation.  Advantage: you can get fuel anywhere: gas station (heet), pharmacy (isopropyl 90%), booze store (any booze over 150 proof),hardware store (denatured alcohol).  Fuel is cheap.  They’re also silent, which is nice when you are in the woods.  

The cook set is anodized aluminum, so it’s teflon free but more or less non stick.  Pot and small frying pan.  Ideal for one person or two people who don’t eat a ton of stuff.  You can simmer the stove with the built in simmer ring.  

All the bits nest together so the system takes up less space.  An ideal cook kit and stove for folks who don’t want to mess around with building a kit up from individual parts.  All of this stuff works and is dead simple to use!  

We recommend lighting alcohol stoves with a striker, like the Kupilka fire steel.  Pour a bit of excess fuel on the burner holes, and the fuel will light right up when you hit it with a few sparks.  

Note:  The kit comes with the windscreen / pot support, the big pot, stove and wee frying pan.  Not the yellow fork or the kettle.  That's just context people.  

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