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Best Stove for Emergency Kit?

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by SpyderPrepper, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. chrisr

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    For inside the home use, I have sterno as well as an alcohol stove. We have a propane stove (for outside) too from our camping days, but no small canisters of propane around. In an emergency, I could hook up the gas grill tank. In my car, I have this Esbit set :
    Esbit 3-Piece Lightweight Anodized Aluminum Camping Cookset for Use with Solid Fuel Tablets

    (can't link to Amazon directly, but if you cut and paste the description above, you will find it)

    Everything fits into the small pot, and I don't have to worry about the hexamine tablets spilling in the car. Also the base is solid, and provides a windscreen so i don't have to fashion anything out of foil. I also have the pocket stove, but this one is much sturdier.
     
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  2. TarHeelBrit
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    That's the nice one! I was looking for that one when I bought mine, it was like a worldwide shortage of those stoves sets at the time. So I settled on it's baby brother.


    That's the problem with alcohol stove made from soda/beer cans the cans are made as cheaply as possible with single use in mind. I got t the mine from a guy over on ADVRider and his support the weight of a man.

    Just FYI on the Hexamine tablets, I'm not sure what the MSDS says but I've used them for many, many years growing up to power my steam engines inside and never had any problems with noxious fumes. Just ensure the room is well ventilated.
     
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  3. MicroMike

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    I think if I was looking for a ultra reliable stove to boil water I would build a alcohol stove.

    They run off of multiple fuels that can be found anywhere, gas stations, walmart Lowes/Home Depot.
     
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  4. netcat

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    Besides that, they were removed from German field rations because of the yet to be confirmed suspicion of the fumes being carcinogenic.


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  5. runcible68

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    Hence the need to use them in a well ventilated space and only in an EMERGENCY. If you're forced to be cooking on an Esbit stove, possible cancer is the least of your worries.


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  6. MicroMike

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    I disagree about the alcohol stoves. Backpackers have covered many miles with them. The fuel isn't any more dangerous then any other. And the fact that denatured alcohol is so easy to buy and incredibly cheap.

    If the space and weight don't bother you I would say first choice would be a true dual fuel type stove, then second I swear by my DIY alcohol stove. Them my third choice would be a canister type, probably the MSR Reactor or jet boil. But what do you do if you can't source more fuel?
     
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  7. netcat

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    True. But why use possibly carcinogenic fuel the first place? Most of use live in a boreal environment where natural fuel is plenty and cheap.


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    Very true. In fact the plentiful supply of wood in my yard was a major factor in my buying the Folding Firebox. I even joked to my wife that should the yard not yield any wood and we couldn't get out to buy any, there's always the dining room table. :D....she didn't see the funny side of that.
     
  9. Here Comes The BOOM

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    I'm ordering a Solo-Stove myself.

    It's designed as a woodstove, but can be used with an alcohol burner or solid fuel tabs as well.



    The titanium foldable Vargo stove is also a nice option imo:

     
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  12. flatblackcapo

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    can't go wrong with a MSR pocket rocket. No frills, tough as a tank,25 bucks and is small enough not to weigh you down too much.
     
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    I have to agree that it depends on the emergency: If it's a power cut at home then I'd wheel out the Broil King gas bbq and make the most of it with a meat fest from the defrosting freezer!
    Otherwise, my old MSR Rapidfire stove has never let me down, and when on trips with mates who are supposed to be bringing their top end multi fuel stove gear I take the small Esbit burner, due to previous occasions when we've had to do without a decent brew of tea for days and days due to their :censored:-ups... pure hell.
     
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    I would say "Trangia Mini" for just one person and a 25-4 kit for 3-4 people.
     
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  16. netcat

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    @SpyderPrepper: and the winner is? And why?


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  17. Xiii
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    mini hobo is a cool little unit. i am still a fan of the Biolite stove ill have to get one when i can.
    Xiii
     
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    Just wondering, what to do with it if/when it runs out of juice, and nowhere to charge it?
     
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    The unit charges by thermo energy, you have to charge it when you get it but if you use it regularly it charges itself ,it has a fan to adjust the flame as well. It charges USB devices.
    Xiii
     
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  20. Here Comes The BOOM

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    I just took it for a quick test, but I'm pretty happy with it so far. It feels solid, is easy to use, takes very little wood to bring water to a boil, and it comes with pretty decent pouches for both the stove as well as the pot (it all fits together when packed).