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Best Stove for Emergency Kit?

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

  1. JonSidneyB
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    Gelert's version of the Esbit stove. These are great in terms of weight and size, though not my first choice when I can afford to be fussy. They do the job though, and I've used them from time to time since I was a kid. I don't know if it's been mentioned but you should use these outdoors or at least with plenty of ventilation, as the fumes are unhealthy.

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    With a prefilled burner i would say this might be the best option.

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    You can't go wrong with a Trangia.
    An all in one stove solution with no moving parts that will work in the worst of weathers.
    Ok, they are not the lightest stoves out there, but they are absolutely bomb proof reliable.
     
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    And no need to get wood for firing it up either, just fill and ignite. :)

    Sent from Sweden by boat...
     
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    What is this called? What brand etc.
     
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    I've seen them marketed as a "Pocket Stove" or as an Israeli Army Stove.
     
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    Has anyone mentioned the Kelly Kettle? It's not my choice for a couple of reasons, but I like the idea and it might suit some...

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    Kelly Kettles are great for what they are designed for, boiling water.
    They do that extremely well.
    While you can get cook sets for them, In my experience, they're not very good.
    If you need a constant supply of boiling water, you can't beat one.
    Otherwise, I'd not bother.
    I've got a few of them in various sizes.
    I take them on Scout camps, or if I'm taking my Wife out with me (She gets very grumpy if she can't get a cup of tea quickly ;))
    Otherwise, I don't bother.
     
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    Take a look at "wood stoves" in John McCann's site, bepreparedtosurvive.
    Can't post [rightly] direct links.
    Nick
     
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    Well I thought the benefit for some might be that you can find fuel for them pretty much anywhere. Fast boiling water aside though, I suppose you could make a good enough stove from a tin can.
     
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    No offense, but that looks like really cheap, poor-quality, metal. The Esbit is more expensive, but better-built.
     
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    Well I've had both and you're right, the Esbit is better quality. I haven't seen the Esbit for under £10 here though, so that's quite a difference. The Gelert ones are fine for occasional use. If I used them a lot then I would fork out for the Esbit.
     
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    Esbit pocket stove 8-10$ depending on where you get it at. great little stove to boil water or heat up a can of soup in a pinch
     
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    Looks like another of those things you get cheaper over there. They work out at roughly double that online here, and the fuel is about 3 times more expensive than the Galert fuel too, and these are online prices usually excluding shipping. I haven't searched terribly hard, but the cheap ones are from Brookes camping shop in town which I pass often.

    Having said that, the difference in quality is quite big, but it does the same job while it lasts.
     
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    you can't get them form amazon? or is it the exchange rate that high? They have the one I have for $10
     
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    The exchange rate isn't bad, but I haven't been bothered enough to look abroad for one. The cheapo one is good enough for my needs.
     
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    I've got the old school Coleman 2-burner camp stove that runs off propane, but I've also got an MSR Superfly. The both have their merits. I have mine for situation like the icestorm we had and the power goes out. The MSR is great for making coffee and cooking small things. The Coleman give you more capabilities, but I end up using my gas grill and the MSR more than anything.
     
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    Look into those foldable hobo stoves