[at-l] Stoves and fuel

JJJ jplynch at crosslink.net
Mon Nov 2 09:23:27 CST 2009


Thnx.  Have you tried the Esbit-on-the-bottom approach?  Does that work pretty good?  

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ken Bennett 
  To: JJJ 
  Cc: Trail List 
  Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 10:20 AM
  Subject: Re: [at-l] Stoves and fuel


  Alcohol is far more available on the AT than are Esbit tabs, in my experience. 

  I have the Firelite wing stove, nice little stove. 

  Most pepsi-can style alcohol stoves can burn Esbit too -- just turn them over. (This assumes a separate pot stand.)

  --Ken




  On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 10:09 AM, JJJ <jplynch at crosslink.net> wrote:

       For some years now, I've been using an alcohol stove.  I'm a bit concerned about the availability of alcohol, and have started thinking about carrying an Esbit stove as a back up.  Not so thrilled about carrying two stoves, but then again, not crazy about running out of fuel either.  Anyone have an Esbit stove that they like?  I'm looking at the Firelight Wing (*very* light at 0.38 oz).  Or have any thoughts about carrying two stoves?

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