Gear Review – Esbit Emergency Stove

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A few months ago I picked up the Esbit emergency stove while at the NOC in Gatlinburg.  I really wasn’t in the market for another stove, but this one was only $5, so I thought it might be worth playing around with.

Constructed from electrolytic galvanized steel
Lightweight, 1.1oz
Pliable (uses 25-30 times)
Includes three 14g solid fuel cubes (0.5 oz each)

Total weight with fuel cubes – 2.6 oz

This was a perfect time for me to try out the Wise Company Cheesy Lasagna!  This was the first time that I’ve tried the Wise Company dehydrated meals, but I got to say, this is one of my new favorites!


Check out the short video below.

Even though I didn’t have a rolling boil, the water was plenty hot enough to re-hydrate the meal and provide a hot lunch.  I believe I could have saved fuel and got a rolling boil by using a windshield, so in the future that’s definitely what I’ll do.  I question the 25-30 uses claimed on the label.  With the bending of the material your uses may vary, so I wouldn’t want to depend on this on a multi-day trip, but would definitely give it a try on an overnighter.

Thanks for tuning in!



Gram Weenie Pro Review

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This is the Gram Weenie Pro alcohol stove by End2End Trail Supply. This is a little excerpt from their site.

The newest generation of Gram Weenie PRO is here! The all new Gram Weenie PRO features a rolled crimp construction, eliminating the rivets that used to hold it together. This has created smooth lines and a dependable, seam free seal that won’t fail.

The Gram Weenie PRO is the bigger brother to the original Gram Weenie stove. Taking inspiration from all the larger bottle stoves on the market, the PRO fills the nitch between the original Gram Weenie and the Thru Hiker stove. The PRO sports a 1 ounce fuel capacity for approxiamately 11 minute burn times. The PRO was designed for solo hikers who need to boil 16 ounces (2 cups) of water, while maintaining a compact, lightweight kitchen.
Stove Weight: 0.7oz (19 g)
Height: 1.75 in (3.8 cm)
Diameter: 1.75 in (4.4 cm)
Fuel Capacity: 1 oz
Burn Time: approximately 11 minutes/1 ounce fuel
Primer Pan Weight: 0.1oz (2 g)
Designed to boil up to 16 ounces of water

Here is my video review: