Brunton GreenHeat is a gelled alcohol fuel that comes in a can (like Sterno), along with a pot stand/windscreen, for use as a backpacking or emergency stove. The "Eco-Friendly" moniker means that the alcohol is derived from plant sources rather than petroleum. I evaluated the Brunton GreenHeat stove by comparing it with Esbit solid fuel tablet and alcohol stoves in the lab and field.
Specifications: Packaged Weight, Net Weight, Pot stand/Windscreen Weight, MSRP
What’s Not So Good
GRAPH: Boil Time: GreenHeat vs. Esbit and Alcohol
GRAPH: Fuel Consumption: GreenHeat vs. Esbit and Alcohol
TABLES: Comparative Boil Times, Fuel Consumption, Fuel Mileage, and Cost per pint of water boiled for GreenHeat vs. Esbit and alcohol under optimal, cold, and windy conditions.
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Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
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