- Nov 6, 2018 at 2:29 am #3562840
Fine and clear, thank you.Nov 6, 2018 at 2:44 am #3562842
I store all my ESBIT tabs, used and new, in a roll top coffee bag, the kind with an aluminum/mylar lining.
When you pick up the snuffed out Esbit you get the crystals on your hands and put them in the coffee sack/bag along with all the rest of the esbit. Every time you put your hand in the sack/bag you get the crystals on your fingers and “maybe” transfer them to your food/water somehow. HYOH is what it’s all about….I know ;-) I’m just passing this info on to others that might be just getting into backpacking. I have spent a lot of time experimenting with esbit and know a little bit about it. I don’t need to sell esbit trays, I just make them as a service to those who can’t DIY. I’m the only one that will tell it as it is. I don’t give out BS as others do just to sell a stove.
Nov 7, 2018 at 2:36 am #3562992
- This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Dan Y.
Sorry Dan, I was talking about unused tablets for the coffee bag.
My used tabs stay on the BGET holder and go into a ZipLoc bag for the next meal. Andh yeah, I’m careful not to get my hands on the stuff. Nasty!Nov 7, 2018 at 4:17 am #3563006
Gentlemen, are we familiar with the TiMNEY MulTi-fuel?
Nov 7, 2018 at 2:11 pm #3563037
Thank you Robert…nice application of triangular holes. Interesting to read how the companies deliveries were delayed because of an earthquake. One of their items for sale is a lightweight wallet, very nice design.Nov 7, 2018 at 11:07 pm #3563104
Yes Dan, interesting that they recommend placing a stone on the lid to aid stability in windy conditions, because of the light weight of the Ti windscreen, which is a similar consideration to what I experienced with my Evernew windscreen (which must have less windage). But they appear to get excellent wood-burning performance, viz. the associated video.Nov 8, 2018 at 4:13 am #3563149
Strange……most everything is SOLD OUT in their store:Nov 10, 2018 at 5:43 am #3563397
I may have missed it, but where can one acquire an esbitmizer?Nov 10, 2018 at 8:04 am #3563400
Dan th’Man can.Nov 10, 2018 at 12:28 pm #3563403
The Wiltshire Man discovers Esbit – using the 585 cookset – interesting lighting method, intrusive music track:Nov 10, 2018 at 5:49 pm #3563430
That’s waaaay to fussy. Just put some d@mn hand sanitizer on the ESBIT tab, light it and be done with it.
I only carry Vaseline soaked cotton balls when I’m going to light a wood fire in my Sidewinder W/Inferno insert. The cotton ball tinder is needed then for a longer burn time to insure tinder & small twigs get going.Nov 10, 2018 at 7:57 pm #3563458
Mole JBPL Member
I take a mini dropper bottle of ethanol for lighting esbit. 20ml outlasts a 2 week trip.
2 or 3 of drops of alcohol on an Esbit block takes a spark or flickof a lighter and usually has it going easily in a second or 2.
I don’t use hand sanitizer. Apparently tests show it’s less effective for sanitising than soap. And a hotel soap bar is lighter…Nov 11, 2018 at 2:33 am #3563509
I like that 585 cookset. Looks like it has good heat exchanging capabilities sitting down inside the pot support/windscreen. Support has lots of contact with shape of pot bottom. Their esbit tray is nice to retain all the melting esbit. The hard anodized aluminum is a plus.Nov 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm #3564099
~ Evolution of the true Esbit User ~Nov 14, 2018 at 8:23 pm #3564152
After millions of years we are still playing with fire. ;o)Nov 15, 2018 at 12:48 am #3564191
Are there no women Esbit users? And what does this indicate about men? 🙀Nov 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm #3564574
Esbit 3-piece Cook Set review, FWIW.
Apparently does not work with Esbit alcohol burner, without using a crosspiece.Nov 17, 2018 at 4:02 pm #3564587
Robert, women don’t like the smell of esbit.
Take a look at this little gem:Nov 18, 2018 at 12:18 am #3564641
Cool video Dan. I’ve noticed that LOGOS produce quite a range of BP gear, cooking accoutrements usually, not in general the lightest or most compact, but likely suitable for midrange use, car camping etc.
Nov 18, 2018 at 3:02 am #3564666
- This reply was modified 3 months ago by matthew k.
Snuff out an Esbit when it is in full fire mode and then listen to it sizzle while a white cloud of smoke rises. That’s the white noise ;-) DO NO SMELL THE SMOKE…..you will die! :-)
“White Noise” is a sound used to prevent someone from understanding what is being said behind a closed door. Usually the sound is produced by a speaker mounted in the ceiling tile above the door outside the room.
Nov 18, 2018 at 8:59 am #3564689
- This reply was modified 3 months ago by matthew k.
Speaking of “you will die”, I recently found these berries in my local neighborhood park, and naively presumed as the tree was clearly from the fir/pine/spruce family that they would be ok to eat. They tasted delicious, and I naturally spat out the stones.
After having my wife try them as well, I thought I had better just make sure they were ok, and checked on the Internet. It turns out they are yew, and the entire tree – apart from the flesh of the berry, but including the stones – is highly poisonous… Individuals have died from brewing tea from the leaves/needles. Growing freely in our park, where young children play.
YEW – HIGHLY POISONOUS – DON’T INDULGE, DON’T BREW TEA FROM THE LEAVES, DON’T EVEN HANDLE THE WOOD WITHOUT GLOVES. DON’T BITE OR SWALLOW THE STONES.Nov 18, 2018 at 11:21 am #3564697
@stormin-stove-systemsLocale: East Anglia
Yew, the best wood for bow making. Talk about thread drift, how far away is this from Esbit burner testing.Nov 18, 2018 at 11:37 am #3564698
Rational discourse, how far is that away from reality…
Incense burners, Iranian, 13th and 14th century.Nov 18, 2018 at 1:50 pm #3564700
Esbit is made from the sap of the Yew….don’t eat the Esbit
A Tommy cooker was a compact, portable stove, fuelled by something referred to as solidified alcohol which was issued to British troops (Tommies) in World War I.
It was notoriously ineffective; one soldier complained that it took two hours to boil half a pint of water. A variety of commercial or improvised alternatives were in use.
A refined version remained in use during World War II, using gelled fuel in a tin can; a steel ring fitted to the can supported a mess tin.
The British army still uses compact portable solid fuel (hexamine) stoves.
The term also came to be applied by the German tank crews as a derogatory nickname for the Sherman tank whose earlier models acquired a reputation for bursting up in flames when hit, due to improper ammunition storage.
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</div>Nov 18, 2018 at 9:36 pm #3564750
“ESBIT is made from the sap of the yew.”
I turn to the “ESBIT Burner Testing” thread every morning for a smile and today you didn’t disappoint. I had no idea yews were so “sappy”.
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