Using Solid Fuel Tablets

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Re: Using Solid Fuel Tablets

Post by steamjam » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:01 pm

zelph wrote:I was disappointed that the esbit is a little slow on lighting. Now "Weber" charcoal starters are far superior in their ability to light up fast. I'll have to do a comparison between the two on how well they heat up 2 cups of water. I'll see if the weber cubes fit in the Esbitmizer.

The video was interesting. I'm sure the guy found out that the aluminum soon melted from his hot flames. Soon meaning within a few burns to heat 2 cups of water in a canteen cup. The cups are super strong and are not the best heat conductors.
I tried what he did, cept I used plain 'ol 18ga mild sheet. Works pretty good. As for the stainless steel canteen cup.. Its not so bad. I like it alot more then then aluminum version.

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Re: Using Solid Fuel Tablets

Post by zelph » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:20 pm

And the cups are so inexpensive on ebay. I would venture to say they are stronger than titanium pot/mugs. Yeah, they weigh a little more :mrgreen: I'd rather drink out of the SS than the aluminum one. I'm finicky :lol:

Yes, good choice the light gauge steel. Have you tried Weber charcoal lighter cubes?
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Using Solid Fuel Tablets

Post by steamjam » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:48 pm

zelph wrote:And the cups are so inexpensive on ebay. I would venture to say they are stronger than titanium pot/mugs. Yeah, they weigh a little more :mrgreen: I'd rather drink out of the SS than the aluminum one. I'm finicky :lol:

Yes, good choice the light gauge steel. Have you tried Weber charcoal lighter cubes?
I haven't tried the lighter cubes. I really like the coghlans "firepaste". all you need is a tiny little dab of it to start a fire, even in the wet.

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Re: Using Solid Fuel Tablets

Post by zelph » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:58 pm

I have found that wet wood needs many many dabs of paste to geter going. :P

I'm sold on Weber charcoal starters as my goto campfire starter. Realityguy led me to them and I've been hooked ever since. :o
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Re: Using Solid Fuel Tablets

Post by sudden » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:02 pm

I hope weber doesn't discover our use of the cubes. The price is sure to go up :)
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Re: Using Solid Fuel Tablets

Post by zelph » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:43 pm

Weber would definately raise the prices and have them in every sporting goods store. :mrgreen:
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