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Stoves for your Bug Out Bags

The U.S. Military Natick stove and canteen cup

Here is a post from C.E. Harris on the U.S. Military Natick cookers and Alcohol stoves.  This time I have taken the liberty of addin a few comments at the end.

I have several of the US Army “Natick cookers” NSN 8465-01-250-3632, aka the “canteen cup warming stand” which nests with the US 1 qt. canteen and cup in the canteen cover. http://www.bestglide.com/canteen_cup_stove.html  I keep one of these sets in each car emergency kit.

I decided to do some impromptu testing to compare their heating efficiency with the Trangia alcohol burner I normally use. …

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A Review of the Esbit Alcohol Stove and Cook Set

Esbit cook set heating water

 

In the past, I have written a blog on the Esbit Alcohol stove, today I have experimented with the alcohol cook set that is made by Esbit.  This consists of the alcohol stove, a windscreen and a cook pot and lid that hold about 3 and ½ cups.  The burner and screen fit inside of the cook pot for storage, with a bit of extra room that could hold a small bottle of alcohol.  The unit fits inside of a mesh bag that is included.  The whole unit weights 14.5 ounces.

The stove burns denatured alcohol or methanol. …

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Alcohol Stoves

The stove on the left is the Trangia and the one on the right the Esbit

I spent the morning playing with a couple of alcohol stoves.  They are the Esbit Alcohol Burner and the Swedish Army Trangia Stove.  Both burn denatured alcohol or methanol.  Denatured Alcohol is easy to find and cheaper to use than the alternatives.  Alcohol stoves are often used for ultralight and long-distance backpacking.  The Esbit stove weights 3.5 ounces, the Trangia 6 ounces.  There are no moving parts or burners to wear out or break.  Just fill them and light.  They can be used alone providing you have some sort of pot support with you.  …

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