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desert rat

My GHB ,, What is your opinion,,,

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I'm thinking of lightening up my GHB. The fuel cannister(s) are agravating.

I like my MSR Rocket but I I'm leaning much towards a Esbit pocket stove.

Very small/compact lightweight. Runs from solid fuel blocks.

If the trucks running, I'll have the MSR, but if it isn't I'd rather be traveling

light with the GHB pack. Could take as long as 12hrs to hoof it home from

work. The fuel cubes to me would be much easier for backpack transport.

Then again, I may have just answered my own question....

 

I watched a few vids and they seem to work well.

 

What are your thoughts or opinions?

Does anyone have any experience with the Esbit stove?

 

 

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desert rat, I agree with you 100% on the esbit stove. It works fine and is super lightweight. My stove is just 3 legs that fold flat instead of the small box in your video. You should not be planning on any big meals and the esbit stove is great for cooking a quick cup-of-soup in a metal cup or heating water for oatmeal. The fuel burns clean and gives off no smoke.

 

The key to getting home quickly is speed and that means light weight.

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Both stoves look pretty good. The MSR Pocket Rocket seems to get water to boil quicker (I have on my wishlist) but the Esbit stove seems a lot more practical for hiking purposes (less bulky).

 

Can you detach the fuel from the MSR Pocket Rocket and reattach later?

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Can you detach the fuel from the MSR Pocket Rocket and reattach later?

 

Yes you can Exit. As long as it's a self sealing can. Sorry it took so long to get back.

There's also a stove called a Jetboil that's very effecient! A little pricey. I was looking

to lighten up my pack and reduce the bulk by not having to carry fuel cans. The Esbit

looked to be the thing and I can pick up 100 blocks for about fifty bucks here.

 

http://shop.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/100-military-style-solid-fuel-tabs.aspx?a=868566

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