Esbit Alcohol Stove and Trekking Cookset
The Esbit Alcohol Stove and Trekking Cookset provides various options for cooking out on the trail. It has a 985 ml. (33 oz.) pot with a volume indicator in liter/oz increments on the side, and a 470 ml. (15.9 oz.) pot/pan that also serves as a lid. It is made of extremely light, hard-anodized aluminum, the set includes a stand that supports the pots, and includes a base for Esbit solid fuel tablets and a solid brass alcohol burner. The alcohol burner is constructed from brass and allows variable temperature control, and it holds the denatured alcohol in it during transport. Everything can be stored and carried in the large pot, which comes with a mesh bag, and fits compactly in your backpack Esbit Alcohol Stove and Trekking Cookset provides an efficient, compact trailside cooking solution.
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Comments about Esbit CS985HA Alcohol Stove and Trekking Cookset:
Nice solid cookset. I was quite surprised to find that I can get over an hour of burn time from the alcohol burner when it is filled to max capacity and you use the simmer ring (brought 1L of 34F water to boil, then used simmer ring to keep at slight boil for total time of 75 min). I like the dual fuel option with this stove. It is slow to boil, especially if you start with a high volume of ice cold water, but it burns for a long time. If you are looking for a stove to primarily boil water, this isn't it. If you like to prepare inexpensive backpacking meals that require actual cooking, this stove works quite well and is pretty bombproof.
I have found that a windscreen is a useful item to have with this stove, even though the base is designed to protect the flame from the wind.
It is a little heavy, compared to the various isopro stoves out there, but you don't have to pack out mulitple isopro canisters, it doesn't clog, and it gives you some cooking options that isopro stoves don't do very prectically.