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#59172 - 01/27/06 02:24 PM Re: Lighting an Esbit stove
adam Offline

Registered: 04/07/03
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Loc: Long Island, NY

#59173 - 01/27/06 03:40 PM Re: Lighting an Esbit stove
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1035
Loc: Germany
Matches will work. If itīs too windy you might wish to improove your wind shield or find a better place. I allways put the in place before I light it with a match and never had problems with it.
The Trangia stove may have some problems in really cold weather. The burner needs to get warm enough to create a sufficient amount of vapor to burn through the outlets along the rim. You can hear the sound of the burner change when that happens.
If it isnīt broken, it doesnīt have enough features yet.

#59174 - 06/22/06 12:25 PM Re: Lighting an Esbit stove
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline

Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
Have you tried crushing the block first?
I don't do dumb & helpless.

#59175 - 06/22/06 12:56 PM Re: Lighting an Esbit stove
Ready Offline

Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 48
Adam, thanks for those links. I had seen them before, but did not know where to find them.

I would really like to try their "Altoid Stove." It is basically a half sized tin used as an alcohal stove inside the Esbit stove. Seems like it would work very well and is an additional source of fuel.

Here is the Altoid Stove Link

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are" Theodore Roosevelt

#59176 - 06/26/06 03:32 AM Re: Lighting an Esbit stove
sotto Offline

Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 450
A candle is a fantastic lighter of anything and doesn't waste lighter fuel and has many other uses.

Several layers of aluminum foil shaped into a C-shaped windscreen works very well and has many other uses.

I've found that a cup or pot lid is essential, because in my experience, even trying to use an aluminum foil cover sort of funnels the fumes from the burning Esbit fuel into the food/water you're heating tainting it badly.

Finally, the Esbit cube lights much easier if you light a corner first. In fact, you can chip off a corner, light that, and then use that to light the bigger cube with ease.

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