[at-l] Alcohol Stoves vs. Latest non-alcohol
garyticknor at verizon.net
Mon May 17 10:40:05 CDT 2010
On a 3 day hike in warm weather I use Esbit fuel tabs.
Except for very cold weather I still prefer alcohol to gasoline or
If you want to carry jet boil stoves feel free to ;)
> What's the latest thoughts on alcohol vs. non-alcohol? On a
> three-day hike this weekend, using my alcohol stove, I was reminded
> yet again that the stove (1) requires some fumbling around to get the
> stove lit, and (2) you need to get just the right amount of fuel in
> the stove (too much and you're wasting fuel, too little and your
> water/food doesn't get hot and you have to wait for the stove to cool
> and start over).
> Most folks seemed to be carrying small canister stoves that looked
> pretty light. I'm wondering if stove technology has gotten to the
> point that its worth considering replacing my alcohol stove with
> something else?
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