Got one of these great little stoves and fuel tablets for our mountain camping /hiking adventure. Tablets burned about 10 or so minutes and that was long enough to heat water for my MH meal pouch, used the next tablet for water for coffee, Only wish I had two of them so I could cook them all at once, I order more fuel and it is now in my bug out bug. Buy one or two they work great.
Fits the job at the pricepoint!
At the price, you cannot go wrong. I purchased 3 units as I felt you can never have too many! Used two tablets and got our tap water up to hot and just starting to boil. Put it in some freeze dried and ate our meal. Does the job well, might need the three tablets to get to rolling boil to sterilize. Only downside is the stench, very smelly. But in a SHTF, it doesnt bother me.
I would say that this is worth it for the fuel tabs and that the stove is like getting a bonus. The stove is very light, folds flat, small, cheap, but gets the job done. Not something you would want to use everyday, but for a few days to cook for one or two people it's fine. Any more than 2 and I would get something better. The fuel tablets are the greatest, they light quick and burn a hot blue. They are great if it's raining and you cannot light a fire or if you don't want anyone to see smoke and know where you are. They burn long enough to boil water and then dump the tab into a fire that will start blazing right away. Easiest and quickest way to cook and start a fire! Also, at any army navy store you will pay more for the tablets than you will for this combo combined!
This little stove works great and is perfect for bug out bags. They fold flat and come in a small box that is lightweight and easy to store. The tablets burn for about 10 minutes, so I would suggest buying a bunch of extras as well. Heats pretty much anything you can put on the stove also. Highly recommended.
I was pleasantly surprised by how sturdy this stove is. It is so small that I was expexting a flimsy, limited use, product but I do believe this will last a good,long time.
Good product. Great for heating up water or canned food...The smell however is very bad when you open the back. I solved that by double bagging it.
Get One or Two
You must have a way to cook or heat up your food, water, or coffee and this will take care of those needs at a great price. They do smell really bad, but I just put them in a Baggie and they are fine.
I love this item for our camping bags! We have several. Very useful in a pinch!
Worth just for the fuel tablets
24 fuel tablets @ under 50 cents apiece - those things make GREAT fire starters too because of the way they burn. Just put some kinderling on top, light it, and let it work. They come in about a 4" square box an inch or so thick for easy stowing for camping. The stove too, for this price? You'll have a campfire going in no time and a small portable stove for heating beverages and soups no problem. Great for the money and portable too, get 2 or 3.
Great little stove for an unbeatable price
We ordered a few of these stoves last month. These are great! You can easily cook up some water for MH meals or hot cocoa. Very inexpensive, durable and don't take up much space. We just placed an order for 29 more, when they went on sale, for all of our friends and neighbors. Love that these ones come with fuel tabs included.
Great little heater. I tested mine. It will heat water and that is a big accomplishment when food or drinking water is needed. I don't need it right now but when I do I know where it is. I even ordered some extra fuel for mine and if I run out of fuel it could probably be used to burn a few sticks.
Bug Out item
Perfect for a well equipped Bug Out Bag. Small and compact but very affordable and reliable. Purchase extre fuel cells along with this item.
Smells Like Old Fish!
I purchased several of these stoves and was shocked by how badly they smelled. I tried wrapping them in press and seal wrap and double bagging them to lessen the fishy smell to no avail. I even threw out the boxes. I agree that in an emergency smelly supplies are better than none, but this was extreme. I was very frustrated when I found a different brand of the same materials with no smell! Odd.