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Esbit 1300-Degree Smokeless Solid Fuel Tablets for Backpacking, Camping, Emergency Prep, and Hobby

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  • Virtually smokeless and residue-free solid fuel tablets used to cook and heat food and beverages, boil water, or start campfires
  • Contains 12 tablets; each 14-gram tablet burns approximately 12 minutes and up to 1300°F; one tablet boils 500 ml of water in about 8 minutes
  • Available in 14-gram and 4-gram sizes (sold separately): 14-gram is best for boiling water, starting fires, and cooking; 4-gram best for hobby use
  • Works at high altitudes and sub-zero temperatures; ignites with match or lighter
  • Tablets are individually packed in waterproof packaging; can be stored for 10+ years
  • Great for emergency preparedness planning
  • Strong heating output makes it an effective emergency heat source
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Esbit Solid Fuel Tablets are the original German-made solid fuel tablets. The imitations will not perform the same. Available in 14-gram and 4-gram sizes, Esbit fuel tablets are virtually smokeless and odorless. The 14-gram tablets are ideal for backpacking, camping, as well as home and auto emergency kits. Use 14-gram Esbit tablets with Esbit stoves, makeshift camp stoves or as a substitute for alcohol in alcohol burning stoves. Esbit 14 g solid fuel tablets burn about 12 minutes each and up to 1300°F (760°C) with each tablet able to boil 500 ml of water in about 8 minutes. Esbit 14-gram solid fuel tablets are individually packed in waterproof packaging, and their 10+ year shelf-life makes them an excellent survival or emergency essential. Extra fuel tablets can also be stored inside a stove to conserve space. Esbit 4-gram solid fuel tablets burn approximately 5 minutes and are ideal for hobby applications such as Wilesco engines, steam-launch boats, and hobby trains. All Esbit Solid Fuel Tablets work at high altitudes and sub-zero temperatures, are smokeless and have almost no combustion residue. Esbit solid fuel tablets light easily with a sustained flame, can be snuffed out, and if kept dry, will relight when needed again. They work equally well for the solo hiker, camper or hobbyist. Made in Germany; 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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  • ASIN: B016DSSWQQ
  • Item model number: E-FUEL-36x14-P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (915 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #950 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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By M. Ross VINE VOICE on November 6, 2012
Style Name: 12 Pieces Each 14g Verified Purchase
This review is for the Esbit fuel tablets in the 14 gram size. Developed in 1936 in Germany, these fuel tabs are made of hexamine and are in solid form. They have been used in purpose-specific pocket stoves for decades, in WWII, as part of humanitarian packets worldwide, and for years as part of NATO troops' standard kit. I use these primarily for the Esbit pocket stove but they also make for excellent fire starters, especially in adverse conditions. Amazon has proven a reliable source for these as well as a decent price, though I've found they can be had for comparable prices at local outdoor/adventure stores. I have been using these for years and have found them so reliable that they live in my home and auto-based emergency kits, my dayhike pack, and my backpacking gear. The following is a breakdown of my experience with the Esbit fuel tabs:

Pros:

* Utterly Dependable - It has been found that these fuel tabs burn just as long and just as hot after decades in storage. I don't know that I can say that about any of my other camping stove fuels: White gas, diesel, isobutane canisters, or alcohol. Any of the others would be prone to spills, evaporation, varnishing, leaky valves after an extended period of time. After years of use, I've never had one fail to light or burn, ever. This kind of dependability makes them ideal for long term storage in emergency kits, that you may not be opening regularly.

* Flexible - My typical use of these fuel tabs is in the Esbit pocket stoveEsbit Pocket Stove, but they also happen to make excellent fire starters, especially in less than ideal conditions.
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We tested these tablets in the eastern Sierras at an altitude of 9800 feet. They were at least a year old and boiled 16 ounces of water in a Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set. It worked well with little residue. I would recommend these to be used with the Wetfire stove.
The only downside is they are a bit large.
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Style Name: 20 Pieces Each 4g Verified Purchase
My fault. Just be aware that some packages offered have tabs that are 4 gr each, not the more common 1/2 oz size. I suppose there will be a convenience factor in using these tiny tabs if there is only a small amount of heating to be done. I really like the product, but the cost/gr is a lot higher with this packaging. Off to my favorite outdoor store to get some grown-up sized Esbit (about the same price, but you get 6oz worth).
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I have used Esbit fuel tablets for 10+ years for backpacking. They and the Esbit stove make the lightest weight and most compact cooking system available. The stove, fuel, lighter, cooking oil, soap, and other kitchen items fit neatly in my 2 cup pot. The tablets take approximately 8-10 minutes to bring water to a boil, but I put my Lipton instant dinners, and the like into the pot and it often will be done by the time the tablet runs out. If not I just add another tablet. When the meal is cooked, I close the stove which smothers the flame, and I can save the remaining tablet for next time.

The tablets are easier to start with a few drops of alcohol or cotton balls smeared in Vaseline, but I have done it with just a Bic lighter. You can't simmer with these, it has only one heat "setting" but to just boil something, they are great. They are also great for starting bon-fires of sticks and such.
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I am one of those guys who has to have a cup of coffee no matter where I am. I go on mission trips where there is no water or electricity. I have been using this Esbit for several years and I can always make a cup of coffee in an no matter where I am. This is my reorder of the fuel and I am writing this review even before I received them. con = it smells. I have it packed it in a plastic ware with match.
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Style Name: 20 Pieces Each 4g Verified Purchase
I buy these for a little steam engine boiler my kids and I built. Don't burn them inside a closed up space as the package says. Toxic fumes come off of these and will stink up a shop quick. They burn quite long and put off a great deal of heat. Highly recommend.
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After reading all the precautions on the package in numerous languages, I was almost too scared to even open it without a haz-mat suit. I did though and immediately a rather odd stink came from the box. Since you shouldn't handle the cubes w/o gloves or even accidentally breathe in the dust, I very carefully put the remaining cubes in a sealed zip-locking bag and stored it in a cool dry place. If the cubes really do burn at 1400 degrees, they only got my water to 145f. Needless to say, most of my backpacking recipes ask for "boiling" (212f) I won't be using these for cooking. They will however, be great fire-starters or generator heaters.
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Literally. as in I opened the package and went "wtf is that smell???". The tablets that came with the esbit stove didn't have the stench of cat urine, so I'm not sure what's wrong with these. They do work. Boiled 2 cups of water in about ten minutes. Nice tall flames and all. But eeewww wwweee! le skunk de pew! I decided to keep them in a subspace isolation field until they are needed when I go camping. However, due to the warp core breach, I was forced to use a plastic baggie. I was going to give four stars were it not for that horrendous odor.
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