Cooking with Esbit alcohol and FB Nano.

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  1. ezra45

    ezra45 Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

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    @HannahT,
    You asked whether or not the Esbit alcohol stove would work; I had one that I had never used so I stuck it in the Nano at lunch today and fried up the protein for my sandwich. Bacon flavored spam, cucumber, lettuce, image.jpg spiced mayo and mustard on sourdough toasted on the same Trangia pan after the Spam. Worked out great!

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    ezra
     

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    Every time I come to the forum I either get hungry or feel like I need some gear.
    Or both.
    Luckily I already have this gear.
     
  3. HannahT

    HannahT Firebug Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Awesome!! Now I've gotta try that next time I'm out! I wish I could fire up a stove outside at work and cook my lunch :D
     
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    What is stopping you?
     
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    I should have checked this thread after breakfast. YUM!
     
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    HannahT Firebug Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    I probably could :33: I feel like having a stove in our parking lot might be frowned upon, especially if one of our board members saw me, but I may be wrong :)
     
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    Not sure that they would have an issue if you were using an alcohol stove.
    Plus, it’s your lunch break...
    I don’t want you to get into trouble though...
     
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    bacpacjac Queen of the Cups Supporter Bushclass I

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    I used to do that on my lunch break. Go find a spot that was as least conspicuous and then I used an esbit stove, mostly. Nobody ever came close enough to get a good look or ask questions, and nobody ever complained, but I endured a great many weird looks. LOL!
     
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    Just a word of warning … I read somewhere, and it may have been on Bushcraft USA (possibly something by @zelph ?), where someone had talked about a Trangia (type) stove getting overheated when tightly enclosed (I think in a windscreen) and causing problems or flaring up. Well would you look at that, my Googlefu is working tonite see it HERE

    You are probably OK with a quick fry-up or a quick boil for coffee, but be aware of potential issues and be careful out there people.

    OJ
     
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    Thanks oddjob35! It is best to always have plenty of airflow around an alky stove. I would not use a tight or completely enclosed windscreen and do not use one at all if wind is not a real problem. Be safe out there!

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    ezra
     
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