The Esbit stove thread (mods and in use)

Discussion in 'Cooking & Water Purification' started by MrFixIt, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. bacpacjac

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    Cooking AND GARDENING is a game you can eat, right Cousin @DavidJAFO?! That's how my Grandma Gertie (Gertrude (Sproule) Lillie got me to like my veggies. We grew a garden together and then we ate it. When you grow them, you appreciate them. :D
     
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    Agreed. Bacon tomorrow! Well, Bacon Spam. Is that two lessons in one? Bacon and Spam? I am so confused! LOL!!
     
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    Spam is dangerous though. 4 of us ate a whole can of bacon spam for breakfast the other morning. :eek:
     
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    Counts as three lessons: 1. bacon, 2. spam, 3. bacon and spam.
     
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    hello,
    EXACTLY Cousin @bacpacjac watercress was the first & easiest garden to grow indoors on the window ledge, which you could watch produce a crop in no time at all. :cool:
    Regards
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    hello,
    ...& don't forget the strawberries :4:
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    We are postponing the Bacon Spam for a day. We're having a Young Roughians Camp-out in the backyard tomorrow - overnight! Bacon Spam seems like it should be on the menu. :D
     
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    :)
     
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    Ok, where did the bottle opener/ can opener thingy come from?
     
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    Well when the daddy Bottle opener and the mommy can opener love each other very much they.....


    I'll get my hat.
     
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    Hahahahahaha. I deserved,and needed that! Now that’s funny!
     
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    Esbit steak is the new thing. You better capitalize before Gordon Ramsay tries to take credit for it.
     
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    Yesterday was a long day, and last night a late one. I was starving when the clock struck 12 and everyone was finally asleep, so I went searching for a midnight snack.

    Step 1: Quietly search the fridge for left-overs. Slice a couple of biscuits and throw them into a frying pan.
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    Step 2: Quietly open the squeaky pantry door, find a can of Chunky Chicken Veggie Pot Pie soup, and dump it on top of the biscuits.
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    Step 3: Sneak out to the backyard to start cooking.

    Step 4: You skipped finding your Esbit stove and cubes because it would have been too loud, so light a Coghlans fuel tablet with a BIC instead, and use a canteen stove as a pot stand. P7106890.JPG

    Step 5: Stir until bubbly and heated through, being careful not to burn anything, even though it's dark and you kinda overfilled you pan. Pray that your sleeping teenage son doesn't smell food and come down to join you.
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    Step 6: Enjoy your feast in the peace of the quiet backyard. :D P7106918.JPG
     
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    Nice, a Deconstructed chicken pot pie for a Midnight feast...
     
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    It was soo good!
     
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    That looks delicious!!
     
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    It was really good. I'd definitely recommend it!
     
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    I really want to try making a pack-friendly Eggs Benedict soon, but I've never tried poaching eggs with my pack stoves. In truth, I hate cleaning up after eggs so I rarely make them outside of an actual kitchen. Today was the day! I used my BCB folding stove and Coghlan's fuel tablets. (I used about one and a half tablets.) I had a hard time keeping the water at a simmer, so I over-cooked the eggs and they stuck to the pan a bit, but nothing too serious to clean and I still had slightly runny yokes after about 4 minutes of cook time. The non-stick pan I used, isn't really anymore, but they turned out pretty well. I started out with three eggs and two halves of an English muffin, but my son was my guinea pig before he left for school. I'm not sure if he even tasted any of it, but I'll definitely try this again!

    Special shout-out to @Haggis, who has compelled me to become more civilized in the mornings. My Grandma Gertie's china & silver has found new daily use life again. Thanks Haggis! Have an awesome day, my friends!

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    Lovely,,,:dblthumb:
     
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    Looks fantastic!
     
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    I wonder how well poaching eggs in a ziploc bag would work...similar to making a ziploc omelet.
     
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    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    Like most things in life I think it would all be about the timing.
     
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    I figure you could get one of the big (2”) silicone ice cube molds and use that to poach then you would have a square egg... :confused:
     
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    ...for a square meal? :D

    I have some jumbo silicone muffin cups I’ve been meaning to try out in a canteen cup. They might be large enough for two eggs.

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    Those look great! Let me know if they fit. Obviously poaching is with boiling water I wonder how they would bake... ;)
     
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    I've got a couple silicon egg poachers someone gave me years ago. They'd probably work well for steam biscuits as well.
     
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    I was thinking dry bake but they would probably melt
     
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    Papaw Haggis doesn’t much eat Spam, but Grandsons Angus, Cameron, and Eldrid think Spam comes canned single serving sized...! But then too though, no one has ever heard Angus say no to food, or utter the words “I’m full”...
     
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    I was going to do it that way, Dave, until I realized that I only had regular sandwich bags. :( I saw a guy on YouTube use saran wrap but I wasn't feeling that ambitious.

     
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    The cup held up in the Hobo oven setup above. The muffin cups have no problem in a home oven. The egg poachers are most likely the same or similar silicone material
     
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    Gotcha, I know silicone is good just don’t wanna melt it. Maybe someone braver than me would try it lol
     
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    This still cracks me up. Thanks for the reply,
     
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    I've done a ziplock omelette once, using my Esee mess tin and emergency Esbit stove. I tried to make ziplock poached eggs on the BBQ yesterday and TOTALL FAILED. Any sort of lid, including closing the BBQ lid, melted the tops of the bags. :( I bet it would have worked if I just been patient and gone lidless.

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    I scrambled them instead and will totally do it on Esbit again!!

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    I finally took my BCB Crusader cup and stove on its maiden voyage tonight.
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    I started with two Coughlans tabs, but after ten minutes added two more. Things came to a rolling boil almost immediately, in spite of also adding more ingredients. Fifteen minutes I was done and you can still see the original two tabs burning.
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    I love this canteen cup. It's like cooking in a small pot.
     
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    Looks tasty!
     
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    Just got back from a trip...I had taken some aging Trioxane to use up. It reminded me of how poor a fuel it was. It took two short bars to get only 10oz of water to a rolling boil.

    Two cups of coffee and instant oatmeal for breakfast this morning. I used long bars (later issue, about equal to 2 1/2 short bars). It took an entire bar to just reach a rolling boil and the last bar of three in the box only made it to steam/no bubbles for some reason. Luckily it was for the oatmeal, which just needed to rehydrate.

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    First time trying the instant oatmeal in-a-cup...it was a winner...no cleanup. It was a bit sweet for my taste and the portion was a little small, but there is enough room in the cup to add about a half an envelope of plain oatmeal. That will be the strategy from now on.

    Also a winner were the pair of Knipex pliers I used as a pot grip. I inherited two pair of them in my father's tools.
     
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    Question on esbit...so I’ve been on a stove quest. I am a campfire cooker. I prefer the smell and flavor of woodsmoke to anything. The problem is it’s not always practical. Now, I have Coleman stoves for backpacking (the old peak1) I have the iso butane the threads onto the canister (like the pocket rocket) and I have a dragonfly stove. They are all great but they are bulky and fuel can be a pain. I have a few alcohol stoves but again fuel is bulky and heavy and I’m not the biggest fan. I have the esbit titanium tri wing stove and I used to have regular esbit stoves from when I did wwii reenacting. (I had war issued ones, should have kept them) I keep coming back to the those stoves since the fuel packs in, it’s stable, the setup is light etc. I have been watching this thread and it has all but convinced me back. I have one problem... I love baking in my canteen cup for a meal. I don’t think I can give that up but how do I do it with an esbit? When baking with coals I go Dutch ovens with heat above and below. I really don’t want the esbit residue on my lid. Please let me know if this is possible. Thank you!
     
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    Technically possible but you will have to decide if it is practical. Try Googling "baking with esbit"

    As far as your lid issue...how about wrapping it in foil or placing it on a can lid?
     
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    Thanks. The foil idea is good
     
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    There is also the backpacker's oven, a foil covered bubble wrap kind of thing, like a large stove windscreen, that has holes for tent stakes to raise it up or lower the baking vessel, and a lid. Usually used with sterno though, not sure how esbit would work.

     
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    Awesome thank you!
     
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    That would take a lot of tablets!
     
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    All the tablets
     
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    I wood venture to say 2 esbit to steam bake that small loaf. Steam bake is my preferred method of baking.
     

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