Ultralight Esbit Stove:

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In case you want an ultralight stove (including pot stand) to go with your ultralight pot you should try this mini titanium esbit stove which weighs a mere 11.5 grams. Esbit is the gram cracker’s fuel of choice containing more BTUs per gram than any other fuel (and needing no container). It also makes a great fire starter. It burns at approx 1300C, but it is a little slow. A windscreen is a good idea. Available eg here: http://www.zpacks.com/accessories/esbit_stove.shtml or https://www.amazon.com/Esbit-Ultralight-Folding-Titanium-Tablets/dp/B002AQET2C From US$11.64 (September 2017)

If you want your esbit stove to bring things to the boil faster you need to increase the burning surface area eg by standing the tablet on end or even moreso by breaking them in half. You can reduce your cook time by nearly 50% with this simple trick. I have already pointed out that you can simmer or even bake with esbits lighted inside a Supercat stove: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/supercat-hiking-stove/

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