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[pct-l] Esbit (was Sierra Hike vs. Thruhike)

>From: "Reynolds, WT" <reynolds@ilan.com>
>Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 20:36:14 -0700
>re: The Esbit
>Yep 2 tablets per 2 cups. However for 3 cups or when the wind is blowing or
>in rain.......

Um, are you using true Esbit tablets or some other solid fuel tablets?  Each 
Esbit tablet weighs .5 ounce and burns for 15 minutes.  I usually boiled 2 
cups of water in about 7 minutes.  I would either blow out the tablet if I 
just needed hot water or use the rest of the burn time if I wanted to 
further cook my meal.

I don't cook in the morning so just figured on one tab per day.  Worked for 
me...  3.5 oz for a week of fuel.

A windscreen is important when using the Esbit tablets.

Stitches, GAME99
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