Posted on Jan 15, 2018
CW3 Kevin Storm
14.7K
59
38
25
25
0
65a481d8
518ce896
Okay those of us who spent any amount of time in the outdoors have used a field stove. My all time favorite is the simple German Esbit stove. There are numerous copies out there, and they sell for about $10-15 dollars. Fuel is fairly safe and easy to use, solid little blocks of fuel stuff you don't have to worry about making a mess or accidently leaking all over everything. Advantages over the MRE heater: You can boil water, which means you can cook a can of something in a canteen cup or any other metal bowl/cup. When done it folds up and can be stowed in a MOLLE Pouch or some side pocket. Lets here what the rest of you liked.

My simple morning breakfast consisted of popping the top on a can of chili or soup, placing it in the cop of water, fire up the stove, add a pre opened packet of cheese spread, break up the crackers, and feast on Chili cheese cracker combo, bonus if I added some hot sauce to the mix. If I was really adventurous I would pour the concoction over some ramen noodles minus the spice kit they come with.

I also found the cinnamon flavored spice drink mix went well with a hot cup of tea.
Avatar_feed
Responses: 30
SGT Patrick Reno
5
5
0
Lots of different stoves on the market. For years when boys were younger and we did a lot of backpacking I had a little single burner coleman stove. Great stove but heavy and had to carry white gas for it in a special container. Got a Jet Boil about 12 years ago and it is awesome for backpacking. Light compact and really heats up quick. Starting to see some copies of it on the market. I have used mine a lot and never had any problems with it. Fuel tank last's really well.
(5)
Comment
(0)
SGM Joel Cook
SGM Joel Cook
2 y
I have had several different camp stoves. Sierra Stove is good and very lightweight but white gas leaked one time and ruined my gear. I switched to Coleman propane camp stove and never regretted it. I have worn out three since I got my first in 1993 at Fort Drum. Cooks great and can be used as a tent heater in a pinch if your safety precautions are solid. I kept mine in a metal trash can as a tent heater while I was a 1SG at Fort Drum, NY. One propane canister lasts about a week. Cooking breakfast, supper and one thermos of coffee per day. Only used it for heat to get into fartsack at night and to get dressed in the mornings. I had a Camper Topper on my last pickup truck and I used it in the same manner the few times I camped in winter. I would hate to backpack with it as it is bulky and heavy.
(2)
Reply
(0)
SGT Patrick Reno
SGT Patrick Reno
>1 y
SGM Joel Cook - Always nice to have a couple sets of gear. One for backpacking and one for car camping. It is suprising how much stuff you bring if your not going to be packing it around. As I got older really started evaluating my gear. Pull everything out of my pack every year and if I hadn't used it in the last four trips out it would go. To old to pack extra stuff.
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
5
5
0
My favorite is a little Stereno stove I've had for 40 some years.
(5)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small
Maj John Bell
4
4
0
My entire time in the field in the FMF I never had time in the field to heat a meal.
(4)
Comment
(0)
PFC Sandra Wade
PFC Sandra Wade
2 y
HEATED MINE ON THE FIELD RADIO GENERATOR
(0)
Reply
(0)
Maj John Bell
Maj John Bell
2 y
PFC Sandra Wade - read that the Mongols cooked meat by putting it between the saddle and the horse. Thought about putting an MRE chicken ala king between me and my pack. Then thought about it again and decided no.
(1)
Reply
(0)
PFC Sandra Wade
PFC Sandra Wade
>1 y
HAHA good way to invite unwanted company
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close
Seg?add=7750261&t=2