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  1. Esbit Fold-away Charcoal Grill BBQ300S
  2. Esbit Pocket Stove
  3. Firebox - 3 inch Nano
  4. Firebox - 5 inch Stove
  5. Foldable Pocket Cooker
  6. Kelly Kettle
  7. Vargo Hexagon Wood Stove


Brand: Esbit
Model: Fold-away Charcoal Grill BBQ300S
Price last time I checked: $80.65
Size: 7 x 9 x 12 inches (L 18 x W 23 x H 30.5 cm)
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Some of the optional accessories (sold separately)
   Windshield

   Stand

Specifications:
(Text from manufacturer's web site or major vendor)

On the beach or in the park, at the open-air concert or on the roof garden: There may be preferred seasons for BBQ-ing, but it\'s not restricted to special venues.

Ideal when you are out and about or at home
Charcoal bag with waterproof lining
Charcoal bag can be stored inside the charcoal grill
(Charcoal not included)
Easy assembly and disassembly
Small pack size / easy to store
Waterproof nylon bag with shoulder strap
BBQ and grate made of high-quality stainless steel
Can be complemented by the stand, Art. No. ST300S (can be stored inside the charcoal BBQ for transport, winter storage etc.)
Grate height-adjustable at 3 levels
Foldable

Links: http://www.esbit.de/en/products/4/fold-away-charcoal-grill-bbq300s
http://www.esbit.de/wp-content/themes/esbit/files/ESBIT_Catalog_2015_EN.pdf
Some useful videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw-CwX8bcx4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC9M306y78o

+/- Pros:
  • Well made and practical
  • price is reasonable
  • Folds to a very compact size
  • Nice carry case
  • It is a grill but can do everything that we expect from a stove
Cons:
  • Can't think of any
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Brand: Esbit
Model: Pocket Stove
Price last time I checked: $2 – $9.95
Size: approximately 4" x 3" x 1"
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Specifications:
(Text from manufacturer's web site or major vendor)

The Esbit Folding Stove has been around since the 1930s and is popular with campers, military units, and survivalists. The Esbit's lightweight and compact frame allows it to be easily stored in your bug-out-bag, auto emergency kit, or camping backpack. Esbit Foldable Stove--ORMD Pocket Stove
Electrolytic steel construction
Size: approximately 4" x 3" x 1"
Uses: ESB87070 Solid Fuel Cubes
Includes: six 0.5 solid fuel cubes
Cooking pot not included

Links: http://www.esbit.de/en/products/25/pocket-stove-large-including-12x14-solid-fuel-tablets-00289000
Some useful videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ANpArrButE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK1b4IAduxg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxDR8ygkTDI
+/- Pros:
  • Stood the test of time
  • price is good
  • for what it intend to do it does it well
  • Comes with a set of fuel tablets
Cons:
  • You need the fuel tablets, fuell chamber is too small for wood (altough not impossible)
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Brand: Firebox
Model: 3 Inch Nano
Price last time I checked: gen 2 $39.99
gen 2 titanium $69.99
Size: 3.0" x 3.0" X 4.75" (8 x 8 x 12 cm)
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Some of the optional accessories (sold separately)
   Gen2 Nano Accessory Kit ($10.99)

   Gen2 Nano Sticks ($5.49)

   Leather Case for the 3" Firebox Nano ($29.99)
Specifications:
(Text from manufacturer's web site or major vendor)
Highlights
  • Multi-fuel versatility
  • No assembly, hinged construction (a true folding stove)
  • Perfect for the Trangia Spirit Burner ("Sweet spot" head space of 1" in top position)
  • Proprietary cross-feed fuel delivery system
  • Adjusts to fit small cups or large pans
  • Fits in your shirt pocket
  • Engineered and Made in the USA
      Width: 3.0" (8 cm)
      Height: 4.75" (12 cm)
      Folded: .25" (.635 cm)
      Weight: 6 oz (170 g)
      Made of Stainless Steel
Links: http://www.fireboxstove.com/camp-stoves/3-inch-folding-firebox-nano
Some useful videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K4Yivcobws
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXThNsIg3Kk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_lvltdShOg
+/- Pros:
  • plenty of accessories
  • super compact, practically fits in your pocket
  • neat design
  • works with many different fuel types.
  • All together I like it.
Cons:
  • I haven't actually tried one yet but it looks to me like you sneeze and pot bigger than a cup might fall over
  • The 2 pins could easily get lost (better if they were attached)
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Brand: Firebox
Model: 5 Inch Folding Stove
Price last time I checked: original version $ 59.99
Size: 5" x 5" x 7.5" (12.7 x 12.7 x 19 cm)
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Some of the optional accessories (sold separately)
   5" Extended Grill Plate and Adjustable Fire Grate ($14.95)

   Set of Two 5" Fire Sticks ($5.99)

   5" Boil Plate ($7.99)
Specifications:
(Text from manufacturer's web site or major vendor)

The 5" Folding Firebox Campfire Stove (patent pending) is a multi-purpose super tool for fire. It's a Multi-fuel Cook Stove able to utilize wood and other fuels found in nature, solid fuel tablets, alcohol burners, gel fuels (Sterno), wood pellets or charcoal briquettes. The Folding Firebox's larger size and sturdy construction makes it stable enough for a large dutch oven yet it can be used with cookware as small as a camping cup. The Folding Firebox Stove is also easy to set up. It effortlessly opens into position, and when it's time to go it folds flat - ready to slide into your pack.

Highlights

  • Multi-fuel versatility
  • No assembly, hinged construction (a true folding stove)
  • High heat output
  • Multiple cooking configurations, useful accessories
  • Use virtually any size cookware
  • Functions as a portable campfire

Engineered and Made in the USA
Width: 5.0" (12.7 cm)
Height: 7.5" (19 cm)
Folded: .375" (.95 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs (907 g)
Made of Stainless Steel
Comes with 1 Ashpan and 2 Fire Sticks

Links: http://www.fireboxstove.com/camp-stoves/5-inch-folding-firebox
Some useful videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wug9kWiP9so
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A31WjqhCObc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm_puWPRlrw
+/- Pros:
  • Nice looking and well designed
  • Kight weight
  • Price is good
  • For 1 or 2 people can be functional
Cons:
    Refuelling from top.
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Brand: Innovative Products
Model: Foldable Pocket Cooker
Price last time I checked: $19.99
Size: 9.25 x 6.5 x 3.75 inches (23.5 x 16.4 x 9.5 cm)
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Specifications:
Manufactured in China
Sold in USA by Innovative Products
Can be found on Amazon.com amongst other online retailers
Dimensions when opened 235x164x95 mm
Links: http://www.amazon.com/Innovative-Products-Foldable-Pocket-Cooker/dp/B000HR95NO/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1439429101&sr=1-1
Some useful videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irMdBOB_mqg
+/- Pros:
  • Looks different than anything out there
  • Price is good
  • Looks like it folds very efficiently
Cons:
  • I have not seen it in any retail stores so far
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Brand: Kelly
Model: Kelly Kettle Large 'Base Camp' Stainless
Price last time I checked: $89
Size: 7.3 x 7.3 x 15 inches
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Specifications:
(Text from manufacturer's web site or major vendor)

Boiling water quickly is something most outdoor enthusiasts want to do and do it fast. The Kelly Kettle “Base Camp” makes 5 mugs of boiling water both fast and easy. The entire water holding chamber is in constant contact with the heat of the fire and only takes 3 to 5 minutes to have clean water, a cup of tea, a cup of coffee, hot food or maybe just a hot bath. Never carry fuel again because the Kelly Kettle burns naturally occurring fuels like sticks, pine cones, bark, dry grass or anything you find that will burn. Weather is not an issue with this stove either; high winds or moisture won’t keep the Kelly Kettle from getting hot and getting hot fast. The most reliable ultra-fast camping kettle for the outdoors!

Camping Equipment For Wilderness Survival, Emergency Preparedness or Disaster Kit
Fire base & drawstring carrying bag included as standard with each kettle Carbon neutral for green camping
No travel restrictions (planes, etc.)
Boil water & cook at the same time
2 yr anti-leak warranty
Product Dimensions:
- Height: 13 inches (packed)
- Diameter: 7.3 inches (widest point at rim of base)
Capacity: 50.7 fl. oz., 1.5 L, 6 cups
Weight: 2.67 lbs.

Links:
http://www.outdoorlegacygear.com/large-base-camp-kelly-kettle.html
Some useful videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBnlb-j7JzM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGJruF8OBsA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cenis4RpyOo
+/- Pros:
  • It is an original way of looking at the problem.
  • As far as boiling water goes double layer will boil faster
  • There are optional kits
Cons:
  • Price too high for the kettle version (shown here).
  • No handle does not help the pouring
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Brand: Vargo
Model: Hexagon wood stove # T-415
Price last time I checked: stoves $39.95 to 59.95
optional grill top $54.95 to $89.95
Size: 5" x 3" x 4" (7.6 x 12.7 x 10.1 cm)
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Some of the optional accessories (sold separately)

   Stainless steel Fire box Grill $59.95
   Titanium Fire box Grill $89.95
Specifications:
(Text from manufacturer's web site or major vendor)
Available in stainless steel and ultralight titanium.
Folds flat
Quick setup
Conical shape
Hinged fuel/damper door
Nylon carrying case
Weight 4.1 ounces (116 grams) stainless steel 7.4 ounces (210 grams)
Size 5"D (base) x 3"D (top) x 4"H (76 x 127 x 101 mm)
Links: http://www.vargooutdoors.com/hexagon-backpacking-wood-stove.html# http://www.vargooutdoors.com/backpacking-stoves.html
Some useful videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVGvaYXdRVQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzPhPrmfTNE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7yBedWcetc
+/- Pros:
  • Elegant simplicity
  • Optional grill top
  • Ease of use and maintenance
Cons:
  • Refuelling from the top.

Back to page 1 for information on:

BioLit CampStove
Coghlan's Folding Stove
EcoQue Portable Grills
Ecozoom - Dura
Ecozoom - Plancha
Ecozoom - Versa
Elmerit Folding Stoves

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In conclusion:

Fortunately there are a lot of good options out there for every budget and requirements. My own preference is for Esbit and Ecoque which meet most of my requirements and are not too expensive. I would have much preferred if they had made Ecoque lighter but I guess you can not have everything. Added weight is because of structure of the unit which makes it more efficient.

What do you think? I'll be glad to get your opinions and add them to the visitor's review section.

Keep the fire burning, stay safe and do unto others what ye may like to be done to thee.


Igor the barbarian


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