Aldi In Store - £2.99 Solid Fuel (Hexi) Stove
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Aldi In Store - £2.99 Solid Fuel (Hexi) Stove

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Found 7th Apr 2012
Hexi burner....campers, hikers, hunters, fishing peoples will know them.

Basic as basic gets, will boil water or cook food without frills.

Can get them same price on t'inter but need to then add shipping. If there's an Aldi near by jobs a good un
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Includes 12 tablets too.
Handy for anyone who's got kids doing DofE.
Banned
brings back my air cadets days ...sigh
Excellent bit of kit, should fit inside most mess tins too which is a bonus when space is limited. Got me through many a festival, and a fair few trips to the welsh mountains too.
can you burn wood in this?
babzy23

can you burn wood in this?


It's about 3 inches by 4 inches by an inch, yes you can but why when you'd not get enough wood in to actually be of use?

Oh, and hot, as this is a pretty good piece of kit for a camping or an emergency when there are no other ways to heat things up.


Edited by: "gazjon" 8th Apr 2012
Anyone know if there is an issue packing this for a flight in hold baggage?
Anyone know if there is an issue packing this for a flight in hold baggage?
no longy,its solid fuel
It's highly flammable fuel blocks so you wouldn't be able to take it on a flight, the sniffer dogs might get a bit suspicious too. Not a bad piece of kit, but to be more comfortable, just buy a cheap gas stove or even better, get a jetboil
i second what the above poster says,ask any military types
The stove is fine, but buy some different fuel blocks.

They're a pig to light if it's anything but a still day.
Edited by: "annodomini2" 8th Apr 2012
Says free delivery at the same price from Halfords

LINK

Edited by: "noddle36" 8th Apr 2012
I have been in the CCF for a while now, and during each exercise we are issued these Hexi stoves.
They are good in the fact that they are reliable but in all honesty:

- they stink out your kit in your bag,
- take an age to light,
- take an age to boil water,
- cover you mess tins/ pans in horrible carbon deposits.

If you want something proper I recommend the Campinggaz gas stoves. They're very reliable, gas lasts about a week of daily use and the gas can be disconnected for easy travel.
Robert111

- they stink out your kit in your bag, - take an age to light,- take an … - they stink out your kit in your bag, - take an age to light,- take an age to boil water,- cover you mess tins/ pans in horrible carbon deposits.



Agree with all this, but they are still best for hiking due to their size/weight. I also have a meths burner made from the bottom of a coke can that weighs about 25g which is great, but then you need to carry a bottle of meths and fashion a pot rest & wind break at each stop.

If weight isn't an issue then the portable hobs are fine, even better I used a Cadac mini chef last weekend which worked brilliantly.
They are a definite NO for hand baggage or hold/checked in luggage
Ha, I remember using one of those about 28 years ago!
They did a good job of cooking with a small pot.
Robert111

I have been in the CCF for a while now, and during each exercise we are … I have been in the CCF for a while now, and during each exercise we are issued these Hexi stoves.They are good in the fact that they are reliable but in all honesty:- they stink out your kit in your bag, - take an age to light,- take an age to boil water,- cover you mess tins/ pans in horrible carbon deposits.If you want something proper I recommend the Campinggaz gas stoves. They're very reliable, gas lasts about a week of daily use and the gas can be disconnected for easy travel.


you cant take gas stoves to festivals. only solid fuel.
so this deal is hot in the festival season.

and it took me about 3-4 minutes to boil water for the 3 cups of tea
1 fuel tablet is usually more than enough for a tin of food, so you only need one of these for a festival.
You can't beat a Coleman petrol stove for speed and power. Boils 1L of water in about 3 minutes.
tek-monkey

Excellent bit of kit, should fit inside most mess tins too which is a … Excellent bit of kit, should fit inside most mess tins too which is a bonus when space is limited. Got me through many a festival, and a fair few trips to the welsh mountains too.


They say not to do that anymore as Hexi is poisonous. That's why in the army it has a seperate slot inside the utility pouch I think.
Robert111

I have been in the CCF for a while now, and during each exercise we are … I have been in the CCF for a while now, and during each exercise we are issued these Hexi stoves.They are good in the fact that they are reliable but in all honesty:- they stink out your kit in your bag, - take an age to light,- take an age to boil water,- cover you mess tins/ pans in horrible carbon deposits.If you want something proper I recommend the Campinggaz gas stoves. They're very reliable, gas lasts about a week of daily use and the gas can be disconnected for easy travel.



break into quarters lights easier, wrap in a proper zip lock freezer bag stops smell, use tin foil (i find baco foil the best) wrap it around bottom of mess tin, no blackening of mess tin. I use both, pocket rocket (or cheaper gelert version) is handy, but a cannister lasting a week? nah!
Heat added, Excellent bit of kit if your camping at any of the festivals this year and fancy a bacon sandwich without having to mortgage your home .
england2222

They say not to do that anymore as Hexi is poisonous. That's why in the … They say not to do that anymore as Hexi is poisonous. That's why in the army it has a seperate slot inside the utility pouch I think.



Good advice! Sorry, I should point out mine is always in a ziplock bag rather than just dumped inside the mess tin.
Make sure you've got a decent lighter if you want to use this. A normal lighter will work (eventually) but it takes a bit of practice not to burn your fingers, a decent jet lighter works a little quicker. Matches are for the eternal optimist!
It does bring back wonderful memories of being soaked through on Dartmoor and completely unable to get the damn stuff to light..
Not sure what we used when i did my DofE but i dont recall using one of these, these are good though as i used 1 first time when went camping other year, need to put the hexi in a zip lock bag though. Found it easy enough to light it.

Heat frm me

Edited by: "DCFC79" 8th Apr 2012
Classic design, for ultra light hikers you can get collapsible lighter ones (totally flat panels though this collapses into a small box too) but it will be ten times this price or get fancy titanium ones which are feather light from the states for much more.you can do quick jobs with twigs and kindling or have longer branches burn and feed them in as they burn.if you are not good at doing fires in wet which is not easy, take any type of fuel tablet or jells just in case too, they were at this price a while back at mountain warehouse too, good deal
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