camping stove with 24 solid fuel tablets £1.99 @ B&M
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camping stove with 24 solid fuel tablets £1.99 @ B&M

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Found 13th May 2015
Spotted this in b&m yesterday. Didn't read the packaging properly as I thought I was buying just the fuel (Togo with my pocket stove) & even at this price it's a bargain!

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agree good price, £5 in mountain warehouse.

Original Poster

It's the same one at go outdoors but half the price!

My only concern was getting extra tablets. They don't seem to sell just them, however £1.99 seems a bargain with or without the stove!

However a bit of googling has shown me how to make my own. All I need to do is dip cotton wool balls in melted wax. Even cheaper using left over wax from burnt candles & the fluff from the tumble dryer!

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Basepair

You can buy more Hexamine blocks … You can buy more Hexamine blocks easily.http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_8?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=hexamine&sprefix=Hexamine%2Caps%2C600



I know, but not at the price of this which includes the stove lol
Surprised b&m aren't selling them separately though. Think I'll go down the budget bushcraft route & make my own

I'm going camping but don't have a clue about it.

Question to those who know:

Can you cook stuff on this stove/is there a grill or grate you put on top?

Original Poster

You'll need a pan to go on top to cooking.

B&M do a bigger set which includes a cutlery set, 2 mess tins (can use them to cook in) but only 12 fuel tablets for £4.99. You be best off buying this set for £1.99 then get the cutlery & mess tin from poundland.
I also saw a bargain in the works, a camping cook book with 2 sporks (it's a knife, spoon & fork all in one) for 99p

quidditys_shore

You'll need a pan to go on top to cooking. B&M do a bigger set which … You'll need a pan to go on top to cooking. B&M do a bigger set which includes a cutlery set, 2 mess tins (can use them to cook in) but only 12 fuel tablets for £4.99. You be best off buying this set for £1.99 then get the cutlery & mess tin from poundland. I also saw a bargain in the works, a camping cook book with 2 sporks (it's a knife, spoon & fork all in one) for 99p



So you put a pan directly onto the little white things in the picture?

PeanutBudda

So you put a pan directly onto the little white things in the picture?



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Original Poster

No the pan goes on top of the things that look like teeth. If it's a smaller pan you angle the sides in

you could get these in Poundland

These are the same style stoves used by UK Military. The hexamine white tablets are often covered in a wax proof costing which needs to be melted off before the hexamine will ignite.

The stove is orientated correctly, but you can also turn it upside down and use the spikes to 'dig it' into the ground for more stability.

Use an aluminium/steel mess tin pan to cook your food or boil water to heat up your rations!

Just remember that burning hexamine wil leave a lot of soot on the underside of the pan which will need cleaning. Also, always use in a well ventilated area!!

you don't need to melt the wax off, it's not a coating. the square hexamine blocks, original British Army issue were square blocks. They are a sh1t to light, used to go through the whole book of matches to light one. clean the under side off the mess tin with grass, just rub it on grass and it comes off, hand fulls of grass will also clean the inside

They will reheat tinned or packet food, boil them in water, second mess tin loosely on top to stop heat escaping. Well also cook smaller items, egg, bacon, sausage, rice pasta etc. put on more fuel if you need to before the lit block burns away to nothing

PeanutBudda

I'm going camping but don't have a clue about it. Question to those who … I'm going camping but don't have a clue about it. Question to those who know:Can you cook stuff on this stove/is there a grill or grate you put on top?



Don't use this or any other cooking equipment in a closed tent whatever you do. Easy mistake to make if you "don't have a clue about it".

How long do the blocks tend to burn for?

Absolute garbage invention.
Takes an age to light, goes out at the slightest hint of wind and of you're lucky to get it going, will take years to cook anything.
Stick to poundland disposable bbq's, instant light Instant cooking.

PeanutBudda

So you put a pan directly onto the little white things in the picture?



PLEASE PLEASE dont go camping until you have atleast an idea!!!

Having used these many times in the past, they work perfectly for what they are. Only really suitable for cooking for one person, would pay the extra and go for a jet boil. voted hot as good price

thedvdmonster

Absolute garbage invention. Takes an age to light, goes out at the … Absolute garbage invention. Takes an age to light, goes out at the slightest hint of wind and of you're lucky to get it going, will take years to cook anything. Stick to poundland disposable bbq's, instant light Instant cooking.



I find disposable bbqs are rubbish if you're cooking something that needs longer they don't last long enough & go out.

Buy a decent portable bbq & use instant light coals will work out much cheaper in the long run & much kinder to environment.

Do not use these near entrance to tent, do not leave smouldering near your tent or you & your family might not wake up in the morning!

Be careful!

http://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/portable-gas-stove-254176


This is much better , had one for years

quidditys_shore

All I need to do is dip cotton wool balls in melted wax. Even cheaper … All I need to do is dip cotton wool balls in melted wax. Even cheaper using left over wax from burnt candles & the fluff from the tumble dryer!



I'd love to have the time to make my own fuel with tumble dryer fluff and leftover candle-wax, however I've recently had that new fangled electricity installed so its no longer an option.
Edited by: "camelopardis" 14th May 2015

To help with soot on pans rub some fairy liquid on before using and will make they much easier to clean.
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