|Dimensions||4 × 3 × 1 in|
The simplest, cheapest, and most reliable option for heating food. No moving parts, no experience necessary. Simply open the stove, place one of the fuel tablets on the tray, and light with a lighter. We looked at other portable stoves, but for an emergency bag you will probably only need to use the stove for a short period of time, so we don’t recommend purchasing something expensive if you don’t already own a camp stove.
The mini pocket stove works with hexamine fuel tablets (also available on this site). For each tablet, the flame burns for approximately 10 minutes, hot enough to boil 16 oz of water in December in Portland with no lid (tested). It should be used outdoors, always attended, and never near flammable materials. Remember, fires are a big deal after an earthquake as there may not be any running water, so extra precautions should be taken.