|200ml of gel and 200ml of meths – one’s heavier.|
|Initial flames – gel on the left.|
|Wait 40 seconds, add pots and this happens.|
|Pots removed. Righthand stove’s already boiled 350ml of water.|
I allowed both stoves to burn themselves out and was surprised to see that there was quite a large amount of residue left in the bottom of the gel stove … I suppose in reality that’s possibly the least of its worries!
|Guess which stove had the gel in?|
So, after wasting half an hour of my life I’m really struggling to find anything positive to say about the gel. I could easily live with the extra weight or the sticky residue IF it worked but unless I’m missing something fundamental then I really can’t see a use for it. Judging by the flame produced it’s possible that it could be used as a substitute for solid fuel tablets (maybe that’s actually the intended use?) but seeing as you can’t spill them either, why would you bother?
If you like carrying more weight than necessary, enjoy scraping sticky stuff off your stove, prefer luke warm tea and are really, really clumsy then maybe you should try it … if not, then I wouldn’t bother.