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    I got one of the UK issue Firedragon stoves and fuel.Very compact.Think a smaller lighter hexi cooker.
    Will field test soon and report back.(Boiling time etc)
    Infantry Corps - An Lámh Comhrac


    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Tried out the firedragon.
    Test conditions
    1/ Cold 5Deg Cel.
    2/ Slightly windy
    3/ 1 x Gel capsule.
    4/ Issue crusader mug 0.5 Ltr cold water

    Gel lit immediately.Burned fiercely despite the breeze although having the stove turned into the wind with the windshield attached helped. 11.5 Mins boiling time with no lid and no boil in bag inserted.
    3/ Mins for stove to cool enough to be packed away. Gunky solidified residue left in the stoves " tray".Easily cleaned out.
    4/ Sooty residue left all over the bottom and sides of mug.Some of tha came off with a cursory wipe of kitchen towel but the mug needed hot water and washing up liquid to remove entirely.

    I would recommend this stove for the following reasons.
    1/ Lightweight and compact
    2/ Fuel light very easily and also doubles up as hand sanitiser.
    3/ Boil time is faster than Hexi and only needed one capsule.
    4/ no toxic fumes virtually odourless.

    The cons.
    1/ Stove only stores three capsules at one time.
    2/ If you get a bug out mid brew the liquid could be dangerous and difficult to dispose of in a hurry.
    3/ Your mug/mess tin will be manky afterwards and so will any item that it comes in contact with.
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    Infantry Corps - An Lámh Comhrac


    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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