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Survey for possible product geared towards climbing


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BKG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 40

Have been tossing around an idea for a new ultralight cooking product geared towards climbing/mountaineering/ultralight backpacking. I would appreciate if some of you guys could take a little survey I made relating to the product! I will probably use the information a quick practice pitch to my entrepreneurship class (am a college student). If people take the survey or express interest and I do end up following through with my idea, I might even offer it on here dirt cheap as a thank you! Link to survey is below.

surveymonkey.com/r/Z8Z3R2M

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

I took the survey. What is solid fuel for a stove?

Parker Wrozek · · Denver, CO · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 83
FrankPS wrote:I took the survey. What is solid fuel for a stove?
Bundle of Wood? Seems heavy...
BKG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 40

Super appreciate you guys taking it! I'm thinking more along the lines of some of the smaller high-heat tablets that are available (similar to the Esbit tablets). Sort of like fire starters but burn with much more intensity.

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,530
Nicholas Aretz · · Lakewood, Colorado · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 55

https://www.rei.com/product/852113/esbit-solid-fuel-stove-and-cookset

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
John Wilder wrote: Solid Fuel
Thanks, John. I should have Googled it!
climber pat · · Las Cruces, NM · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 215

Question 1 says choose all that apply but only allows you to choose one.
Reactor and Jetboil are both canister with cookpot style stoves so why are they listed differently.

BKG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 40
Nicholas Aretz wrote:https://www.rei.com/product/852113/esbit-solid-fuel-stove-and-cookset
Yup, this is the most similar thing on the market to what I am thinking of. Fortunately, the similarities are few!
BKG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 40
climber pat wrote:Question 1 says choose all that apply but only allows you to choose one. Reactor and Jetboil are both canister with cookpot style stoves so why are they listed differently.
Yeah, I was not sure exactly how to categorize it! My bad but I am unable change it now. Just a rough survey to get some basic info!
Joshua Dee · · San Diego, CA · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 30

Regarding the survey's last question, I've used the Esbit extensively and have an opinion of its solid fuel. Recently I've only been using MSR because:

-The tabs become useless if the foil packaging tears and water gets in
-Burn residue and other gunk gets all over the stove and cookware
-The fuel made my bear canister smell like dead fish

Now, I pretty much only use it on overnight trips, or I'll loan it to someone who goes with me and needs a stove.

BKG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 40
Joshua D wrote:Regarding the survey's last question, I've used the Esbit extensively and have an opinion of its solid fuel. Recently I've only been using MSR because: -The tabs become useless if the foil packaging tears and water gets in -Burn residue and other gunk gets all over the stove and cookware -The fuel made my bear canister smell like dead fish Now, I pretty much only use it on overnight trips, or I'll loan it to someone who goes with me and needs a stove.
Thank you, I appreciate the feedback! I have played around with the Esbit tabs a little bit, so am familiar with the smell. I'll probably dig around in the future and see if there is anything else (or if it's possible to create anything else) that works a bit better.
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