Well now i've gone and done it. I had a huge amount of indecision and bought a sterno stove that folds up. I figure that since I am summer backpacking in a relatively warm area that I could probably get by with a sterno for now.

It was a bit of an impulse buy at $4. It is made of stainless steel.
I was wondering if anyone has had some personal experience with them, or had any tips with use. Also handy would be some boil-to-time specs.

PS: Is there any way to get a sterno stove to simmer? I heard that you could partially cover the tin with some aluminum foil to help decrease the flame.

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