I have a Esbit stove with a Trangia burner - it's the stove in my avatar. While it's not my go-to stove, as a minimalist rig, it gets the job done. It came with a plate upon which one can place an Esbit hexamine tablet, and in theory cook something. For my druthers, I prefer cow chips, corn cobs, wet newspaper, and soap as fuel, in the order given. Hexamine is still used widely for some reason in various military ration kits. Is there something that I am missing?