Looking for a stove that will last about 2 weeks without refill or need to bring a pile of fuel.Found this woodgas stove which seems to match my needs,just wondering if anyone has had experience with them?
I know lighting a fire will produce the same effect,however some places will not permit it,as well I will be cooking and sleeping prior to the next day paddling,so I want to use my time wisely once at basecamp for the night.
Any help suggestions would be great.
I wonder if the batteries required to run the fan would go flat pretty quickly necessitating carrying a bunch of batteries for an extended trip? If that’s the case it might be more expensive to run than a traditional white gas stove. I also wonder how much it smokes between charges of fuel – would it be enough to make a sooty mess on the bottom of pots and pans? The idea of extra batteries being dumped (by bone heads) in wilderness locations is another potential problem. Just some initial thoughts – all speculative since I have never even heard of this type of stove before. I’ve gotta say it does seem interesting though – I’d like to know more. Perhaps the manufacturer will supply more detailed information as (or IF) this new product takes off. FWIW… RK
Years ago I made a home made 3 fuel stove that weighs about 7oz. It is small and only suitable for a solo 16oz mug. Titanium of course. It nests inside the mug for storage and can be used with a pepsi can alcohol stove, esbit tablets or wood.
The pepsi can stove boils water the quickest, but the wood comes in a close second while the esbit never really boils the water.
The wood requires the most work. I use pencil size pieces and stock a nice pile before starting and then just keep feeding. Blowing air makes a big difference in time, but requires more effort. It also leaves a nice black sooty mess on the bottom of the mug.
I normally use the esbit tablets and will use the wood when it is dry and I have time. I rarly take the pepsi can stove due the the fact of having to carry fuel and a container.
If there is more than one person a larger stove and pot works better allowing all to eat at the same time.
My point is wood is a good always available option. And I wouldn’t consider using it any different than any other stove as far as fire bans.
Lots of Wood Stoves
Here are a few links of stoves to look at.
This is supposed to be the best wood gas stove, although pricey. People who’ve bought them have been full of praise.
You can make your own wood stove out of soup or paint cans.
Some places only allow gas stoves. So, make sure. If I remember right even in the BWCA when it is in high fire danger only gas stoves are allowed.
“No fire” camping
The ranger was dubious about the use of this wood cook stove at False Cape, where no open fires are allowed. But he relented since we had planned our meals around cooking on it. But I couldn’t understand his concern, since the ban is on open fires.
foraging for fuel
In higher traffic areas, campers stripping trees for fuel is also a reason to ban fires. I’ve seen people (morons) ripping limbs off living trees for their camp fires.
Maybe the ranger was concerned about that issue, or maybe he just couldn’t wrap his mind around a wood fire that’s inside a cookstove
I suspect we were seen at the put-in, loading 30 or so sticks of seasoned hardwood. It probably looked like we were set for a bonfire and officials at the visitor center may have radioed the ranger.
The ranger drove up as soon as we landed and told us we couldn’t burn. Technically, their rule is against “open fires”, but I don’t think the rule makers were anticipating the barrel stove. The ranger was reluctantly gave us the okay to use the stove for cooking, “but keep it reasonable.” Note the pot on the stove, cooking up some water. At least if the ranger came back we could offer him a cup of tea.
Rules are made to be stretched.
make own i guess
thank you so much for the links!
I think I may try my hand at a homemade model.I plan on bringing 1 propane canister and a small burner but to use as back up (I.E too much rain).I’ll be using it for a 6-7 day trip solo down the Ottawa River.
Oberon mini keg
I have a couple empty (now) Oberon mini kegs, cause I have been looking at them thinking, hmmm these might make for a good hobo stove of some kind.
Ill be having a few drinks with some friends tomorrow night.Think ill pick up a mini keg!
Hope you look forward
to having really black and sooty pots and pans. I have a Little Bug, great stove but a real mess.