Camping 'wood burning' stoves

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Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by jessef » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:09 pm

What do you use?

Have been looking at one of these or a kelly kettle for an emergency stove.

http://expeditionportal.com/equipment-t ... stove.html

http://www.kellykettle.com/

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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by claude » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:23 pm

We use the MSR DragonFly Stove, never let us down
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Post by jessef » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:40 pm

We use the whisperlite international for years. Love it.

I'm looking for a natural wood burning portable stove as a backup.

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Post by claude » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:13 pm

go with the kelly kettle, better made. A friend has one for emergency, work great 8-)
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Post by Jordan » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:30 pm

I have a "backcountry boiler" (http://www.theboilerwerks.com). It works great and can boil 0.5l of water in under 5 minutes but its made out of aluminium and has a really small capacity, I am excited to use it hiking and touring but I ordered a large stainless steel kelly kettle for camping with the deli.
http://www.kellykettle.com/Kelly-Kettle ... -Pint.html

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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by sigurross » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:31 am

I've always wanted to get one of these:

http://www.kifaru.net/tipis.html

Shelter and stove in one integrated unit.

You can get the stoves standalone too:

http://www.kifaru.net/stoves.html

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Post by jessef » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:27 am

The stainless kelly looks nice. I'd like to get my hands on one. Any local shops carry them?

The Kirafu gear is appealing. The price is not. :-D

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Post by Jungle Jon » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:49 pm

jfarsang wrote:The stainless kelly looks nice. I'd like to get my hands on one. Any local shops carry them?
I've seen the aluminum ones at Lee Valley but not the stainless steel ones.

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Post by jessef » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:03 pm

If they stock the alu one's, hopefully they can bring in the stainless. Or grab one online through the US.

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Post by Shaun Van Ramen » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:55 pm

Not sure if you can find it here but there is the Nature Stove from Uniflame in Japan.

http://www.uniflame.co.jp/products/movi ... tm#movie07

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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by RichD » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:41 pm

You can just make a stove. I made a few, alcohol burning and wood. Just use scrap metal, cans, whatever suits the style you want. Be prepared to make several until you find your own fave. This is really better than buying something already done as you can always make another...

If you want something that balances convenience and reliability with low weight for backpacking and general purpose, we settled on JetBoil and don't regret it.

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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by after oil » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:36 am

here ya go, charge your gadgets and headlamps too
http://www.biolitestove.com/CampStove.html
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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by konadog » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:04 am

One of my favourite pieces of kit this...:

http://www.bushbuddy.ca/
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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by jessef » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:23 am

after oil wrote:here ya go, charge your gadgets and headlamps too
http://www.biolitestove.com/CampStove.html
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Thanks for the link Ari. That is one interesting concept.


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Re: Camping 'wood burning' stoves

Post by pajerry » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:43 am

I wrote a good review on a couple types and my experiences with stoves but my computer logged me out and I lost it. It was long and winded so I'll cut it down..

For me its all about setup price, convenience and fuel cost. Not a fan of wood stoves over all due to cleaning especially and fire bans, but its nice to have free fuel.

Kelly Stove- Too bulky, expensive, complicated unit to boil water. Cant use in fire ban anyways, so why bother, better have a unimog to carry all that gear. Pro that it boils super fast hard and long and keeps water warm for ever, not sure if burning it dry is an issue?

Bushbuddy - What I would pack for a permanent hiatus in the woods... but $$ and I've seen one built out of recycled cans of various shapes and sizes and a little tin snip finesse.

DIY Volcano Stove - Can be constructed easily anywhere from free to five bucks, made from heater ducting selected to fit around favorite round mess pot. Easy to use, can store completely flat, pretty damn efficient and did I mention free.. cons, fire ban and cleaning unless you have a good bag or system going, and you have to find a pot and duct combo that will work well.

Jetboil - Tried to like it, sorry Rich. Too complicated, too many parts, can't even use a frying pan without spending even more $$, good for proper backpacking only eating freeze dried and thats about it. Fuel canisters are more $$ and smaller if you want to fit the kit nicely from what I understand. pros, good btu transfer, looks cool, good marketing, packs well, makes something like tea on the run seem easier, but is it?

For car camping I use two burner cheapy easy to fix and clean Escort stove and 5lbs propane tank. I only take it for longer multi day trips with real food like while fishing etc. I prefer it to my home stove :(

For backpacking and 4x4/emergency kit or overnighters etc I use a Primus Classic Trail. Its simple, two pieces, no moving parts, strong, takes 8 seconds to set up and light, and is only 25 bucks. I fit it nicely into my MSR camping pot set with a couple bowls, seasoning, utensils, a lighter, and whatever else I can jam in there. Cons, still have to buy expensive small fuel canisters, pot can slide if not set properly or bottom is not flat, but can be modified to grip with some tin snips, doesn't fold as much as say the Dragonfly but less $$.

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