Wood, why wood? In my opinion, the main appeal of using wood as a fuel, is its abundance. There’s lots of it just laid around the countryside waiting to be picked up and put to good use. Any other type of stove requires you to firstly spend money buying something to burn and secondly, you’ll need to carry that something with you … potentially, wood means free fuel and less to carry.
It’s not entirely without its drawbacks though – and for the well presented, modern day bikepacker, the main downside to wood is sooty pans. I know that sounds like a trivial issue but the soot from a pot can soon get transferred to you, who will more than likely transfer that soot directly to a £200 sleeping bag or £100 jacket … which probably isn’t something you want.
|Air in the bottom and out the top.|
The stove’s made entirely from stainless steel. It comes in two parts, which consist of the main stove body and the detachable pot support … which fits inside the stove for safe keeping when packed. The air intake holes around the outside of the base feed air to both the base of the fire and also to the air holes around the top of the inner wall. It’s the air coming in through these top holes that mixes with the unburnt gases and helps promote a more complete burn.
|Just add pan.|
|Pot support flipped upside down stores inside the main stove body.|
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