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Anybody got one of these? No more often than I'd be likely to use it, the $70 for the stove or $140 for the stove/pot nesting combo is probably more than I'd be willing to pay. Curious if it lives up to the hype, though, as the idea of an efficient twig-fueled stove even smaller than would be practical for a rocket definitely has a strong appeal if I start camping more. Seems like it would be perfect for just boiling water on the go or cooking up a small meal without having to worry about fuel availability. (Well, not anywhere I'd intentionally camp, at least; I like trees, and where there are trees, there will always be pencil-size dead branches.)

http://www.solostove.com/
 
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Joe Bramblett : When it comes to backpacking type stoves there is never a last word

(If it existed it would ether be Price or Weight)

Check out the portable wood stoves at this site,
Link:

http://zenstoves.net/Wood.htm

These are always dirty and are carried and stored in a watertight stuff sack other wise they will get EVERYTHING nasty !

For the good of the Craft ! Big AL
 
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DIY – PINE CONE STOVE



http://www.triangletactical.net/2012/08/30/diy-pine-cone-stove/

* I know nothing about this website other than I found the plans here and my internet security software is happy with it.

Edit - I had one of the battery powered fan stoves years ago.........just be careful if it's aluminum, it will melt if the fan is left on too long.....don't ask how I know this..........
 
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allen lumley wrote:These are always dirty and are carried and stored in a watertight stuff sack other wise they will get EVERYTHING nasty !



I pretty much assume that. Just looking for the best economical solution to boil up one of these quickly, without having to build an unnecessarily large wood fire, find rocks to hold the pot over the fire, or worry about fuel that has to be packed in. Think minimal setup time, let it cool while I drink my tea or cocoa, and then pack it back up right away. I do keep a soda can alcohol stove inside the pot most of the time, but I've caught myself a couple of times with no alcohol for it in the pack.

The pine cone stove looks like a great ultra-simple solution, but I'd give up the flat packing ability for the (claimed) added performance of something like the Solo in a still small package compared to a #10 can based rocket.
 
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I use a Kelly Kettle, it works great! very robust too and not really all that expensive (second hand), I highly recommend them.
 
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Gasifier is overkill for your stated task. You will spend more fuel warning it up than you save for a cup of water.

You can buy versions like the pine cone stove on Amazon, in stainless or titanium. Search emberlit and then look at all the similar items.

The Kelly kettle really is amazing how efficient it is, even with damp fuel. Not light or easy to pack, though.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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