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General Category => New toys ....(drunken Ebay purchases etc ) => Topic started by: Tom on January 30, 2018, 07:31:46 pm

Title: My awesome little woodburning camping stove
Post by: Tom on January 30, 2018, 07:31:46 pm
Hi all!
Inspired by Jim and his little wood burning stove at the last Shell Island camping experience, and coupled with him taking the piss out of our gas stove I thought i'd ask Santa for one for myself.

I first ran it on pine cones which are free but a bit smoky... so after some youTube research I invested 3 in a bag of flammable wooden pellets sold as cat litter  :D

Anyway here are a few photos lol

My one is made by Robens. I have heard stories that the cheap ripoff ones don't burn stuff as well but I could be wrong.

It gasifies the wood as it burns from the top down. I don't really care about this but the flame looks nice
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4708/39958367132_a257bbdc00_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23SZ5qm)20180130_174142 (https://flic.kr/p/23SZ5qm) by Tom Griffiths (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155167182@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4712/39989753361_25df6491e0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23VKWse)20180130_172511 (https://flic.kr/p/23VKWse) by Tom Griffiths (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155167182@N04/), on Flickr

here we are cooking some water!
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4661/39091756995_5dbdcc0258_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22yptqg)20180130_172915 (https://flic.kr/p/22yptqg) by Tom Griffiths (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155167182@N04/), on Flickr

It gave over an hours cooking time although all I did was boil two eggs and make a cup of tea, whilst watching it and terrorising the cat.
The tea tasted horrible and plasticy though, Like when you drink water out of a hot hosepipe in the middle of summer!

I may invest in a decent kettley thing.

Oh yeah, the bottom of the little frying pan I used is also now covered in sticky bitumen(is it bitumen or tar?)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4694/28210999739_5015608ca2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JYUKne)20180130_175030 (https://flic.kr/p/JYUKne) by Tom Griffiths (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155167182@N04/), on Flickr


Definitely more oomph than the gas hob i have which runs on those aerosols of butane which you can never quite fully use up. This is now my full time cookware item for camping :)

Cheers Jim! also, in your face Jim i also now have a wood stove.
Title: Re: My awesome little woodburning camping stove
Post by: Gossamer on January 31, 2018, 02:45:54 pm
I agree, good little stoves.

I have a couple in stock, each with a canvas bag in the one true green.

I'll take them to Shell Island.
Title: Re: My awesome little woodburning camping stove
Post by: hippydave on January 31, 2018, 06:21:26 pm
Similar to my wee solo stove and a darn sight cheaper I bet.
Title: Re: My awesome little woodburning camping stove
Post by: Gossamer on February 11, 2018, 02:10:52 pm
Yes, that's tar.

Great for waterproofing your coracle.
Title: Re: My awesome little woodburning camping stove
Post by: mistericeman on February 11, 2018, 08:17:45 pm
 Stop pfaffing and buy yourself a Coleman cooker...