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Offline Tom

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My awesome little woodburning camping stove
« 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
20180130_174142 by Tom Griffiths, on Flickr

20180130_172511 by Tom Griffiths, on Flickr

here we are cooking some water!
20180130_172915 by Tom Griffiths, 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?)

20180130_175030 by Tom Griffiths, 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.

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Re: My awesome little woodburning camping stove
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: My awesome little woodburning camping stove
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 06:21:26 pm »
Similar to my wee solo stove and a darn sight cheaper I bet.
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Re: My awesome little woodburning camping stove
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 02:10:52 pm »
Yes, that's tar.

Great for waterproofing your coracle.
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All the right bits, but not necessarily in the right order.
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Re: My awesome little woodburning camping stove
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 08:17:45 pm »
 Stop pfaffing and buy yourself a Coleman cooker...