- -Very stable
-Sturdy, for its weight
-IF you work out how to light it, it really is a good stove, giving about 15-20' of burning time without further feeding.
-Free fuel almost anywhere!
-On long trips with a group, it can save a lot of weight on fuel.
- -Very sensitive to wind, windscreen is a must, adding to weight
-Difficult to light, unless the right wood is used. In the wild, if wet conditions, only chance is seasoned logs, split and chipped, using their drier insides. This means a small saw and an axe needs to be carried, also adding to weight.
-If you get the hang of it, it will burn well for about 15-20' (with realistic wood, collected from the wild) without any attention, but it needs constant feeding of small chunks past that point, otherwise it will go out due to lack of fuel, or it will cool down and start to smoke badly if you feed too much or too big a chunk (due to sudden cooling down).
It's not a straight-forward stove (compared to gas stoves for example), but none of the above is serious, if you experiment with it and learn what it likes.
|Fit for purpose|
|Value for money|
Published on: 21 April 2016