The shortcomings and disadvantages of compact gas burners outlined in the last review made us think of some alternative, besides the usual fire, for boiling water and cooking. After a short search, this option was found Expedition compact camping folding wood-burning stove.
Expedition folding campfire compact wood burning stove as an alternative to a gas burner, overview, field application.
Made of millimeter stainless steel, the Expedition compact campfire wood-burning stove weighs 540 grams and measures 12x12x15 cm in working condition and 12x1x15 cm when folded. Designed for heating and cooking in conditions of lack of firewood. For example, in treeless or woodland. Does not take up much space in a backpack. It can be heated with chips, brushwood, cones, dry leaves, grass. The Expedition compact oven fits into a durable case and does not stain other things when carrying it in a backpack.
, flame protected from rain. Thanks to this, the compact Expedition stove has a rather high efficiency compared to a conventional bonfire. According to the manufacturer, 3 liters of water boil in 12 minutes.
Working qualities of a folding camping compact wood-burning stove Expedition.
Field tests showed that literally 7-8 small shrubs of small branches were enough to boil about 700 milliliters of water in an aluminum kettle without a lid in a compact wood-burning Expedition furnace in 12-14 minutes. And it’s in the cold minus 3-5 degrees. In addition to its main cooking function, this compact wood-burning stove can serve as a heat source for general heating. Thanks to the flat shape when folded, it is perfectly packed in a backpack, even if it is completely packed. Occupying a constant net volume of only 0.18 liters.
The general disadvantages of the compact expedition wood stove are:.
The need to raise the pot in order to add fuel.
Some inconvenience with kindling. But here a tablet of dry alcohol or a birch bark may well help out.
Firewood size limits.