Camping wood stove with a turbojet Airwood Light BM made in Ukraine and positioned by the manufacturer as: Lightweight, compact and simply irreplaceable in a limited number of firewood and time! Thanks to the air injection unit, the stove gives powerful heating even when using raw firewood and very quickly brings a container of water to a boil. For example, 1 liter of water boils in 5 minutes at an ambient temperature of 0 degrees Celsius.
Lightweight compact wood-burning camping stove Airwood Light BM with turbo and blowing, work and working qualities of the stove, boiling water on the stove, overview.
Key features of the Airwood Light BM wood-burning stove.
Material: stainless steel from 0.3 mm to 0.8 mm
Dimensions in packed form: 12×12 cm
Dimensions in working condition: 16×12 cm
Weight (with case and batteries): 350 grams.
1 year warranty
Airwood Light BM Compact Camping Stove with Turbo and Blowing.
Structurally, the stove Airwood Light BM consists of a housing assembly with a combustion chamber, a reinforced stand for dishes and a forced-air pumping unit for two AAA batteries. For convenience of storage and carrying, the Airwood Light BM stove is equipped with a cover made of lightweight waterproof fabric like Bologna. Separately, it is worth mentioning the sensible and detailed instructions on the use of the stove included in the kit.
According to the manufacturer, the Camping Airwood Light BM wood stove has a rather high fuel combustion efficiency of up to 80%. For comparison, the efficiency of a regular campfire is approximately 5-7%. Such a high efficiency of the Airwood Light BM stove is achieved through the forced burning of unburned fuel particles that are in smoke. The afterburning is ensured by the fan of the discharge unit, which enriches the air in the combustion chamber of the stove with oxygen. As firewood, you can use branches, wood chips, cones and any other forest wood trifle. The manufacturer guarantees the possibility of boiling water and cooking in containers up to 3-4 liters.
The air injection unit of the Woodwood Light BM wood stove is equipped with a three-position switch. Middle position Off, the upper position for instant ignition of revolutions of about 3000 rpm and the lower position to maintain a high-temperature flame, revolutions of about 1500 rpm. Airwood Light BM wood stove blower fan is powered by two AAA batteries. According to the manufacturer, their charge should be enough for a day of continuous operation.
Performance of a compact wood-burning stove Airwood Light BM with turbo and blowing.
To test the working qualities of the Airwood Light BM camping wood stove, it was decided to try to bring to the boil one and a half liters of water in an aluminum pot without using a lid and wind protection. The air temperature in the winter forest at the time of the test was about zero degrees Celsius. As a fuel, several wet branches 1-1.5 centimeters thick were used, which were cut into 7-9 centimeter pieces by a garden pruner for five minutes. This amount, if you can call it firewood, would be enough only for breeding, and it can be maintained for several minutes of a classic fire.
Ignition of the Woodwood Light BM wood-burning stove was carried out according to the instructions. With one exception: small wet branches were used instead of the highly recommended dry wood manufacturer. I would like to note a rather convenient way to light the kindling through the lower grill of the combustion chamber of the stove. After the appearance of smoke and the beginning of the ignition of the branches, the Airwood Light BM camping stove was put on the ground and an air injection unit with a fan included in the maximum blowing mode was connected to it. The matter immediately went much more fun, the burning clearly intensified and there was noticeably less smoke.
After the kindling burned out a little.
In the combustion chamber of the Airwood Light BM camping stove, thicker branches were added and an aluminum pot with one and a half liters of water was put. Covering it with a lid, as well as installing wind protection, was not originally planned. Thick branches dried up and caught fire in thirty seconds. After that, the air injection unit switch was switched to minimum blowing mode. But after a few minutes it turned out that this action was erroneous. Firewood began to burn very reluctantly and the flame intensity became noticeably less.
Air temperature and the state of firewood, which is far from dry, still had an effect. Therefore, I had to return the switch to its previous position. This immediately corrected the situation. It can be assumed that the minimum airflow mode will be more appropriate when operating the Airwood Light BM camping stove in the warm season. The rate of wood combustion in the chamber of the Airwood Light wood-burning stove is quite high and it is undesirable to leave it unattended for more than a couple of minutes so that you do not have to rekindle everything. In addition, this directly affects the boiling time of water, especially at low temperatures..
The water in the pot began to boil in less than eighteen minutes. This, in my opinion, is simply an excellent result, for these specific conditions. I suppose that if you close the pot with a lid and install wind protection, then the boiling time would be reduced by at least half, to eight to ten minutes. At the same time, of course, the consumption of firewood would also decrease. After boiling water, the Airwood Light camping stove continued to burn intensely, so I had to extinguish it by throwing a little snow inside and only then turn off the fan of the discharge unit.
This feature of the operation of the Woodwood Light BM wood stove is specifically specified in the instructions.
1. It is strictly forbidden to turn off the air injection unit while the stove is in operation. This will lead to its destruction.!
2. To increase the life of the stove (in order to avoid excessive overheating of the combustion chamber), it is advisable not to unnecessarily disconnect the air discharge unit from the stove body during its operation.
During the experiment, the pre-created stock of firewood was not fully used. Remained about one fourth of the original volume. This allows us to talk about the high cost-effectiveness of camping Airwood Light in terms of firewood consumption. In addition, the photographs below show that after a full eighteen minutes of burning the stove, there is not at all a significant amount of small coals and ash.
Inspection of the Airwood camping stove did not reveal any noticeable negative changes, except for the appearance of tint colors on the surfaces, in its appearance did not reveal. All rivets are in place. There are no visible traces of any deformation..
The air injection unit of the Airwood Light stove, including its electrical part, generally remained as new.
A bit about what I didn’t like and would like to improve in the design of the Airwood Light BM camping stove.
1. The air injection unit protrudes strongly into the side of the stove. Therefore, theoretically, it can be disabled by accidentally spilled or splashed out water during boiling.
2. The checkbox of the fan mode switch quite noticeably protrudes from the body of the supercharger unit. This may cause damage during use or storage inside the oven..
3. It might be appropriate to replace the tri-mode switch with a rheostat. This will provide a smooth adjustment of the fan speed and a positive effect on the ratio of burning time / fuel consumption. Thus making the stove even more economical.
4. This is not to say that the design of the stove is very flimsy. But the likelihood of deforming its body with a tight packing of things inside the backpack is still present. Therefore, instead of a soft case, in my opinion, a hard plastic case would be more appropriate.
General conclusion about the Airwood Light BM compact wood-burning stove with turbo and blowing.
The compact Camping Airwood Light BM wood-burning stove, due to the use of pressurization, outperforms similar designs of wood-burning stoves in which it is absent. And even more so an ordinary fire. Airwood Camping Stove unpretentious, economical, easy to use. It does not require special skills. It will be a useful acquisition for hunters, fishermen, tourists. It will help not only boil water, cook food, but also warm. A design vulnerability is the need to have a constant supply of AAA batteries. In their absence, the Airwood Light stove will be deprived of all its advantages..