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The Pocket Stove Ti - Titanium

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Product Code:  RD107
Brand:  Backpackinglight.co.uk

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Universal Trivet - TitaniumUniversal Trivet - Titanium

The ultimate in 100% British designed and manufactured wood burning and multi-fuel stoves.

Manufactured from .5mm Grade 2 Titanium sheet, which is 29% thinner than the .7mm Stainless Steel model.

This also makes it 60% lighter weighing in at a total of 56g. (Standard model 141g)

Although the Titanium is obviously thinner and has a more delicate feel to the touch, it is one of the most technical, tough and durable materials available today. Due to the thickness, parts may flex with ease, however realinging the shape is simple and will not effect the longevity of the product.

The stove has no moving parts. Nothing to break down or fail. Once clipped together it forms the same sturdy cooking platform as the standard  model.

Please note, there is a natural slight warp to the flat Titanium material. Even under prolonged high heat, this warp is minor and does not effect the fantastic performance or ability to disassemble and reassemble the stove.

This is not a toy and should only be used by those with experience in using lightweight technical outdoor materials.

The following information is relevant to both models;

Welcome to the exciting world of The Pocket Stove. 

It does what it says on the tin!

This a flat pack, clip together multi fuel cooking stove for the solo or lightweight outdoors enthusiast, 100% designed and manufactured in the UK.



Following the success of The Honey Stove and The Hive, many enthusiasts have asked for a simpler smaller solo cooking solution which incorporates the same multi-fuel features and flexibility.



After months of design and experimentation The Pocket Stove was eventually born. Weight, simplicity and functionality were all key along with bomb proof reliability.

The fluted shape encourages a more intense burn from any heat source, yet provides reliable stability for the standard range of small cook pots and military shaped mugs up to 10-12 cm in diameter.

It also means that it also provides a pot support as well as windshield for most variations of pop can meths (denatured alcohol) burners.

Simplicity is the key and it has been tested throughout winter, to ensure it can be assembled quickly in the cold. 



The adjustable platform offers two burn heights, the top slot for esbit/hexamine tablets and the other for organic matter and pop can stoves.



With just the four panels, the standard Trangia burner will locate into the upper slot and the door locks tight. This is the best height for an intense burn. However the same burner will also locate into the lower slot offering two heat settings depending on your needs.

Other 'top burning' meths (denatured alcohol) stoves can also be used.

Experimentation will indicate the best location for you heat source, either on the square plate, or placed on the ground with the four connected panels placed over the top.

Finally, just three panels linked together can act as a basic windshield and pot support, should you ever require it.



Your Pocket Stove package consists of a fire door, a rear panel, 2 x side panels, a base plate and a hinged storage tin.



NB: We have found that the air flow and heat output can be increased when our optional Universal Trivet is placed on top of the Pocket Stove. Especially useful during the damp weather when more 'draw' is required to burn fuel efficiently. The trivet can also be used independently with a Trangia stove.

How long does it take to boil?

Our customers indicate that the chemical make up of local Alcohol fuel does seem to effect performance. We test these items all weathers and as an example in Winter just above freezing it takes less than 9 mins to boil 2 Cups of Cold Water using a Trangia in the lower slot. (No trivet) During Spring/Summer this reduces to less than 7 minutes. Using organic matter the timing is very similar depending on how dry the material used.

Assembly options

To burn esbit/hexamine tablets



Holding the rear panel in your hand with the prongs facing upwards, slide on the two side panels either side. Place the square base into the top horizontal slot taking care to ensure the rear of the base plate is rotated correctly and placed centrally in the rear panel.

Then slide on the door and the stove is complete.



To burn organic matter

Assemble as above however place the square base into the lower horizontal slot taking care to ensure the rear of the base plate is correctly placed centrally in the rear panel.

Then slide on the door and the stove is complete.



To use with a Trangia burner

Assemble as above, however instead of using the square plate, just place the Trangia burner into either of the horizontal slots.

Then slide on the door and the stove is complete.

NB: It does fit the Tatonka meth burner, but it a loose fit. The Evernew Ti burner fits neatly in the base.

Update: This White Box Stove and Decagon Stove are 'side burners' and are not suitable for use with the Pocket Stove.


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Manufacture



The Pocket Stove is manufactured using .5mm Titanium which is considerably stronger than it looks. 

The design is exceedingly efficient at reflecting heat inwards and upwards whilst at the same time allowing the correct amount of air draw for the different cookers or fuel used. 



Once heat is applied to the unit it may warp slightly. This is normal and doesn’t affect the assembly process or life span of the product.



Tinder



To start any fire you require tinder, which will catch the spark from a flint and steel, or other igniting tool. 

Once tinder is burning, it will in turn ignite the kindle. Small dry pieces of wood, which will burn with a greater heat and light the thicker dry fuel.



Tinder can take many forms. You can also use bark peelings from a Birch tree, wire wool or feather sticks. 

These are made by splitting a finger thick stick into quarters and running a sharp knife along the edge to ‘curl’ the dry core into fine slithers. 

Cotton wool dipped in Vaseline is very efficient as is the commercially available Hammaro Tinder Card.



Burning Wood



The stoves works more efficiently with small pieces of dried wood no thicker than a pencil.

 Thicker pieces take longer to ignite and are more cumbersome to collect and break. Two handfulls of these twigs will boil 500ml of water in approximately 8-10 minutes. 

Never use green live wood, which will just smoke and not burn. Always look for air-dried wood caught in tree branches, as these catch and burn much more effectively.



Don’t overfill the base plate with fuel before lighting, as good combustion requires good airflow. 

We’ve found using a small piece of Hammaro Tinder Card will ignite instantly from a flint and steel, and accelerates the lighting of dried kindle.  

Once the fire is established and there is a good ‘heat’ at the base, add the thicker fuel on a regular basis, to maintain the desired cooking heat. 



Fire Safety



All fuels give off noxious fumes and wood based stoves are no different. We would always advise you to light any fire in a well-ventilated area, with a good throughput of air, such as under a tarp. 



NB: Remember modern artificial fabrics used in jackets, trousers, sleeping bags and tents ignite very easily. Another reason to never light a stove inside an enclosed area.
 

Leave No Trace




Where possible try to use some kind of ashtray beneath the stove to protect the ground. 

The heat generated by any stove can damage or scar the organic matter beneath. 

So where possible, try to ensure you place the stove over bare earth, sand, stone or use a protective matting or foil.



After use, you will see a fine ash beneath the stove gathered on the tray. Please let this cool and try to ‘leave no trace’ in your disposal. 

On a stone or sandy beach, you may not need the ash tray at all, however always consider your environment and please dispose of the fine ash with appropriate and responsible care. 



Warning



In use this stove will get very hot. No matter the type of fuel or heat source used.

Do not attempt to pick it up, move it or take it apart when fuel is burning. You will burn your hands! 

Please allow enough ventilation around the stove and ensure that all the component parts are cool before packing. 

Also ensure the ground under the stove is cool to the touch and not burned in any way. Use of petrol, or any other petroleum products in this stove may result in severe burns and/or death.

Emissions



Burning wood efficiently is almost Carbon Neutral. 

The efficient use of a small amount of organic matter is much more eco-friendly than the more convenient commercial fuels, such as petroleum based derivatives and natural gas (LPG). 



LPG emits 15 times more CO2 (carbon dioxide) per kg than wood.

Petrol based fuels emit nearly 10 times as much. CO2 is the main source of global warming.
(Source - Journey To Forever)


Which wood to burn? They use this old woodman's poem ….

Logs to burn! Logs to burn!
Logs to save the coal a turn!
Here's a word to make you wise
When you hear the woodman's cries.

Beechwood fire burn bright and clear;
Hornbeam blazes too,
If logs are kept a year
And seasoned through and through.

Oak logs will warm you well
If they're old and dry,
Larch logs of pinewood smell
But the sparks will fly.

Pine is good and so is yew
For warmth through winter days
But poplar and willow, too
Take long to dry and blaze.

Birch logs will burn too fast,
Alder scarce at all.
Chestnut logs are good to last
If cut in the fall.

Holly logs will burn like wax,
You should burn them green,
Elm logs like smoldering flax,
No flame is seen.

Pear logs and apple logs,
They will scent your room.
Cherry logs across the dogs
Smell like flowers in bloom.

But ash logs, all smooth and grey,
Burn them green or old,
Buy up all that come your way,
They're worth their weight in gold.


Hard woods for roasting
Apple, Ash, Beech, Birch, Sweet Chestnut, Hazel, Holly, Hornbeam, Larch, Oak and Willow.

Soft woods for boiling
Alder, Aspen, cedar, Hawthorn, Horse chestnut, Lime, Pine, Poplar, Spruce, Sycamore.

Specifications:

  • Size
  • Max Height: 10cm
  • Max base width: 7.5cm
  • Sq plate: 7cm x 7cm
  • Weights Titanium
  • Side Panel: 13g x 2
 
  • Back Panel: 14g
  • Door: 9g

  • Square Base: 7g

  • Total: 56g


  • Storage Tin: 54g


  • Packed Total: 110g

 

Comparison to standard Stainless Steel model

  • Side Panel: 31g x 2
  • Back Panel: 31g
  • Door: 26g
  • Square Base: 22g
  • Total: 141g
  • Storage Tin: 54g
  • Packed Total: 195g

 

Will it fit your pop can stove?

  • Height 100mm
  • Base Plate 68mm sq

  • Upper Aperture 61mm sq

  • Lower Aperture 72mm sq



The Pocket Stove was designed and manufactured entirely in the UK by backpackinglight.co.uk

 

Average Rating (34 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
TI Pocket stove
Tuesday, 15 November 2016  | 

Arrived this morning. Super service and thanks for the skittles.

Not had time to test it yet but I'm impressed with the stability and strength of it. I'm sure it will work perfectly well with hexi (my preferred option) and wood. I do use meths burners fair bit too (Zelph Starlyle and the Speedster stove burners) which I expect will work best on the lower base fitting.

Amusing that the can weighs as much as the stove! The assembled stove fits inside the can so looks possible to use that as the ground protector. Space inside the can to store the stove, trivet, some hexi tabs, tinder and a small lighter or file steel.

Well made, very light, tough.

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amazing build quality
Thursday, 6 October 2016  | 

precision engineered, thoughtfully designed and works a charm.

Was a bit apprehensive about several bits of metal getting lost or bent, but it's a sturdy bit of kit and the convenience of packing and weight far outweighs my worries of losing a piece.

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Excellent
Monday, 3 October 2016  | 

I really like this product. I bought it to use with my Trangia burner and it works a treat, boiling water quickly when used in combination with my 750ml titanium mug. One slight issue is that the gap at the top of the stove is too small for the Trangia lid to fit through to extinguish the flame, so it's either a case of letting the meths burn dry or using something smaller to extinguish the flame (i.e. a piece of foil folded correctly), not an issue really just something to be aware of.

I have also tested this stove with twigs and chopped up wood to boil water, again once you get the technique it works very well and burns the wood down to tiny ash particles, which in turn leaves next to zero mess. This makes it very good if you're wanting to make a fire out in the wilds without leaving mess (check the by-laws to see if you're allowed to make fire in an area).

For storage this stove (once taken apart) fits inside of my 750ml titanium mug and so takes up zero extra room on my backpack. As it's super light this is an all round winning solution.

Very happy with this purchase and as always the customer service/delivery from backpackinglight was perfect!

Thanks very much. Buy this product I highly recommend it as an effective, light, small, versatile piece of kit!

Gareth

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Stove or windshield?
Monday, 30 May 2016  | 

Either - for the paltry weight, you can't afford not to carry it! With a small meths stove dropped in, fuel tablets, or sticks you can drop in your pocket on the move, this has to go in your pack. With a couple of bits of tinder card and fuel tablets in the tin the stove plates come in (and they weight hardly anything), plus a wee bit of meths and one of the tiny meths stoves available these days, you have 3 choices of fuel and fun to have playing with any of them. Add a superlight aluminium windshield for really windy conditions and the choices are endless, and you'll never be without fuel. The stove is a little 'wobbly' when you first use it, but this is normal and you get used to it, it is stable enough. Suggest you find a flat stone or clear the ground of debris, or take a 'plate' of some sort.

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The Pocket Stove Ti - Titanium
Tuesday, 3 May 2016  | 

Very nice piece of kit with a handy tin for a foldable ti spork lighter and fire stick. It would be even nicer if the tin was titanium, but I guess the price would be out of most peoples price range, an option though might be good 😊

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Excellent product and service
Thursday, 7 April 2016  | 

First time ordering from Back Packing Light excellent service and excellent product great value for money it's super tough and super light all pieces as described will use Back Packing Light again

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Impressed
Sunday, 14 February 2016  | 

well made bit of kit and a pleasure to use.a nice addition to my hiking/cycling/wild camping set up.uber fast delivery and and a handwritten note,nice touch! thank you bpl

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Pocket stove and trivet
Tuesday, 29 December 2015  | 

Perfect. And as always a perfect service. (Top notch)

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Minimalist coffee maker
Monday, 10 August 2015  | 

Very tiny and lightweight. I got this to make coffee whilst bike touring. It works well, though I need to learn to get the best out of it from tiny fuel.

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Fantastic Little Stove
Monday, 24 November 2014  | 

As an owner of the Honey stove, I was already aware of the great design and quality of these stoves. Whilst the Honey is great for bushcraft camping trips, it's a bit big to be carried for day walks. I've allways taken a brew kit with me on day walks in stead of a flask. The Pocket Stove Ti is perfect for this as its extremely light and also the tin it comes in has enough room for a lighter and a few fuel tabs along with my flint and steel and some Birch bark. I also bought the universal trivet which of course fits in the tin as well. It does seem to improve the performance. Probably due to increased airflow I guess. So the whole thing becomes my stove/tinder box/fire starting kit. In addition to this, I carry an MSR Titanium mug with a cupasoup, hot chocolate and some tea & coffee sachets in it. Together they make a very space and weight efficient brew kit that can be used daily and not just for emergencies.
Great service as always from Backpackinglight. The stove and trivet arrived the next working day along with a hand written thank you note and a pack of Winegums!
Well done guys.
G

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