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White Box Stove (Next Gen)

White Box Stove (Next Gen)
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Our Price:  £19.99(Inc. 20% VAT)Earn 19 Loyalty Points

Product Code:  RB105
Brand:  White Box


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This is the 'Next Generation' model.

A right little hot performer!

This tough, light and very efficient meths stove is made from recycled aluminum bottles by Bill Ballowe in the US for Gossamer Gear and now us!

Measuring 60mm in diameter and 55mm high, it acts as both pot support and cooker and comes supplied with a light, soft aluminum heat reflector and windshield.

Updated to have 25 burner holes up from 20 and now has a wicking material between the double wall to help bring the fuel up to the burner holes to improve lighting times and to improve the burn in cold weather.

From the picture you'll see the 25 jets are just below the rim of the cooker which means the spread of the flames is slightly wider then you might think. This makes the cooker perfect when combined with pots of 90mm diameter or more. However, the most recent design with 25 holes, up from the previous 20, has reduced the width slightly.

In operation I was seriously impressed. It has a large filling hole so there's no spillage from the bottle. Maximum capacity is half way up the inner wall, which equates to 2floz or less of Meths.

Lighting the stove I used a flint and steel, and once lit you leave it for approximately a minute to prime. The side burner holes will suddenly ignite and this produces an even blue flame around the rim. During this time I put the windshield around the stove.

Using a wide 10cm base pot containing 500ml of cold water, it took just under 7 minutes for this to become a vigorous boil. I then left it on the stove for a further 8 minutes, and it continued to boil until the flame went out.

As the spread of the flames is pretty impressive, it is ideal to use it with a 10cm diameter pot to get the most from the heat.

During the podcast interview I did with Bill, he explains that he uses very little meths to bring the liquid to the boil, then removes the pan, adds the dried food and places inside a pot cosy for 10-15 minutes, for the perfect hot meal.

This stove is tough, light and small. It easily fits inside a small mug along with the windshield and heat reflector. It is ideal for someone looking for a good reliable meths cooking system to replace a heavy Trangia. Perfect for hikers and adventure racers alike.


  • Built to last from recycled materials
  • Won't 'crush' like coke can stoves
  • Cooker and pot support in one
  • Supplied with lightweight aluminum heat reflector and windshield
  • Will burn for 20 mins max (Approx)
  • 60mm Diameter 55mm High
  • Stove weighs 30gms
  • Windshield weighs 30gms
  • We are the exclusive UK distributors! 
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New item not yet tested, but glad r+r stock these.
Tuesday, 19 September 2017  | 

Bought this to try replacing trangia burner, yet to test. However burner and included windshield look great and credit to r and r for stocking these.

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Simple and Effective
Monday, 11 September 2017  | 

While I mostly use stick stove/fire combinations for cooking, I also find that having a fast and easy water boiling option is a great asset for those 'early start' or 'soaked and need something warm' times.

I saw this and thought I'd take a small punt on it filling that need and having used it for its first trip, I was very impressed .... it is perfect for that.

It reliably brought my 750ml of water to a boil in around 4-5 mins on 25ml of fuel and weighs more or less nothing. I like the ability to portion fuel up to fit the trip length and the simplicity of the thing ... not much to go wrong with this stove. I'll be buying another and throwing it into the car/van so I have a simple hot water option on the road.

If you need an ultra simple and light water boiling stove, it is a good option. If you are looking to cook and simmer then it probably isn't for you.

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What did i do wrong?
Saturday, 27 May 2017  | 

Until yesterday I would have agreed that this is the best piece of kit I have ever bought. Sadly last night, out on a wild camp after a long day in the mountains, all that had kept me going was the thought of a pot noodle before bed. So I poured the meths in and lit the stove and waited for the magic ring of flame to appear. And waited. And waited. And it never did appear. So no pot noodle for me 😥
Can anyone advise on what went wrong this time?

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I suspect, the ambient temperature was very cold? (Or your altitude was very high) With alcohol stoves it is important to get the fuel and the stove, up to body temperature before trying to light it, by putting it in your pocket for 10 minutes.
If the temperature of both, especially the fuel was cold, then this does have an effect on lighting and 'blooming' so the stove is sluggish to get going.
Hope this helps.

White box stove
Thursday, 13 April 2017  | 

Good light little stove. Not always easy to light if the weather is cold though! I've found if you dip a small twig in the meths and then light this and then the stove no worries.

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White Box Stove
Wednesday, 7 December 2016  | 

Very nice piece of kit. Very hot flame and very little weight. Easy to use. Should have got one years ago.

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Great bit of kit
Friday, 28 October 2016  | 

Beautifully made, extremly efficient and so light! Works perfectly with my Mytipot 900 and 650 when coupled with my Stormin Norman Cone windshield
Great service from backpackinglight and a nice personal touch with the enclosed note. Makes all the diference.

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Please read the Instructions!
Friday, 22 July 2016  | 

what not to do....... Took stove out of mug, assembled windbreak complete with paper clip (free)... Carefully poured fuel into stove. Lit stove with lighter.... Nothing.. Put hand over stove,burnt hand... 1 min later fell over as stove burst into action..... wonderful flames,my inner pyromaniac well satisfied, cooked dinner ugh.. picked up stove as it had gone out burnt fingers..... Please read the instructionsThis is a great wee stove and it needs appropriate respect in the field i wouldny use it near a tent as the heat is fierce.. Love it....

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Perfect addition for my storm kettle
Tuesday, 19 July 2016  | 

I originally bought this stove to go with my Stanley Adventure Cook Set which did work ok, but I was really impressed when I used this stove with my Storm Kettle. Boiling the 500ml in less than 5 minutes. There is no simmer for this stove but it goes like a rocket. I would still use the Trangia or Evernew for cooking, but this will be my go to stove for boiling water in a hurry.

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Tea in a hurry
Monday, 30 May 2016  | 

If all you want to do is boil water for a brew (and are happy to measure the amount precisely) then this is for you. Waiting for excess fuel to burn off especially in draughty conditions, is a little tedious - not one for using anywhere enclosed. Design suggestion - a sleeve that can be slipped over to limit burning to the central reservoir would enable 'simmering', of sorts, and make it easier to blow out, almost impossible otherwise. In America, where this originates, they expect to cook away from tents in bear country, and outside as so much of the country has more predictable weather than in the UK ie niot our wet and windy mix. But with a heat exchanger pan this is quick, 5 minutes for 600ml/large pint, enough for 2 cups/one big one, compares well with gas and standard pot discounting 'bloom' time'. I have just returned from a 2 night weekend - I have measured meths vs gas and you need almost exactly twice as much meths, as understood already, so it's back to the scales and calculations as to which is better for which trip. It all works out much the same by degrees so it's down to preference in the end...

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Great stove!
Thursday, 19 May 2016  | 

Having used a Trangia burner for more years than I care to remember I chanced upon this little beauty. Everything I read about it online was complimentary so I decided to get one. Its so simple and effective, negating the need to use a pot stand. Boil times are quicker than my Trangia and it literally weighs nothing. Fuel consumption is reduced because I find myself measuring it more carefully.

The service provided by Backpacking light was second to none - the stove arrived super quickly along with a hand written note to say 'enjoy your stove'. Its rare to have such a personal service.

All in all. The stove is great and so was the purchase experience! Many thanks

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