Welcome to the exciting world of The Pocket Stove.
NB: It does fit the Tatonka meth burner, but it is a loose fit. The Evernew Ti burner fits neatly in the base as does the Toaks Decagon Stove.
The Pocket Stove is manufactured using .5mm Stainless Steel 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.
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.
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 CardTM 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.
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.
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.
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.
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The Pocket Stove was designed and manufactured entirely in the UK by backpackinglight.co.uk
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Saturday, 29 April 2017 | Jeremy
Great service, lovely looking piece of kit. Can't wait to try it out on Dartmoor in a couple of weeks!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 | John
Suits me for my day hikes and over nighters also compact size l carry for additional cooking
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Monday, 8 August 2016 | Clifton
Easy to assemble good heat generated works well with trangia burner and crusader cup 500ml from cold to rolling boil in less than 7 min. Excellent service well satisfied highly recommend
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Wednesday, 6 April 2016 | Philip
This is good in my opinion because the trangia burner fits in two different levels
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Wednesday, 6 April 2016 | Philip
Great compact and collapsible stove perfect for the spring summer and early autumn months. Very versatile with fuels and very easy to use. Although you could use this stove in the winter I would want something that boiled your water a little quicker and that you don't have to build. Other than that great piece of quality equipment and as usual great customer service from backpackinglight.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Monday, 15 February 2016 | Graham
This is an excellent small stove with a big heart. Have used it with Trangia burner & also with sticks. Both work fine & give good results.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Monday, 17 August 2015 | Jim
I have used the stove twice now ... once with a hex tab and once with my transit and it performed perfectly. I also bought the optional trivet and would advise others to do the same.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 | TIM
Firstly, thank you for the one of the quickest deliveries ever.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 | David
The pocket stove is a nifty piece of kit. With a Trangia burner and a universal trivet it goes very well with my mini espresso maker . Just the thing for those lazy days when gas is just not right.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Andrew
Excellent piece of kit very sturdy when used with the trangia spirit burner i baught the metal version Theres enough room for fire steel and tinda good job .
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