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The Pocket Stove - Stainless Steel (Inc Trivet)

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Product Code:  RD104


The Stainless Steel Pocket Stove now includes the Stainless Trivet in the pack

This enables you to use it with the stove or directly with certain burners, keeping things as light as possible.

Welcome to the exciting world of The Pocket Stove.

New packaging to make the Pocket Stove actually fit into your back pocket!

This a flat pack, clip together multi fuel cooking stove for the solo or lightweight outdoors enthusiast, 100% designed and manufactured in the UK. All in all weighing only 108gm including the bag!

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 flat folding pouch.

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 is a loose fit. The Evernew Ti burner fits neatly in the base as does the Toaks Decagon Stove.

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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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.

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 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.

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.


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.


  • Max Height: 10cm
  • Max base width: 7.5cm
  • Sq plate: 7cm x 7cm


  • 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

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Pocket Stove inc. Trivet
04 December 2023  | 

Well made in stainless steel, easy assembly with excellent carry pouch. Slips into Jacket/trouser pockets unnoticeably. Surprisingly very lightweight. Not used yet but looking forward to trying it out soon.

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09 December 2020  | 

Satisfied with both the product and service

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Great Kit, Great Service
02 September 2020  | 

The stove is, probably literally, bombproof. Simplicity itself to set up and use. Needs a bit of shielding from the wind, but nothing unusual in that.
The service from BackpackingLight was excellent, with speedy despatch and helpful, friendly communication. Both the company and the product are highly recommended.

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Excellent stove
23 June 2020  | 

My Backpackinglight pocket stove arrived today. It will indeed fit into a tobacco tin. It now comes in a nice and sizeable pouch but, because I asked about the tins, Backpackinglight actually found one (with their logo on the lid) in their store which they c/wouldn't sell because it had a dent in bottom and included it for free, so a really nice extra.

I tried it today with Hexe blocks and then sticks but haven't yet with a meths burner. The hexe worked absolutely fine. If you are going to use found fuel, then the small fire-space means that you need to have a good stock of suitably prepared sticks and plenty of down-time so you can continually watch and feed it as it burns and your water boils. With those available it works well and I don't mind sitting with it because I enjoy watching the fire and feeding the flames. With hexe I didn't need the trivet but it is very useful to enhance the airflow when burning sticks. Boiling 1/2 a litre of water in the small kettle took about 8 minutes with the hexe and about 10 with sticks

This pocket stove is a little more expensive than some of the foreign-made copies but it is the original design on which they are based and they do not meet the quality of design or manufacture of this one. It's good too, to be able to buy a product like this, that is totally UK designed and manufactured, from the original designer. The package also now includes the 2-piece trivet, which makes it more versatile for different sizes of pots and which can also be used with other stoves. The size and fact that the Bpl stove can be packed in a tin with fuel/tinder and lighting materials is an attractive feature and it is certainly well made and finished. I like it, and my communication with the firm and their customer service were consistently excellent. When I need other items I'll certainly look at what they have to offer again in future

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Light, easy to put together
22 November 2019  | 

I have only used this stove a couple of times and I love it. I tend to use it with a small gel fuel pot and it works a treat

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5 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Pocket Stove
29 April 2017  | 

Great service, lovely looking piece of kit. Can't wait to try it out on Dartmoor in a couple of weeks!

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6 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Pocket stove
11 April 2017  | 

Suits​ me for my day hikes and over nighters also compact size l carry for additional cooking

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3 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Little stove
08 August 2016  | 

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

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1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Solid design
06 April 2016  | 

This is good in my opinion because the trangia burner fits in two different levels
Also a titanium ever new can be used
It is sturdy when together - packs away to nothing
I like this company they appreciate your custom
And I like to buy British

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10 of 15 people found this review helpful.

Pocket stove
06 April 2016  | 

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.

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5 of 12 people found this review helpful.

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