This item is B-Stock. It is supplied in a slightly different bag than current stock and the Titanium has a few marks on the face of the material from the manufacturing process. This does not effect the operation or the assembly.
The ultimate in 100% British designed and manufactured wood burning and multi-fuel Titanium stoves.
This is not a toy and should only be used by those with experience in using lightweight technical outdoor materials.
Hikers, backpackers, bushcrafters, kayakers, cyclists, riders and travellers around the globe have enjoyed the simplicity of the design, combined with the reliable functionality, which results in cooking over a stove which is virtually carbon neutral.
A true multi fuel stove which cooks efficiently with virtually any size or shape of cook pot, used by the independent traveller around the world.
One which will burn organic matter, esbit/hexamine tablets, night light candles, ANY make of meths (denatured alcohol) stove, Greenheat Fuel Cells and even the standard Trangia gas burner, or other similar variations.
There are no hard and fast rules, as to which slot you use, or which way is up! It is entirely up to you and your needs at that particular cooking moment!
Please note: You do NOT need to use ALL of the parts, ALL of the time!
Assembling the square configuration
This is the most compact stove setting, and it may be all a ‘lightweight’ backpacker, cyclist, bushcrafter or kayaker will ever need.
Option 1: Take a side panel with the prongs facing upwards, and slide down on each side two further panels. If you are burning organic matter, place the square plate in either of the two lowest slots, then slide the door on ‘upwards’. This will allow you slide fuel in through the door slot.
Option 2: If you are using a coke can stove, esbit/hexamine tablet or Greenheat place the square plate in the mid slot and then slide on the door. This allows easy lighting of the tablets and better air flow.
Option 3: However you may wish to make the fire completely enclosed. Therefore instead of sliding on the door, use another side panel. This will enclose the fire completely.
Option 4: You may also prefer to use the standard Trangia Burner. The slots in the side panels are designed to hold the rim of the burner securely. Therefore, slot the rim into the mid slot of the three panels and then slide the door into place. This slot provides the optimum burner to pot height, to achieve maximum heat performance. NB: You are also still able to access the simmering ring through the door.
Assembling the hexagonal configuration
To burn organic matter/charcoal BBQ briquettes
Option 1: Take a side panel and hold it with the prongs facing downwards. Slide on two other side panels either side and place the base plate in either of the bottom two slots (air flow). Make sure the rear of the base plate sits in the central panel slot. Slide on a fourth and fifth panel on alternate sides, and then while holding those two panels between your thumb and forefinger, ease the fire door into place.
NB: As the metal is freshly laser cut, this will be a tight fit initially, so may require positive, but not excessive force. This will quickly become easier. For pots smaller than 12cm, slide two 3mm pegs through the slots at a height of your choice. Or cook directly on the grill placed on top of the final assembly.
To burn esbit/hexamine tablet
Option 2: Assemble as above, but raise the base plate to the second slot. For pots smaller than 12cm, slide in two 3mm pegs through the slots at a height of your choice to make the most of the heat generated. Or cook directly on the grill placed on top of the final assembly.
To use a Trangia Burner
Option 3: Assemble as above with the base plate in either of the two lowest slots. Prior to fitting the door, slide in the Trangia plate into two opposing mid slots. Then ease the fire door into place. If your pot is greater then 12cm, place it on top of the stove.
If your pot is less than 12cm slide in two 3mm pegs through two upper holes as support. Or use the grill on top of the assembly as support. However, for maximum wind protection, you have the option to assemble the stove with the Trangia plate lower down, and therefore the base of the pot is enclosed within the perimeter of the stove for maximum wind protection.
To use Trangia Gas or other Trangia Fitting Multifuel Convertor
Option 4: Assemble as above but start with the prongs facing upwards on the first panel, so the door fits on last with the wider section at the top of the stove. This allows the fuel line to exit the unit without obstruction.
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.
To expand the unit in size for group or more social use please see our Titanium Hive expansion kits.