While on his annual solo walkabout in the wilderness of northern Minnesota, the founder of this portable cook stove was concerned with the environmental impact of using gas. He developed a model that runs on the renewable fuels of wood and alcohol, which also burn in subzero temperatures for winter camping excursions. The four pieces that make up the stove are laser cut from stainless steel by a small, women-owned business in Minnesota. The blanks are then formed, riveted and packaged a few hours north. Lightweight and extremely efficient, the stove can be assembled in a matter of seconds. Its secure base holds everything from a Sierra cup to a two-quart pot. The average time for boiling a quart of water at 50 °F is five minutes using wood and just under 10 minutes using alcohol – just enough time to ready those marshmallow sticks. Once the stove is assembled, light the wood as you would a campfire or bring a flame to the top of the alcohol canister. Depending on wind direction, you can rotate the stove for maximum protection since the firebox doubles as a windscreen. Sticks can be added when using wood without having to remove your pot from the fire.
When dismantled (push on the side for the cylinder to unroll and come apart) the stove reduces to a tenth its size. The individual pieces nest together and take the shape of a sleeping pad for easy storage and transport. Assembly slightly modified depending on fuel method. Accommodates a variety of alcohol burners. Denatured alcohol is recommended. Also burns dung, peat, coal and other solid fuels.
The company donates a minimum of 10% of its profits to environmental initiatives. It also partners with humanitarian aid organizations, distributing more than 100 stoves to communities devastated by deforestation in countries such as Guatemala and South Africa.
Our all-season collapsible lightweight cook stove can be assembled in a few seconds flat. Burns on renewable fuels like wood and alcohol rather than gas. Made in Minnesota since 1996.
5.5 inches diameter
6 inches high
Weighs 144 grams
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