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#25662 - 07/04/12 08:46 AM Stove With A USB Charger Port
wagga Offline

Registered: 10/07/09
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#25683 - 07/04/12 05:49 PM Re: Stove With A USB Charger Port [Re: wagga]
SierraNevada Offline

Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 1148
Loc: NorCal
Good solution for a thru-hiking blogger who camps below treeline, has good cell coverage, and needs to post before getting to the next resupply town. Should be a huge market for that crowd.

Joking aside, the technology is really cool and I like wood burners, but the 33 oz weight would make this the heaviest item in my pack including my pack. Saves on fuel though for long hauls.

#25695 - 07/05/12 08:33 AM Re: Stove With A USB Charger Port [Re: SierraNevada]
saltydog Offline

Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1566
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
This is one of a number of stove designs based on the TLUD (top-lit up draft) configuration. My current favorite, the Woodgas Survival Stove (Ebay item No. 190413891341) works on natural draft, no fan no batteries, and is now the only stove I carry on most trips.


Recently, on my latest AT trip, I watched a couple of hearty woodsmen hunting up firewood with ax and machete while I gathered and filled my stove with fuel from where I was sittng, Colin Fletcher style, on my groundsheet. Boiled tea water and made pasta dinner on one fill. The thing is 9 ounces, about 6 with extraneous lids removed.

That's not bad, considering there are zero fuel/oz/miles to add to that. The pot stand will work with fuel tabs, in case you consider this a fire rather than a stove for no-fire zones. SO I carry about 2 oz of pine litter when I know I am headed to cold camp. Oh, and I can cut up my used plastic bags for an excellent fuel when mixed with something woody: completely combusted with no plastic odor.

I consider it a stove for all purposes, but I have never had that conversation with a Ranger yet.
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