Feb 28, 2012 at 11:42 pm #1286374
Matthew PerryBPL Member
@bigfoot2Locale: Hammock-NOT Tarptent!
I'm not into the wood stoves like some on here, but i found this on Craigslist and thought it might be of interest. Yet another option:
MMar 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm #1847955
"The total weight is 27oz." Seems a little heavy.
A BushBuddy Ultra is about 5oz. A Ti-Tri Sidewinder Caldera Cone for an Evernew 1300ml pot is about 4.5oz with the Inferno option and about 2.75oz in just "plain" wood mode.
For sale, brand new, lightweight, collapsible, portable, backpacking wood burning stove / fire pit. "HexStove"
304 Stainless Steel, Laser Cut. 8" x 10" x 5" assembled – 8" x 10" x .300" disassembled
The HexStove also has the ability to turn into a fire pit for leave no trace camping. It holds a variety of pots and pans securely and stably, and even large heavy full size kitchen frying pans in the 'fire pit' set-up.
This production model is aesthetically pleasing with large radii on all corners to prevent damage to you backpack and hands. Construction is from 20 ga. (.036") 304SS. Designed and manufactured in West Michigan. The total weight is 27oz. The grill grate is approximately 5" across the flats on the hex and fits a backcountry.com 1100ml Titanium pot like a glove. The bowl opening in the fit pit assembly is approximately 8" across the flats, and the grill grate drops into the bottom to provide an air gap for coals. The applications are endless for any outdoor enthusiast. Weekend or Extended Backpacking Trips, Day Hikes, Car Camping, and a Survivalist's Bug-out-Bag necessity! Carry a handful of twigs out on the ice with you while you fish… take it with you to your hunting blind… keep it in your trunk or the tool box in your truck bed… make a dehydrated meal with just one match and hand full of twigs.
For comparison a MSR Whisperlite stove, 22oz fuel bottle, and pump with 1/3 of a tank of white gas weighs 1.90 lbs. This stove weighs 1.69lbs
I have several so all interested can experience the easy of assembly, simplicity, and unique design of this portable wood stove. I take Paypal, and Postal M.O. $50 + Shipping
A smaller scaled version (60% smaller) is available as well. This stove works amazing with wood fuel, or in conjunction with a small alcohol stove. It's a great wind guard and pot stand when used this way.
Email for more pictures, and videos.Mar 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm #1847965
Lawson KlineBPL Member
It might be heavy but it has a cool looking design. The guy who designed it could reduce the weight by making it out of titanium and reduce the sheet thickness.Mar 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm #1847970
>"The total weight is 27oz." Seems a little heavy.
A little heavy? That's a freaking boat anchor!I really don't see what it offers over something like the CC with the inferno option. Also The ti emberlit is about 5.5oz…
BMMar 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm #1848055
Ken T.BPL Member
I like the fact that they see no trouble in pairing a 27 ounce stove with a titanium pot. Guess they want to keep it under 2.5 pounds.
Edited for grammar.Mar 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm #1848116
I like the fact that see no trouble in pairing a 27 ounce stove with a titanium pot. Guess they want to keep it under 2.5 pounds.
I think we're a little spoiled being around the UL crowd. The designs in the UL community have gotten pretty refined and efficient. If you're much over 5 ounces for a wood stove, then you're way heavy.
This design (the "Hex stove") doesn't have anything that elevates the wood off the floor the way a Ti-Tri Cone with the Inferno option does or a Bush Buddy. I'm sure the hex works fine, but I suspect it's not as efficient as some of the wood stoves we're used to seeing. BPL really is kind of an information exchange for UL (and backpacking in general ideas). I certainly appreciate it.
Seeing a 27 ounce stove (ouch), makes me realize just how lucky I am to have stumbled across BPL. :)Mar 2, 2012 at 10:29 pm #1848130
Lawson KlineBPL Member
Its a heavy stove and not something I would want to carry in its current form, but I think the design has potential and could be lightened up by leaps and bounds. The question is would you carry it at 8-10oz?Mar 3, 2012 at 2:05 am #1848150
Mole JBPL Member
Not the same, but Looks like inspired by a similar notion as the Honey Stove which has been around in Stainless steel since 2008 and has just been released in much lighter a Ti version.
It's designed to allow use with alcohol stoves or Trangia gas/multifuel burner heads too
(I have just acquired a pre-used Ti version – worked fine with a Starlyte stove and 850ml Ti Kettle – yet to try wood, but from all the reviews its a winner)
Ti Panels seem light and flimsy, but when assembled it feels solid enough.Mar 4, 2012 at 8:37 am #1848528
Its a heavy stove and not something I would want to carry in its current form, but I think the design has potential and could be lightened up by leaps and bounds. The question is would you carry it at 8-10oz?
Well, probably not. Even if you get the weight down to 8-10oz, a Ti-Tri Caldera Cone is still about half the weight. A BushBuddy or a Ti-Tri Caldera Cone (if you get the Sidewinder or ULC versions) will fit inside your pot. How would this hex stove be carried? The hex stove would store flat, which is something of an advantage, but I really do like being able to nest things inside my pot.
Also, a Ti-Tri Caldera Cone (with Inferno option) or BushBuddy elevate the wood off the floor for ease of burning and improved efficiency. The hex stove has no such sophistication.
I guess the one redeeming feature of the Hex stove is the price, but if they switch to titanium, I imagine the price advantage would be seriously eroded.Mar 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm #1848684
kevperro .BPL Member
@kevperroLocale: Washington State
This one looks interesting. I'm going to break-down and buy one of these wood burners before summer. I carried a zip stove 20 years ago for 500 miles of the PCT and it was a fantastic solution. Don't remember the weight but it was well over a pound so these < 3oz. solutions have me interested. You have to carry a zip lock big enough to cover your pan (soot) but that is a small trade-off for being liberated from carrying/worrying about fuel.Jun 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm #1887308
Let me first introduce myself, I am Jeff, and I am the one who designed this stove… I see I'm a little late to the party, but better late than never, eh? I see some general unlove for the design it but hopefully I can alleviate some of the speculation, and maybe sway some opinions.
I do really appreciate all the feedback, and was a little surprised it was tread creation worthy on a ULbackpacking forum… for some reason I decided to google search "HexStove" today.
The concern about the efficiency because of the "base" is legitimate. I can understand that you would think it would choke it off. But the design of it provides so much interior volume that when you can fill the entire cavity of the stove with wood fuel, assuming you don't over fill it… it creates a sufficient convection current that it draws air from all 6 panel's slots, and if you rotate the door towards any breeze at all it takes off like a rocket! ha. When the stove is set up in the "FireBowl" configuration, it uses the grill grate in the bottom to elevate the coals. An air gap is provided by the top of the door.
The weight is a lot, I'm not going to deny that… It was the first design, and as an engineer continuous improvement is a must. I have my "Hex40" as the main stove now which scaled down version (%60 smaller) it is what i use on an actual backpacking trips. it weighs 9.25oz. This one is cheaper too, it uses so much less material!
Personally, I'm not afraid of 5.5oz (TI emberlit) Vs. 9.25oz (Hex40)… But some are… so I've got an answer for you guys too. A rev.3… This will open up the air slots (provide more flow too), it will have more grate opening, and a few bigger radii to chunk off more corners. This should bring the weight of the .036" SS down into the 8oz range. I will be prototyping this design from the same ga. Ti for now ONLY ONE… for myself! (one off material alone it $70 FML!)
I will report the weight once this is completed… but given the densities of each material it calculates out to possibly be UNDER 5oz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I did the "math" I'd need an order of TEN (10) to make them and sell them for $55 from Ti. I also have a nylon pouch with a draw string I sew up as a carrying method included now.
Drop me a line, Jeff_Boudah@hotmail.comJun 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm #1887315
I just wanted to mention that reducing the ga. on material is not really an option. First, the panel clearances are designed with this ga. in mind… just cutting one of thinner ga. will result in a extremely loose assembly. Secondly, durability! This will last the rest of your hiking career… It will handle many years of abuse, and not get all bent out of shape.Jun 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm #1887368
Jeff…Like your taste in beer…I enjoyed the pictured IPA on a canoe trip on the Two Hearted River a while back. Doesn't get any better than that.
JimJun 17, 2012 at 4:42 am #1887652
I hear the Duck Lake wild fire did a number up there, but the bridge is still intact.
I'm a MI guy, Bells Brewery is about an hour drive for me to Kalamazoo, fun place, great beer, good people!Aug 19, 2012 at 11:17 am #1903932
I've started a Facebook page for these stoves. If you'd like to support me add me as a friend!
JeffDec 29, 2012 at 1:13 pm #1939107
Will have several Titanium Hex40 (small) stoves cut in a few weeks.
Weight est. 5-5.5oz
See facebook page for updates.
http://www.facebook.com/hexstoves <<<<<<< UPDATED FACEBOOK PAGEJan 27, 2013 at 5:03 am #1947592
Here are the Hex40-Ti stoves… 5.42oz http://www.facebook.com/hexstoves
Here is the Hex CC – the newest design. 10.65ozJan 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm #1948091
Robert KellyBPL Member
@qiwizLocale: UL gear @ QiWiz.net
For those who want something more capacious, I've designed an XL version of the FireFly that will have an inch more width and height for the enclosed portion of the firebox, with permanent pot stands lifting your cooking vessel 2.5" above that.
ETA early to mid-Feb.
Stay tuned!Jan 28, 2013 at 7:29 pm #1948233
Dan YeruskiBPL Member
Titanium Marvel is on it's way soon also ;-)Feb 10, 2013 at 9:39 am #1952883
So, I've recently acquired a tig welder to do a whole slew of projects, so I'm going to make some small one-man tent-stoves for my winter adventures (a turbo kit for my 79-LTD is on the list! ;))
I was going to go with 6" but i feel 8" is a much better size. This is just a rough concept, and size reference.Feb 11, 2013 at 10:18 am #1953208
Robert KellyBPL Member
@qiwizLocale: UL gear @ QiWiz.net
About twice the size (and weight) of the FireFly.
Comes standard with a FlexPort, a titanium floor insert (if reduced bottom ventilation is desired), built-in large pot supports, and small pot supports. All of this is 5.9 oz
Go directly to http://qiwiz.net/XLstoves.html for more information.
Videos:May 20, 2013 at 4:54 pm #1988078
Had someone custom order a large Ti HexStove. Comes in a 15.34oz. 43% lighter than the SS.
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