Jul 11, 2013 at 9:45 pm #1305289
BER —BPL Member
Or you could buy an Emberlit. Or a Firefly. And you'd have it in a week.
No offense to the poster or the owner of the kickstarter drive, but I'm seeing nothing new or innovative here.Jul 12, 2013 at 7:34 am #2005139
Always room for one more wood burner :-)Jul 13, 2013 at 2:36 am #2005458
Its a good looking stove and there is indeed always room for another wood burner, but at 8.5 – 13 oz depending on the mode its used in, I'm not sure I'd call it ultralight. In 4 sided mode, it weighs almost as much as a Jetboil Ti with fuel canister. It says on the site that it sprung from the desire for an easily stowed wood stove for survival packs, and it seems to fit nicely for that, and could be used for backpacking as well.Jul 13, 2013 at 5:55 am #2005470
Tom, my recent burning of wood in a Caldera Cone that is 4" high has led me to beleive that I have found the "ultimate" wood burner for Ultra Lite backpacking. I'm not talking about the TiTri, just a plain ole cone with the 3/4" X type pot support that is place on top of the cone. It's so simple to assemble. One joint to slide together. A 4" high stove that gets 3 cups of water boiling with one load of wood. I've been a wood burner for ages and know a lot about stoves. The cone is my #1 pick.Jul 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm #2005563
"The cone is my #1 pick."
I know that Dan. When I said "Looks great", I genuinely mean that its a good looking stove. But as I said, the CORE bio is too heavy to be considered a good ultralight stove IMO and it wouldn't have the efficiency of a cone anyway. I love that Caldera Cone set up, and may pick one up in the future. I cant use wood stoves (nor alcohol or Esbit) in my area, and as it turns out I cant use them in most of the Sierras at the moment. When the time comes that I can use a wood/alcohol/Esbit stove, I'll be looking at picking one up.
For now, its the JetBoil……..Jul 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm #2006927
Dustin ShortBPL Member
25oz for the campbells… check your audience. This is backpacking LIGHT.Jul 16, 2013 at 10:00 pm #2006969
Justin BakerBPL Member
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
I really don't get the obsession with wood stoves. Ultralight backpacking is about getting rid of unnecessary gear and using your skills. I don't understand why everyone is opposed to using a very small, open fire to cook with. Are you all such gear freaks that you need a neat tool to accomplish every task?Jul 16, 2013 at 10:24 pm #2006977
A wood stove cooks much faster and easier than an open fire.
You dont need as much wood to cook with when using a wood stove.
Campfires can be difficult to cook on if its windy, even in somewhat sheltered locations. Not so much with a good wood stove and windscreen.
With most wood stoves you can carry an alcohol burner or Esbit as a back up when hiking through areas where wood fires are not allowed, or if you just want a quick cup of coffee in the morning and dont want to build a fire.
These are just a few reasons off the top of my head. Campfires are great at night, I certainly enjoy them. But I dont like to rely on them as my sole source of heat for cooking on hikes.Jul 17, 2013 at 4:37 am #2007004
Are you all such gear freaks that you need a neat tool to accomplish every task?
Justin, only gear freaks will buy the Core Bio Reactor. They don't know diddly squat about wood stoves and think it's some kind of miracle worker that will make them into an instant user of wood fuel. Just think about the fact that this stove makes bio-char, Wow, you can enrich your garden with it. It doesn't get any funnier than that….yes it does get funnier, it creates super heated air that will ignite unburned gases LOL. Oh yes, I needed that good laugh to start my day….thank you!
Gear Freaks need toys! They eventually sell them on ebay at half cost.:-))))
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