Apr 22, 2014 at 5:40 pm #1315951
Trill DaddyBPL Member
I saw this thing while browsing Kickstarter>
It's a super utilitarian, lightweight, multi fuel stove.
Has this been posted before?Apr 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm #2095420
todd harperBPL Member
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
Somehow I missed it – thanks for posting!
His Emberlit stove has a big following. Very nice!Apr 22, 2014 at 6:02 pm #2095424
Franco DarioliBPL Member
At 2.8 oz it is the same weight as the 2012 QiWiz Fire Fly.Apr 22, 2014 at 8:20 pm #2095469
@dafiremedicLocale: Southern California
Not quite the lightest, but close, and nice looking as well.
Cadyak has some Firemug stoves that are under 2.8 oz I believe, and there was a Mini Caldera Cone posted here that was under 2 oz. Too bad conditions don't allow for wood/alcohol/Esbit to be used in stoves in my local mountains right now (or the foreseeable future), I'd love to be using a multi-fuel stove like these.Apr 23, 2014 at 7:32 am #2095529
Steve ChanBPL Member
@sychanLocale: SF Bay Area
It is a similar design from a few years ago. Just over 1 oz in weight.Apr 23, 2014 at 9:11 am #2095565
I have the original size in ti, and it's a solid piece of kit. But the smaller size would work well for my uses, plus the dual use potential as windscreen/pot stand for an alcohol stove, made me hop on the Kickstarter deal.Apr 24, 2014 at 12:46 pm #2095986
Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
As a "hobo stove" it's nice, especially if you're only burning wood.
As an efficient wood burner or ESBIT stove it falls short of others now available.
I'll stick with Trail Designs' ti Sidewinder and Tri Ti stoves for the MOST efficient 3 fuel stoves (ESBIT, alky and wood). The Inferno woodburning insert makes them extremely hot and efficient gassifier stoves.
As a "Kickstarter" project I'll put my money elswhere given the better wood burning stoves already on the market.Apr 24, 2014 at 3:45 pm #2096062
Bob MoulderBPL Member
@bobmny10562Locale: Westchester County, NY
I enjoy both the Emberlit original and EL mini – Great for solo 3-season in this neck of the woods!
I got the Kickstarter notification from Mikhail, but for me the Fire Ant is a niche too far as I don't plan to get into the alcohol stove arena since wood stove bans are relatively rare in this region. (Although, ironically, today is a Fire Alert day because of high winds and low humidity.)
Additionally, the Fire Ant in alcohol mode seems to be designed exclusively for the Trangia stove. I have the TD 12-10 alcohol stove that came with the Ti Tri w/inferno insert, so if the alcohol option is desired the 12-10 stove – with some sort of stand under the base to adjust flame height – can be used with the EL mini.Apr 24, 2014 at 7:43 pm #2096123
Dan YeruskiBPL Member
I agree with Eric, Trail Designs ti Sidewinder and Tri Ti stoves is the way to go.
Going so small as in the case of the fire ant it's going to be a pain in the a$$ to keep a fire going. It's rediculous to think it's going to be as easy as the video shows making a large meal in the size of the frying pan shown. that's total deception. I shake my head in disgust.Apr 25, 2014 at 12:15 am #2096164
Derek M.BPL Member
@dmusasheLocale: Pacific Northwest
Purposefully designing a relatively lightweight 2.8oz titanium woodburning stove to be paired with the relatively heavy trangia burner is a little baffling to me…Apr 26, 2014 at 4:28 am #2096464
@pda123Locale: Eastern Mass
The Honey stove range includes this:
http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/wood-burning-stoves/RD107.htmlApr 26, 2014 at 5:51 am #2096479
Adam KilpatrickBPL Member
@oystersLocale: South Australia
I agree with Dan; tiny woodstove=tiny fuel capacity=many refuels just to boil a litre of water=pain in the butt. I've experienced this with other stoves (commercial and MYOG).Apr 26, 2014 at 6:28 am #2096485
BER —BPL Member
Adam, what I think you and Dan miss from the design is the ability to feed longer sticks in from the side, advancing them as the ends burn off. So while there is a bit of fiddling, it's not as bad as having to refill the firebox every 2 minutes. That said, I was a fan when Emberlit came out. Even bought a mini when they came out. But the Emberlit and mini got sold and I switched to a TD sidewinder. More stable. Better in a strong wind. Don't even really need the inferno insert.
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