Jan 14, 2013
This little unit not only saves you money, it reinvents the way we cook, eat and enjoy in the outdoors.
May 24, 2011
This is a solid unit. By solid I also mean it isn't a lightweight item. But in comparison to something like an Optimus stove with a liter of fuel, it is actually less in overall weight. I ran a test with some flaky birch bark and dry grass as the starter, and had a few cups of little twigs and dry kindling to run the test. I used an MSR stainless steel pot with a liter of cold water to test the time-to-boil factor. I ended up using only about one cup of dry twigs to come to a boil in about 6 minutes. That was with the little blower on setting LOW. When it came up to speed, I added a few more twigs and turned it on to blower setting 2 (HIGH), and it was immediately an energetic boil. I was left with way more fuel than I ever imagined and needed, and this thing works. I will take it with me on a canoe or expedition trip for sure. I have not yet tested the total time that two AA batteries will keep the blower going, but I did leave it on for thirty minutes on low after my test, and it was still going at over 90% or more. Bring 4 AA batteries or more with you and this unit will do what it does for quite a few days for cooking. I'm sold.
Apr 8, 2011
What a money-saver! Someone must have read my mind & made the survival stove; this little wonder cooks hot & fast and has sure cut down on my electric bill and added time to my schedule! Everyone should have one - mine more than paid for itself in the short time I've had it!