Do I even need a cooking stove? (1 Viewer)

TheDesertMouse

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So I’ve travelled both with and without a stove for extended periods, my take is; if you to cook shit, bring a small lightweight wood stove.

It’s not nescesary, but its far, far more effecient. To use, simply collect a bundle of twigs and sticks, which you can find literally anywhere except above the tree line and on the tundras in winter. set down your stove, light fire, cook.

Without one you gotta find a good area, make a fire pit. collect alot more wood(the stove concentrates the heat, using less wood) Sometimes a lengthy setup, start your fire and cook.
Sometimes theres no safe area to build a pit. Sometimes its raining. sometimes theres not alot of wood around.

My stove weighs 4.5 ounces and my pot fits perfectly inside of it, so it takes up effectivly no space in my pack. I’ll gladly cary 4.5 more ounces for the accumulated hours and hours of hassle it saves me.
 
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So I’ve travelled both with and without a stove for extended periods, my take is; if you to cook shit, bring a small lightweight wood stove.

It’s not nescesary, but its far, far more effecient. To use, simply collect a bundle of twigs and sticks, which you can find literally anywhere except above the tree line and on the tundras in winter. set down your stove, light fire, cook.

Without one you gotta find a good area, make a fire pit. collect alot more wood(the stove concentrates the heat, using less wood) Sometimes a lengthy setup, start your fire and cook.
Sometimes theres no safe area to build a pit. Sometimes its raining. sometimes theres not alot of wood around.

My stove weighs 4.5 ounces and my pot fits perfectly inside of it, so it takes up effectivly no space in my pack. I’ll gladly cary 4.5 more ounces for the accumulated hours and hours of hassle it saves me.


4.5 ouncew is light... mind telling us what stove that is?
 

TheDesertMouse

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4.5 ouncew is light... mind telling us what stove that is?
take this
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and get some cutting implement and make it into something like this
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It’s a kitchen utensile holder from Ikea. Costs maybe 6$? Stick some peices of metal through the holes at the top to hold your pot and your done.
 

KittyCosmos

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take this View attachment 45750
and get some cutting implement and make it into something like this View attachment 45751

It’s a kitchen utensile holder from Ikea. Costs maybe 6$? Stick some peices of metal through the holes at the top to hold your pot and your done.

Lol, literally have the same one from walmart. Great alternative use for it!
Personally I carry an Esbit pocket stove, and fuel cubes, for the places and times that building a fire pit and large fire are unfeasible. Small enough for just a cup of coffee, but can be efficient enough to cook a full meal. Quick, compact, and durable.
 

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