Mark IIt has arrived. Stronger. More compact. Improved design!
'That's definitely the nicest wood gas stove I've seen yet. Thanks!' JNT
'At last a high quality woodgas stove that packs down small enough for backpacking, but is powerful enough to cook a decent meal.' JME
This high-performance woodgas stove offers all the benefits you would expect: easy to light, very economical and clean-burning. Its three-part design means that you benefit from the stability of a footprint as large as some larger models (like the WoodGas LE), as well as the space-saving compactness of its slightly smaller brothers (like the Bushbuddy and Bushcooker).
The Wild Woodgas Stove is exceptionally efficient and versatile. Like most woodgas stoves it is designed to burn wood more cleanly than any open fire due to its secondary burn. This means more heat and less soot from a few twigs. It will also burn solid fuels (like hexamine) or meths in a Trangia-style burner. The stove packs down small for compact packing, with space inside for fuel & firelighting gear. What's more, the whole lot packs into a billy can: the MSR 775ml Stowaway is one of the best fits.
Wood-gas stoves create conditions where 'primary air' partially combusts wood gas, then inject pre-heated 'secondary air' into the top of the combustion chamber to mix with the remaining smoke, resulting in a very hot, clean burn and quick and easy lighting. They produce less carbon monoxide and particulates than open fires, and even rocket stoves. The images show the hot wood gases meeting the pre-heated air, appearing as jets of yellow flame.
This is a 'passive-flow' woodgas stove, meaning the secondary air holes are powered by convection rather than batteries and a fan - using the principle that hot air rises. So not only will you never run out of fuel for as long as you can find a few twigs; you'll also never run out of battery power!
For more information and discussion read the Blog entries on how this stove compares with other woodgas stoves in terms of size and how it compares with its battery-driven brothers the LE and XL.
What Wild Stoves think
We love the ingenuity of this stove. The natural draft is effective, the stove burns clean and intensely and it packs down neatly and easily. Best of all its slightly wider base provides an exceptionally steady cooking support for anything from a survival billycan to a 'family' pot or kettle. Highly recommended.
12.5 - 13.6 cm (the base is slightly wider than the top)
Minimum Internal diameter
304-grade stainless steel
Drawstring bag (included): Carry and keep your stove in this drawstring bag with room for your stove, a charge of fuel and lighting equipment. 20cm w x 24cm h.
Used sensibly this stove will give many years of safe and fun use. However, all combustion produces carbon monoxide and other harmful emissions - in your car engine, your gas central heating boiler, even your efficient woodgas stove. This stove is designed for use outdoors. Use only outside or under well ventilated shelters. DO NOT USE IN TENTS or other enclosed spaces. Charcoal left at the end of a burn also produces carbon monoxide.