That's a quote from last weeks visit to Hammock Forums.net that inspired me to do the folding version."Terry_Dodson"
Stovemandan any more work on the MK1 or maybe a folding version yet?
I liked his idea of a folding version so I put one together over the weekend and tried it out today. It was a bit windy but all turned out well. Even with all the heat loss due to wind and insufficient windscreen I was able to acheive a boil using one batch of maple wood. The wood was in the form of 1" diameter branch that I had cut into 2" length and then quartered the pieces into little split logs. I horizontal layered the pieces to the top of the 2" deep fire box. Places slivers of the wood on top and then used paper on top of that and then more slivers and then lit. The paper has a significant effect on the ignition of the fuel. 1. It protects the small initial fire. 2. It radiates heat downward toward the fuel to enhance it's burn-ability.
The stove weighs 3.9 ounces. Is 3.5 inches square and 5" tall. One inch taller than the round version.
I'll make some of these available in Nov. - Dec.
Big campout this week for a Halloween family get together. I'll be setting up my Grizz Bridge and Warbonnet to give them a try again. Lots of cooking to be done in a dutch oven and lots of water to boil in the Kelly Kettle:D We have to make the best of this terrific weather were having in the Midwest.