I have come to the point in my life where I do not relish the idea of rucking all of the tools necessary to process large pieces of wood for a cooking fire when I am in the woods. This means that I have to carry a stove of some kind to heat my meals. Carrying a stove means have to buy and carry fuel. In the end, I often just end up eating cold food on the trail. Fortunately, I recently came across the Emberlit Stove.
The Emberlit Stove is the best designed wood burning cooking stove that I have ever come across. It assembles and dissembles easily and packs almost completely flat in its disassembled state. In its assembled state, it allows you to build a clean burning, efficient, contained wood fire to quickly heat your trail food using only the fuel that can gather on the trail. All it takes is a handful of wood to boil water. You can easily process all the wood that you will need with a good field knife.
It may sound silly, but I think I am most excited by the fact that the Emberlit stove actually has a feeding hole. Most stoves of this type do not have this which means constantly having to lift your cooking container to add wood through the top of the stove. With the Emberlit stove, you can just add fuel through the feeding hole when means you can keep the temperature more constant.
The Emberlit stove can also be used with trioxane, Esbit tabs, and even candles to heat your food. You can carry a back up fuel source just in case your find yourself in a spot where you can’t harvest wood. That is a very nice bit of redundancy.
The Emberlit is made in the USA and is available in either a stainless steel or titanium version. The stainless version weighs a fairly scant 11.3 ounces and the Ti versions weighs an amazing 5.45 ounce. It collapses down to a mere 1/8″ thick for packing. There are also a handful of accessories available. You can check them out on Emberlit.com.
Stay tuned to Jerking the Trigger for a full review of the Emberlit Stove.
I’ve been pretty interested in wood burning camp stoves (and alcohol stoves) for some time now. I’ve seen some interesting DIY stoves but, I’m with ya – I like the feeding hole on this one. Seems like a pretty stout design too.