Thanks to the feedback from our awesome customers I've been able to add several new features and improve performance.
We changed the Fire Grate by adding the expansion chamber (this video explains what it does at 5:07: https://youtu.be/yZjiC9MlYa4) and increased the hole diameter, making sure to have one centered for Swedish Fire Torch pre-fueling. We also added an adjustable primary combustion air damper, Firesticks hold the inverted ash pan against the Fire Grate yet allow it to slide open and closed We also added side feed ports on two sides, these hold the sticks at an upward angle which create flame velocity and they cross which creates turbulence. The side feed holes also allow the breeze to stoke the fire like a fan powered stove. We also added a new higher position for the Trangia Spirit burner creating that 1" sweet spot that Hiram Cook recommends. It is also now possible to use the Trangia Gas Burner attachment in several height positions including that new highest position.
The Gen2 5" Folding Firebox Campfire Stove (patent pending) is a multi-purpose super tool for fire. It's a multi-fuel cook stove able to utilize wood and other fuels found in nature, solid fuel tablets, alcohol burners, iso-butane gas burners, gel fuels (Sterno), wood pellets or charcoal briquettes. The Folding Firebox's larger size and sturdy construction makes it stable enough for a large dutch oven yet it can be used with cookware as small as a camping cup. The Folding Firebox Stove is also easy to set up. It effortlessly opens into position, and when it's time to go it folds flat - ready to slide into your pack.
5" Folding Firebox Stove
- Multi-fuel versatility
- Pre-Fuelable (for less fussing with the fire)
- No assembly, hinged construction (a true folding stove)
- High heat output (Boil 2 cups as fast as 2:30min)
- Multiple cooking configurations, useful accessories
- Use virtually any size cookware
- Functions as a portable campfire
Width: 5.0" (12.7 cm)
Height: 7.5" (19 cm)
Folded: .375" (.95 cm)
Stove weight Weight: 2 lbs (907 g)
Deluxe kit Weight: 2 lbs 10.6 oz (1.207 Kg)
Made in PRC - Due to limited production capacity, only the stoves sold individually (not in kits such as deluxe combo kits) are made in USA
I recently purchased a popular competitor stove. I thought it might be better than your folding firebox. Wrong. It jams when being assembled. The extended grill plate warped upon first use. The trivet sticks (fire sticks) are difficult to insert and remove. Although your firebox isn’t symmetrical it is by far the better product. I wish I hadn’t bought the other
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and give some feedback. I was expecting a typical "camping stove" when this beast arrived! It's heavy...really heavy. But unlike some of the other feedback you've gotten, I feel weight isn't always a bad thing. In this case, I think it's worth every ounce. I'm always been leery of bending or breaking the other camp stoves I've carried, but not this one. I feel I could toss it anywhere in my pack and drive over it and it would still deliver when needed. Very well thought out design. I've cooked using wood, fuel tabs and spirit burner using this stove and it could not have performed better. Thanks for a great product!!
I'm glad you appreciate the sturdiness of the Firebox! My first prototypes were thinner 304 and were lighter, but they warped and felt flimsy. So I consulted several metallurgists to choose the correct alloy of stainless and made it thick enough to hold up to it's high BTU output. Everyone I showed them to (including myself) liked the thicker version much more, so that's the direction I went.
I don't think people realize how hot a wood fire gets! What I learned was that no alloy of stainless could remain corrosion resistant at well oxygenated wood fire temps but some handeled the heat better to last a good long time without getting all warped from the heat cycles. Maintain it like a gun barrel or a carbon knife blade, a light coat of cooking oil (any fat) between uses keeps it nice!
All the best, Steve