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#236845 - 12/05/11 08:24 AM Re: New stove coming...what do you think? [Re: AKSAR]
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Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
Wow, nice Kifaru stove. Although not as nice as the Kifaru, Ti Goat also makes a box stove out of titanium.

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#236864 - 12/05/11 11:41 PM Re: New stove coming...what do you think? [Re: AKSAR]
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Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 1804
Loc: Southern California
Originally Posted By: AKSAR
Hikin Jim,

Have you looked at the Kifaru stoves? Haven't used one myself, but I've heard good things about them. They are made to go with their shelters.

http://www.kifaru.net/stoves.html

I've seen those, but only on the internet. The look gorgeous.

Unfortunately, living in a high population, high fire danger zone like Southern California, wood fires are discouraged to say the least. Generally they're illegal unless you're in a developed campground. A developed campground? Sheesh. Where's the fun in that? I'm kidding a little bit, actually I like camping with my family, but my main interest is in back country stuff -- where I can't use wood stoves. I've deliberately stayed away from some well known ones like the Bush Buddy and the Caldera Tri-Ti as well as some really promising new stuff like the Backcountry Boiler or the BioLite since I can't really use them where I live.

Gas, gasoline, kerosene, hexamine, trioxane, and alcohol are the fuels I know.

HJ
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#255067 - 01/01/13 03:27 PM Re: New stove coming...what do you think? [Re: Andy]
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Registered: 09/11/02
Posts: 181
Loc: Denver, CO, USA
Does anyone here have the BioLite? If so, can you post your personal experience?

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#255079 - 01/01/13 07:29 PM Re: New stove coming...what do you think? [Re: Andy]
quick_joey_small Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 553
Loc: UK
There's a review of it on the Backpacker Mag website (just search for it on the website if the link below doesnt't work).
qjs

http://www.backpacker.com/fall-winter-gear-guide-2012-biolite-camp-stove/gear/17011

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#255083 - 01/01/13 09:22 PM Re: New stove coming...what do you think? [Re: quick_joey_small]
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 959
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
My take on it is that they created the larger Bio-lite home stove for remote locations to add burning efficiency, create less emissions and to generate power. Designed for 3rd world sitations, the thermal generator makes use of the heat to operate the fan. Surplus energy from the stove can be used to charge small electronics where there is no or limited electrical facilities.

Then they created the smaller portable version for "backpacking". They are probably hoping that proceeds from the selling of the backpacking version will subsize the homestove production for the 3rd world. In that, I hope they succeed and it seems to be a worth while goal.
http://biolitestove.com/homestove/overview/

On the marketing to the eco-geeks who feel the need to bring their electronics with them on every trip -- meh, not so much. If it charged things like sat phones and gpsr, etc that would make more sense to me but really who needs to charge their iphone, etc.

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#255145 - 01/04/13 05:08 AM Re: New stove coming...what do you think? [Re: gulliamo]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2984
Loc: Big Sky Country
Originally Posted By: gulliamo
Does anyone here have the BioLite? If so, can you post your personal experience?


It just so happens that I did a little write up about it. grin You can read it here.
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#255156 - 01/05/13 03:19 PM Re: New stove coming...what do you think? [Re: Andy]
gulliamo Offline
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Registered: 09/11/02
Posts: 181
Loc: Denver, CO, USA
Great review Phaedrus! Thanks!

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