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I just wanted to bring an item to your attention. It is a small folding stove called 'Firebox'. More information regarding this stove can be had via their website found here: http://foldingfirebox.com/
The following is a picture of the Firebox showing it both open and folded:
The following is a photo showing a size comparison of the folded Firebox in relation to a pen:
The following caption is a description of the Firebox from their webstite:
“The Firebox 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, gel fuels (Sterno), wood pellets or charcoal briquettes. The 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 Firebox 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.”
This video advertisement illustrates much of the Firebox's versatility:
The Firebox's specifications are as follows:
Dimensions: 5” X 5” X 7.5” open, 5” X 3/8” X 7.5” folded.
Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Material: 18ga. Stainless Steel
If there is a con to the Firebox, it would be the weight when compared to some other options available. However, the material used (18ga. stainless steel) and the design make this a very strong, sturdy, durable, portable and versatile option that will not warp when used. This more than makes up for the added weight, at least for me. However, it is something people should be mindful of when putting together their perspective kits for camping, hiking or for a B.O.B. The Firebox can easily be slipped behind the seat in a truck, or even under the seat in a car as well. In those instances obviously weight would not be a concern.
The structural integrity of the Firebox is well-illustrated by the following video:
They currently have a Youtube channel with well over 50 videos showing the Firebox 'in action'. Their Youtube channel can be found here:
I purchased the following:
The Firebox which has the ash pan and two 'Fire Sicks' that come with it.
The upgrade kit which includes the Grill Plate, the Boil Plate and an extra set of Fire Sticks.
Their heavy duty cordura carrying case that has a D-ring.
I am thrilled that I ran across the Firebox, and am very happy with it. I definitely thought it was an item that deserved to be shared. I hope this post has been both informative and useful.
My pack weight varies between 25 - 35 lbs including the pack, clothes appropriate for the weather, and various gear. I find I can survive and sustain quite well with the gear and knowledge I do possess, but I am always trying to learn more. This is because there is no way to ever know it all, and there are always people who know more and different things than I do.
We have the following categories on this site: 'Gear, Kits & Supplies', 'How to', and Prepare for members to share knowledge and information with one another in this 'genre'. I can imagine everyone, including myself, would be grateful and happy to glean information from you on a variety of topics in the above categories. You should really consider posting how to do various things on our site so that others can gain benefit from your knowledge. You should also consider doing reviews of any items you do pack, and state why you chose them over other items.
Thanks for the info Raht.
You are most welcome! This is something a little different than the Biolite stove I previously reviewed. I have a few different stoves. Another great one I thought about reviewing was the Esbit. However, this is easily the most versatile of the stoves I have. The design is ingenious. Being so durable, portable and versatile made it an item I thought a lot of folks would really enjoy having as part of their own personal preparedness inventory. I know I am anyways. I am glad you enjoyed the review.
Great review, and I tweeted it out again.
I am pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to spread the word about it. I think it is an item some will gain benefit from.
Hello, This is Steve from Firebox Industries. Thank you all for a very warm welcome and thanks to Rahthrae for an excellent review of the Folding Firebox Campfire stove.
I would like to offer you all a discount code (refounding) for 10% off your order total for whoever may be interested.
Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have, I would love to help in any way I can.
I have made and experimented with most types of wood burning stove and many types of alcohol burners and would love to talk shop anytime.
Thanks again everyone!
This is a good little stove . Mine is similar but a bit larger (2X at least) and have used it for some 20 years . My buddies and myself sometimes go 30 to 40 miles into the back country of Idaho hunting horseback . Because of this we have refined our equipment for weight and functionality . We have gone from 6 or 7 pack animals to usually 4 . Now we just go to get away as Idaho doesn't have many elk left because of wolves . We do see dead wolves quite often , ahem !
We spend the first day setting up our camp and R and R . We always go out for wood and fire starter and use sap wood , a tree that has gone down in the spring full of sap but no where to go and saturates the wood at the base . Steel wool burns hot and combined (sometimes) W/sap is pretty good stuff or sap from injured trees . We don't normally worry about fire starter as most times it isn't necessary .
Lets just hope that your stove will be used just for fun .
I just ordered mine, and payment and checkout was secure, and very easy, and the shipping was FREE! The discount offered was applied, and my order was confirmed via email within a minute! I'll let you know when I receive it.
3am and I just got this ---------------Get ready !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!