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Christmas posting & closure dates 2014

We recommend placing orders by Thursday 18th December to maximise the chances of receiving your products by Christmas.

For overseas orders, the last AirSure posting dates vary from 4 December (e.g. Japan, Australia...) to 13 December (e.g. Germany, Spain, USA). Any orders placed after these dates for dispatch overseas will be sent immediately, but may not reach their destination before Christmas.

Do contact us if you have a particularly urgent need and we will see what we can do. Royal Mail 'Guaranteed' delivery is available up to 23 December ... but isn't to be relied upon 100% in our experience!


Please bear in mind we are only as reliable as the weather and the constraints our excellent delivery partners!

We aim to dispatch all orders placed by Monday 22nd December before Christmas.

We are taking a break...

The Wild Stoves office will close from midday 23 December, until 2 January 2012. You can place an order on our website anytime over this period, and products will be dispatched in order of receipt upon our return.

Thank you, and best wishes for a happy Christmas!

from the Wild Stoves Team - Kate, Mandy and Jonathan





The last safe ordering date is...

We recommend placing orders by Monday 19 December to maximise the chances of receiving your products by Christmas.


We will dispatch all orders placed by 21 December before Christmas, and we would expect many of these to reach customers by the 24th. Do contact us if you have a particularly urgent need and we will see what we can do.



What's the difference between the SoloStove, Bushbuddy, Trekker and Wild Woodgas Stove?

Customer query


I would like a wood stove for my camping, and i hope you can help me.

I have been looking at “bushbuddy” and the “Solo stove” (are they the same almost?)   and “ wild woodgas”(the no battery one)

– what is best? and can you give me the diameter of them as I would like them to fit in my pot? The wild woodgas seems larger?

Thank you for a great web page :)

Wild Stoves Technical Response

We can certainly help you.

The Bushbuddy and SoloStove are very similar - some suggest identical, but I've not used one so I'm not in a position to comment. The Bushbuddy is the grandfather of lightweight woodgas stoves, and we sell the Trekker Stove which is a licensed and high quality copy of the BushBuddy, made by a guy who the Bushbuddy designer trained up. It's handmade in N America.


Tribute to Lucy Rouse, Co-founder of Wild Stoves, 1976 - 2012

It's Wild Stoves' birthday today, so we enter our 5th year of trading this week! It's been a deeply rewarding journey enriching the outdoor experience of thousands of outdoor lovers the world over. From humble beginnings we have grown into a vibrant and busy company, moving into our Bridport HQ in 2011 and launching in the USA last year. Thanks to all who have supported us over the years and told us how much you love what we do.

Wild Stoves was set up in 2010 by husband and wife team Jonathan and Lucy Rouse. During 2010 and 2011 they toured festivals with their hallmark 1950s caravan and Berber tent giving workshops and demonstrating stoves. Accompanied by their young children, the pitch always had a part-business, part-hangout, and part-creche feel! It was a magnet for firelovers (i.e. nearly everyone) and there was usually a brew on or lunch being cooked on one stove or another.


Discovering fire workshop: fuel, fire lighting and efficiency

10am - 6pm. Saturday 10 May 2014

Near Beaminster, West Dorset, DT6

£55 / £65 including tuition, gear and hot supper!

Booking is essential. Fill in this online form, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to book your place today.

Course outline

Fascinated by fire but want to find out more about how to make it work for you? This one-day course will take you on a journey through the meaning, practice and science of fire, with plenty of opportunity for hands-on activities including:

- identifying and collecting suitable fuels in a woodland

- fire-lighting using bow drill, flint strikers and compression techniques

- making tinder cloth

- the art of tending fires effectively and basic cooking techniques

- understanding the scientific principles that underlie harnessing wood's abundant energy efficiently and cleanly

- using a wide range of improved stoves, including rocket stoves, woodgas stoves, fan-assisted stoves.

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Welcome to Wild Stoves

Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of outdoor wood cooking stoves and equipment on the Web. We are a vibrant business based in the West Country, passionate about harnessing wood's abundant heat in the great British outdoors. 


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