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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.

 

Press release: Wild Stoves launches in the USA

Press release November 25 2013. Immediate Release.

‘It’s great to see a local company formed in a West Country garage blossom into this vibrant international brand’ Jonathan Rouse, Founder.

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Wild Stoves, world leaders in wood-fuelled camping stoves, are one of those pleasant surprises in Bridport. Hidden in an office on West Street, the thriving company promotes ingenious portable camping stoves that cleanly and efficiently burn wood. They are used by outdoor lovers around the world who want convenient, ‘eco’ camp cooking. Business in the UK has flourished in recent years, and as the rest of the world notices, they have just launched a new online store in the USA.

 

Christmas posting & closure dates 2013

We recommend placing orders by Wednesday 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 now 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. Sometimes express postal options are available!

However...

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

We will dispatch all orders placed by Friday 20th December before Christmas, and we would expect many of these to reach customers by the 24th.

We are taking a break...

The Wild Stoves office will close from 12 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

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The last safe ordering date is...

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

However...

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.

 

 
Jonathan Rouse

Seasoning wood series: 1 - Impact of splitting wood

Being reliant on firewood for heating at home tends to make you think a lot aboutImpact-splitting-moisture how to make your wood work hard for you. One factor that is the make or break of easy, efficient wood use is ensuring wood is well seasoned before you use it. Most peope are not a year (or more) ahead in their firewood preparation, so I often get asked 'how long should I leave the wood to get it seasoned?' This series of Blog articles outlines some of the most important factors for getting your wood seasoned as quickly as possible. It's based on some wood-weight data taken here in Dorset, originally for an article in the Ecologist.

 
Jonathan Rouse

Smoke-free woodgas stove used in Windy Smithy Louis woodburner

Sometimes you need some heat to 'take the edge off' things, and sometime you need that heat to be near instant and without any smoke - such as in a lay-by or certain campsites where smoke may disturb neighbours. This is a trick we've been using for a while in our old caravan. Using a Wild Woodgas Stove in a Windy Smithy stove, you get a couple of hours of heat (including cool-off time of the stove) that's perfect for drying out or bringing the temperature up in the morning. It's surprising how much heat comes out from a single charge of pellets (available very cheap from grocery stores as cat litter).

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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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