Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of outdoor wood cooking stoves and equipment. We are a young business based in the West Country, and passionate about cooking on wood in the great British outdoors.
Wood cooking stoves leave a light footprint on the wilds in terms of low wood consumption, low emissions (see FAQs) and avoiding scorch marks on grass & forest floors. Suitable for lightweight backpacking, camping, fishing, year-round picnics, occasional road-side brews or daily use by outdoor-dwellers, our stoves will make the most of the wood you collect, while retaining the magic and romance of this age-old fuel. No more carrying a leaky meths bottle to ensure a hot cuppa; you're unlikely to ever run out of fuel when carrying a wood stove. They also don't leave empty canisters in their wake. Wood stoves save as much as 80% of the wood required to cook a meal over even a small open fire, making these great time- and labour-saving devices. We recognise that sometimes, however, open fires make sense; we also sell sell equipment for making effective use of these.
How did we get into this? After years spent working with wood stoves in developing countries, we thought it was about time our friends here in the UK got access to some of these fabulous devices. So we set up Wild Stoves. In the process we discovered many other exciting products designed for hikers and campers. Founder Jonathan Rouse continues his work as a scientific advisor on these issues to organisations ranging from the UN to small charities in Africa and Asia. You might call him a stove anorak. You can find out more, or even donate a stove, here.
Our philosphy is to sell high quality, durable products which we use and know to perform well (even in the damp UK climate), and to provide information to help you choose appropriate products and get the best of out of them.
Happy wild cooking,