Monthly Archives: October 2016

Protecting stoves and BBQs from rust over the winter

Cold rain

It’s that time of year when camping gets put away for another year. Of course, all of our stoves are great for year-round use, but even being made of cast-iron or stainless steel, a little care during wet weather goes a long way. Avoid the disappointment of reaching for your stove or BBQ next spring only to find a rust hole […]

Where does ash come from and is it a reflection of quality of combustion?

Campfire ash

People often ask me what wood ash is, and if it is somehow a reflection of the quality of combustion efficiency. It’s an interesting topic, and important for small stoves whose performance can be affected by excess ash. As I understand it: ash is the residual mineral component of wood that cannot be burned (at least not at temperatures […]