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These stoves, handmade in Alaska, are now back in stock for dispatch from here in the UK!
The legendary Bushbuddy Stove was designed in Canada many years ago. It has been described as the Rolls Royce of stoves. Fortunately, the original maker has now passed his knowledge onto a small group of craftsmen in Alaska. Therefore, the stoves retain the same spec and hand-crafted quality as the original. The craftsmen started out as the Nomadic Stove company selling the ‘Trekker Stove’, but it is now simply called the Bushbuddy. We are delighted to be UK stockists.
This is our lightest high performance stove, adding just 171g to your kit bag – and without the need to carry any additional fuel. The pot supports inverts to nest inside the body of the stove for compact stowage.
How the Bushbuddy Stove works
The Bushbuddy is one of our range of ‘Woodgas Stoves’. In other words, it features a double-walled combustion chamber that enables a remarkably clean and intense burn. Air is heated in the cavity between the walls, and is drawn into the top of the combustion chamber where it meets the hot smokey gases. The resulting combustion forms a beautiful ring of intense flame. The stove burns very cleanly and with practice and skill it produces almost no smoke.
All you need to do is light a small fire inside the combustion chamber, and keep adding small chunks of wood, twigs and pine cones. The double-wall design controls the combustion carefully, and thanks to its efficiency the stove uses less wood than regular wood stoves.
The Bushbuddy Stove has exceptional heat shielding qualities so you won’t scorch the ground during cooking. However, the stove still becomes too hot to hold comfortably, and we recommend you set it on the ground away from any combustible leaves & materials.
Compatibility with pots, billies and kettles
Many people choose to carry their Bushbuddy nested inside a billy or kettle. Although we don’t stock any compatible pots they are widely available. Some examples of the pots the Bushbuddy fits inside include the TOAKS 115mm pots, Snow Peak 900, Evernew ECA522 Pasta Pot M, Evernew ECA267 (lid will not close, must be set on top and placed in a stuff sack), Evernew ECA402, Evernew ECA265, and the MSR Titan Kettle (lid will not close).
Why order direct from Wild Stoves?
Ordering from the USA will incur VAT at 20%, Duty, and customs release charges (usually around £12).
The Bushbuddy stove is available direct from the makers for between £90 (shipping time up to 42 days) and £109 (up to 15 working days) – per exchange rates at time of writing.
When you buy from us all the duty, VAT and import fees are already paid by us. We deliver our stoves by Royal Mail straight to your door.