The popular Frontier Stove can now be found in campsites, bell-tents and back gardens around the world – and we’re very happy to have been selling this reliable, simple and portable stove for many years. This is the one-and-only original product from the original inventors.
From the moment we received the Frontier Stove for review a few years back, we are able to highly recommend it. It is devices like this which extend our short season of sitting comfortably outside; we are using it on cool afternoons and evenings to keep the chill away while sitting outside cooking and relaxing. This is one product which we have reviewed, then held on to for team use at festivals, events – and our holidays and BBQs.
Our kettle sat comfortably on the cooking surface and boiled fast. For more intense heat you can remove a pot-hole cover so a pot can sit with its base directly facing the combustion chamber. It’s best fed with fairly small chunks of wood, though once going well you can use larger chunks, feeding at the front, and the draw tends to spread the fire back over time. The rotating baffle in the bottom section of flue allows you to reduce the rate and intensity of burn – a neat addition.
When you’re done, pack up the flue into the body of the stove, pick it up with handle on the side, and easily carry it off to your next destination…
Highly recommended product and great all-round, the Frontier Stove is a great wood burner for space-heating and camp cooking.
NB: Wild Stoves recommend the use of a Carbon Monoxide (CO) monitor alarm when using the Frontier Stove in an enclosed space.
Caution on first use: when lighting the Frontier Stove for the first time, make sure your shelter is well vented as first time burning of the Frontier will give off an odour of burning manufacturers’ residue. This disappears very quickly with increased heat.
What’s in the Frontier Stove box?
The Frontier Stove itself plus
5 x flue sections that store inside the stove body for transport, and including base section with rotating baffle. Each flue section is 60mm diameter x 450mm long.
1 x push-on ash catcher
3 steel legs (yes 3, so cannot wobble). All folds into a neat bundle, with a handle on the side for very easy carrying.
Reinforced 2mm steel top of durability and strength
See Specifications tab for further details.
There are many reviews, demos and images out there of the Frontier Stove. One of our favourites, including some recipes, was the VW Vibe Magazine review from 2015.
More permanent installation?
The Frontier flue pipes will need regular cleaning so if you’re looking for a stove for longer camping trips, shed installations or more frequent use, check out the Frontier Plus.
Frontier Stove versus Frontier Plus
The below photo shows the stoves side by side for comparison.
Frontier and weathering
The Frontier stove is made to be long-lasting and durable. However, at high temperatures most of our stoves – even those made from stainless steel – show discolouration and light rust when used outside where there is exposure to damp. The Frontier Plus will show signs of rusting after use, but this will not affect its performance or durability. The cooking surface is particularly susceptible to this where pots and kettles scratch the paint finish. The stove can be touched up if necessary. This Blog explains more about looking after your stove in the British climate.
Safety and disclaimer
Wild Stoves accepts no responsibility for the use or misuse of the Flashing Kit and stove. We recommend this for use only with the Frontier Plus. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure the shelter used has the appropriate fire retardant qualities necessary. We advise not to leave the stove unattended in the shelter and to make sure it has been extinguished prior to going to sleep. Always make sure the stove is positioned on something fire retardant i.e. fire blanket, as accidental sparks may go straight through the groundsheet. Wild Stoves does not accept any liability to any party for loss or damage incurred by use of the Flashing Kit and stove howsoever caused.