April 2018: Factory-2nd Wild Woodgas Stoves
Regrettably we have received a batch of ‘factory second’ Wild Woodgas StovesMKIIt, which are the same spec but have a range of minor manufacturing faults. The faults have no impact on performance, safety or durability. The weight and size of the stove is as described. Stoves come fully packaged. The minor faults include:
– slightly uneven edging
– imperfect rolling of stainless steel rims
– white manufacturing residue.
– Other minor manufacturing faults
These are being sold in the interest of minimising waste, and to meet high demand for working stoves while we find a new supplier for this long-standing popular stove. We apologise that we are unable to bring you the perfect stoves.
Stoves are sold ‘as is’, with no returns.
This woodgas stove is at the cutting edge of wood-fuelled stove design. It features a unique stronger and more versatile pot support design. We listened to feedback from the international community of users, and redesigned the pot top so any size of pot can now be used with the stove even a mug. The new design also avoids the need for weld points, and is more robust for heavier loads.
Upgrade with a cooking pot and drawstring bag: The stove nests beautifully inside the Zebra 14cm cooking pot. (The Zebra pot includes a nested plate / frying pan, though this will need to be removed if you’re using the Zebra to keep your Wild Woodgas Stove MKIIt in).
The Wild Woodgas Stove Mark IIt
The Wild Woodgas Stove is exceptionally efficient and versatile. Like most woodgas stoves it is designed to burn wood more cleanly than any open fire due to its secondary burn. This means more heat and less soot from a few twigs. It will also burn solid fuels (like hexamine) or meths in a Trangia-style burner. The stove packs down small for compact packing, with space inside for fuel & firelighting gear.
Wood-gas stoves create conditions where ‘primary air’ partially combusts wood gas, then inject pre-heated ‘secondary air’ into the top of the combustion chamber to mix with the remaining smoke, resulting in a very hot, clean burn and quick and easy lighting. They produce less carbon monoxide and particulates than open fires, and even rocket stoves. The images show the hot wood gases meeting the pre-heated air, appearing as jets of yellow flame.
This is a ‘passive-flow’ woodgas stove, meaning the secondary air holes are powered by convection rather than batteries and a fan – using the principle that hot air rises. So not only will you never run out of fuel for as long as you can find a few twigs; you’ll also never run out of battery power!
What Wild Stoves think
We love the ingenuity of this stove. The natural draft is effective, the stove burns clean and intensely and it packs down neatly and easily. Best of all its slightly wider base provides an exceptionally steady cooking support for anything from a survival billycan to a ‘family’ pot or kettle. Highly recommended.
Also checkout this demonstration of a 1.5 hour burn time from single charge of wood pellets! This is shown on the original pot support but the function is identical.
… Search the Internet for the dozens of videos of the Wild Woodgas in action around the world and forum discussions about its merits!
Why not buy a cheaper copy of this stove?
You may also be interested in this blog about how this measures up against the many copies of this stove! Thanks for supporting the British company that first brought you this stove.