Battle of Stoves Follow-up on Firebox Nano

This is a follow-up to Chuck’s great article, Battle of the Stoves, of which he really likes the Folding Firebox Nano Ultralight. I have to say I like it as well, but especially after doing my own little comparison to the Vargo Hexagon Wood Burning Stove and a discovery with the U.S. Canteen Cup.

I had no intention of doing a review as I am not a big stove person anyway. I do however appreciate them when traveling and when time is of the essence.  Great for a hot meal too when paddling.

Anyway, the Firebox Nano smoked (pun intended) the Vargo Hexagon in wood burning using the canteen cup to boil water, primarily due to its open nature allowing for more air. When testing with an alcohol burner, the Vargo won as it offered better wind protection.

Stove2

That is until I thought outside the box, Firebox that is… This may not make sense unless you own a Firebox, but is recommended you use these nano sticks for placing your alcohol burner on — to raise it closer to your pot which sits on the intended stand (see above).

Firebox Nano Stove with alcohol stove nestled in bottom in lieu of using nano sticks.

Firebox Nano Stove with alcohol stove nestled in bottom in lieu of using nano sticks.

Well it turns out a U.S. Canteen Cup fits in between the uprights. By placing the alcohol burner at the bottom of the stove (see above) it offered the perfect wind screen. Another advantage to Firebox Nano.

U.S. Canteen Cup fits perfectly between intended stand making for superior windscreen.

U.S. Canteen Cup fits perfectly between intended stand making for superior windscreen.

Firebox with cup2

About Christian Noble

Chris Noble is the founder of MasterWoodsman.com and Woodsmoke Camping Company. A Master Naturalist, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and has worked as a Registered Forester and Certified Burn Manager in several states. Chris is also a Wilderness First Responder and since the late 90’s has been “practicing primitive” skills and taking lessons from numerous Master Woodsmen throughout North America. An advocate for Conservation, teacher of Wilderness Living Skills, and happily married, he enjoys passing what he has learned thus far to others, especially his 2 children, Emerson and Duncan.

One Response to Battle of Stoves Follow-up on Firebox Nano

  1. steve@fireboxstove.com'
    STEVEN DESPAIN May 3, 2016 at 9:41 am #

    Well, that’s some good thinking! Thanks for teaching me something new about the Nano! Just got my first crusader cup so I’ll be trying this out soon!

    Thanks, Steve

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