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In an effort to have an emergency shelter for anytime of year, I recently bought a “hot tent” (a tent that can be heated) and a camp wood stove to go along with it. I’d like to try it as well for 4-season overland camping.

I found two companies that both make tipi-style hot tents and camp stoves that seem to offer good value. The first is a Norwegian company called Gstove. The second is a Chinese company called Pomoly.

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Bobcat Rocket Stove • West County Explorers Club

I’ve been intruiged by rocket stoves lately. If you’re heading out camping this winter, you might be too.

A rocket stove has a capped and insulated chimney-within-in-a-chimney. The exhaust gases swirl and rise within the inner chimney, hit the cap, and fall through the outer chimney on their way to the exhaust outlet. This swirling rise and fall creates a high-temperature combustion zone in which almost all of the exhaust gases are burned and transformed into heat. As a result you can burn small diameter wood and still get plenty of heat for cooking or heating.

The photo above shows a Bobcat Rocket Stove. The teapot sits on top of the chimney-within-a-chimney, the surface of which can reach 760˚F! The burn box (where the sauce pan sits) will reach 425˚F. This is a heavy-duty stove. The walls are 1/4″ steel and the rear exhaust connects to a standard 3″ stove pipe.

If you have a tent with a stove pipe outlet or even a small cabin, this might be a good fit. The legs are removable and the stove weighs 27 lbs. It retails for $395.

There’s a brief video of the stove after the jump. If you’d like a simple, cheap, DIY rocket stove for camp cooking check out this previous post.


Update, 6/5/2016:
According to their website, the Bobcat Rocket stove has gone out of production.

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It’s nice to spice up camp food a bit but who wants to pack the whole spice rack? Well, Natalie found this neat solution on Pinterest. Take one of those weekly pill organizers, put some little labels on it, fill it up with your favorite spices, and — there you have it — instant spice rack to go.

Go to Handy Hausfrau to check out all of the DIY details.

Not happy roasting wieners on a stick? Itching to make homemade pizza on the trail? Roast squab, perhaps? If you have a rig that can carry an extra 41 lbs of cooking gear, I have just the thing for you: the Coleman Outdoor Portable Oven & Stove.

It’s powered by a 1-lb propane cylinder (or you can adapt it to a 20-lb cylinder, if you want to do more serious backwoods baking).

Up top, it sports two matchless, 6,000-btu burners. Down below a 3,000-btu oven with a temperature gauge helps ensure that you won’t burn your crusts. Maximum pizza width: 12 inches.

Available at Cabella’s for $250.

Via: GearPatrol.

Hat tip to Greg!