How any fuel canisters does it take to cook food on a 3-day trip? What happens if an o-ring leaks? And white gas? What does that do to the surface water when it sloshes onto the ground? How about the cost-saving, environmentally conscious option of carrying NO FUEL?
I have been using a 180 Stove for more than two years now and find it liberating. This is a compact, light-weight cook stove with a stable, generous 6”x7” cooking surface. It only uses a handful of twigs to cook dinner. I don’t have to sweat how much fuel to buy and, at the end of the trip, I don’t have canisters for the landfill. The stove packs down to a 3”x7”x5/8”self-forming case that keeps smoky parts away from my gear. It is as light as the tiny micro stoves with a single fuel canister.
To be fair, cooking with twigs is not a push-button fire. But it only takes a little common sense to get a hot fire that rivals any toxic-gas stove. After all, the cooking is done with the tiny twigs one might use as kindling for a larger fire. Even on the rainy days, I find dry twigs sheltered under trees. I have used the stove in the rain, in the snow, and in fair weather, of course. It has not let me down yet.
Get out there! Curt Linville