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Portable wood-burning stove offers heat on the go

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Setting up the stove looks simple enough, and Anevay says it only takes a few minutes
Setting up the stove looks simple enough, and Anevay says it only takes a few minutes
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Anevay has turned to Kickstarter to help bring its Frontier Plus to production
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Anevay has turned to Kickstarter to help bring its Frontier Plus to production
The flue can exit through a side wall, roof, or the vent of a tent
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The flue can exit through a side wall, roof, or the vent of a tent
Anevay says it will be making a flashing kit available for sale separately
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Anevay says it will be making a flashing kit available for sale separately
As of writing, you'll need to shell out £299 (roughly US$461) to put your name down for a unit
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As of writing, you'll need to shell out £299 (roughly US$461) to put your name down for a unit
Shipping is expected for February, 2016
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Shipping is expected for February, 2016
The stove sports a glass window and removable top plate
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The stove sports a glass window and removable top plate
The stove top is big enough to fit at least a couple of pans at once for cooking
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The stove top is big enough to fit at least a couple of pans at once for cooking
Setting up the stove looks simple enough, and Anevay says it only takes a few minutes
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Setting up the stove looks simple enough, and Anevay says it only takes a few minutes
The Frontier Plus weighs 16.96 kg (37 lb), so you're definitely not going to be toting this thing around in a backpack on long hikes
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The Frontier Plus weighs 16.96 kg (37 lb), so you're definitely not going to be toting this thing around in a backpack on long hikes
Once assembled and extended, the flue measures 2. 5 m (5 ft) long
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Once assembled and extended, the flue measures 2. 5 m (5 ft) long
When duly folded, the stove measures only 47 x 28 x 23 cm (18 x 11 x 9 in)
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When duly folded, the stove measures only 47 x 28 x 23 cm (18 x 11 x 9 in)
It may be wise to consult a professional before installing the stove into a very small space, like a camper van, for example
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It may be wise to consult a professional before installing the stove into a very small space, like a camper van, for example
The flue can exit through a side wall, roof, or the vent of a tent
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The flue can exit through a side wall, roof, or the vent of a tent
Setting up the stove looks simple enough and Anevay says it only takes a few minutes
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Setting up the stove looks simple enough and Anevay says it only takes a few minutes
The Frontier Plus weighs 16.96 kg (37 lb), so you're definitely not going to be toting this thing around in a backpack on long hikes
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The Frontier Plus weighs 16.96 kg (37 lb), so you're definitely not going to be toting this thing around in a backpack on long hikes
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UK-based outdoors company Anevay recently unveiled a portable wood-burning stove that looks like it could be a good fit for small-living enthusiasts and off-grid types. The firm says that the Frontier Plus can be safely used in a tiny house, van, tipi, or even a tent.

The Frontier Plus features a glass window, removable top plate and carry handle, and is big enough to fit at least a couple of pans at once for cooking. The stove weighs 16.96 kg (37 lb), so while definitely more portable than your average wood-burning stove, you're not going to be toting this thing around in a backpack on long hikes.

Three lockable folding legs support the stove, and when duly folded, it measures only 47 x 28 x 23 cm (18 x 11 x 9 in). In addition, though the flue is 2.5 m (5 ft) long when set up, it can be disassembled and stored inside the stove for easier transport. The flue can exit through a side wall, roof, or the vent of a tent, and Anevay says it will be making a flashing kit available for sale separately.

Anevay has turned to Kickstarter to help bring its Frontier Plus to production
Anevay has turned to Kickstarter to help bring its Frontier Plus to production

The company claims that it only takes a few minutes to set up the Frontier Plus, though you'd presumably need to wait a long while for the stove to cool before it can be transported again. It may also be wise to consult a professional before installing the stove in a very small space, like a camper van, for example.

Anevay has turned to Kickstarter to help bring the Frontier Plus to production. As of writing, you'll need to shell out £299 (roughly US$461) to put your name down for a unit. The £350 ($540) pledge point, meanwhile, features the same stove, but with an added promise from Anevay to install an identical unit to a home or shelter in Nepal. Shipping is expected for February, assuming all goes according to plan.

Check out the pitch video below to see the stove in action.

Sources: Kickstarter, Anevay via Treehugger

Frontier Plus ∙ A next-generation portable woodburning stove

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10 comments
dsiple
Great little stove, but using it for the second time and thereafter will make you have to deal with a lot of soot and ash in the chimney when setting it up. Dirty work. Perfect for a tiny house though, or other small space.
Bob Flint
Most people have trouble building a smokeless fire outdoors, this is not only dangerous, probably illegal in most cases not required. I have managed to start a fire outside in the pouring rain, yes it will smoke since the fuel is wet, and it will take some time to start but unless you also lug around dry kindling, & fire wood then this an accident waiting to happen.
telocity
Awesome video, reminds me of all those wonderful hikes I've taken that ended up at a preset up giant tent with stovepipe pass-through and stove ready to be assembled. Ah good times.
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is really nice. As posted above, I think it would be great for a small house, a camp site where the campers are there for awhile or a yurt type structure.
Buellrider
That thing needs another leg up front. 3 legged looks very dangerous to me. $461 dollars, I think it is time for a reality check. If you have that much money to throw towards a small dangerous fireplace then you'll probably be sleeping indoors and not in a tent. Ask yourself why it should cost even half that for that contraption?????
greenie
looks a bit like an ozpig, though looks a bit more gas tight. I do not sell or have any thing to do with these http://www.ozpig.com.au
Nik
Pins on wires to secure the legs, are likely to be a nuisance, a spring-loaded pin within the leg, as used on some lightweight building props, would be a more ergonomic and elegant solution, and possibly cheaper to manufacture. I dont see any sign of an ash-pan, so cleaning out would mean allowing the stove to burn out, and then taking it outside to empty it. Not very convenient. In addition, burning a stove in a confined space, uses up available oxygen, so sleeping while it was burning could be potentially hazardous. Maybe a solution would be to use a double skin flue, as used on gas water heaters, to make the stove 'room sealed' this would also make the flue cool to the touch, so removing the hazard of possible burns from accidental contact with it by people or material, and also preheat the air entering the stove which would make it more efficient. I dont see it as practical for use with a tent, but for small rigid structures, it may be a viable solution.
Don Duncan
If the intent of all those photos was to show off the stove, the photographer failed miserably. No top shot or back shots leaves me wondering if or how many opening on the cooking surface exist. The best use of fuel is to cook with recessed pots.
A double flue and ash drop is needed.
Light weight means short life after spending $461+shipping? Get real. This product was dead on the drawing board.
Ralf Biernacki
This is a niche product; it's not really suitable for hiking, as so many here seem to think. But for travel in Alaska or Canada, by canoe, snowmobile, or dog sled, this is a perfect fit. And not really that expensive, for a product of this type that has to meet certain standards. I really like it. It could use a fourth leg, though, especially once you consider the devastating results of it tipping over.
ljaques
Good luck funding that, folks. Similar models have been available from Chinese manufacturers for $60 for several years now. (I bought one with carry bag and tools for $70.)