Portable wood-burning stove offers heat on the go
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.
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.