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I.C.E. multitool stove screws, opens, rules, saws ... and cooks

I.C.E. multitool stove screws,...
One of the stove's panels opens cans, pops bottle tops, cuts wood and more
One of the stove's panels opens cans, pops bottle tops, cuts wood and more
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One of the stove's panels opens cans, pops bottle tops, cuts wood and more
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One of the stove's panels opens cans, pops bottle tops, cuts wood and more
To use the saw, you wrap your fingers around the rectangular cut-out in the middle
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To use the saw, you wrap your fingers around the rectangular cut-out in the middle
The I.C.E. works as a basic wood stove
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The I.C.E. works as a basic wood stove
The I.C.E. works as a basic wood stove
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The I.C.E. works as a basic wood stove
One of the stove's panels opens cans, pops bottle tops, cuts wood and more
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One of the stove's panels opens cans, pops bottle tops, cuts wood and more
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The I.C.E. Stove puts a unique spin on the multitool. Not only can the wood stove cook dinner and boil water in the wild, it can saw the firewood and crack a beer. The stove then breaks down into four panels that pack flat and weigh less than a pound (0.5 kg) in your backpack.

We know that multitools come in many forms – from shovels, to hatchets, to snowboards and beyond – but the idea of a camping stove multitool would have never occurred to us if we hadn't stumbled upon the I.C.E. on the floor of this year's Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. The simple, smart contraption consists of four stainless steel panels that quickly assemble into a compact wood stove.

While three of the I.C.E.'s panels are simple stove walls, the fourth is a seven-function tool. It packs a bottle opener, can opener, wrench, screwdriver, wing nut wrench, ruler and saw. We doubt you'd want to use the saw to cut up thick, meaty trunks, but it is sharp to the touch, and the grip feels comfortable enough for cutting smaller logs and branches into fuel, so long as you wear gloves.

The I.C.E. works as a basic wood stove
The I.C.E. works as a basic wood stove

The I.C.E. is aimed at the likes of hikers, backpackers and hunters. Thanks to its flat, portable design and eight functions, it helps save space and weight in the pack. Because it's powered by wood and other biomatter, users can find fuel in the wilderness instead of carrying it in.

The I.C.E. is made in Colorado and available for US$49.99. A rep told us they're working on incorporating an electrical generator and USB charger, which would make it similar to the BioLite Stove. That generator could presumably be used to power a fan and increase the stove's efficiency, too.

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13 comments
digi_owl
Looks like one of those steel multitool cards you can get for dollar, would a couple of holes to make it part of the stove frame.
John Reynolds
Maybe I am being "over-picky", but I can see four sides to the unit PLUS a top griddle. That makes 5 panels not 4!
BigGoofyGuy
I think multi-tools reduce what a camper has to bring with them. I think this a neat item for campers.
GatorGirl
It appears to actually have 6 panels. Four sides, a top and a bottom.
Don Duncan
Researching the rocket stove I learned it gets its efficient burn from the draft. A fan is only needed in the first minutes. Once the draft is established the fan is redundant. I conclude the fan to be a waste of resources on the Biolite. A billows would work to keep the smoke at a minimum in the first two minutes, but why bother?
KrakaTaoJones
Is it really so hard to get a pic of the stove with an actual fire in it? It would seem to me that it's more complicated to rig the bright lights, the fan and the gauzy material to simulate a fire than to just gather some kindling and a match. :roll eyes:
dalroth5
@KrakaTaoJones: Yes, but I think the photo was taken at an _indoor_ exhibition (of Outdoor Retailer stock), where it would be impractical / dangerous to have a real fire constantly burning, no?
June Blair
Looks like 4 panels to me, 2 of those square looking things put together, 1 tool panel, 1. griddle. looks like it could get real hot.
Rowan Brown
don, i have a biolite, and no offense, but youre wrong. it is a small, extremely efficient, fan-forced furnace, and with the fan off it burns significantly cooler and leaves a lot more coals.
POOL PUMPREAPAIR guy longwood
The unit is too small to burn wood, this a novelty item.