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Kombuis portable camp stove feeds itself twigs for fuel

Kombuis portable camp stove fe...
The designer is looking to raise funds on Kickstarter for his cleverly designed Kombuis cooking stove
The designer is looking to raise funds on Kickstarter for his cleverly designed Kombuis cooking stove
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The designer is looking to raise funds on Kickstarter for his cleverly designed Kombuis cooking stove
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The designer is looking to raise funds on Kickstarter for his cleverly designed Kombuis cooking stove
There's nothing overly fancy about designer Arnaud's Desseyn's Kombuis, but with a thoughtfully designed chute for its biofuel, it might just take the most minimal effort to keep burning
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There's nothing overly fancy about designer Arnaud's Desseyn's Kombuis, but with a thoughtfully designed chute for its biofuel, it might just take the most minimal effort to keep burning
The designer is looking to raise funds on Kickstarter for his cleverly designed Kombuis cooking stove
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The designer is looking to raise funds on Kickstarter for his cleverly designed Kombuis cooking stove
The Kombuis is a neat, simple stainless steel cooking set for travelers and campers
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The Kombuis is a neat, simple stainless steel cooking set for travelers and campers
There's nothing overly fancy about designer Arnaud's Desseyn's Kombuis, but with a thoughtfully designed chute for its biofuel, it might just take the most minimal effort to keep burning
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There's nothing overly fancy about designer Arnaud's Desseyn's Kombuis, but with a thoughtfully designed chute for its biofuel, it might just take the most minimal effort to keep burning
Diagram of airflow through the Kombuis cooking stove
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Diagram of airflow through the Kombuis cooking stove
The Kombuis is a neat, simple stainless steel cooking set for travelers and campers
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The Kombuis is a neat, simple stainless steel cooking set for travelers and campers

We've seen more than a few handy wood burner camping stoves over the years, including ones that fit into a backpack and others that convert heat energy into electricity. There's nothing overly fancy about Dutch designer Arnaud's Desseyn's Kombuis, but with a thoughtfully designed chute for its biofuel, it might just take the least amount of effort to keep burning.

The Kombuis is a neat, simple stainless steel cooking set for travelers and campers that consists of a pan, a stove and a pot that doubles as a carry container. All packed up, the set stands 16 cm tall and 12 cm thick (6.3 x 4.7 in) and when unpacked, it can be used to cook up some chow either as a pot, a pan, or a covered pot with the pan as the lid.

When it comes to the stove, a side tube slots into a hole at a 45-degree angle and is divided into two sections by a slide that rests along its center. This draws air in through the lower section, through a half grill that sits in its base and upwards towards the pot stand on top.

Diagram of airflow through the Kombuis cooking stove
Diagram of airflow through the Kombuis cooking stove

With twigs of the appropriate length nestled into the side tube's upper section, the airflow creates a chamber for their ends to burn away slowly. The sloping side tube, meanwhile, works with gravity to create a self-feeding mechanism, automatically adding more fuel to the fire as needed.

Desseyn is looking to raise funds on Kickstarter for his cleverly designed cooking stove, and with a few days left to run on the campaign has raised more than double his €30,000 goal (US$37,000). A pledge of €85 (US$105) will have one sent your way in July 2018 if the rest of the campaign and production runs as planned. You can check out the pitch video below.

Source: By Arnaud

Kombuis a portable and efficient rocket stove / cooking set.

7 comments
Lardo
It's a rocket stove, for cryin' out loud. Get yourself a couple of soup cans and some tin-snips and make your own. There are plans for 'em all over the world, wide interweb. That is if you need plans. $105 indeed.
BrianK56
Charcoal chimney works just fine for me.
tsvieps
This does look like a nice simple design and a useful piece of hiking or home emergency equipment. But I agree with another comment here that the price is out of line. About 3X too expensive if they have raised enough money to buy some tooling to make it.
ProfessorWhat
mmmmaybe if was all flat packed and also made of titanium like those titanium tent stoves that can, but that asking price is just a ridiculously bonkers insult. You can find small wood campstoves on amazon for a tenth that price that you could modify a feed chute into, and some of them even being stack-collapsible!
W8post
'KOMBUIS' is the Dutch word for a kitchen on a ship/boat. I hope the 'world' can pronounce that word 'KOMBUIS', properly!? try 'Com-bouws' and you're rather close...
Don Duncan
An aluminum alloy would be lighter. Where's the rod that generates electric for recharging small devices? It looks too short to use the "rocket" effect. How efficient is it? Has Aprovecho tested it? They are the experts.
atomicthumbs
"including ones that fit into a backpack" Wow. Astounding. Someone invented a stove that fits in a backpack, a feat previously thought to be impossible. What will those scientists think of next?