My Vargo wood stove arrived in the mail yesterday. $30 including shipping from ebay. Itís the steel version and not the Ti one, but it still only weighs 7.4oz and is a little more than half the price. Can be used alone or a windscreen for a beer can alcohol stove which fits nicely inside.
Unpacked it, set it up and let my 13 year old son light the first fire. Was roaring within minutes using leaves, twigs and matches to get it started - no firestarter needed. This thing is awesome! My only complaint is that there is a tab next to the door that keeps coming loose, causing the stove to come undone. Easy fix with a pin or wire stuck through it to keep it in place. But glad I did a dry run first. Here is a link to a video showing the issue and easy fix:
The other thing I will say is that it does require constant feeding or it burns down pretty fast. Which is actually good for me in the arid southwest (where I shouldn't be wandering away from any unattended fires), but something to be mindful of.
And some pics of the stove:
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