Thanks, I asked the question in a couple of places and got the same answer. Gotta try it.
In the past, (mostly on canoe trips) I've used a flue pipe stove, but it is way too big and heavy. Also, I don't like the smoke and soot. I keep my woodburning stuff in a sack, but still....
On the other hand, if the stove is light enough, the fuel savings are attractive. And if you know what you are doing, dry, burnable wood is not hard to find, even in rainy weather - and that is discounting waterproof fuel such as birch bark and pine heart (both of which make a huge black mess). Is it possible to burn this stuff so efficiently that there are no deposits? I know that an enclosed stove is really efficient, but I have never seen one that is not messy.