I just got back from a grueling 4 day trek (with BPL'ers Dylan and Josh. trip report by Dylan to come) and only brought my DIY double wall wood stove (you know, the pint and quart paint can design). I had an epiphany about my experience cooking or boiling with this method.
As UL'ers, we typically move efficiently and mindfully. Our expectations spare little room for fuss or mess. The terms "fiddle-factor" and "boil-times" tear across the boards. Wood stoves take time and effort, and can be messy if you don't mind things.
But even on the longest day (three passes, 6:45AM-7PM), my buddy already dipping a Titanium Long-handled Spoon into his Mountain House Pro Pak, I just settled and sank into my routine. I boiled water for a warm drink. Next I was cooking, yep, "cooking" red beans and rice. Afterward enjoying the light of the fire and warming my hands. Hey, even during a 30min break I could still charge and fire the stove for coffee, a warm lunch and time to relax.
I practice tai qi quan, sit in zazen, so, maybe there's a little more appreciation for sinking and settling, and mindful practice in general. But I realized at the height of stress and strain (and jabs and complaints from my buddies) that I used the wood stove's routine as a minfulness practice: took a breath, tended the fire; enjoyed the fruit and the labour.
...OK, OK, granted, I'm also working on including an alky stove or esbit stand that'll fit into the top of the woodfire as a stand-by during rain, and for those get-up'n-go morning coffees. Rog, what do you use?