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Emberlit Fire Ant Stove - lightest stove in the world?
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Babak Sakaki
(persianpunisher) - F
Emberlit Fire Ant Stove - lightest stove in the world? on 04/22/2014 18:40:27 MDT Print View

I saw this thing while browsing Kickstarter>

It's a super utilitarian, lightweight, multi fuel stove.

Has this been posted before?

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Emberlit Fire Ant Stove - lightest stove in the world? on 04/22/2014 18:53:47 MDT Print View

Somehow I missed it - thanks for posting!

His Emberlit stove has a big following. Very nice!

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Emberlit Fire Ant Stove - lightest stove in the world? on 04/22/2014 19:02:49 MDT Print View

At 2.8 oz it is the same weight as the 2012 QiWiz Fire Fly.

Tom D.
(DaFireMedic) - M

Locale: Southern California
Nice and light on 04/22/2014 21:20:04 MDT Print View

Not quite the lightest, but close, and nice looking as well.

Cadyak has some Firemug stoves that are under 2.8 oz I believe, and there was a Mini Caldera Cone posted here that was under 2 oz. Too bad conditions don't allow for wood/alcohol/Esbit to be used in stoves in my local mountains right now (or the foreseeable future), I'd love to be using a multi-fuel stove like these.

Steve Chan
(sychan) - M

Locale: SF Bay Area
suluk46 has a 1 oz stove on 04/23/2014 08:32:31 MDT Print View

It is a similar design from a few years ago. Just over 1 oz in weight.

Edited by sychan on 04/23/2014 09:45:05 MDT.

Joe S
Looking Forward to Fire Ant on 04/23/2014 10:11:54 MDT Print View

I have the original size in ti, and it's a solid piece of kit. But the smaller size would work well for my uses, plus the dual use potential as windscreen/pot stand for an alcohol stove, made me hop on the Kickstarter deal.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Well... on 04/24/2014 13:46:35 MDT Print View

As a "hobo stove" it's nice, especially if you're only burning wood.

As an efficient wood burner or ESBIT stove it falls short of others now available.

I'll stick with Trail Designs' ti Sidewinder and Tri Ti stoves for the MOST efficient 3 fuel stoves (ESBIT, alky and wood). The Inferno woodburning insert makes them extremely hot and efficient gassifier stoves.

As a "Kickstarter" project I'll put my money elswhere given the better wood burning stoves already on the market.

Edited by Danepacker on 04/24/2014 13:47:59 MDT.

Bob Moulder
(bobmny10562) - M

Locale: Westchester County, NY
Enough Emberlits for now! on 04/24/2014 16:45:11 MDT Print View

I enjoy both the Emberlit original and EL mini - Great for solo 3-season in this neck of the woods!

I got the Kickstarter notification from Mikhail, but for me the Fire Ant is a niche too far as I don't plan to get into the alcohol stove arena since wood stove bans are relatively rare in this region. (Although, ironically, today is a Fire Alert day because of high winds and low humidity.)

Additionally, the Fire Ant in alcohol mode seems to be designed exclusively for the Trangia stove. I have the TD 12-10 alcohol stove that came with the Ti Tri w/inferno insert, so if the alcohol option is desired the 12-10 stove - with some sort of stand under the base to adjust flame height - can be used with the EL mini.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Trail Designs on 04/24/2014 20:43:57 MDT Print View

I agree with Eric, Trail Designs ti Sidewinder and Tri Ti stoves is the way to go.

Going so small as in the case of the fire ant it's going to be a pain in the a$$ to keep a fire going. It's rediculous to think it's going to be as easy as the video shows making a large meal in the size of the frying pan shown. that's total deception. I shake my head in disgust.

Edited by zelph on 04/24/2014 20:50:26 MDT.

Derek M.
(dmusashe) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Enough Emberlits for now! on 04/25/2014 01:15:04 MDT Print View

Purposefully designing a relatively lightweight 2.8oz titanium woodburning stove to be paired with the relatively heavy trangia burner is a little baffling to me...

Edited by dmusashe on 04/25/2014 01:16:39 MDT.

Paul Ashton
(PDA123) - F

Locale: Eastern Mass
Alternative small stove, lighter too on 04/26/2014 05:28:28 MDT Print View

The Honey stove range includes this:

Adam Kilpatrick
(oysters) - MLife

Locale: South Australia
Re: Trail Designs on 04/26/2014 06:51:25 MDT Print View

I agree with Dan; tiny woodstove=tiny fuel capacity=many refuels just to boil a litre of water=pain in the butt. I've experienced this with other stoves (commercial and MYOG).

BER ---
(BER) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Emberlit on 04/26/2014 07:28:16 MDT Print View

Adam, what I think you and Dan miss from the design is the ability to feed longer sticks in from the side, advancing them as the ends burn off. So while there is a bit of fiddling, it's not as bad as having to refill the firebox every 2 minutes. That said, I was a fan when Emberlit came out. Even bought a mini when they came out. But the Emberlit and mini got sold and I switched to a TD sidewinder. More stable. Better in a strong wind. Don't even really need the inferno insert.