Rating: 5 / 5
Disclosure: Four Dog Stove sent me this stove to test after reading about my frustrations with another wood stove. In return I agreed to post my impressions about the stove (good or bad) on this forum.
This backpacking stove is one of the few light-weight titanium ones that is designed for group cooking (3+ people). It is perfect for what I need because I am frequently cooking for 5 when I take my family out on backpacking trips. What I like:
- Multi-fuel: burns alcohol, wood, charcoal briquettes, wood pellets, Esbit, etc.
- Stable: supports large pots (2L or more)
- Large capacity: doesen't require constant feeding like some of the other stoves with a smaller firebox
- Double-walled: once it gets going it is almost completely smokeless due to the secondary burn
- Light-weight: mine weighs-in at 5 oz
- Works with almost any sized pot
- Compact: fits perfectly in the Snow Peak Trek 1400 pot.
- Competitively priced: $105
What I don't like:
- Unlike the Bushbuddy, the bottom of the stove gets very hot and so you have to be careful where you burn it
- Finding a windscreen configuration that works can be difficult due to the stove height
For more detailed review, as well as photos, you can also check out my blog post on the subject here: http://www.adventureinprogress.com/four-dog-stove-bushcooker-lt-iii