Emberlit Stove – Survival Creek

Emberlit Stove

Emberlit Stove

If you are looking for a great little backpacking, bugout bag stove, this is a great option for you!

The good people over at Survival Creek sent me the Emberlit Stove to review.  On a recent trip out to East Texas, I was able to try it out and I was very impressed.

The stove weighs only 11.3 oz and lays flat when disassembled at a thickness of 1/8 inches.  It is made of stainless steel and has a lifetime warranty.  When the stove is assembled, it stands 6 x 4.5 inches.  The stove comes with crossbars to hold a cup or bowl.  Fuel for the stove is simply any pieces of wood that you can find on the ground.  I didn’t chop or really look hard for any wood.

The hardest thing about using this stove was lighting it from the top.  I have fat fingers!  But that was my fault because as soon as I tried to light it from the opening in the front, it took off.  For my review, I put 2 cups of water in a pot.  I started seeing bubbles on the bottom of the pot in 5 minutes (see pic).  I’m sure if the pot would have been smaller, it would have started boiling sooner.

For fuel, I only used the wood sticks that are seen in the picture.  Actually, there was one big piece that I didn’t use.  The only that is not seen in the picture that I used was dried grass to get the fire started.  The only down side to using this stove is that you have to attend to it, feeding the sticks to the fire, which isn’t a downside at all.  You should never leave a fire unattended!

The stove was super easy to setup.  The instructions were:

  1. Start by hooking the three Side Walls together.
  2. Attach the Floor Plate by inserting its tabs into the slots below the intake holes on the Side Walls.
  3. Hook the Front Side (feed port) to the Side Walls along one edge.  Then, twist the Front Side in order to hook the opposite edge and complete the stove.

The stove did blacken the pot.  However, I was able to wash this off very easily after the trial.  A trick that we used in Boy Scouts was to wipe on a thin layer of dish washing soap on the pot before we put it in the fire.  It makes it easier to clean up.  Also, the stove did get black on the inside.  However, after it cooled, with a napkin, I was able to disassemble the stove and place it back in its package with ease and without getting dirty.

The Emberlit Stove is made in the U.S.A.  and is worth it.  You can purchase yours from Survival Creek.

Emberlit Stove