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Vargo Titanium Hexagon Backpacking Wood Stove

    Vargo Titanium Hexagon Backpacking Wood Stove

    Shave even more weight off your load by leaving the fuel at home. With the Vargo Titanium Hexagon backpacking wood stove you can use sticks and twigs to cook your meals. See details

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    Shave even more weight off your load by leaving the fuel at home. With the Vargo Titanium Hexagon backpacking wood stove you can use sticks and twigs to cook your meals.

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    Shave even more weight off your load by leaving the fuel at home. With the Vargo Titanium Hexagon backpacking wood stove you can use sticks and twigs to cook your meals.

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    Shave even more weight off your load by leaving the fuel at home. With the Vargo Titanium Hexagon backpacking wood stove you can use sticks and twigs to cook your meals.

    • Lightweight titanium design weighs only 4.1 oz.; titanium panels stand up to regular use and hot temperatures without damage
    • Stove folds flat for compact storage in your backpack; unfold the hinged panels and snap the stove together when you're ready to cook
    • Conical shape focuses heat upward for efficient cooking; notches at the top of the side panels allow the flames to spread out around your pot (sold separately)
    • Hinged access door can be opened or closed to control the amount of air that reaches the fire; door also allows you to add more sticks to the fire
    • Vargo recommends cooking with a pot no larger than 1.5 liters (50.7 fl. oz.)
    • The Vargo Titanium Hexagon backpacking wood stove includes a nylon carrying case
    • Remember to practice responsible Leave No Trace principles by only burning downed sticks; gather wood from a wide area away from your camp and scatter any unused wood

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    Vargo Titanium Hexagon Backpacking Wood Stove Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Backpacking
    Wood
    Wood
    No
    Not applicable
    Not applicable
    (Open) 5 x 4 / (collapsed) 5 x 0.5 inches
    4.1 ounces
    Fuel type
    Fuel
    Auto ignition
    Burn time (max flame)
    Average boil time
    Dimensions
    Weight

    Vargo Titanium Hexagon Backpacking Wood Stove

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    Vargo Titanium Hexagon Backpacking Wood Stoveis rated4.7143out of5by7.
    Rated5out of5byfromsurvival stovewhen all else fails, this stove is a great thing to have... the vargo hexagon excels as a windscreen/pot stand for my alcohol/fuelgel stoves, but it also works great with the small wood fuel it was designed for... simple, strong, lightweight, compact, a solid versatile design, the vargo hexagon is an all around winner!
    Date published: 2014-03-29
    Rated4out of5byfromA new mainstay in my packAs with any new product, I decided to test this stove out at home prior to taking it into the field. I tested the stove out on a pot (4 quarts) that was above the range suggested of 1.5 quarts. The stove performed amazing. Even with a larger pot sitting on top, it was still able to perform. If this is going to be your only form of boiling water, it will require a lot of TLC to keep it going. If you use it as a secondary (have a fire going and put coals into it) it works amazing. I only have one con with the design but it was easily overcome. With the front door being opened to add fuel and the vents on the bottom, I noticed the stove had a dead spot directly across from the door. I added two holes (a little smaller that the bottom holes) on the far wall. With the holes added, the dead spot was gone.
    Date published: 2014-02-16
    Rated5out of5byfromAlways in my pack...The other reviews are really spot-on so I won't recap them here. I don't leave home without this in my pack. When I go local I use it with a small can of Sterno inside; otherwise, thumb-size wood keeps a nice fire going. When you are not feeding the fire keep the stove "door" closed for optimal heating. I can get veggies to saute in a standard collapsible cooking pan in about three minutes, and water to boil in a pot in just a few minutes more. This product really is worth the price. I have gotten plenty of hot meals, clean water, dry socks, and warm hands because of it.
    Date published: 2013-11-01
    Rated4out of5byfromAn Effective StoveI've left my butane/propane fuel at home during my two latest camping trips and took my Vargo instead. I miss the ease of gas, but the Vargo did a good job of heating water for food preparation, and for washing clothes and washing up. The Vargo is very easy to start. I use a little bit of paper and some twigs and the air currents and shape of the stove get things burning fast. I use a 1.1 litre MSR stainless steel pot, which is about as big as I would use on this stove. A Snow Peak covered mug would work great, too. Unlike with butane/propane, the bottom of my pot got covered with carbon and residue very quickly. It's kind of a mess and hard to clean off, so this might bother some people. I just keep my pot in a bag to keep it away from dirtying the rest of my stuff. The stove is designed with a hinged door to add fuel to the fire, but I found it easier to just lift my pot off the stove and add fuel from the top. The Vargo stores flat and then you fold it together to use. The stove is very light and the manner in which it fits together feels a bit flimsy. Hence, it seems a little unstable (at least as compared to a conventional butane/propane stove), although I haven't had a pot tip off yet. It took about 7 minutes to get 2 cups of water to a good boil, and about 12 minutes to get 3 and 1/2 cups to a simmer. I added fuel several times to keep the fire going briskly. If you're trying to reduce weight and volume, the Vargo is ideal. I'm not ready to completely replace my butane/propane stove, but I like using the Vargo for heating water for cooking and washing, and using gas to heat a quick cup of water for coffee.
    Date published: 2013-07-23
    Rated5out of5byfromLight weight and dual purposeThis stove has been great. My friend bought a similar stove and I have wanted a wood burning stove like his. He has to assemble his every use. With this stove it sets up quick fast and from one piece. I particularly like this style of stove since I have started using an alcohol stove I needed a good windscreen and this works for that purpose AND it works as a "backup" stove.
    Date published: 2013-04-24
    Rated5out of5byfromA great backup systemThis is a great stove to carry for unexpected delays in your hike. It uses wood fuel (readily available in Maine) and I also carry a Trangia alcohol stove inside a tuna fish can that is used inverted to raise the alcohol flame to the proper height for when wood fuel is not easily available. It's very light and extremely small in your backpack. Great for a backup or when you don't want to carry extra fuel and other burnable materials are readily available.
    Date published: 2013-04-08
    Rated5out of5byfromvery well designed and usefulI got this stove primarily to add the capability of using wood as a fuel for camping. This stove turned out to have far more utility than I anticipated. I can use it as a wind screen for my alcohol stove. It worked really well for that because the floor is elevated about a half inch off the ground and perforated with quarter-inch holes. That allows plenty of air flow. The conical shape helps it not blow over in high winds. Lastly, it packs up into a nice 4-5 inch hexagon that's about a quarter-inch thick and stores in a nice rugged packcloth sleeve with a velcro closure. I have used hobo stoves as well as wood gassification stoves. The wood gassification stove is more efficient but requires a good wind screen to keep it from blowing out. Also, neither of these options fold up, which means they can be accidentally crushed, and they are heavier. So, I think this stove is better because it's lighter, more durable, easier to stow, and can be used as a windscreen. One thing I discovered with both the hobo stove and this stove is that you have to have a little more fire-making skill to make a good micro-fire efficiently, i.e. with using a lot of matches or your alcohol. The easiest way I have found is to split/cut up one of those fire-start sticks to where they are as long as a match and about 3 times as thick. Put a cotton ball under one end and make a teepee of pencil-diameter dry sticks over it. Then, you can use flint/steel to put a spark into the cotton. OR, you can just make a teepee, light the fire-start stick with a lighter, and carefully push the lit stick into the base of the teepee. HTH
    Date published: 2012-09-28

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