If you plan on camping or surviving in a tent while hunting or fishing during the colder months of the year, the best accessory you can own is a good quality wood stove.
Not all wall tent wood stoves are created equal. for example, some of them will only hold a fire for a few hours, which means you will be constantly rebuilding your fire or getting out of bed to stoke it during the night.
Enter the Wilderness Wood Camping Stove by WallTentShop.com. The Wilderness Wood Camping stove is offered in several different sizes but I opted for the largest size as I planned on putting it in a large wall tent. I figured you can always put less wood in if you don’t need to heat a large space.
There are three things that determine how long a fire will burn in a stove. First is wood quality. Obviously, well-seasoned hardwood puts out more BTU’s and will burn for longer than softwood like pine. Second is the amount of wood you can put in the stove and the size of the pieces of wood (bigger pieces burn longer). The third is the ability to control the air/oxygen flow to the stove.
The Wilderness stove has a huge box that allows you to put in very large pieces of wood. The area I was in only had pine available so it was basically the worst wood possible to test with. The other feature of the Wilderness stove is the damper system inside the stovepipe and the gasket around the door. You can effectively shut the stove down and control the amount of heat and the length of burn. I’m happy to report that even with the pine logs the stove easily burned all the way through the night (would have gone longer than 8 hours) and kept a 13×20 wall tent dry and comfortable down into the single digits.
It either snowed or rained the entire time I tested the stove but it did a marvelous job of drying the pile of firewood stacked near it in the tent. When it was time to leave and pack up, it still had a huge bed of coals that I ended up shoveling out because they were taking forever to burn down. Watch the video for the pack up procedure.
SPECS – The Wilderness Wood stove is available in 3 different sizes. The size shown in this review is the Wilderness 5.
|5″ Stove Pipe||Wilderness 3||Wilderness 4||Wilderness 5|
|Tent Heating Capability (0 Degrees)||10×12||16×20||18×24|
|Tent Heating Capability (-30 Degrees)||8×10||14×16||16×20|
|Dimensions||26L x 12w x 12h||26L x 14w x 14h||26L x 16w x 16h|
|Size of Firebox/Stove||2.17 Cubic Feet||2.95 Cubic Feet|
(36% Larger than W 3)
|3.85 Cubic Feet|
(31% Larger than W 4)
|Burn Time||6-8 Hours||8-10 Hours||10-12 Hours|
|Cooktop Height with Legs||30″||32″||34″|
|Weight – Stove Only||59 lb||70 lb||82 lb|
|Weight – Standard Package||75 lb||86 lb||98 lb|
|Weight – Deluxe Package||86 lb||97 lb||106 lb|
|Standard Package: stove, pipe, rain cap/spark arrestor, damper, side shelf||$325||$375||$430|
|Deluxe Package: water tank, grate + Std Package||$410||$455||$510|
|Stove Only (No Accessories)||$305||$355||$410|
The Wall Tent Shop Wilderness Wood Camping stove is a great little stove. It kept a large wall tent warm and dry through some nasty weather. If taken care of, it will no doubt last a lifetime and I can’t imagine trying to survive very long in a tent in the winter without one.
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