Excellent stove. But, remember, wood burning stove takes patience. Fuel needs to be gathered. Easiest lit when fire starters are used. It is not easy to get a lighted match to tinder at the bottom.
Advantages: not a lot of fuel (ie. sticks) is needed. Water can be kept boiling for as long as you have wood to burn. Packs easily because it can be nested into a pot. Can be found at Backpacking Light.com
Price Paid: $95
Arguably the best wood burning stove around...homepage is at http://www.bushbuddy.ca. The main difference between an Ultra and Standard is weight (5.1 vs 6.5ozs), probably thinner construction materials. I have the standard.
Very portable and light...fits inside my Snow Peak Trek 900 titanium cookset with a Brasslite Turbo II-F alcohol stove inside the BB.
Burns a "free" renewable fuel...wood, twigs, dry leaves/grass etc and with efficiency too. Next time you're out for a walk, look under almost any tree and you'll see fuel!
Reasonably easy to use...can be a bit quirky at times thou.
COST...maybe the highest for such a small wood burning stove...reason for not a 5 rating.
Leaves unprotected pots and pans quite sooty.
This is a personal thing but I just enjoy cooking over the BB...tendering the fire, dancing flames, jet gases burning...just enjoyable to me.
Price Paid: hey, it's ultralight
as a cook who desires a second burner but not the extra weight of extra fuel canisters.
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The Bushbuddy is a small woodburning cookstove for hikers, cyclists, canoeists, kayakers, and campers. At 6.5 oz, the weight you save only increases as there's no need to carry fuel wherever wood is available. Under good conditions, the Bushbuddy can boil one quart of water in about 8-10 minutes consuming only about 14 oz of wood per hour at maximum heat. Because of its unique design which uses a double wall around the firebox to preheat secondary combustion air, you will find that you can burn wood as cleanly as a candle.