FAQs

Q?What can I use my StumpStove™ for?
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Grilling, Pan Frying, Broiling, Toasting, Boiling, Stick Roasting, Hand Warming, Dutch Oven, cooking and more…

Q?Where can I use my StumpStove™?
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Anywhere outdoors! Great for Camping, RVing, Tailgating, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, Snowmobiling, Sledding, Skiing, Skating, Patio Parties or just relaxing.

Q?Can my StumpStove™ be used in the snow?
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Yes, it is insulated on the bottom, just set it on the snow or ice.

Q?What type of wood is my StumpStove™ made of?
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We use Pine, Fir, Larch and Cedar.

Q?How can I make my StumpStove™ quit smoking?
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Turn the vent hole toward wind or blow into the vent hole.

Q?How do I start my StumpStove™?
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Click Here for the easiest way to start a StumpStove™.

Q?What do you treat your StumpStoves™ with?
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Nothing! All of our wood is 100% Natural.

Q?Can you put it out and relight it?
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Yes, Simply drown your StumpStove™ with water or smother it with a fire proof container. When you want to relight it, get some fresh kindling, as the charcoals are harder to light then fresh wood, and drop it from the top of the StumpStove™ into the combustion chamber. Ignite the kindling with either some of the left over starter kit provided with your stove or use some of your own. As the Kindling burns it will reignite the charcoal walls of the stove. Don’t try to reignite the stove without some fresh wood as it will be very disappointing.

Q?Is this considered a “Closed Fire” so as to be able to burn in a no open fire ban?
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A Closed fire is considered a fire that can be easily turned off or on, such as a gas grill or range. Even though a StumpStove™ can be turned off by drowning it with water or smothering it with a metal container and has multiple safety benefits over a traditional campfire, it is not considered a closed fire and should be respected as you would a traditional campfire. ( Always burn in a fire pit or device designed to contain and elevate the fire sufficiently to protect any heat or ash sensitive areas, Always keep a bucket of water and a shovel close by in case of an emergency). If in question, always check with the authorities in your area as to whether or not a StumpStove™ is permissible to burn considering the specific circumstances.

Q?How Long will a StumpStove™ burn?
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There are many factors that can affect the burn time of an individual StumpStove™, one being how windy it is, another how dry or how cracked the StumpStove™ is, another what species it is, or if it is raining or not, Thus our estimated burn times are approximate. However, each stove will generally burn at least the amount stated in our brochure, Which are 12″ Expedition™ – 5 hrs, 10″ HideOut™ – 4 hrs, 8″ Voyager™ – 3 hrs, and 6″ LittleHiker™ – 2 Hrs.

Q?How hard is it to start?
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It is one of the easiest and safest campfires you will ever light, due primarily to the design of the StumpStove™. Inside of the combustion chamber are what we call Kindling fins. which are basically pieces of kindling suspended from the interior walls of the stove. As the starter chips light up, the fire will quickly take hold of the conveniently positioned kindling fins and within minutes you can be enjoying your StumpStove™. It’s also a good idea to turn the air intake hole into the wind as you are starting it to help expedite the process.

Q?How does the Log not burn up?
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It does burn up. Basically it is a disposable camp stove that has the fuel and the starter included in it.