Wild Tuscany Bushcraft Hobo stove

This is my new bushy cooking set, quick to assemble and not so large to fit inside my backpack.

Hobo stove kit

Hobo stove kit

After searches on the web, i’ve find this very interesting and functional made by Gary Waidson (http://www.ravenlore.co.uk/) and decide to replace my old cutlery drainer hobo stove. I find this kit very useful basically because it’s bombproof and follow a modular approach, obviously it’s no lightweight but it’s stainless! I don’t like aluminium, it’s less reliable and strong, especially when you use fire.

As you can see my cooking kit it’s quite similar but i’ve add different elements and personal upgrade to the stove. Let’s start to explain the kit. In the upper photo you can see from right to the left:

Hobo stove and kit that fit inside the Billy pot

Hobo stove and kit that fit inside the Billy pot

In this photo i show you the content of the pot, from right to the left.

Now, the stove. This is a diy stove made by a cheap stainless lunch box (dia. 14 cm). To realize this stove I have removed the locking element on the side and the lid. Then width a small rotary tools and and a saw i’ve opened a rectangular window large enough for a pinecones (wonderful fuel) and cut on the upperside two opposite small housing for the pot (necessary to fit together the elements).

Wild Tuscany Bushcraft Hobo Stove

Wild Tuscany Bushcraft Hobo Stove

Near the base i’ve drilled all around holes to let the air to blow from the bottom. Then i’ve added a support with three foot for a better insulation from the terrain (to not burn the soil) and for an easy and stronger air recirculation (this element is reversed when all the kit it’s packed to help to hold all firmly). In the top of the stove i’ve also drill four small holes for the skewers, they serve as a stable stand for the pot.

Hobo stove

Skewers pot stand

The Hobo assembled

The Hobo assembled

The Zebra Billy on the Hobo

The Zebra Billy on the Hobo

This Stainless Steel hobo is a multifuel stove so inside can be used to burn pinecones, wood, and other organic material, or solid fuel tablets like esbit or other brands. Can be used also as a windshield for alcohol burner like Trangia.

Trangia inside the Hobo

Trangia inside the Hobo

Zebra Billy, Hobo and Trangia

Zebra Billy, Hobo and Trangia

A pic of… woodland frittata! 🙂

Butter, eggs... smell of Woods... Woodland Frittata!

Butter, eggs… smell of Woods… Woodland Frittata!

And after an hot tea!

Wild Tuscany Bushcraft Hobo Stove

 

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12 thoughts on “Wild Tuscany Bushcraft Hobo stove

    • Hii!! Many thanks! I’ve seen your knives! Really special works!
      About the stove.. I’ve tested only with wood, I can tell you that it takes few minutes, but i don’t have looked my watch. If you want the next time i’ll try with Trangia!
      Ciao

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    • Ciao, mi fa davvero piacere!! Non è certo una micro-stove, ma funziona davvero bene! Prossimamente vorrei sperimentarla nella cottura di qualche piatto tradizionale! Ma parli l’italiano?
      Ciao Mattia

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      • Sì, ho imperato d’italiano per due anni a liceo. Ho dimenticato tanto, ma ancora mi ricordo un po’ della lingua :P. Uso un’ Emberlit per cucinare all’aperto…l’amo, è più conveniente di un fuoco aperto :D.

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      • Non ti preoccupare! 👍
        Io uso la Hobo per evitare un fuoco libero, la legge qua da me, giustamente, è restrittiva sull’accensione di fuochi in aree non attrezzate. Dove vivi tu si possono accendere fuochi?
        L’emberlit piace molto anche a me! Una comoda folding stove! Io sono indeciso anche sulla Firebox … Prima o poi la comprerò! 😄

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      • Wow, quei leggi sono davvero restrittivi! Qui negli Stati Uniti, le legge variano, ma dove abito, io sono fortunato, e più a nord in Vermont, New Hampshire, e Maine, ci sono quasi nessuno regole :). Molte persone nel Regno Unito piacciono le Fireboxes, ottime per i campeggi di gruppi :).

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  1. Si, sono molto restrittive le leggi, questo a causa anche dell’incuria di certe persone.
    Non sapevo che in certi stati degli US non ci fossero regole sull’accensione dei fuochi nei boschi. Speriamo ci siamo molti aderenti al “Leave no Trace” :).
    Che tipo di emberlit hai? il modello più grande?

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