Folding wood burning stoves are not the fastest way to boil water or cook – they’re more about setting up camp or taking a break from a walk, lighting a simple, safe and contained fire and relaxing.
It’s now possible to get your hands on a variety of folding wood burning camping stoves in the UK that you would consider budget, £15-£30. They tend to be made from stainless steel. Titanium versions of some stoves are available, which are lighter – but we are not covering them here as they also tend to be more expensive, and this article is about budget wood burning camping stoves.
Trying to compare all the different budget stoves can be confusing with the usual conflicting information, missing dimensions, etc. New folding wood burning camping stoves are coming on the market constantly, and there are loads of them nowadays. When one company comes up with a successful format, the others soon follow with their versions. To try and simplify things, we’ve created a table to compare the specs of the main budget folding wood burning camping stoves available in the UK. Note – we have not included stoves that are just copies of each other.
The stoves we are going to compare are from Bushbox, OneTigris, Robens and Lixada, plus the odd lesser known, artisan brand. By the way, some of these stoves are reviewed and tested by camping and bushcraft Youtubers, and we urge you to check out their channels – they put out some superb reviews and usage info.
Hopefully you’ll find the following spec comparison useful. It gives the specs of the main stoves – things like sizes, weights, etc, in a format that makes it easy to compare them. The buttons at the end take you to stores where you can check out the best prices. The stoves are in no particular order.
If you know of any other folding wood burning camping stoves that are available in the UK that we’ve not included, please add a comment below.
Note, information in the following table is correct as of Jan 2021.
THICKNESS OF METAL
OneTigris ROCUBOID Wood Stove
#304 stainless steel
OneTigris ROCUBOID EVIL EYES Wood Stove
#304 stainless steel
Robens Logger stove
Lixada Wood Stove - Various sizes and models
Bushcraft Essentials - Bushbox pocket stove