These types of wood and chemical fuel burning stoves have become en vogue lately with the lightweight backpacking crowd as well as with survivalist types. We at OGL were not very impressed with the Bushcraft Essentials Bushbox Outdoor Pocket Stove — despite the funny name. We have not bought into this type of backpacking, and we feel it brings more uncertainty to our trips than it brings positives. We think these stoves are a pain to use and are a big gimmick.
If you are putting together a tool kit to survive the zombie apocalypse, this may be a good item to throw in because at some point white gas and butane are going to run out! To see what we thought of the rest of the backpacking stoves we tested check out our Best Backpacking Stove Review.