Reduce Your Backpack Weight with the Emberlit FireAnt Titanium Pocket Stove
I’ve had the opportunity review quite a few pocket stoves recently. You may have seen my review on the Emberlit Original Pocket Stove, which is the larger version of Emberlit’s stove line. If you want to go even lighter, you should check out the Emberlit FireAnt Pocket Stove. When I say, lighter – I really mean it. The FireAnt is made of titanium, weighing a total of 2.8 ounces and collapses completely flat for easy storage.
This is Emberlit’s newest wood stove making it the lightest stove they offer. The FireAnt is designed to burn wood and organic fuels however, its versatile design allows the Emberlit FireAnt to integrate with Trangia or Esbit spirit burners. This model also comes with a handy tray that can be used for utilizing solid fuels such as Esbit or LiveFire.
I like that it doesn’t require any tools to put it together. That last thing you need to is to fill your pack with unnecessary tools that will add extra weight. The FireAnt, like their Original Stove assembles using an interlocking feature that can literally be done in a matter of seconds.
In my review I decided to test it using a pot of water to see how long it would take to boil. Within about 10-12 minutes of adding wood to the stove, I started to get some bubbles. Keep in mind, it was a bit damp outside when I tested it, so you can expect much faster response times when it comes to boiling in a dry environment. Always do your wood gathering up front so you can constantly add fuel to the stove to keep it hot. The Emberlit FireAnt is a smaller stove, so you you have to add fuel more frequently than you would using the larger Emberlit Original Stove.
It was a total blast trying out the Emberlit FireAnt Pocket Stove. I love the fact that Emberlit’s products are made right here in the USA. I always try to support quality American made products when it makes economical sense. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how rugged and durable their products are made. I also have their Emberlit Strike-A-Light made with carbon steel. I absolutely dig this flint striker and you can read more about that in a past article I wrote.
If you’re interested in learning more about the FireAnt, you can check it out on Amazon.com or by visiting Emberlit’s website: http://emberlit.com.