It is no secret that I love gear, so when I came across this Uberleben Stoker flatpack stove I knew I had to give it a try. I already own a Solostove Lite which I love. In my opinion you can’t have too many twig stoves.
This afternoon I headed to my local State Park to get it’s fire burning and have some food. Conditions out on the trail aren’t always perfect and today’s weather I feel was a good representative of that. The temperature a balmy 38 degrees in addition to 15-17MPH winds and snow flurries thrown in for good measure. It has been very damp and wet here lately so in order to get the fire going I decided to bring some dryer lint and two small pieces of fat wood and in no time the belly of this beast had come alive.
I filled my pot with 12 ounces of cold water and placed it on top. I continued to feed the fire a steady diet of leaves, twigs and sticks. The one thing I have noticed with these twigs stoves is they are constantly hungry. In these conditions it took 15 minutes for the 12 ounces of water to boil which I felt was reasonable. On a warm day with light wind I’m confident boiling time would be around 8-9 minutes.
I poured the water into a Goodto-Go single serve dehydrated meal (Chicken Gumbo) stirred and sealed and let rehydrate for 15 minutes. I put another 12 ounces of water back into my pot in order to boil for coffee.
The Stove: A little on the heavy side (14.5 ounces with canvas sleeve), this extremely compact and simple 5 panel stove assembles in about a minute or so. The first time I put it together it felt a little clumsy to me and I was skeptical that it would be as sturdy as I have read. All the pieces fit snug together giving it a solid base. This stove is made from heavy duty 304 grade stainless steel which is anti-corrosive. After I had it assembled I truly liked its feel, solid as a tank. You will have no issue what so ever placing a heavy cast iron skillet or pot on this stove. Another great feature about this product was the large opening to feed the fire and the nicely placed holes for consistent airflow.
What I Liked:
Ease of assembly, compact, large opening to feed the fire, Sturdiness, airflow and lastly the price.
What I Didn’t Like:
A little heavier than I would like and extremely sooty during disassembly.
I believe that the positives outweigh the negatives and highly recommend this compact, affordable twig stove. I hope this review of the Uberleben Stoker Flatpack Stove was helpful and if you have a product that you would like me to review please feel free to contact me.
6 thoughts on “Review: Überleben Stöker Flatpack Stove”
NEAT, nice review!
Thank you John.
How much does this stove sell for and where did you buy it? I think my son would love it for his expeditions into the wilderness. Maybe bring a few bits of coal to clean off the soot. Coal “eats” off the wood soot.
This stove is $38 and here is the link to it. https://www.uberleben.co/products/stoker-flatpack-stove
Placing the little stove on the grill of a giant, wood eating fire pit was a nice touch.
Lost your axe? Lost your knife? You can still cook. Pack a slab to set the stove on for cooking over ice or snow. Read “To Build a Fire” by Jack London for the importance of reliable fire starter.
An old saying tells us that “Indian build small fire, sit close. White man build big fire, keep warm hauling wood.” These litte stoves are signs of repentence. I just got one for Christmas, along with a kuksa from this same outfitter. Together with my camo tarp, I’m ready for my own outdoor podcast.
Thank you for the book insight, I also have the kuksa cup as well. Purchased the Solo Stove light and I do not like it one bit compared to the Uberleben, I do however like the Pot 900 from them though. I also have the Uberleben kettle pot which I do really enjoy.
Hope you enjoy your stove!