Review: Firebox Folding Camp Stove

Imagine a camp stove that can boil water, fry eggs, cook meals and still fold flat in to the size of a DVD case. Imagine a camp stove that you need not carry any fuel to use. Imagine a study, 18 gauge stainless steel camp stove that weighs less than 2 pounds and can produce heat as well as a cooking source. It’s available and it’s the Firebox Folding Stove.

This versatile camp stove can use many types of fuel to create a heat source and cooking source that is efficient and effective. It sets up in seconds (the flat steel panels open like a book) ready to produce fire for whatever your needs are.

Field testing:
The Firebox was easy to assemble, it literally unfolded into position and the steel sticks were inserted easily. We used several different types of available firestarters as fuel, what we found on the ground such as sticks, twigs (even though not fully dried), dried leaves, wood chips, pine cones, walnuts and paper. We also used homemade firestarters (cotton balls with petroleum jelly) and used trail debris as fuel. The fire started and caught quickly and due to the cut out vents and design of the panels, the air flow kept the fire engaged and effective. We were able to heat water to boiling in only minutes in a large (8-cup) metal container as well as dry eggs in a 12-inch steel skillet. Due to the small size of the Firebox, we were skeptical about using larger cooking receptacles, but because of the variable positions available using the firesticks, even the large skillets and pans heated fast and even enough to cook well.

Firebox folding camp stove is made in the U.S.A. of 18 gauge stainless steel.
Dimensions: 5 inches x 7.5 inches, folded 1/2 inch thickness
Weight: 2 pounds 1/2 ounce
Stove: Unit is self-contained, includes vented panels, ash tray and removable steel fire sticks. Basic stove includes a white fabric carrying sack. Upgrades and accessories available including a grill plate, boil plate, 2 additional fire sticks and a black carrying case.

1/2 inch thick when folded
Weighs about 2 pounds
Completely self-contained
Made in U.S.A.
Made of 18 gauge steel
Heavy-duty, well-made
Adjustable cooking surface width to accommodate small to large cooking vessels
Versatile functions, lighting, feeding fuel
Ash pan
Removable steel fire sticks with varied uses
Reasonable cost

Instructions minimal

Conclusion: Highly recommended

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Disclaimer: Vickilynn Haycraft is an independent Product Reviewer. She does not sell products or accept payment for reviews. She does not accept any advertising. The products reviewed are either purchased by Vickilynn Haycraft or provided for review. The product sample of the Firebox was provided for testing and review.

About Vickilynn Parnes

A student of health and nutrition for 40+ years, Vickilynn Parnes has over 30 years of actual hands-on experience reviewing and personally using different tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on the areas of health and nutrition. Vickilynn is a magazine columnist, product reviewer, cookbook author and radio talk show host, as well as being full-time mom to 5 children.