I hope everyone feels this is the appropriate spot for this short review. If not, Carlos can move it elsewhere!
I have a number of decent camping stoves, from a Coleman 3 burner full size stove to a mid-size Kelly Kettle. I recently stumbled upon the Vargo Titanium Hexagon Wood Stove, and was impressed with its weight, size, and ability to handle small jobs with very little fuel found everywhere, even here in the high desert.
The Vargo stove is made of titanium and weighs in at 4.1oz! It folds flat and is inserted into a small 5" hexagon nylon carry envelope.
Setup is simple, with unfolding the panels and inserting the two tabs at the bottom. The stove, when assembled, forms a conical shape which helps direct the heat / flames upward. One panel is hinged to form a small door, giving access to feed the fire. The small V notches at the top allow the fire to spread out around your pot / container.
The stove is quite small, and requires very little fuel. I found that the smaller the wood I used, the easier it was to keep a high flame going. Anything beyond the thickness of a finger was too larger and took too long to really do much good. A few downed branches were able to bring 18ozs of water to boil in a matter of minutes.
As one would expect, that little door gets HOT ... so use a stick or your knife to open and close when feeding the fire.
My first attempt at posting video ... a nice quick boil for a cup of instant Starbucks french roast.
If you've been looking for a light weight stove that you can toss into a day pack, gear bag, or BOB, I'd highly recommend this little fella. I hope this was of interest. Kind regards, B.