First I’ll list the specs of the Bush Runner stove. All this and more information can be seen at StealthFyre.com
SpecificationsDeployed*= 17 3/4″ X 9″ X 4 5/8″ Packed= 9 1/4″ X 5″ X 1/2″Weight= 3lbs. 1.5oz. *advertised configuration.
Kit Contains:12 total panels, 1 Bush Runner User Manual, 1 storage pouch
Manufactured out of 304 Stainless Steel in the USA.
You can check out my first reaction to the stove by watching my unboxing video on YouTube. I was really surprised at the quality of the storage pouch and stainless steel panels as you could probably tell from the video. After recording the video I spent a couple of hours playing with the stove, configuring multiple (I got 2 small “open door” stoves and one stove that could be fed from the top.) and also did the complete setup which was designed to be buried in the ground, out of site. Hence the name, StealthFyre.
Then my brain kicked in. How useful could this stove be? Well, extremely useful in my opinion. Just imagine this scenario.
You’re unable to keep driving your vehicle and need to get home. You grab your get home bag and hit the woods. Compass and map in hand, you take a reading, get your bearings and you’re off. Now, how many people’s land will you be crossing during this trip? Do you know all these people? The answer to that question is probably a “NO” unless you’ve done a tremendous amount of planning and were, somehow, able to predict the area you’d need to enter the woods. But let’s continue with the scenario at hand.
You hit the woods around 5:30 PM on your way home from work. You’re already tired and starting to get a bit hungry. You’ll need to camp for the night as it will be dark out in about 3 hours, no where near long enough for you to get home. You also need time to set up camp before it get’s dark. Build your shelter, gather wood, cook some food. There’s lots to do and very little time to do it. Plus you’re in unfamiliar territory. You don’t know who, if anyone, owns the property you’re setting up your camp on. Do you really want to draw attention to yourself in this scenario? Probably not.
This is just one scenario where the StealthFyre concept of having a hidden or stealthy fire could be extremely useful. You can cook, stay warm, process water and have some comfort in a very stressful time. And with the quality of this stove being top notch, you can repeat this as many times as needed to get you home safe and sound.
I’ll be doing some more videos with my Bush Runner stove very soon. I’ll be showing some of my own creations with the stove and also discussing my plan on how to use one larger 4.5″ x 9″ stove in my bug out bag and a 4.5″ x 4.5″ stove in my get home bag. So make sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel and hit the notification bell so you don’t miss out on a single video.
Thanks and stay safe!