Originally Posted by Tedinski
So a 1 ft^2 panel is about .3 ounces?? That's light! Or do you mean .3 oz / yd^2, which would be phenomenally light?
Well, I wish I'd found something this light to begin with. Weight was the main objective of my DIY. I still plan on giving it a shot, though.. just to see how it turns out.
I guess if the door is only 3", it'd be tough to get a "decent" thickness log in there. My old "portable" woodstove had a 5x8 door. If you "skinned" a log down, you could get a pretty square log in that'd burn for a Loooong time.
A 13"x13" = 0.3oz. The TI stoves are primarily made for backpacking, so the weight is critical. The best wood to get in the wilderness are limbs that fell, so you can break them by hand or use a small folding saw. Most of the time, you won't be backpacking a chainsaw,
so a large door is not needed. On the other hand, if you going to use this while camping form a car or boat then weight is not a big issue. I would use a different stove that’s cheaper and a little larger. There are many stoves like this out there and one example is the Riley stoves at a decent weight… http://www.rileystove.com/products/s...tle-amigo.html