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#205729 - 07/19/21 07:52 AM Gas Stove Vs Wood Stove Cooking System Comparison
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Gas Stove Vs Wood Stove Cooking System Comparison - Pros and Cons and Which One to Choose?

Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/gnO7o3djInE

In this video we are sharing the new gear comparison video and this time it is going to be the comparison of two different cooking systems – gas stove and a wood stove. We discovered the wood stove only this year and have been testing it a lot and the gas stove has been our go to cooking set up since the beginning so we have 3 years of experience with it. We thought it would be interesting to compare these two systems as they are quite different from each other and talk more about some pros and cons of the each one.

What is your preferred cooking system and why?

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#205730 - 07/19/21 12:45 PM Re: Gas Stove Vs Wood Stove Cooking System Comparison [Re: walkingnatur]
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Wood stoves are banned in the western US during fire season, which now is the whole summer and autumn. This year, conditions are so critically dry that any fire, even a permitted isobutane stove with on/off switch, is unwise. Also, wood is a scarce resource at high altitudes and in popular areas. It's getting even scarcer with our current fire situation--all going up in smoke!


Edited by OregonMouse (07/19/21 03:17 PM)
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#205736 - 07/19/21 04:16 PM Re: Gas Stove Vs Wood Stove Cooking System Comparison [Re: walkingnatur]
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The National Forest here in southern Arizona lifted the fire bans in the last few weeks. We have been finally getting some serious rains that have greened up the desert. Previously only petroleum stoves with on/off valves were permitted but now campfires and wood stoves are legal again in hundreds of square miles of the nearby wilderness.

I’ve used a titanium Emberlit stove for years and the fuel needs are scant and pretty much negligible. For cooking and longer simmers it takes a handful of pencil sized sticks and two or three thumb sized sticks of about 15” long, far less fuel than even a small campfire. It is very efficient burning everything down to fine white ash. We have a Caldera Cone ti-tri as well for wood, alcohol and esbit but I prefer the Emberlit or Trangia most of the time.

We have even more experience with alcohol stoves and simmering techniques with them, other advanced cooking techniques too. But we usually take a remote canister stove for its ultra convenience. Our setup there is super efficient and no soot.

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#205743 - 07/20/21 02:47 PM Re: Gas Stove Vs Wood Stove Cooking System Comparison [Re: Arizona]
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Count your blessings! Up here in the Pacific Northwest we can't expect any significant rain (probably none at all) until at least mid-October--if we are lucky. That's especially true east of the Cascade crest.
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#205745 - 07/20/21 09:09 PM Re: Gas Stove Vs Wood Stove Cooking System Comparison [Re: OregonMouse]
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We have seen the horrible wildfires in the PNW recently and have much sympathy. This happens down here too frequently. About a year ago we had to watch our mountains burn from west to east. The canyons we frequent were passed over. But the Sonoran desert is the only American desert that receives a bi-annual rainfall in normal years. Thank goodness the summer rains finally came.

Good luck with the fires and weather issues. Hopefully some relief is nigh.

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