BIO STOVE VERSUS OPEN FIRE
For most of my life, I have cooked outdoors on an open flame or oals. The idea of anything else seemed artificial to me.
These days, fire bans and natural resources should be considred perhaps more than ever before, and I realize that I can cook ore consistently over a small, manageable flame and save esources for the next person.
A large campfire has a special place in the hearts and minds of ost campers. However, a campfire isn’t always permitted; and, in any areas, it is often frowned upon. It also takes a lot of energy nd preparation—not to mention skill—to properly build one.
A bio stove is efficient and uses a fraction of a campfire’s wood. n armful of branches can fuel a bio stove for about an hour, and ven just a handful of twigs will start the stove.
For me, the happy medium between a bio stove and a camp/cook re is that there is still actual wood preparation needed to get stove going. So, I still get to exercise my axe/knife skills and ave the “romance” of a fire. Nevertheless, it is made simpler nd more efficient.
It’s true that a bio stove won’t provide the heat and cheerful low needed in a winter camp, but for an easier, hassle-free cook re, it just makes sense.