First Burn: Toaks Gasifier Wood Stove

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  1. Scratch4x4

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    Got my hands on a new Toaks ti tanium wood gas stove the other day, and just had a chance to test drive it. I'm sorry for the poor photos, working nights now and don't get much daylight to take good pictures. Not that I ever do anyways...

    I'll try to keep this short and sweet.

    All packed up with the 1100ml pot with bail and a 450ml mug inside the stove.

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    The kit.

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    The 3 parts of the stove, if anyone wants to know. Ignore my buddies ugly tattoo.

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    Headed over to the local lake to run this for the first time.

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    I didn't take alot of time to get the wood pieces processed down, just broke up some year old mesquite chunks I have and made a couple feathersticks for ignition.

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    Filled up the stove with pinky to thumb sized chunks and dropped in a zippo-lit featherstick. [emoji33] It worked just fine. The stove was up and burning in about 20 seconds.

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    I didn't measure the water I added to the pot, nor did I time anything, I'll try to get the burn and boil times clicked another time. The pot was half full though, so around half a liter.

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    I added 4 more thumb-size pieces of wood to the stove throughout the whole burn. Unnecessary, as I heard the rolling boil happening as I dropped in the last 2 pieces.

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    A guess: The stove burned with full flames for somewhere around 12-14 minutes. Marlboros were my timing device...

    My favorite trail coffee!

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    My thoughts on the new stove:
    *Considering how fast seasoned mesquite burns up, I'd say this stove is extremely efficient, with a good long burn time.
    * Super east to set up, ignite, feed, and it packs away quick and easy. The feed slot is plenty big, I didn't have any trouble getting odd shapes and sizes of wood into the burn chamber.
    * I thought I would have stability issues with such a tall stove setup, but that didn't prove true. I never felt my pot was tippy or anything like that. If anything, it made it less awkward to feed with the slot sitting so high up on the setup. It also allowed the new wood chunks some space to settle into the burn chamber without blocking the hole.

    * Final thought, I couldn't be more pleased with the purchase. It works exactly like it should and I had ZERO problems with it.

    Hopefully this will help anyone out who has looked at, and considered picking one up.

    Thank you for looking!
     
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  3. manitoulinbound

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    Very good review, looks like I have another stove on the list!
     
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    Thanks for the review. Looks like a great setup.
    I'd be interested in what your whole setup weighs (including pot and mug). Love my Solo Stove but the weight of my gear compared to Ti could have me switching over.
     
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    I think the inner burning chamber is 1cm to long,More space to the ground is better. An the funny pot support is to high (sorry)
    A pot support like nomad or solo stove do it also well


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  6. Scratch4x4

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    I'll see what I can do. I'll try to remember to take it to the post office next time I go up there.
     
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    Please don't advertise your YouTube channel in my thread. And this was not a comparison to solo stoves or anything else, just an honest view of a new stove on the market that I got my hands on.
     
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    That's neet. So it has an inner wall and everything. I seen this on their site but wanted to read some reviews first.
     
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    Yep, its double walled on the bottom when its assembled. And works pretty darn well.

    I broke it out last night at Panhandlers place and we made come more coffee on it. It was a a little breezy, not bad, but constant, and it didn't seem to have much affect on it heating the pot. So my high opinion of it stands, and I'm anxious to get it out again as soon as I can!
     
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    Nice stuff Scratch! I will have to check that out.
     
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    Just another night at the office! 3rd run, and still working better than expected.

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    Titanium cross for small pots[​IMG]
     
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    Scratch, how are you liking this after a few months?
     
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    Still loving it. Havent had any trouble at all other than super dry chunks of mesquite burn too fast. But that isnt something the stove can magically overcom, just a fact of life lol. I havent touched my emberlit since picking up the toaks.
     
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    Well exactly a year to the day since Scratch started this thread, I finally discovered it........................and now have ANOTHER stove to add to my wish list.

    Will the madness never end?! :D
     
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  16. Scratch4x4

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    Lol, I hear ya. There seems to always be better stove, knife, pack, etc. Still lovin the toaks though. It fits my needs perfectly.
     
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    I've been looking at these on amazon, wondering how they work..... Very pleased to see your good impression of it.....
    now to go get my wife to give me some money...
     
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    Those little wood gas stoves are great. I have an old bushwacker stove from J Falk's still going strong!
     
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    The stove and pot combo seem to be perfect for a brew kit.
     
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    Scratch, hope you read this. Don't know about the stove yet, but am in market for a wood camp stove.

    The real point: Some of the very best peaches I ever ate I bought at a roadside stand near Childress.

    The late Lewis Grizzard once wrote "If God made anything better than peach cobbler, he kept it for himself." Was it the Atlanta paper we wrote for. His column was widely syndicated.
     
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    This is a really old thread, but I wanted to mention that toaks offers a backpacking size version of this stove that nests inside the 750 ml pot. I've only had the chance to use mine a couple times so far, but I am very pleased with it.
     

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