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How big are the stoves?

The beauty of StealthFyre Stoves is that they can be customized to be as big or as small as you wish. You can set up your stove to be a small camping stove or a large, more established stove. The choice is yours and depends on the demands of the environment.

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Why do I need a StealthFyre survival stove?

StealthFyre eliminates the need for owning several types of cooking and heating stoves by allowing you to carry only the panels you need for the occasion. Carry as few as four panels for day hikes, or double up your kits for a larger cooking and heating stove for overnighters and semi-permanent camping.

Share the weight when group camping, or if your friends have one, deploy them together for greater experiences. Its compact size means you can carry a few panels in your pocket for day hikes. Fit larger stoves in a backpack, glove box, under the seat in a car, or a saddle pouch on an ATV or horse. There’s really not many reasons you wouldn’t need a StealthFyre survival stove.

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What makes StealthFyre stoves so special?

Simply put, it’s a customizable camp stove. Much like Legos. The four distinctly designed StealthFyre panels allow you to create walls, floors, roofs, tunnels, chimneys, and openings for your stove, giving you the freedom to assemble it the way you want. Not to mention, StealthFyre customizable camp stoves are based on the legendary Dakota Fire Pit and its ability to conceal your fire and produce maximum heat. Because of this simple yet elegant design, the ways in which you use your StealthFyre will only be limited by your imagination and the number of panels you have access to.

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What can I cook outdoors with my StealthFyre stove?

Anything you have the skills to do or prepare. A small rocket stove will be suitable for everything that you need to cook on most day hikes and solo overnighter trips where boiling water is the biggest requirement of your stove. Also, the larger fire pit can be used to grill, fry, broil, bake, stir fry, barbecue, slow roast, and many more cooking outdoor methods.

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My stove is covered in soot and grime, and it’s making a mess in my backpack! How do I clean it?

StealthFyre panels exposed to fire will become covered in soot even after one use if you are burning biofuels such as wood, twigs, and leaves. A quick and effective method for cleaning your stove is to use a common acid-based cleaner like CLR or an automotive wheel brightener. Simply use the cleaner as directed and soak the panels for five to ten minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

A useful preemptive method of keeping your panels clean can be achieved by rubbing a very thin layer of liquid dish soap onto the surfaces of your panels with a dry cloth and allowing them to fully dry. This dry layer of soap will not burn away during use, but will quickly rinse away in water, taking the soot with it. This will keep you from cleaning your stove as often.

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My panels have become warped after a few uses! What gives?

Your panels will indeed become slightly warped after a few uses. This is normal and to be expected. However, you may find that your tabs do not align as easily as they did when new. If this happens, you can most often lightly bend the panels to re-align the tabs so that they will connect once again. This side-effect of heating the steel can be regarded as a benefit, in that you will find the warped panels often lock much tighter than they once did, making your assembly more sturdy.

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Some of the tabs have become bent out of shape making my panels impossible to connect! What do I do?

The elbow tabs on your panels may become slightly bent out of shape from time to time, making it difficult to connect your panels together. The tabs can be easily straightened out and re-aligned with a pair of pliers like those found on many multi-tools. In cases of severe accidental damage caused by dropping or from being stepped on, it may still be possible to bend your panels back into shape.

Corners bent from dropping may be able to be pounded flat again with a hammer or a rock and a hard, flat surface. If you accidentally stepped on a panel and seriously damaged one or more tabs, you may find that a combination of methods will be needed to reshape them. If they are bent over and flattened into the surface, prying them away with a flat screw driver or similar tool might be needed before you can grab it with a pliers and return it to it’s original position.

The surface of the panel may become distorted around the tab during this process. You can use a hammer or rock to gently tap it flat again, but be very careful not to smash the neighboring elbow tab you just repaired! This task is best done using a small vise to press the surface flat.

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Can I use my multi-tool to unbend the elbow tabs on my panels?

You may sometimes find that a certain configuration you wish to build may be difficult with the tabs bent as they are. For instance, the elbow tabs can be somewhat cumbersome when assembling them as a roof or a floor and you would prefer them to lay flat, or you need to have more panels with flattened dovetail tabs. In these instances you may wish to use your multi-tool to lay the tabs flat for a better fit.

This will indeed produce satisfactory results, but please be aware of these two things beforehand: Repeatedly bending stainless steel at sharp angles creates focused heat that hardens the steel, making it brittle and susceptible to breakage. Your StealthFyre warranty ONLY covers manufacturer defects such as missing or deformed slots and tabs.

We recognize the usefulness of having some or many panels without bent tabs, but we strongly advise that if you wish to flatten your tabs, Do it properly by bending them flat with a pliers and then pounding the remaining bend as flat as you can with a hammer or rock, and DO NOT attempt to re-bend them again.

Make sure that this is a decision you will be happy with BEFORE you make the attempt, and understand that these panels may become difficult or impossible to use in other configurations. These will become proprietary panels for your intended configuration. If you follow this advice your StealthFyre panels will continue to give you many years of dependable use and satisfaction.

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My kit has defects and I can’t use one or more of my panels. Can I get replacements?

Yes. We offer free replacement on all UNUSED kits with manufacturer defects such as missing or deformed slots or tabs. We will not warranty any used kit.

To find out if your kit is eligible for replacement, contact us with detailed information about the defect, along with close-up pictures of the problem areas. If we can determine that the panels are defective, we will provide a return address. Send the kit back and allow 4-6 weeks for the replacement kit to arrive in the mail.

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I irreparably damaged one or more of my panels, Am I out of luck?

Not exactly. While we cannot offer free replacements on any panel you damaged through use/misuse, we do offer a small discount on any panels exchanged through our Damaged Panel Replacement Program. Please understand, this is an EXCHANGE program only. You must have damaged panels to exchange for replacements.

Submit a Replacement Panel Request

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What other things can I do with my StealthFyre?

You can make charcoal.
Charcoal is an extremely useful material that can be easily made with your StealthFyre by deploying it in a trench as a Dakota Fire Hole and building a strong fire. Once you have a good bed of glowing coals, fill the pit as full as you can with good size chunks of wood.

Once the flames have caught the fuel, seal up both pits(being sure to allow a small amount of air to reach your fire) in order to restrict the air flow and let the wood smolder overnight. When you uncover your stove in the morning you should find several good size pieces of charcoal, which can then be used for grilling meat, heating your shelter, stoking a furnace, or making gunpowder and medicine.

You can make mud and clay bricks.
Bricks are easy to make with the StealthFyre because the panels can be assembled to create molds of several different square and rectangular sizes that are ideal for making mud bricks. Bricks can be made using river bed clay or a mixture of mud and dried grass(sometimes called adobe or cob), and are useful in several areas of primitive construction such as building shelter walls, ovens, and cisterns.

Simply pack your clay or mud and grass mix into the mold, filling it to the second set of horizontal slots. Then lift the mold off of your brick and allow it to dry in the sun. Clay bricks can be baked in a fire to increase their durability, but mud bricks will crumble and fall apart.

You can make a container.
By assembling the wall panels to create a square or rectangle and then adding panels to create a floor, you can turn your panels into a bucket for moving dirt and debris. By lining it with a garbage bag or other suitable liner you can carry water or use it as a washbasin.

Four wall panels assembled in the fashion of a tunnel can be lined with a small bag and used as a water pitcher or large drinking container. If you have enough panels you can even assemble a vertical shelving system to organize gear at camp.

Are you convinced yet?

What makes Stealthfyre special

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