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We've designed a new Hot Ash Stove with the light-weight backpacker in mind!  Learn more about the less-than-1-pound Hot Ash Mini.
We've designed a new Hot Ash Stove with the light-weight backpacker in mind! Learn more about the less-than-1-pound Hot Ash Mini.
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Hot Ash: Fuel Life

In 2015 you helped us get our rugged, stainless steel, beast of a stove into the hands of the campers and bushcrafters of the world that enjoy our unique, rocket stove design.

The original Hot Ash Stove was made with intention to take a beating... and it does.  In the 3 years we've been around, not one Hot Ash Stove has been returned.

We now want to extend the Hot Ash experience to a new group of outdoor enthusiasts: the light-weight backpacker.

We've knocked off 2 pounds to bring the Hot Ash Mini to under 1 pound.  Just like the original, the Hot Ash Mini nests conveniently into a small 7" x 2.3" shape.

Nested Hot Ash Mini
Nested Hot Ash Mini

The chimney and burn chamber of the Hot Ash Mini are made from titanium. While the front and rear feet are made from aluminum to add additional strength when using heavier kits.

Boil water quickly with the Hot Ash Mini
Boil water quickly with the Hot Ash Mini

Simple Operation

We've completely redesigned the burn chamber to increase airflow and heat output:

Once you light your fuel, the fire burns sideways because of drafted air. This air hits the back of the stove, creating turbulence - and thus a secondary burn. Because of the bottom chamber, pre-heated air combines with the secondary burn to create a super-hot fire.

Explanation of Hot Ash Burn Chamber
Explanation of Hot Ash Burn Chamber

Leave No Trace

The ability of the Hot Ash Mini to use sticks and twigs eliminates the need for canisters.

Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace

Lifetime Guarantee

In fact we guarantee that these stoves will work every time you properly use them. If at any time a part or stove malfunctions, we will repair or replace it for free to the original owner.

Risks and challenges

We don’t have as many resources as the big guys, but our dedication to superb, USA Made products sets us ahead of the rest.

Luckily this isn't our first time, but as with any new project, there can be some unforeseen challenges. We don't plan on having any issues, but if there are, we will do our absolute best to deliver on time!

Quality, durability, and just a kick ass product is our main focus.

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    We will send you a breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal from our buddies at Backpacker's Pantry.

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    You lucky SOB! $60 will get you a Hot Ash Mini! Retail is $89.99!

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    For $70 bucks, get the Hot Ash Mini! The Hot Ash Mini will retail for $89.99!

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    Deal of a lifetime! For $130, you'll get two - not one, but two Hot Ash Minis... you're welcome.

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