The need for heating is not just a monopoly of large cabins. Small outdoor shacks, rooms, and outdoor activities such as boating and camping all still need heat. But it is almost inconceivable to place an open fire inside these locations due to obvious safety concerns.
Small wood burning stoves make it possible to have heat even in the remotest and smallest of places. Since you don’t need to rely on fuel, you can pretty much utilize wood and other similar fuel like biomass and plant material. The object of the stove after all is to provide heat even in small spaces. But of course, the normal dry hardwood variety will still serve you bets int hose cold days and nights.
Jotul – a Norwegian company, Jotul makes very small stoves which are applicable for small rooms and homes. It measures a tiny 12 inches by 19 inches, so you can be sure that it won’t take up too much space. It has been in production for several years now and continues to be a good option for a very small wood burning stove.
Sardine – this particular wood burning stove is designed to be taken on board small boats. Its Spartan design makes it easy to pack and take anywhere. It can also be suitable enough to heat small rooms such as outdoor shacks and small cabins. It comes in at just 12 inches by 12 inches. They function doubly as cook stoves too, so you can use it to cook small meals.
Wilderness Shanty – these cook stoves are mainly used for campsites and inside tents. They are built low and long so as to be used for stovetop cooking as well. They are made of different materials, but are mostly lightweight. They are very basic though and won’t provide the same heat that you’d get from heavier, cast-iron stoves. But they are extremely easy to carry around and use most anywhere.
Match Size and Type with Use
Cast iron wood burning stoves and other durable and heavier materials may be able to heat areas more efficiently since they store heat longer. They also last a long time. But these can be quite heavy so you may not want these if you need to transport the stove a lot, so these are great for taking on boats (since you don’t have to carry them too long) and for small rooms which need a small heater. But if you’re going camping and neat a lightweight stove, you may want to check those cook stoves for tents. They can also be collapsible, so you can pack them easily. They may not be as heavy and durable as cast iron ones, but they’re definitely easier to lug around.
Use the Right Fuel
For use in the outdoors, there may be times when you can’t be so choosy about your fuel source. But keep in mind that hardwood and dense wood which is very dry can offer the best heat per pound of wood. This means you can keep a fire going longer when you use hardwood, and you don’t have to wake up in the middle of the night just to add more fuel. A small oven will run out of fuel quicker so keep this in mind when choosing your fuel.