This is the Rolls Royce of wood burning stoves. Handmade in Canada by Fritz Handel, this is a double-walled wood gasifying stove, whereby unburnt gases from the fuel pass into the outer cavity of the stove, emerging from the top row of interior ports, to be reignited by the flames. This really does result in an efficient, virtually smokeless burn and almost complete combustion; all you have left is a tiny pile of ash powder. Being double-walled, it is cool to the touch and can be placed on the ground or on a picnic table without scorching the surface.
The stove is beautifully made from 304 stainless steel. This is the rare Ultra version, originally designed for Ryan Jordan's 1,000-mile trek in 2006. It weighs only 138g, including pot support and is 20% lighter than a regular Bush Buddy. It is little used and there are no dents or scratches.
Although Fritz Handel no longer makes the Bush Buddy Ultra, a stove similar to it can be purchased as the Trekker Ultra from the Nomadic Stove Company for US$110 - about £70. Of course, you'd have to add shipping, VAT and import duty to that price...
The cooking pot is a Tibetan 1100 titanium pot with lid and mesh stuffsack. Capacity is 1100ml (as the name suggests), it weighs 147g (including lid) and the Bush Buddy Ultra fits perfectly inside it. Like the stove, the pot is little used, with no dents or scratches, although it is obviously blackened from the stove. The pot costs about £40 new from Uncle Bob.
I'll even throw in a fire steel and some Hamaro card tinder.
The whole bundle would cost well over £120 new and even then, the stove would not be a Fritz Handel original. It is yours for £90 plus postage. Normally I'm open to offers but as the stove is now a collector's item, not this time.
I've tried a few different types over the years and found Mack's to be the best. The standard yellow jobs are rather hard and don't mould well to your ear canal, letting in sound and feeling uncomfortable.
There are several different types available but I've found the Safesound Ultra to be the best. If you'd like to try a pair, email me your address.