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Vargo Titanium Converter or Hexagon Wood Stove

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The brs ultralight canister stove is only .8 of on ounce. Of course you still need to carry fuel.
Why get the combo wood/alcohol stove when you can get a to-tri caldera cone for basically same price?
DaleA
Its not the same price once you purchase the woodburning accessory for the cone.
I had a friend that used this stove for a few weeks hiking (former infantry turned Forest Service ultralight hiker). He liked the idea of not caring much fuel. As it turns out, wood burning stoves are much less convenient than you realize. Compared to my alcohol stove, I was done eating by the time his water boiled. Then your pots will get really dirty with soot so you will carry a pot sleeve. It ended up being really annoying for him and he switched stoves.
The alcohol burning stove they are selling I have personally used and is a good alternative to the traditionally penny stove. I prefer the titanium stoves to the penny pop can stoves because of reliability. Over time the aluminum stoves will flake and wear out and you need to construct a new one. You don't need to worry about that for titanium stoves. This isn't a problem for most people but if you do extended trips it's worth considering.
If you use the alcohol stove make sure to put a few drops of water into the alcohol before you light it. This helps it burn clean and keep the internal holes of the stove clear.
This "or" listing confuses me. I would only be interested in a Titanium Hexagon Wood Stove (not the alc burner). Is that what is being listed?
MBrian
Assuming I understand correctly, if you want "only" the Hexagon Wood Stove, it would cost $42.99 USD plus whatever your shipping would be. ($3.50 in my case for a total of $46.49)
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An outdated explanation (prices have changed, but the idea is the same): https://www.massdrop.com/buy/vargo-converter-stove-with-hex-wood/talk/599520
I have the Vargo Titanium Hexagon Stove and it is quite ok: light and versatile. But for burning wood properly I had to drill some holes in the walls to have air intake - 2 holes on each panel - see work in progress picture:
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It works much better now, and still works with a Trangia or Vargo spirit burner, because the walls keep protecting from wind.
Hiram on Youtube video was less than an impressive stove, Primer pan is needed, and titanium and alchohol stove is not a good combination. Just an FYI. Gonna skip this drop.
GordonD
LOL, what's wrong with titanium and alc stove? Well, besides cost. My fav alc stove is titanium, but fancee feast alum is close. I prefer titanium due to strength and that it cools faster, but that's because I can afford it.
Can't say how this Vargo stove is. I'm sure it works fine, but in general they don't get the best reviews no matter the style.
why not choose the Vargo Triad 2017? It is a more compact stove
Been read reviews at trailspace about Vargo Triad 2017, and I like it.
Can anyone that has the alcohol converter tell me whether it's possible to simmer with it the way you can with a Trangia? The two piece combo would be great for my use (bikepacking) if so. Thanks!
morte100
No, it's not able to simmer as is. After using it for a week I found it to be wasteful and inefficient compared to the Trangia. The wood stove works well and the multi-use system is a great idea but they need to redesign the burner to make the premium price worthwhile.
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Do you get all 3 pieces for $42 ???
Fla.Tracker
This is how I'm interpreting the prices...

Base price: $31.99
Converter Alcohol Stove: Base Price ($31.99) (https://www.vargooutdoors.com/converter-stove.html)
Hexagon Wood Stove: Base price + $12 ($43.99) (https://www.vargooutdoors.com/hexagon-backpacking-wood-stove.html)
Both of the above: Base price + $42 ($73.99)

(Prices above do not include shipping)
Edit... The above was for the drop that was active when I made the original comment. Looking at this drop on 9/16/17 the prices look like this:
Base price: $30.99
Converter Alcohol Stove: Base Price ($30.99) (https://www.vargooutdoors.com/converter-stove.html)
Hexagon Wood Stove: Base price + $13 ($43.99) (https://www.vargooutdoors.com/hexagon-backpacking-wood-stove.html)
Both of the above: Base price + $42 ($72.99)
Is the container/pot included?
I don't understand. The price 34.99 is for what item? The hexagon wood stove?
gliese581g.williem
Nope, it is for the converter. The Hexagon stove is +$12.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Vargo Titanium Converter or Hexagon Wood Stove and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 7/22.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 7/18.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Vargo Titanium Converter or Hexagon Wood Stove and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 6/13.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 6/8.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Is the $12 Hexagon Wood Stove the same one that usually goes for $50?
aziz
It's not $12. It's $42. The +12 means the list price PLUS $12.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Vargo Titanium Converter or Hexagon Wood Stove and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 2/29.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 2/22.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Are you using a wind screen? I boiled a quart of water in15 minutes and the stove ran out at 23 minutes on a triad. My decagons also no problem. Odd. I have fantastic luck with their stoves.
Has anyone else had lighting issues with this stove? Mine does not want to bloom and ignite the jets. I have several alcohol stoves and none with these difficulties. Even full of fuel, the jets ignite and go out immediately.
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Hey flippant I'm in the same quandary about alcohol/alternative fuel stoves as I'm still using canister stoves....I have a titanium pot(new/unused) which I believe would work I'm just not sure I'll save weight as opposed to my jet boil(12 years old)it sure is convenient to use but this has the option to use wood/alcohol/solid which on long hikes would be a great option.....I'm normally out about 10 days so the canister lasts...still on the fence
Atmako
I'm going for it.
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Tyler
I bought the converter last drop mainly to enable Esbit use with the hexagon stove. The combination works really well, and I warmly recommend it.
It’s happening! Thanks to each of you, the drop was a success and we have contacted the vendor for the Vargo Titanium Converter or Hexagon Wood Stove and submitted the group’s order. They are now working hard and preparing your orders for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey, where our team will be standing by ready to break everything down into individual orders and reship them directly to you. We currently expect to have everything out of our warehouse and on its way to you by 12/18.
We will certainly keep you up to date on the process and provide all of you with updated information about the order status as soon as it becomes available to us.
You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/14 .
I haven't found many videos on this stove combination. But my actual question is around pouring the alcohol into the middle hole. Does that need to be covered by a penny, as with most other alcohol stoves?
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I haven't tried the prime with this yet but have used it with others. It definitely doesn't take much.
Ronrude
I used the first metal bottle cap that came to hand- a Perrier screw-cap that's pretty deep. I didn't think I was putting much alcohol into it, but my guess was probably off partly because of its capacity. Seems like heating the tank from beneath is a WHOLE LOT more efficient than trying to heat it from inside.
Cool! Er... Hot!
Hope the alcohol stove has more fuel capacity than Vargo's previous stoves. I have four Vargo alcohol stoves of various designs, and some of them require multiple refills, just to boil a small amount of water. Very time consuming, as well as inefficient with fuel. I think the insufficient fuel capacity was the result of trying to trim off as much weight as they could, but that supposed 'advantage' comes at the cost of practical functionality.
If this one has ample potential burn time, it looks to be a very useful product.
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B.Jordan
Hi, B.Jordan. Yes, the Converter Stove is our largest capacity alcohol stove holding 2 oz of alcohol with a burn time between 20-30 min (depending on various factors).
VargoOutdoors
Bought the stove, and I'm happy with it. :) I find it to be a grand step forward in titanium spirit stoves. Still have to test it at high altitude in sub-freezing weather, to see if it will still prime good.
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