Review: Firebox folding camp stove

Imagine a camp stove that can boil water, fry eggs, cook meals and still fold flat to the size of a DVD case. Imagine a camp stove that you need not carry any fuel to use. Imagine a study, 18 gauge stainless steel camp stove that weighs about 2 pounds and can produce heat as well as function as a cooking source. It’s available, and it’s the Firebox folding camp stove.

This versatile camp stove can use many types of fuel to create a heat source and cooking source that is efficient and effective. It sets up in seconds (the flat steel panels open like a book) ready to produce fire for whatever your needs are.

Field testing: The Firebox was easy to assemble, it literally unfolded into position and the steel sticks were inserted easily. We used several different types of available firestarters as fuel, what we found on the ground such as sticks, twigs (even though not fully dried), dried leaves, wood chips, pine cones, walnuts and paper. We also used homemade firestarters (cotton balls with petroleum jelly) and used trail debris as fuel. The fire started and caught quickly and due to the cut out vents and design of the panels, the air flow kept the fire engaged and effective. We were able to heat water to boiling in only minutes in a large (8-cup) metal container as well as dry eggs in a 12-inch steel skillet. Due to the small size of the Firebox, we were skeptical about using larger cooking receptacles, but because of the variable positions available using the firesticks, even the large skillets and pans heated fast and even enough to cook well.

Firebox folding camp stove is made in the U.S.A. of 18 gauge stainless steel.
Dimensions: 5 inches x 7.5 inches, folded 1/2 inch thickness
Weight: 2 pounds 1/2 ounce
Stove: Unit is self-contained, includes vented panels, ash tray and removable steel fire sticks. Basic stove includes a white fabric carrying sack. Upgrades and accessories available including a grill plate, boil plate, 2 additional fire sticks and a black carrying case.


  • 1/2 inch thick when folded
  • Weighs about 2 pounds
  • Completely self-contained
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • Made of 18 gauge steel
  • Heavy-duty, well-made
  • Adjustable cooking surface width to accommodate small to large cooking vessels
  • Multi-fuel
  • Versatile functions, lighting, feeding fuel
  • Ash pan
  • Removable steel fire sticks with varied uses
  • Price very reasonable

 Instructions minimal

Highly recommended


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  1. Hugh Vail says:

    I absolutely love my FireBox!! I took it camping over the fourth of July and made all of our freeze dried meals with the FireBox… worked like a champ. 

    I do agree that I had to tinker with it until I figured out how to unfold it, and it was the same tinkering to fold it back up, but once I had figured it out it was very simple! 

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