The Koozy Kitchen Kit is optimized for heating and eating storable food packs... wet or dry bagged or canned foods like freeze-dried, MREs, Compleats, or home-made. Whether you are backpacking on local trails or doing the PCT, you will have more fun cooking with an ULTRALIGHT and RELIABLE and SIMPLE camping kitchen.
* compact, rugged, weighs 1 pound, and only 1.5lb with 5 days of fuel.
* includes the Two-Burner Multi-Fuel PillBottle Stove with 4 alcohol absorbent firebrick Tablets.
* the Jar has plenty of room to store a second PillBottle Stove.
* lowest fuel use: 8oz alcohol for 2 people for 5 days making 2 hot meals + 2 hot coffee per day.
* two 18oz stainless steel pots with long folding handles that stay cool.
* You can heat both pots at the same time with a pair of Tablets under each.
* Insulation wrapped plastic quart jar with screw top lid.
* includes a fuel bottle, 2 long wood sporks, matchbook, and a tall windscreen with ground pin.
* the heat soak process transfers maximum BTUs into the food bag, none into steam.
* you donít have to sit and watch over the food while itís being heated.
* produces a hot meal using less of your time and less fuel than any other kit.
* wet entrees like a Hormel Compleats tray will fit into the jar.
* no water gets dumped and no pots or cups to wash.
* no chance of contaminating your food.
* you can do other things while your food is heating up, no babysitting the stove.
* if chores pop up, your food will stay hot for 30 minutes or more in the koozy jar.
* you end up with 12oz of purified water to make cocoa, etc, if you cooked an MRE or wet food bag or tray.
Meal Prep Technique using the Koozy Kitchen Kit:
1) Put your food bag, MRE, or Compleats tray, or bag of freeze-dried into the quart koozy jar.
2) Next, fill the SS cup about 3/4 full of water.
3) Sit the SS cup on two stacked PillBottle Stove Tablets and light with a sparker or match.
...use the big windscreen if necessary.
...5-6 minutes later when the water starts making bubbles, pour it into your freezedried food bag or
...into the koozy jar to heat up an MRE or other sealed food bags or cans or trays.
...blow out the flames... then screw the lid on the koozy jar to keep the heat in.
...about 30 seconds later the Tablets are cool to pick up and put back into the pill bottle.
...pour some fuel into the pill bottle to recharge the half empty Tablets.
Now you can get a few chores done - Put up your tent, take pictures, etc, while the hot water totally heat soaks your food (~10 minutes).
* When youíre ready to eat, unscrew the lid, cut open your food bag and use the included wood spork to eat right out of the bag inside the jar while the koozy keeps your hand comfortable and the food hot.
* Last, use the boiled/purified water left inside the jar to make cocoa/etc, or let it cool and drink it later.
The PillBottle Two-Burner
...drop your pack, in 6-7 minutes you have 24oz hot water.
...heat a tea kettle at home or soda can in camp.
...windscreen grips the pot, 5 minutes or 3 minutes?
parts fit in the pill bottle, aluminum pots cook fast.
No prep, no assembly... you have the hot water for four servings of freeze dried meals 6 minutes after you pull it out of your pack. Cooks two pots at the same time. A stack of two Tablets full of 99% alcohol under a pot will have flames for 15-17 minutes. Efficient: eight ounces of denatured alcohol will cook for 2 people for 5 days of 2 hot meals + 2 hot coffee. The PillBottle Stove has no failure modes or maintenance needed. Multi-fuel: you can use laquer thinner, turpentine, gasoline, kerosene, Right Guard Sport, hand sanitzer, acetone, and more. Can't spill or leak- legal in carryon luggage. The Tablets are not affected by low temperatures... they still light up fast.
When your crew will be cooking big fancy meals, you need your powerful canister stoves. But also pack a PillBottle Stove (only 4 oz) so the camper who wants a cup of special tea can make her own in five minutes, or the guy with allergies can be eating his favorite freeze dried entree 14 minutes after unzipping his pack.
The PillBottle Two-Burner Stove has no valves, no seams to leak, no smells, no soot, no spills, can't corrode or crush. And FAST - take it out of your pack and be cooking 30 seconds later. Tablets in the PillBottle stashed in your closet will stay saturated for years.
The PillBottle Stove Tablets soak up the fuel and produce no soot when you stack 2 Tablets infused with denatured alcohol, which is the optimum fuel for price/performance. If you have a BIG pot you can use two stacks of 2 Tablets for stability and fast cooking. If you need to use 99% isopropyl, you can put two Tablets flat beside each other to reduce the soot. You can mix different alcohols together. You can use Right Guard Sport to soak the Tablets. It burns with no soot. If you are lucky enough to live where you can buy 190 proof ethanol liquor (EverClear), it never makes soot in any stove. (...and also can be mixed with other beverages!). In a pinch, you can use laquer thinner, turpentine, gasoline, kerosene, etc. All of these heat fast but leave soot on your pot. (Hint: The easy way to remove soot and heat stains is scrubbing with 'Fast Orange Hand Cleaner with Pumice'.)
A canister stove is faster - under a one quart pot (total weight 20oz) you get 24oz of 200 degree water in 3 minutes. But that stove+pot weighs 1/2 pound more in your pack. So, what's more important to you... 2 minutes or 8 ounces?
Done cooking? Take the pot off and you can blow out the Tablets or drop a cup upside down over them. Cool enough to pick up in 30 seconds. Put the Tablets back into the pill bottle. If you need to do more cooking, fill the pill bottle with fuel to recharge the Tablets. It takes only 10 minutes for the Tablets to soak up the added fuel and be ready to cook again. Each Tablet can store about 10 grams of fuel.
You gotta get that tent up?...but want a cup of hot cocoa? Clear off a spot on the ground, set one Tablet with the windscreen around it and set your small mug on top. No need to watch over it. 10-12 minutes later... the tent is up, the fire is out, and you have your hot cocoa. Or, after dinner, light all four Tablets spread out on a big rock, everyone grab a stick, and roast marshmallows for dessert!
Gear reliability in the wild is important. The stove in your backpack could be one of the popular canister stoves that have: folding arms that can break, a rubber gasket that can leak fuel, a valve that won't close tight, a breakable plastic folding stand. And that high pressure fuel canister has a schrader valve that can leak out all the fuel. Love your Esbit Stove? The PillBottle Stove: 1) takes less volume in your pack, 2) weighs less, 3) cooks faster, 4) never stinks, and 5) boil-overs will not extinguish the flames.
[Gwen Patton, Jeffersonville, PA] "I think it's fair to say that I really like this stove! I once needed to use a RUCAS open-bathtub style pot pressurized alcohol stove to make coffee and such when our power was out for a week. I didn't accidentally bash it off the table, setting myself and the house aflame. But with your stove, there's nothing to spill all over the place. The stones are totally manageable. I think this stove is genius. Simple, straightforward, and painfully obvious when your first see it, but genius."
The soda-can alcohol stove is very popular. After a while new users will learn: 1) to guess how much alcohol to pour in and only spill a little, 2) to check that no seams are leaking, 3) the tricks to get it lit, 4) to wait several minutes until the blue flames shoot out the tiny holes, then 5) set the pot (at least 5" diameter!) on top. (The PillBottle Stove can use a beer can for a pot with no soot.) Now, you have to watch it constantly and be ready to lift up the pot if water might boil over and down into the stove and put out the fire. When done, you must wait for the stove and remaining fuel to cool down. Then, remember to pour the (diluted?) alcohol back into your fuel bottle (unless the stove tipped over and spilled and started a forest fire.
The PillBottle Stove Tablets are durable. We dropped two Tablets into a wood bucket 100 times and that produced a 1/10 gram of flakes from the corners. Breaking?...if you have strong hands you can break a tablet in half, but the two halves still cook just as good. Freezing temps? Warm them in your pocket for a few minutes and they will light and burn just as hot. High altitude? No problem, but less oxygen means cooking will take a little longer.
3-Burner / Multi-Fuel
The AnyWhere Stove is compact and powerful and great for big pots or little cups. The paintcan will not leak so pack it up and take it anywhere. Use it anywhere... in camp or on the stove in your kitchen. You set the Stones on a fireproof surface, set the pot on top and light your fire. Over the past year our PillBottle Stove customers have messaged that they would like a version that could be used under their BIG pots. We finished our testing and now we are selling the Anywhere Stove. The big Stones are 3" across so your big pot will be stable... put both under a huge pot. When the 1/2 liter paintcan is filled with 12oz of fuel, total weight is 20oz. You can make 2 hot meals + 2 coffees per day for 3 people for 5 days. That is 60 hot food servings. Or boil 10 liters of water and cook some crawdads!
Inside the one-pint plastic paint can are four rechargeable fuel Stones. Two large and two small, plus four ground patches, and a windscreen. (We also include a quarter coin - the best way to pop off the lid on the paintcan.) You can cook three pots at the same time. The two small Stones are perfect for smaller cups and mugs, and the big stones provide a stable base for big pots and pans.
The leakproof paint can holds 12oz fuel in the four saturated Stones plus liquid when filled to the top. A large Stone hold 2 ounces of fuel that will flame for 20 minutes, and will absorb another 2 ounces of fuel in 10 minutes, so you can have a continuous big flame for 2 hours with the paint can full of fuel. You can use any flammable liquid to charge up the Stones. (...please read the PillBottle Stove description for all the tech data on fuels.)
The plastic paint can does not leak even if banged around in the saddle bag on a Harley. You can put the Anywhere Stove in your bug-out bag and it will be full of fuel years later, ready to heat up your emergency food. If another big freeze shuts off your electricity, you can set the fuel Stones on top of your kitchen stove and cook your food with no danger of fuel spilling and catching fire.
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