You have noticed by now that I pretty much go back and forth between gear and tactics. Over the last 3 posts or so we have taken a look at some more of the items from the Dan’s Depot kit. I am doing another one today. However I want to emphasize for you that your gear is only as useful as the practice you put in with it. I do alot of tactical shooting for the enjoyment of it. One of the things that tactical shooters and all defense orientated trainers will tell you is that, “We do not rise to the occasion, but rather fall back to our level of training”. I believe this to be incredibly true. So beyond this volcano stove you MUST take it and all the pieces of your survival kit, bug-out-bag, go-bag etc whether it is from Dan’s or not, and practice with it.
I’ll be honest with you regarding this volcano stove. When Dan first showed it to me, Ithought it looked a bit too much like a gimmick. However, its simplicity and a couple of simple benefits to its use have swayed me to have apprecation for it. There is no need to be too technical with this piece of equipment because it is pretty simple in its design. This video explains it pretty well.
So yeah it is pretty simple to use and it is incredibly light, so carrying it is not problem. One of the students of my classes who has one of these stoves turns it on its side and lays strips of meat across it and uses it as a griddle from time to time with much success. The grease from the meat slowly slides down the sides to keep the small fire fueled.
My understanding from Dan is that this is one of the best selling pieces he has at the Depot, with good reason. Easy to use, easy to carry, good for water and food and multiple fuel sources. What is not to like?