Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler™ Kettle Giveaway

BCBoiler humming nicely

I was a funder of the original Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler™ Kickstarter project back in 2011 and ended up with #016 of a limited run. The Backcountry Boiler™ was the first true lightweight chimney kettle (stove) and will be a great addition to anyone’s hiking gear.

Why the Giveaway?

This is not a sponsored giveaway. I bought the Backcountry Boiler™ with my own funds. I’m giving it away to one lucky reader because I have far too much gear that isn’t getting used and it’s a crying shame. Despite loving this stove and what it represents, I would rather see it being put to good use by someone else. Just to be clear – there is nothing wrong with this stove, but it has been used and IS DIRTY :)

Firing up the BCBoiler

Pouring hot water into the pouch

How to Enter

There are no complicated hoops to jump through in order to be eligible for this giveaway. All I ask is that you leave a comment below that includes something you like about this style of stove/kettle AND something you would change or do differently to improve it.

You can find all the specifications about the Backcountry Boiler™ on their webpage. So do a little homework and leave those two pieces of constructive feedback (along with anything else you would like to add) and you’re entered to win. Easy! For bonus points you can like the Boilerwerks Facebook page and follow @Boilerwerks on Twitter.

I’ll ship this anywhere in the world to the winner, so everyone is eligible to enter. I’ll pick a random winner from all of the eligible comments one week from today, Friday May 9th. Good luck everyone – feel free to share this with your friends.

Winner Announcement

Thank you all for the great comments, shares, and feedback. Unfortunately with these giveaways there can be only one winner. So, without further ado – the winner of my beloved Backcountry Boiler is Tony Veroeven! Tony, please contact me via email (address at top right of my blog) with your shipping information and I’ll get the stove mailed off to you.

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  • Chris G

    This is a great design and I love the fact that you don’t need to pack fuel. This would be great on my trailwork overnight trips. Thanks!

  • John Pavoncello

    I’ve been digging the Boilerwerks since it’s introduction, just haven’t had the extra money to try one. Can see this being a big part of my “bug out” bag for emergencies since you can burn almost anything in it for fuel. Can’t say what I’d change, cause I haven’t used one yet!!

  • Tom

    Great concept! Would love to use it in Shenandoah Nationsl Park this July!

  • Doc Rader

    I’ll bite… I’m a fan of the non-liquid fuel types of stoves. I have a biolite and I’ve been eyeing a Boilerwerks for sometime (and I kept missing their production cycles). The only thing I would change to the Boilerwerks would be a better base for the fuel chamber. The whole think appears a bit unstable, methinks…

    • Peter Nielsen

      I have one that I have been using for the last year or so and have not experienced any stability issues. Great stove!

  • Kat Whitaker

    I love the idea of being able to use found fuel instead of packing it! No worries of running out and it just seems more ecological! It’s also neat to be able to store water in int and boil it when your ready. I’m a new backpacker so I’m very interested in all the different options, as I haven’t found my favorites yet!

  • Eric Kingsley

    I love how light this is, and how it is perfectly sized to provide water for a freeze dried dinner. It seems like a wider base could add to stability – I know that this is a design feature – both for packing and air flow, but wonder if there isn’t a way to add some stability.

  • Juliette Lindeman

    What I like about this is that you don’t need to pack fuel, it’s light weight, and you can store water in it! I just started backpacking last summer and hiked the Trinity Alps up to Big Bear lake. My first hike and I thought I was going to die. I realized at that point that I need to invest in some light weight equipment. Honestly because I am new to all if this I have no suggestions on how it could be improved.

  • Alissa Gabriel

    I would love one of these stoves! I usually end up flying to my trailheads and fuel is usually not very easy to deal with. To have a stove that doesn’t require a banned substance would be so nice!

  • Pace Petrella

    This is a great alternative to fuel stoves, for ultralight packing with dehydrated food. Also, cool that it can hold water! I really love how they show the progression of design. As a DIYer, it’s super cool to see someone else’s idea evolve! As always, THANKS BRIAN!

  • Andrew W

    I’ve followed BB since its debut (and all wood-fired cookstoves; I have a BushBuddy), and coveted it just as long. It resolves many problems of other wood-burning stoves–such as draft, wind-resistance, etc. Not having used it, I cannot really suggest any improvements, other than an obsessive desire to see one made out of titanium!

  • SteveO_in_NY

    I currently use a Jetboil when hiking, and I like how the chimney style boilers allow you to not bring any fuel with you. The downside is the soot, but I hope to remedy that with the use of a stuff sack.

  • healthy

    I love alternative fuel stoves as i’ve been moving towards using using a vargo hexagon wood stove with a alcohol backup as my primary setup. This looks great as being able to maximize the heat transfer to the container compared to the hexagon. as for improvements, I’d make the base a bit more stable (judging by appearance only) as well as allowing the base to be a clip-on cover for transport. Finally, I’d make sure It was able to mount my backup trangia Al stove just in case things are too wet to collect available fuel.

  • Stuart

    The concept looks great due to compact size and self-contained nature, and my finger has hovered over the buy button many times. Making the base wider to increase stability is the one improvement I would like to see in the next generation model.

  • Clay

    I like that the chimney offers a ton of surface area for heat transfer! I would give it a wider foot, or some kind of deployable stabilisers – I would hate to have it tip over.

  • Randy Amos

    I have always wanted to try a Backcountry Boiler. Love their design, nothing that i would really change. It seems to be perfect for what it is intended for, boiling water with a very small fire.

  • Michael Ray

    Not having to rely on man made fuel is the obvious plus for this. I’d like to see a bail handle on this – If I already have a camp fire going it would make sense just to just set the pot in or near that.. making the pot sleeve useless and another means of grabbing the pot necessary.

  • Rudy R

    Similar to the old but proven kelly kettle. I always cook with fire (Emberlit-UL) and in the dampest of conditions I have a ESBIT kit that goes with my Emberlit-UL. I would like this for times where I only boil water. As for the design it would be nice to have graduation marks that you could see the amount of water put inside. Maybe a high tempered glass insert?

  • Albert Martin

    I like the simplicity of it…fill with water, start fire, enjoy hot food/drinks. Allowing for an alcohol stove as a heating option would be a useful mod.

  • Sarah

    I really like that this stove does not require packed fuel and potentially allows you to leave the water filter at home. I do wish it was a little bigger though as 18oz isn’t quite enough for dinner and drinks for two. I still think the concept is fantastic though as isobutane/propane is expensive and ends up in a landfill once empty. I will definitely be looking to add a chimney stove to my arsenal in the near future!

  • Art Wray

    I’m experimenting a bit with the different pack stove variants and bio fuel designs intrigue me the most . A physical stability base accessory might be considered as this design stands a bit tall . Would love to try it out .

  • Tyblah

    I like that it doesn’t use liquid fuel. I would put a bigger neoprene cozy on it.

  • Wayne Howell

    I am a big fan of not carrying fuel and this would be a very nice stove to use. I would likely drop the neoprene sleeve and use Reflectix instead.

  • heymo

    What I like about this stove? Ya don’t have to carry fuel.
    What could be improved? A friend of mine has one and it once fell over, since the diameter of the bottom is smaller than the kettle itself it’s a bit unstable when put on uneven ground. Still love the design though…

  • Ben Boone

    Very neat stove. Would be great backpacking or kayaking to make hot drinks and dehydrated meals. Like the fact you can carry it with water in it, so you could fill it at the same time as your water bottles and not need to take away from your supply. The base looks like it could have some sort of three legged stand that it sits in or legs that fold out or down from the edges for more stability, but know that would also add extra weight and more to carry.

  • Art

    Looks nice and lightweight

  • twency

    I like the ability to use available fuel as you go. It isn’t exactly LNT, but modest use of stoves like this shouldn’t much impact on the ecosystem, especially compared to the potential impact of big campfires that people (me included) love. One thing I would do differently is widen the base a bit. I use a canister stove now and even with large canisters I find myself using a fold-out stand for a wider footprint one uneven ground.

  • Peter M

    I really like how lightweight this is compared to other brands that are similar. Incredible ! Wonder if there is an even lighter weight handle design, instead of the wrap. Don’t think the insulation is needed, as I would immediately pour the boiled water into another pouch or cup for re-hydrating or cooking… Maybe a light metal design? (Thinking about potlifters…but this would need to be welded to the outer wall and fold flat when not used.) Also think that the burner cup where you place trhe fuel, might burn more evenly if the air holes were smaller and closer to the bottom of the cup? ie. maybe 8 to 12 small holes instead of the 2 big ones. (Unsure whether this would be Ok when used with the alcohol option???) Anyway a couple of ideas…

  • DR

    No need for fuel as I have plenty at hand in the Beartooth Mtn Range!!

  • http://thecampingplace.com Darren Johnson

    I went over to Boilerwerks and watched every video, including the ones on Vimeo. I think Devin’s got a great little boiler here. I like the simplicity and the attention to the lightweight design. It good that it is about the same size and weight of a 1L Nalgene. I really can’t wait to win this awesome hot water-making machine! :o)

  • Bribo

    I love this stove for its simplicity and environmental friendliness. My biggest gripe and area for improvent is the fact it gets dirty with soot from the fuel.

  • David LeTourneau

    I have always wanted to try one of these. I like the idea of not needing to carry fuel or have to worry about having enough. Never used one but it looks kind of tippy with the base being smaller than the top. A bigger base would make burn hotter, too.

  • Tai

    I Have a stove addiction and would love to add this to my gear. I can’t really say what I like about it or what I would change because I’ve never used a “wood” burning stove. I think it is a fantastic idea and a better product than the Kelly kettle. Thanks for the chance, Brian!

  • Stephen Knapowski

    This looks like an good design, I really like bio-stoves, and made my own out of a tomatoe can. If I was going to look at changing anything about the design, it would be the base. Maybe something for more stability and possibly easier fueling.

  • ShazBoo BookOwl

    I would like to have one of these for my overnight hiking. I currently use a fuel stove that requires a cannister of isobutane/propane mix. Not having to carry that kind of fuel would be a huge bonus. Plus I love the simplicity of the Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler system.
    The design is great, however, like others I’m wondering about that tappered base and stability. If I were to change one thing, that’s what I would tinker with.
    Cheers & Thanks for the competition.

  • Chris B

    I like the idea of a kettle with multiple fuel options. I’d like to see a pour spout and a hard anodized finish.

  • SusanM

    Looks like an easy pour spout, in contrast to my kettle from another brand. I like the fact fuel isn’t required, more space in my pack! I’d heat up some water for a quick Bailey’s & coffee on the summit!

  • Jeff Sinon

    I would be perfectly happy to win this. I do like my JetBoil, a lot, but not having to carry fuel would be great. What to change, as someone else mentioned, the base looks a bit unstable to me, being narrower on the bottom like it is. Maybe some fold out legs or something.

  • Mike Dye

    I like that it is compact and an all-in-one solution. However I would like the base/wood holder to be a bit larger.

  • Tim A

    This thing looks great. No fuel packing also means no fuel being sold, packaged, trucked, refined or any number of unsustainable things. I think the base could be made full or almost full width, maybe with some extra oxygen intakes.

  • Steven Karwoski

    My name is Steven and I’m a camping stove addict. There I said it. I love comfort a camping stove gives me, knowing if say a zombie apocalypse hit I would be able to hit the road with my gear. But fuel is always an issue-where to get it?, can you carry it?, how much will I need?, can I take the fuel on the plane? If not will I be able to buy it at my destination.
    But this stove isn’t manacled with any of those issues. As a former BoyScout, closeted survivalist and semi pyromaniac. I love this stove’s practicality- just a wood scraps. I had a Optimus Hunter 8R which I lost in my move to Sweden. Best feature of that stove was it burned car fuel in a pinch! But this stove takes it a new level.
    Winters are long and depressing in Sweden, a cool new camp stove would be the tonic for my troops.

    Crossing my fingers in Malmo, Sweden

  • G Rakita

    I also like that you don’t have to carry fuel….But, I don’t like how sooty these can make your pan, I wish there was a way to improve them so they didn’t do that.

  • M.Pearl

    I like not needing to carry fuel. Hard to say on a change having not used one. But from the looks of it maybe change move away from the tapered bade? It seems to limit the amount/size of fuel that can be loaded.

  • http://www.edumonki.com Christopher Kishonti

    What a superb idea. Have not seen this bedfore. Would love to take one of these with me when I go canoing or camping with my daughter. The idea of not having to take liquid fuel is really great, and to efficiently use a small amount of solid fuel found in the area. Some people have mentioned stability concerns, but I guess it would be easy enough to level the ground. I have added a quick design for a simple aluminium support structure (I’m sure somebody else can design it better). Also it might be an idea to had an insulating material cap to put over to keep the water warm once the material has burnt out and it has finished boiling.

  • Sara B.

    This stove is just badass. Period. Wouldn’t change anything.

  • James Steele

    Excellent stove, functional accessories and ease of use. Add clip-on base legs similar to what is available for fuel cannisters. More colors of sleeves. Trim some weight by making the base and pot stand out of titanium.

  • Snctool

    Lightweight and serves a useful purpose. I would love to try it and study the design…thanks…

  • http://www.newforestnavigation.co.uk/ Nigel Parrish

    I really like using wood and fuel you can collect as you walk along. I would like the fire pan at the bottom to be more insulated so it does not scorch the ground as easily.

  • Mr. Regultr

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    I love the engineering and polish.

    I’d like to see a bit of a pour spout on the water hole and a friction cork of some sort for the chimney port to prevent dumping ash into the water. I think making it shorter and wider would allow the same volume of water or more. I’d like to see a separate stove attachment comparable with just the debris pan to allow cooking of stuff in a pan directly over flame.

  • zimmerman1181

    I love that you can use basically any found fuel, and that the whole thing could double as a makeshift canteen if need be. Having never used the Boilerwerks, it does look like the bottom might be a little unstable so I might look into improvement there (although from other comments I see, it looks like that’s not the case).

    I also think it would be interesting to try several different variations on how the “chimney” funnel in the middle is shaped and record heat / boil times in an effort to optimize output.

    Also…although the height would make it impractical, it would be interesting to try to figure out a way to utilize the heat coming through the top of the chimney. Probably best used for roasting marshmallows on a stick. :)

    • zimmerman1181

      Ha! Just took another look at the Boilerwerks website (this time on the actual shopping page for the stove in question) and I see that they make/sell little stands to sit on top of the stove so you can heat a mug of water on top of the chimney. :)

      From the pictures on that page, I also see what appears to be a small hole opposite the pour hole for air to come in when pouring (didn’t see that in the pics on your site). I was thinking that might be a good idea as well, but it looks like they’ve got it covered.

  • Peter Keefe

    I remember reading your original post on the Boilerworks Boiler. I’d say the best thing about it is the construction: solid, few parts, and lightweight. If there’s one thing bad about it, maybe the weight? I know it’s a feature, but maybe a smaller size 1/2 liter for half the weight (and cost??) would be a good addition to the product lineup.

  • Viscion

    My new favorite blog btw :)

  • http://www.beuteltiere.org/ Basti Beuteltiere

    What makes this design interesting is the smart combination of stove, potstand, pot and windscreen into one integrated design. You’ve also got a water bottle!
    The major drawback I see is the inability to check the inside of the pot. Especially with aluminium it can corode with time. Coming to the point about what I would change: maybe experiment with different material. At least hard anodize the whole pot. If I’d find a clever and working sollution I’d switch the complete top of the kettle to a screwlid. (Maybe something similar to the Vango Bot). This should not only make cleaning easier but enable one to use the kettle for making pasta, soup, etc.

  • Jorge Legarre Peris

    Simple design and simple to use, the perfect combination! A suggestion to improve, caps to all the holes to avoid smell/dirty the backpack (without the use a dedicated bag)

  • Hike Maryland

    The good is the weight and size and the bad is when you have a had a rainy week like we have had in Maryland finding dry leaves or anything might be a little difficult some days.

  • levon jensen

    Would be fun to use for Tea during long day hikes without the need for fuel, and possibly added to my kit for overnighters, and its fun to have a little fire going :)

    I would look into a way to add a canister stove to the bottom, and a screw on lid so it could be used as a water bottle.

  • https://twitter.com/tonyveroeven Tony Veroeven

    I have been “stalking” the BC boiler for a couple months. I want to buy one and have reached out to To Devin to see if he is still selling them. He doesn’t seem to be active in forums or his own blog anymore so I’m afraid to place an order. I want one regardless if I win one or not! :) Anybody know if he’s still shipping these? For an an improvement, I would come out with a slightly larger size of the boiler, maybe 24 boiling oz? Good Luck everyone!

  • Lance P.

    I remember watching videos of the R&D phase when he was turning these on his front porch. Love the idea just never pulled the trigger because of the size.

  • Barry C

    Here in New Zealand the Thermette has been around for at least the past 70 years but its size (about 2 litres) meant it wasn’t practical to put it in the backpack. The Bolierwerks boiler solves that problem by being the ideal size for 1-2 people. The only possible downside appears to be that the base of the burner cup appears quite narrow.

  • Markus E.

    I think the stove is a very nice wood stove which also eliminates the soot problems of other wood stoves. You can easily pack the stove away without having to worry about dirty fingers and backpacks. Also great that it is fed with renewable fuel and no need to carry fuel. I think an improvement would be the possibility to open the whole top, that one could actually cook in it and clean it easily afterwards. And of course lighter is always better! :) Cheers and thanks, Markus.

  • Louis

    I like its “nalgene” size and the fact that it works like a canteen when traveling. I would like to see something to help with stabilization. It looks like it would be tippy. Otherwise, cool design!

  • Markus Edvardsson

    A great, lightweight yet durable alternative to packing gas our other fuels for a multi-day trip in a wooden area. The idea of being able to safely and simply boil water with open flame using dead branches and twigs scattered around everywhere gives a natural and more sustainable feel to the outdoor adventure. A subject that unfortunatly is somewhat lacking in the outdoors industry today.

  • Cara Smith

    Awesome product I need in my gear. The best features are use as a canteen so you can tote the water you intend to boil, use of found fuel, and a sheath to protect your hand from burns. I am wondering about a survival scenario though when you need to use not only found fuel but found water. Boiling takes care of purification but what about filtration. Is there or should there be a component that could remove sediment or other debris? Maybe right in the cap. Still impressive product and so great that it fits in any pack compartment even most exterior pockets.

  • Timmarie

    I love the simplicity of this. I have done the traditional camping, but am looking to do more overnight backpack hiking trips. This would be a perfect addition to my bag. The idea of using fuel source found along the trail is one less item I have to back. Love the concept!

  • christophersorel

    Looks like a better than the kettle I have from the UK with a cork stopper. I guess I would add a rag to clean it when done that stores in a small bag since the soot all inside my bag with my style I have

  • JB32nd

    This is awesome. How would I improve it? You can always go lighter.

  • ussgrant

    Let me qualify the below. I do not own a Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler. My observations are based solely on what I have gathered by reading the literature and looking at the pictures about this product on the Boilerwerks website.
    What I like:
    1. It seems the cozy can stay installed while heating the contents of the pot. This should reduce convective heat loss on windy days while the pot is on the stove.
    2. It is multi-fuel. I can imagine loading this with small sticks, esbit, a small alcohol stove and/or putting just the pot on top of a canister or white gas stovetop.
    3. It can be ‘sealed’ for use as a water bottle.
    4. The fuel chamber stows inside the pot.
    5. Some thought has been given to utilizing the ‘wasted’ heat that leaves the top of the chimney with the optional addition of a cup/pot stand for the top of the unit.
    What I don’t like:
    1. The fuel chamber seems small and the whole setup gives an appearance of instability. It seems the desire to have the fuel chamber fit inside the pot won out over creating a wider base and/or bigger fuel chamber.
    2. I don’t know if I would trust a stopper type lid if I was using the pot as a water bottle. I would want to make sure I kept the unit vertical during transport for peace of mind and it seems like it would be awkward to drink from.
    3. Soot.
    4. Am I missing something or is the pot designed like a soda can where the only access to the pot interior is through the pouring spout? It seems it would be difficult to clean out the pot if something other than water accidentally entered the small opening.
    5. It is expensive.
    6. The cup/pot stand for the top of the unit makes a wider base seem all the more necessary/logical.
    7. According to the product website, the goal of the boiler is, “to boil water with found fuel under real trail conditions better than anything else in the world” and it seems it may, in fact, do that. But for me, the boiler seems optimized for the wrong thing. It seems optimized to efficiently use found fuel. But in the places where I am allowed to use found fuel, found fuel is not the resource I am trying to minimize the use of. In those situations I’d rather minimize the weight I carry on my back. So, in a sense, when carrying the boiler I would be carrying something heavier which is optimized to use less of something I don’t carry or pay for.
    What I would change:
    So I’ve brainstormed a bit on what I would change about this stove/pot combo. Struggling with the words to describe what I am thinking, I’ve sketched my thoughts and hope that adding a picture or two to this post does not prove too difficult.
    If the pictures show up, what you will see is hybrid pot made from aluminum and titanium; aluminum where a high coefficient of heat transfer is desired and titanium everywhere else (to save weight).
    A donut shaped lid would screw on via stamped threads on the center chimney cone. While we are at it, what if there was a silicone gasket around the pot lip and a relief valve, turning the pot into a pressure cooker? This way you could achieve 212F-plus temperatures at high altitudes.
    The advantage of the chimney is that it increases the surface area where hot gases are in contact with the pot. So why not experiment with different geometries which would serve to further increase the surface area at the hot gas/water interface?
    On top, a cup/pot stand could screw on the outside of the stamped threads which hold the lid on. This would make for a very stable cup/pot stand.
    The base could be cone-shaped and made from thin titanium such that it comes apart and rolls up so that it can still be stored inside the chimney. The bottom ground protection could snap onto the bottom of the pot once the cone was stowed and a lid could snap on the top of the chimney after the cup/pot stand was removed/inverted/reinstalled to keep the soot inside the chimney while packed.
    That is all for now.
    Take care,
    Ben

  • http://walkwithtookie.com tookiebunten

    I love it’s simplicity, the only thing I can think of would be it’s stability. Having used one I would like to have it more stable.

  • JohnD

    I am a dedicated alcohol (stove) user. Would definitely want to try this out for a change.

  • Agent Berry

    I like that it is multi-fuel and I would suggest a collabsible model.

  • Henri L.

    I like this because you don’t have to carry fuel with you. Just pick up some fuel while you are walking! Somehow this design looks little bit unstable so maybe one could improve it and design it way that it could have more support.

    But honestly I don’t have experience yet about this stove so I can’t say that it would be necessary improvement.

  • Ponkool4

    The Boilerwerks looks great because it’s lightweight and super-simple. It would help in my Dad’sand my quest to be ultralight. We would take it hiking together in the Appalachian Trail.

  • SweetT

    What a great and practical stove. What I like about it is that it requires the eons-old technique of starting a fire with your bare hands. This is often a forgotten skill thanks to all of today’s gadgets. What I would improve is the cleanability. Although it could be argued that it wouldn’t need cleaned, I’d think the chimney collects a smoke smell over time and there are occasions where I wouldn’t want to carry around that smell. The angle of the chimney would be hard to clean without a long handled brush. Not exactly sure how to alleviate this other than selling a custom brush.

  • Matt K

    This looks like an awesome camp kettle! I love the idea of using found fuel on the trail. From the photos it looks like it does not open entirely, which would be a nice feature to allow storing coffee/tea/etc and cut down on pack space.

  • http://www.gofundme.com/randodiaz Rando Leon Diaz

    Love the concept, use what’s in nature to fuel your fire, less weight to carry no more fuel canisters, no more going off trail if you ran out.

  • Josh Rubin

    I was fascinated by the idea when I first saw it on kickstarter…. the way it integrates the wind-blocking into the body layout seems like a great idea! I wish they would offer several sizes for various group sizes (there may even be savings on weight per volume there too)

  • http://EthanNMoore.com Ethan Moore

    The boiler/ Kelly kettle design is amazingly efficient. The kettle could be improved by increasing the chimney’s available surface area to increase heat transfer by adding corrugated folds, radiator tubes, or thin fins. However, this would make the pot heavier and more difficult to manufacture.

  • b willi jones

    i like the fact you dont need to carry fuel. it would be cool if it came in different colours… orange, green, blue…

  • Mike Bevil

    Like others I think this would be nice when hiking for extended periods where fuel may not be readily available. Not sure what I would change without giving it a field test!

  • Hailey Myatt

    I love the idea behind this giveaway! And I agree, I think the base could be a little wider for more stability, but from my research seems like an amazing stove! I’m just starting backpacking as a college student and don’t have a stove yet, so this would help me out SO MUCH!!

  • Ralph F

    The Backcountry Boiler looks like a neat, simple solution that elegently solves 95% of my camping cooking requirements (i.e. boiling water). Plus it can also be multi-functional (canteen). Another one of those items that causes you to smack your head and exclaim “Why didn’t I think of that?!?!?”. I want one!!

  • Ro

    I like the design of a chimney cavity inside the bottle capturing the extra heat that would otherwise be lost! I think there are 2 things I’d suggest for improvement: a) markings on the cozy to show liquid increments since it’s got a different internal volume than a regular bottle of that size, and b) maybe a screw on cap.

  • yahoobonkers .

    I’ve been ogling over the Backcountry Boiler since I heard about it. Get’n boo’d every time I forget to bring fuel. I hate the responsibility. Forget get’n fuel, I want one of these! Thanks alot!!

  • ktgw2000

    Hi,
    Great product and of course thanks for the giveaway. What I would do to improve the product, it to supply some sort of cleaning tool and a stable stand with it.
    I would love to have this with me when backpacking :)

  • Pat

    I like that you don’t have to carry fuel. It looks like the base should be wider to be more stable.

  • Pat

    I follow @boilerwerks on Twitter

  • tportland

    Looks really cool i’m new to backpacking but looks simple enough for me to use

  • http://www.briangreen.net Brian Green

    Several people asked about ordering the Backcountry Boiler. Here is the correct link for ordering your own BCBoiler: http://sparkmade.com/product/backcountry-boiler

  • amber

    i think its great! light weight no fuel no big clean up if you dont want to make a fire at the moment

  • David t

    I love that you don’t need to pack any fuel with you. However everytime I look at this I feel like it’s going to tip over. The only thing I would like different on this is perhaps a bigger more study base.

  • Al Howe

    Love the ability to boil water in 5 minutes with just about any fuel.