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Bushbox XL Combination Kit
$105.13

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The combination bought by most customers in a bundle for an attractive price: Bushbox XL, Universal Grate (can be used as a grill, Trangia platform or as a grate for charcoal or wood pellets) plus our heavy duty outdoor bag!

UK Preppers Guide Bushbox XL Review

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Buying Guide/Stove Selection Matrix: click here
The combination bought by most customers in a bundle for an attractive price: Bushbox XL, Universal Grate (can be used as a grill, Trangia platform or as a grate for charcoal or wood pellets) plus our heavy duty outdoor bag!

UK Preppers Guide Bushbox XL Review

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well worth the weight!
Seen a lot of reviews on the net, but having one to use first hand was really great. Used it a lot already. Its weight seems an issue to some, but the sturdiness and reliability that comes with it is well worth it. Living in a National Park (Vercors) with certain fire restrictions, the ability it gives to contain a small fire is something i appreciate.
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Review by Alistair / (Posted on 11/8/2016)
Apart from the weight the XL is an excellent product that would benefit from a second set of trivets as standard.
This is a very good product with great design and it really is versatile. I have warped the sides a little on occasion but it is easiy enough to reshape by hand pressure alone. I got the combination version with big xl grate and use it with a variety of fuel from trangia to charcoal but do find myself wishing i had a second set of trivets so it can be moved and still support a small 500ml pot. This is a very reliable, simple and efficient stove. The relatively high weight meant i also bought a ti bushbox to carry but it is a fair bit less stable and more fiddly in use and the lack of ideal trangia height support is also annoying.
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Review by MrSea / (Posted on 10/27/2016)
Highly recommended for camping, trekking and zombie-day apocalypse :)
Very sturdy. A bit heavy but rock-solid. If you don't overheat it will be in a splendid condition for your grandchildren to use.
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Review by camper123 / (Posted on 9/8/2016)
5 star
Everyting PERFECT !
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Review by Na_na / (Posted on 7/27/2016)
Good stuff
Very nice product, easy to use and does what it is described to do. I did notice some small warping after use but i guess it is to be expected, (Note It was not a roaring boonfire i had going) It does not affect the product in the slightest but worth to note.
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Review by Möölp / (Posted on 7/27/2016)
remarkable engineering!
remarkable design, i like its simplicity and ease of use. pretty hefty though but its a good sign, sturdy. although its made in germany but if you guys could reduce the price tags, that would be great! overall, its a winner, it will serve me for many, many years. two thumbs up!!
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Review by nazza / (Posted on 7/18/2016)
Good bush box but expect issues
Very nice for the first couple fires, but the ash-tray started falling off its slots when picking it up. After starting 1 fire and leaving them on, the rivets would not come off the back plate. Disappointed given the high cost of the box.
[Comment by Bushcraft Essentials: Your XL must have been overheated for a while – maybe you had a large and hot fire going in it? In such cases the temperature difference between the then very hot upper part and the comparatively cold lower part leads to warping (a physical effect caused by unequal thermal expansion). When overheated, the warping is much more obvious and the metal does not assume its original shape afterwards and may bend to an extent where the ash tray does not lock any longer into its holding positions.

There is however a very simple cure for that: The steel we are using is very stable and sturdy, but at the same time also comparatively soft, so it can be bent back without risk. If you have overheated your box and the “legs” have warped too much, you can carefully bend them back. The best way for this is to use flat pliers, grip the full leg and bend it back carefully and gently.

One of the great advantages of the Bushbox XL is that you can cook with a minimum of fuel (i.e. wood). We recommend using fewer but larger (thicker) pieces of wood after the fire has been started. If you operate the Bushbox in this way, you will experience no or almost no warping (and it will certainly not be permanent).]
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Review by JMS53 / (Posted on 6/20/2016)
The workhorse of hobo stoves, still fairly portable and a no brainer
I'll make a small version and a long version so if you can't stand reading all my review then just remember this:
_solid
_super easy to light (took me less than a minute EVERY single time, no fail)
_super easy to install and put back in its sleeve
_you can cook complete meal and disinfect 1 liter of water in less than 10 minutes

Now for the longer description...

The set contains:
_the Bushbox XL
_an additional grill plate
_2 trivets
_one sturdy non nylon sleeve where you can easily pack an additionnal lighter and fire starter

I think this thing rocks when it comes to hiking or camping or as a piece of survival equipment. To put it simply, this is a Hobo stove but with a serioux improvement.

Besides being bigger than most hobo stoves I have seen or used, it weighs only about 900 grams and takes very little space. Most also need to be reconstructed but not this one. You open it and everything falls in its right place. You can't make it easier. Overall ,the design has been very well thought. Everything fits perfectly AND has been designed to be practical (managed with a knife or tent pegs so you never burn your hands, versatile so you can use various sources of fuel from solid alcohol to normal wood and it is big enough to fit large pieces without having to remove your pot or cup).

It is easy to light a fire even with a lot of wind because it is protected enough and oxygen fuels it well. Safety should not be a concern because your fire is about 2 cm from the ground and you have the ash collector that prevents the hot ashes to light an accidental fire. So ideal for the wood. Still, ashes tend to fall on both sides so think about cleaning your ground as you would with a regular fire.

With the grate or the trivets you can easily use any portable pan or cup or correct a slope.

You need a lot less biomass than you would with an open fire. It also produces a lot less smoke so that you are both more comfortable and more discreet.

It is very stable even as you use a big pan. So much so that I wouldn't mind letting my son use it under supervision (because it does produce a heavy flame sometimes).

I never failed starting a fire with this, it never took more than a minute and was easy to feed (though you can't leave it unattended). I love the fact that it is so easy to set up and put back in its protection sleeve. I also love the fact that it is so transportable (though adding nearly a kilogram in your backpack might make you cringe, it compensates a lot when you cook in a matter of minutes with greater security).

Frankly, it is well worth the investment and you can't go wrong, great quality!

Here is a link to the review I made on Amazon with a video of the stove in use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R19KV0O7EWN4I9?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl
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Review by Nolwennsarah / (Posted on 6/1/2016)
a 10!! A plus!!!
I absolutely love it. Wonderful bit of kit for sure. Everyone should own one! thank you. I have the xl combo- first rate quality gear. Im in a wheelchair and live alone. I enjoy going out at night and having a drink at the fire and listening to the peepers that surround me.
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Review by Kim CapeCod USA / (Posted on 5/16/2016)
Great Product!
Have used this in the field while fishing 7 times ... my goto stove!
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Review by WeFlyFish / (Posted on 3/28/2016)
Great customer service!
Great customer service! my box was sent to someone else and one phone call is all it took to get another one sent! I already used the box and its a great product!
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Review by WeFlyFish / (Posted on 3/21/2016)
Yes!
I watched several YouTube reviews before purchasing the XL. I already own the original (smaller) bushbox, but found it a bit fiddly to assemble and deassemble it every time. Mainly because I had to wear gloves to prevent my fingers to become dirty/black. In damp conditions it's also harder to keep a fire going in a smaller one; you really have keep an eye on your fire at all times.

The XL doesn't have these problems, because it consists out of one piece and is easily collapsable. Because of it's measurements the XL produces a considerable amount more warmth than the smaller one. The oxygen supply from the bottom is so efficiënt, that you can hear the highspeed burningproces. It also alowes you to use bigger sticks for burning, wich makes it a little less nessecary to 'babysit' your fire.

The only drawback is the weight. I think it's too heavy. The titanium version is (compared to difference in weight with the rvs) too expensive in my opinion. If the weight difference would be more substancial, (or the price lower) I would consider to buy it. That said; I think the XL rvs is very good value for your money and a good piece of gear to own in a region where there's almost no legal places to make a fire. I think it helps preventing forestfires because the fire is contained, and at the same time it gives you the oppurtunity to enjoy watching and using a fire. The efficiënt burningproces means you need less firewood, wich is also a good thing.

May your days (and nights) be bright and your bellys full!
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Review by Loos Alarm / (Posted on 3/18/2016)
GERMAN QUALITY
GERMAN QUALITY, what else is there to say.
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Review by militia Dan / (Posted on 3/1/2016)
Best stove ever
Awesome stove very easy to you use and very portable
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Review by Bushman / (Posted on 12/28/2015)
Excellent stove
Sturdy construction, easy to use and compact when packed.All you need in a stove.
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Review by John / (Posted on 12/22/2015)
would buy another.
only have had a chance to use in back yard, wanted backyard use before using in field. Works great!
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Review by BGB / (Posted on 12/2/2015)
fantastic bit of kit
will be buying more things from this great company. the bush box is a first class bit of kit. words can't say how good it is at what it does. i will be buying the titanium version next for the very light backpacking
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Review by space1001 / (Posted on 12/1/2015)
Enjoy using this stove. perfect for my weekend camping.
Easy to assemble. Packs down flat
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Review by Davy / (Posted on 11/9/2015)
Great cooking stove
Review time i have used this stove a few times now so feel that it's time for the review
I purchased the combination kit the bag is top quality cordura and the small grill plate is a really good addition, using the grill plate in the base of the stove allows you to use a stove full of wood pellet cat litter giving enough time to make a curry, this is great for car camping if you decide to carry some cat litter with you.
Or you can use the grill plate at the halfway position again with the car litter to boil the kettle and cook breakfast
If you decide to use wood you can use the same grill plate as a grill ok it's not really big enough but it does work for a burger or a couple of sausages it's fine, the plate will warp but i actually found this helpful as your sausages don't roll of but stay in place I have since added the larger grill plate and the extra trivet's the larger grill plate I just coated with cooking oil and put it on the grill to season this also warped but no problem just straighten it up and all is good
Now to the stove there's not a lot I can say that hasn't already been said one thing that i would like to say is that it's a great stove for cooking on it takes enough fuel in one fill to actually cook on without having to worry about adding more fuel have a few extra sticks nearby and you can concentrate on the cooking
The stove burns with what i would call a cooking flame
OK a woodgas stove will boil water quicker but they are almost impossible to cook with this is the stove you want if you plan on cooking anything if you're happy with noodles and the like something else may do you better
If you want a stove to cook on and use as a campfire buy this it honestly is a great bit of kit
Hope this helps Dai
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Review by Dai / (Posted on 10/24/2015)
Quality made in Germany.
Very glad that i got this as i will never ever be without a means of fire and the ability to cook on a solid surface.
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Review by tom. / (Posted on 10/21/2015)
5 stars
Excellent piece of kit. Folds away to almost nothing into it's quality bag. Really directs the heat to where I want it. Super service from this company. Would recommend to all.
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Review by Motors / (Posted on 10/15/2015)
Top class engineering. Definitely part of my EDC in the woods.
Awesome bit of kit. Arrived swiftly, perfect condition, top quality. Would highly recommend.
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Review by Island bushcraft. / (Posted on 10/2/2015)
very happy
Love it. Excellent quality and design. Get one you wont be dissapointed.
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Review by keewee / (Posted on 8/17/2015)
Great product that will not disappoint.
Great product bar none. Amazing customer support and communication. My only concern is that the grill plate warps easy, however, it also straightens out easy so its not a big deal.
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Review by Mike / (Posted on 8/5/2015)
Superb camp stove
Best camp stove on the market by far. Used recently on a 2 night trip performed well. A must have item.
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Review by Phil C / (Posted on 7/13/2015)
Very good
Did what I wanted and then some, planned to use it just for camping but will deffo take it on exercise in the field with me. As some others have said painting it black would help improve aesthetic look after a few uses but that doesnt really bother me much.
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Review by Smileriraq / (Posted on 6/15/2015)
Bushbox xl, great piece of kit
Absolutely love this, great way to have a fire to keep warm, boil water or russel up a bit of grub while out and about, a solidly built piece of kit, I take it everywhere with me it's my must have bit of kit. You won't regret buying the busybody xl and bushcraft essentials a great to deal with, customer service is friendly, answered all of my questions and delivery was prompted, I'll definitely do business with them again
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Review by jleyd / (Posted on 5/31/2015)
Overall great product but with potential to improve
Overall great product:
Pro: very fuel efficient
relatively light weight
high quality steel
stable with heavy cast iron frying pan
goes well with charcoal

Con: very difficult to clean inside wall as everything is integrated, maybe possible to make this dissemble?
the XL grill plate buckled slightly after burning, and cant fit to the top of the stove
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Review by Kooples / (Posted on 5/25/2015)
absolutely perfect
Perfect.....what else. This product is brilliant and it was a very fast delivery. The bushbox is the best idea ever.
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Review by Sabrina / (Posted on 4/20/2015)
Awesome
I love this thing - i got only one sugestion - maybe there can be some paint (black?) so it looks nice even after using :)
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Review by Peter / (Posted on 4/10/2015)
Nothing less than excellent
This item is probably the best you can buy. Well made and totally practical for all outdoor adventures!
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Review by PercyH / (Posted on 3/28/2015)
Excellent product
Love this thing. delivered exacataly as expected. Not only is it fun to use it simplified things for me and my personal use. can't wait to use it on a canoe outing. not my first choice foe backpacking but for all the other ventures it is great!
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Review by Neverstop / (Posted on 2/28/2015)
BEST STOVE
Very impressed with the quality of this product. Very well made and top of the line design and engineering; just as expected from Germany.
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Review by MIGHTY VIKING / (Posted on 2/5/2015)
Video Review
I received this as a prize in a friend's contest. I used it for the first time in this video http://youtu.be/MwcoIiskO5Y
100% satisfied with the product!
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Review by Muskrat Jim / (Posted on 1/19/2015)
The best money can buy.
Why buy the Bushbox XL? Quite simply it's the best within its field. An incredible design makes this product hard to beat. Simple to use, highly efficient, with a delivery and customer service hard to beat. It's no surprise the XL has become the Number 1 stove amongst the Bushcraft community. A must have for any Bushcrafter or camper. Outstanding!!
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Review by The Bearded Clam / (Posted on 10/21/2014)
Great roduct
Very happy and impressed with the Bushbox xl....Great company, the shipping was fast and trouble free..Thnx Detlev and co
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Review by magicwellies / (Posted on 7/5/2014)
Excellent products
Excellent products from a great company,many thanks Detlev
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Review by MrSkooty1968 / (Posted on 6/15/2014)
Love it
Already having the regular Bushbox for backpacking I wanted something alittle bigger for canoe trips,fishing and to play around home with.I have nothing but good to say about this Bushbox.i have used this almost daily since I got and with the neat tight way it folds up I hardly know I have it even with the extra weight.i can see this replacing a campfire on solo trips as it will take good sized pieces of wood and has fantastic airflow that keeps the fire burning .to quote an Englishman I saw on youtube this is a "crackin bit of kit" :)
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Review by Bushtramp (Doug) / (Posted on 6/4/2014)
excellent piece of kit well impressed
First rate service from Detlev in Germany. Good communication first rate delivery service would recommend this stove to any of my friends
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Review by barkingbadger1 / (Posted on 5/26/2014)
excellent
Product subject to prior sale, excellent service. Still have not tried it on the field, but at home. I am convinced that will not betray me.
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Review by melaimpazzita / (Posted on 5/21/2014)