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BondStove by Warmbond: Smoke-free fireplace for every camping adventure
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, weekend warrior, or full-time RV family, you know that grilling can be a real challenge. Campfires and propane stoves are the traditional solutions, but they can be messy, unreliable, and sometimes even dangerous.
When it comes to getting things done, having the right equipment is an advantage. One option that is growing in popularity among campers is the BondStove Fire Pit. This innovative stove offers a number of benefits for those who enjoy the great outdoors.
As full-time RVers and content creators, we recently had the opportunity to test and enjoy this new product and shoot some accompanying videos. Here’s what we learned!
What is the BondStove fire pit?
The BondStove fire pit is a 20-inch square fire pit, a lightweight, portable, wood-burning but smoke-free fire pit designed for outdoor use. It is made of high quality stainless steel and features a unique design that allows wood to burn efficiently with minimal smoke and ash. It can be used as a fire pit, a grill or a radiant heat source.
The Bond Stove can take many shapes depending on which packs you choose. There are several packages to choose from.
- The Fire Consideration Package
- The barbecue pack
- The heat pack
- The Mobile Pack
Let’s take a moment to look at what these packs include.
The Fire Consideration Pack uses aircraft grade quartz glass that is durable and easy to clean. The glass turns a smoky brown when cooked with the lid on and is easy to wipe clean. Perfect for just sitting and enjoying the flames.
The barbecue package (for the foodies out there) gives you the opportunity to watch your cooking through the window. It includes a thermometer and a pack of grilling tools, including some great marshmallow forks.
The heat pack comes with a special twist. The folks at WarmBond have incorporated the industry’s first heat deflector. The angle is adjustable to radiate heat in a specific direction. So you can easily enjoy the stars in your comfortable camping chair.
Last but not least, the Mobile Pack is a true traveler’s friend. It comes with a waterproof storage bag, a tri-fold carrying case with heavy-duty Velcro for easy lifting, and most importantly, omni-directional wheels! This makes it easy to maneuver the BondStove wherever you are, be it at the campsite, barbecue, beach or grandparents’ backyard.
This is by far my favorite of the backpacks. We loved the tri-fold carry bag, especially for solo campers. The combination of the bag and the wheels is huge! This makes it a fantastic addition to any outdoor enthusiast’s must-haves.
Advantages of the BondStove fireplace
Money is important to most people. A great advantage of BondStove is its cost efficiency. We all know that the price of everything has gone up, such as food and gas. Propane, while still affordable, can be quite expensive in popular destinations and can break the budget, especially if you use propane on a daily basis. BondStove brings us back to simplicity.
As a bonus, the BondStove is environmentally friendly. Wood is a renewable and sustainable energy source. Propane isn’t. As consumers, we are reducing our carbon footprint and doing our part to keep the environment clean.
Starting fires can be frustrating, not to mention dangerous at times. Lugging propane canisters can be a hassle, and the extra weight is not conducive to safe RV travel. Nor is it very environmentally friendly. Every RVer is aware of the overall weight of their vehicle. To address some of these concerns, Warmbond has developed a fire starter ring that is made from renewable and sustainable jute, a plant fiber. The starter ring’s waterproof and flammable design allows you to start a fire in any weather, at any time.
Assembling the BondStove
Let’s face it. No one wants to spend hours assembling another piece of equipment. Dawn did it all by herself in less than 10 minutes (where are our campers?). Weighing about 40 pounds, it was easy to follow the quick instructions, and she was cooking with it within 30 minutes of assembly.
The entire kit came in two boxes and was easy to assemble. Only a simple screwdriver was needed to assemble the lid and handle. The glass ring was also a surprise, and once the cooking started, you could sit back, enjoy a cold beer, and watch the fire. Included is a heat-resistant Grill Champ glove, which is helpful when using the lid. The package also includes jacks to help move the glass and a nice grilling tool set. The whole is very compact and can be quickly stored in itself, so it becomes a perfect square for transportation.
Cooking with the BondStove
Who out there doesn’t love to eat? We all love to eat. With the BondStove, you can prepare a variety of great meals. From simple things like bacon, a grilled cheese sandwich, or even a cast iron pizza cooked on an open fire – it’s amazing! Steaks and chicken are just as easy as more complex dishes like chili. Cooking with the BondStove is neither awkward nor cumbersome (have you ever cooked on a rickety homemade hibachi made of aluminum foil?), and it’s well ventilated so the smoke dissipates quickly (not quite smoke-free, but close).
A clever design bonus is that the enameled grill grate lifts easily and firmly with the poker, so you can reposition the grate as needed, even when it’s still hot.
Easy operation and safety
One of the simple pleasures of camping and RV life is a nice fire at the end of the day. It’s even better when it’s easy to use, especially after a long day of hiking when you’re rushing back to camp to cook and warm up from the cool night air.
The BondStove has a simple design and is easy to set up, perfect even for RV sites with full hookups, with or without a fire pit! Any camper can do it! Unlike campfires, the BondStove burns wood efficiently and the ash is easy to clean thanks to the removable ash tray.
Who is ready to go camping?
For any outdoor enthusiast, vanlifer, camper, overlander, or even the backyard grill master, the BondStove is a great option. Anyone looking for an affordable, eco-friendly and easy-to-use cooking solution will appreciate this unique fire pit & grill.
The BondStove helps you be efficient with its convenient on-the-go cooking options, the perfect marshmallow toaster, and the perfect addition to your camping gear. Visit warmbond.com for more information or visit their Kickstarter page to be notified when they are available for order. You can also join the Warmbond Facebook group to see how others are using the BondStove.
About the authors
Dawn and Kevin are the hosts of the YouTube channel Nuttin Adventured Nuttin Gained. They work remotely, traveling, living, and walking the streets full time with their daughter Kaitlyn. During the summer season, they can often be found hosting camps and giving tours in Yellowstone National Park.
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