Firebox Nano Stove Gen 2 with Trangia gas burner Review

So I ordered a Trangia gas burner that works in my new Firebox Gen 2 multi fuel stove to try out. I wanted to have a gas burner that was adjustable for cooking things that require low heat and the ability to sear and fry meat in one unit.

Let me say now I am very happy with the burner and the stove. The burner fit properly and the little stove as you will see is very sturdy. I first fried the pork chop in a little butter with a rub my wife makes for spices. I was able to control the heat and did not burn the meat but it was cooked to perfection. I then cut the pork chop up into bite sized pieces and added my home dehydrated vegetables, onions and a couple of jalapeno pepper rings along with four cups of water to make my soup. So below are four images from starting the pork chop to simmering the soup in my camping pot. It made three lunches for me.


The pork chop in the skillet ready for frying

Ready for the fire

Ready for the fire

The Trangia burner not at full flame but just right to brown and fry the pork chop.

Trangia Gas Burner

Trangia Gas Burner

The finished pork chop ready to be cut up and added to the Pork Chop Soup. I tasted a piece from the skillet and it was done and not dry, very tasty!!


Pork Chop ready for the soup

And the camping kettle with all of the ingredients simmering away. This was the real test as I could really control the heat to my needs and also I did not have to worry about running out of fuel.

Soup cooking on the Firebox gen 2

Soup cooking on the Firebox gen 2

The Gen 2 Firebox nano is now capable of using four different kinds of fuel to cook with and boil water to make it safe to drink. One is of course scrap wood and branches, two is an Esbit Alcohol burner, three is fuel tablets and the last but not the least is the Trangia Gas Burner.

Side note: The Trangia gas burner uses the same fuel canisters as my Jet Boil so in essence I have the ability to have two gas burner stoves with the same fuel supply (one container per stove).

From Dough to bread (Bannock on the Jet Boil)

Today I tried a theory of mine for using my Jetboil stove and my REI cook set and a cooling rack my wife ordered for me and the final item parchment paper. While I did scorch the paper the bread came out fine and now I will work on a heat diffuser so nothing gets too hot before the bread is done. Added some chopped up dates and walnuts to the batter for flavor. The bread after the bottom was lightly scraped was delicious it would go well with any meal in the back country.

The Batter ready to go

The Batter ready to go

Parchment paper ready for dough

Parchment paper over rack

Dough ready to cook

Main pan ready for the stove

Pan on the burner ready to start

On the burner

Bannock bread baking on the Jet Boil

Bread baking

Almost ready

Almost done

Bannock bread is done

Bannock is done

Bannock ready to eat

Bannock finished


Firebox Nano with Esbit Burner


The Firebox Nano on it’s first test run making soup with less than 2 ounces of Alcohol and simmered for over thirty minutes with the Esbit stove. The soup was comprised of my own dehydrated vegetables and Beef Jerky and the stove combination worked as advertised and had a lot of fuel left when the soup was finished.
Yes I used the simmer ring after the soup came to a boil, the liquid was over 3 cups and the vegetables and water were direct from the refrigerator.
I personally will use the stove with the Alcohol burner only and not wood as I see it as a quick hot drink or soup type meal stove at this time.
I know it would burn wood just fine but I have a larger Emberlit that can also use the alcohol stove or smaller pieces of wood so now I have a wood burner and an alcohol burner for emergency use along with a Jet Boil that I plan to use for actual cooking.
But to have a fire box stove that will fit in my shirt pocket is very nice!

Ready to go

Ready To go

The flame doing its jib

The flame doing its job

Almost done

Almost done

Ready to eat

Ready to eat

In Loving Memory Of Baileysue

I am posting this picture in loving memory of our friend and pet Baileysue. Bailey fought illness for over two years before loosing the battle. She was a real fighter and many dogs would have given up a longtime ago but she loved life even if it was taking a nap in her bed as I worked on the computer. Dogs are so unselfish in their life and mostly only want to make “you” happy, so they forget about their aches and pains. Bailey you are already missed and will always be loved by us. Mike and Sharon “we are proud of our girl”!

The Loving Face of Baileysue

Custom Made Turkey calls


The calls here are custom made and come from the State of Washington and the state of Missouri. There are pot calls, scratch box calls and one crow locator call for your enjoyment. The background is from one of my camouflage shirts. The crow call is made in Tenino Washington, the wood is African Black Wood. The turkey feathers are from real wild turkeys.





Fly Fishing On The Yakima River

I was on my way to Yakima on a business trip when I decided to eat my lunch in the Yakima canyon and watch some drift fishing (flies only catch and release only) if I was lucky. As this raft went by it made a perfect image to adjust when I got home. This is converted to CMYK with the black sharpened and the other colors slightly blurred to give a nice effect. I have enjoyed this image for a number of years but not all images are going to work for the above method of processing. Enjoy.

Drift Fishing On The Yakima

Crow Call (custom made)

Just received my custom crow call made from African Black wood by RR Calls in Tenino WA.Used to locate turkeys in the wild as a shock noise. RR Calls can be found at this address  RR Custom Calls The call is made from African Black wood and is a reed system that really sounds like a crow. I hope with practice that I can get good use from this one.
Crow call

Custom Made Crow Call