Vargo's Titanium Decagon Stove is a rugged stove which has been designed to be as simple as possible.This stove will last a lifetime with it's solid titanium construction. It is easy to use just fill the centre with fuel, light it and pop your pot on top. The Decagon stove was purpose made for hikes such as the Apalachian trail and the Pacific Crest trail where reliability after months of use is key.
The Decagon Alcohol Stove is literally a huge step up in alcohol stove durability. Go ahead and step on it yourself and see! It is built to withstand the abuse of everyday use while on any outdoor excursion . With no movable parts and a one-piece titanium construction, you’ll see why the Decagon is a step above the rest.
*Using a windscreen is recommended for optimal performance.
*Always be sure to fill with fuel above the weld at the top of the center hole. If filled less than full, the flame will not reach maximum heat output.
This stove is designed to burn De-natured alcohol which is better known to us as Methylated Spirits. The attraction of this type of stove is its simplicity and reliability while being very lightweight. In some areas of the world such as the US and Scandinavia Meths is a preferred fuel and so is redily available this may affect your choice of stove if visiting these areas.
The Vargo Decagon is simplicity itself fill the stove by pouring Meths into the centre well and light it. In a few seconds the meths heats up and flames stream out of the holes round the top of the stove.
The drawbacks are that there is no output control and the stove must be left burning until all the fuel is used up. Furthermore it needs to fully cool before being refilled.
That said with use it is easy to estimate fuel use and you can get very adept at pouring in just the right amount of fuel for the meal you are cooking.
Its weight compares well to the home made soda can stove when you consider that the Decagon has a very stable base and integrated pan supports.
>Never burn this stove indoors.
>Only use denatured alcohol as fuel. Using white gas or other fuels will cause explosion and possible injury.
>Be sure flame is fully extinguished before re-fueling.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear