Here's what people are saying about Siege Stoves:
The X-Stove is wow possibly the most versatile piece of gear a person can have on them. It has a footprint just slightly larger than the average knife. I can't think of a single reason why a person wouldn't keep this in their outdoors bag. Even if you already have a favorite stove, you should have at least one of these as a backup. It'll probably end up as your primary. The X-Stove is just too useful to pass up.
— Kris P, Florida
... I heard about your cross-members/stoves in “Be Ready.” It was part of a wood-burning stove comparison between ten, portable, compact stoves. ... your stove cross-members and components won hands down! — Mike M, Colorado
In Be Ready magazine's comparison tests the Siege Stove with an IKEA® can boiled water the fastest by a wide margin (just 4 minutes to boil 18 oz, compared with 5, 8 and even 12 minutes for the other stoves!) and of course, the price was unbeatable!
Absolutely fantastic and I want one. . . 3 years ago our city was pretty near flattened from several earthquakes and since then I have been buying suitable survival equipment that should more quakes occur, that see us with no power, limited water and no where to live then we have to be prepared.
Your stoves are something everyone should have. — Cyril M, Christchurch, New Zealand (outdoor gear expert and former fire fighter)
I have received the order here in Alaska. The supports really work great on a #10 can. It works and burns way better than my new $150.00 [other] stove. — Cecil R, Alaska
I teach private urban/wilderness survival and disaster prep. I just found your stove while doing my own private, hands on, research for a wood stove to suggest to my students. I have been searching for a stove to handle both bug out and bug in situations.
I have found most flat pack or folding stoves to not be durable enough. Gassifiers both down draft and up draft are too complicated and finicky.
I am fond of the fact that your universal cross-members basically create treasure out of trash . . . Timing is great, as I had just started designing my own stove out of frustration. — GH, Massachusetts
I have already ordered one set and they are fantastic. Now I could use 2 more. — Robert C, Ohio
Congratulations on creating such a brilliant and fairly priced piece of equipment. — Thomas B., United Kingdom
My cross members arrived on Saturday. That was fast!
just wanted to say thank you for the products, and most importantly, your attention to detail and communication! — Ray H, New York
I had been looking at another stove that gets a lot of press about being able to charge mobile devices . . . until I learned how slow it charges and watched Youtube videos where it took constant fueling for nearly two hours to get less than ten percent charge on an iphone! And they couldn't even cook at the same time because they had to take the pot off in order keep adding wood! With that and the over 2lb weight, it was clear that I would be far better off buying the best-in-class for each task, such as a portable solar charger for my backpack and the optimal stove. Then I found the ultra-light Siege Stove - tougher than nails with no gimmicks, no gadgets, no plastic housing to melt, fans and electronics to break down or batteries to die. It's perfect for me, and for a group trip I can even combine it with a lightweight gallon paint can and save three hundred dollars over the other guys' crazy heavy (almost 18lbs) group stove! Amazing. The shipping cost alone on the other stove is more than the cost of a Siege Stove.
— Mike S, California
Note from us: in some of our X-Stove tests we have had our fires hot enough to melt aluminum — how long your investment will last or if you will be able to depend on it never failing when you need it most is something to seriously consider before buying a stove that has any plastic or electronic parts or batteries. You can be confident that your X-Stove cross-members will never break down!
I have gone through lots of utube video regarding stoves and found that your way of making stoves are the one that I am going for. — Sargeant L. Kuala Lumpur
I wanted to write and say how impressed I am with your product and its design. I have shared your website with several friends who also were blown away and have placed orders. — Vann W, North Carolina
We're giving them as gifts to people we know who like to hike, and keeping one for ourselves. There'll probably be more orders later.
The stove is one neat gadget. Thank you for creating it. — Geoffrey K, California
I've researched a while. [Another stove] was my favorite option till I watched your video. Your product is exactly what I had hoped for. — Gene I, North Carolina
First can I say what brilliant inventions the siege stove and its accessories are, perfect to use regularly and to store extras away for when trouble comes. — Peter W, Hong Kong
You are on the short list for my bug-out/prepper resources! — Gary P, Delaware
These are a Must Have in my Backpack. — Thomas S, Germany
...simple and effective, I got the idea presented right away and knew it would work from watching the Youtube video.
The equipment worked well, stowed well and ... as you say there was always fuel around. — Steve C., kayaking camper, Ontario, Canada
Please ship it urgent, I will need it at February at my trip to Himalaya — Kirill P, Russia
Got them! They look great, and like you say, solid when put together! — Kevin Y, United Kingdom
Loved your website & stoves - what a great idea. — Richard B, UK
Your stoves looks to be a good Idea. Camping or a bug out situation. — George A, USA
Just wanted to let you know: I received the stove kit and I'm delighted with it. Thank you!! — Lou M, Maine
I love your product, I teach an EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNDAMENTALS class at my church. — Randy B, California
I've been telling the stories of your stoves to others, ... it's just a great tool. — Elliot K, California,
I am engaged in underwater hunting. And often it is necessary to cook food on a fire. I like to live in harmony with nature. Use a minimum of means, for cooking. And, to apply minimal damage to nature. ... your device will help me in this. — Konstantin B, St. Petersburg, Russia
Thanks Ken. Your personal touch is greatly appreciated. There isn't enough of that in the world today. — Loston C, Washington
Wow these are great. They fit the rugged ikea like a dream. — Ralph F., Mount Carmel, TN
Hello, I absolutely love your product. I am a hunter, outdoorsman, and retired Marine.— Christopher S, USA
From someone who purchased a well-known competing stove: I'm a camper and generally into preparedness ... the [other much more pricey stove] felt flimsy and seemed tough to use, ... I just threw it in a drawer. I wish I had gone with a Seige. — Brad, Massachusetts
FYI - I have used it the last couple nights here on my patio...works great, much better than my wood / gas stove I was using...that being said, I ordered three more as Christmas gifts. Thanks again, have a great Thanksgiving!!!! — Kelly S, California
I could try to make my own hangers [toasters] but they would never be as well made as yours and for the money why bother, you have solved all the issues. Looking forward to being "BeSieged". Michael S, Greentown, PA
The Cross-Members are incredible! I wish I had bought them 20 million years ago! — Steve C, Illinois (an avid outdoorsman who started making his own hobo stoves at age 11, and after decades of building stoves was still looking for a better solution when he finally found the Siege Stove web site and immediately grabbed our of our latest sets).
The kit arrived today and I must say that I'm really impressed and satisfied! I already tested it and with the no nonsense design it just works! I have tested quite a few hobo and rocket style stoves + the multifuel burners, but this easy setup is definitely my favorite of all times now — Veljo V, Estonia
The Siege Stove is the only camping and survival stove that can scale to suit a wide range of group sizes. Whether you are going solo, with a buddy, or with a large group, the Siege Stove can adapt to your needs! Just take the appropriate can size and enjoy your time in the bush, knowing that you will be able to easily prepare meals and boil water for everyone.
Wood-Gas Stoves / Gasifier Stoves and Paint Can Stoves:
Using our Universal Cross-Members,
you can now create a superior, low-cost wood gas / gasifier stove with several advantages over other wood-gas stoves. Find out more here.
NEW! at the request of Siege Stove owners: The Collapsible Siege Stove is now available in Stainless Steel. While the Titanium stove is lighter for long distance backpacking, the Stainless Stove is excellent for everything else including: canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, horseback trips, car, motorcycle, & RV travel, and emergency survival situations for cooking at the house or homestead. It also, works fine for those hardy souls who don't mind packing a little extra weight. Both Stainless Steel and Titanium are impervious to salt water.