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Siege Stoves are precision made in the USA with a focus on detail and quality.

IKEA cutlery drainer with Siege Stove universal cross-members make the best, most stable, high-performance hobo stove

SHIPPING FEES:
   DOMESTIC USA ORDERS (ANY SIZE ORDER): $7.00    

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: After you complete your product selection, select your destination country and PayPal will add the First Class Mail cost based on total weight.
     We keep our packaging to a minimum in order to provide low shipping costs. If you need any assistance, please email us with the details of what you plan to order and the destination address, and we will calculate the Priority Mail fee and email you a PayPal invoice for the total amount, that you can click on to pay at your convenience. We also are currently running a shipping special on titanium Cross-Members (see above).

Because our cross-members and accessories are very compact and lightweight, our international customers are able to save even more when shipping our already very low-cost, high-performance products than they would with other portable camp stoves. For international customers we recommend that you save money and obtain a can locally. The popular stainless steel IKEA® cansiter is available in many countries, but you can use many other cans too. A drill with a tapered drill bit will make neat round holes, but you can also use an ice-pick or the cross-members to make holes in a can.

Note: We are able to offer our products at these low prices because we are only selling direct to customers through our web site.
We expect the MSRP on the stainless steel Cross-Member sets will be $29.99, and $39.99 for the titanium sets.
Once we go to retail, the retailers will require us to support the retailers by selling them for the same price, so we recommend you get yours now.

Stove Components: Details:

UNIVERSAL CROSS-MEMBERS
(Available in steel or titanium)

Weights:
Titanium: 3.5oz | 99g
Stainless
Steel: 7.6oz | 217g

Length: 7" (17.7cm)

Titanium Siege Stove univeral Cross-Members - essential EDC gear

In 2017 we switched to a new laser fabricator, and we also improved the finish of the Cross-Members. After laser cutting, they now go through a 4-step process (vibration to smooth the edges and feel, belt sanding to remove what remains of the small sprue, sharpening of the fangs on one Cross-Member for hole-making, and finally sanding by hand for an attractive brushed metal finish). They are precision cut so that every set fits all the many cans they work with perfectly!

 

Note to international customers:

Our lightweight stainless steel Cross-Members are able to be shipped in the lowest cost postal weight bracket (under 8.1 ounces). Also, because the titanium Cross-Members are half the weight of the stainless steel sets, we are able to ship two of the Ti sets in one package for the same low rate. The second Ti set will make a great gift, or a backup for storing in your car, or you can split the shipping cost with a friend.

We use minimal packaging materials to make this possible, and save you money (under 8.1 oz is almost half the postal cost of the next weight bracket of 8.1 oz to 32 oz).

Ultra-compact Siege Stove Cross-Members fit almost any common can plus the IKEA canister and the Siege Collapsible flat-pack stove.

 

THE SIEGE CROSS-MEMBERS ARE A GREAT DEAL!
HERE'S HOW WE KNOW THEY ARE:

TITANIUM EDC products (such as a spork with a can-opener and a few other features) the size of a single Cross-Member easily retail for $35 or more. Here you can get set of four Cross-Members in titanium for less! For the past three years we have been selling earlier versions at these same low prices, which were just over our production costs. All revenues have gone back into producing the next batch, so we know this is an awesome deal! We recently switched to a new laser fabricator and were able to get costs down just enough to finally make some profit, but once we start sell these at retail instead of direct online, they will need to be listed for quite a bit higher, given the margins required by retailers.

Our new Universal Cross-members have arrived!

These new Universal Cross-Members will fit most common cans, plus the Siege Collapsible Stove, plus the IKEA stainless steel canister!

With their versatility and bold new styling, these are the ultimate!

To create a complete stove you will need one of the following:

1) a Siege Collapsible Stove

2) a Pre-Punched Can

3) An IKEA Canister.

If you were to order just one item, the Cross-Members would be it! With a single set of cross-members you can quickly turn a can into a complete stove that is sturdy, stable and has plenty of capacity to hold a substantial fire.

The Siege Cross-Members make a fantastic gift and outperform stoves costing many times more. As one of our recent customers just reported, "The supports really work great on a #10 can. It works and burns way better than my new $150.00 [other brand] stove"
And in Be Ready magazine's comparison of 10 popular portable camp stoves, most costing far more, the Siege Stove had the fastest boil time (4 minutes). The next closest stove took 5 minutes, with others taking 8 and even 12 minutes to boil.

 

SIEGE UNIVERSAL
CROSS-MEMBERS BACK IN STOCK!

Due to demand, we bit the bullet and had new batches in stainless steel and titanium made while we prepare for our crowdfunding campaign. They just arrived!

Siege Cross-Members - stainless steel (set of 4 parts):
Sale Price $19.99 US:

SPECIAL OFFER: With each purchase of a Collapsible Stove kit we will include a free set of Cross-Members (see the yellow box below for details). Order a kit in titanium or order a kit in stainless steel, and we will throw will throw in a free set of Cross-Members of matching material!!

Siege Cross-Members - titanium
(set of 4 parts): $29.99 US

Contact us if you have any questions.

BONUS OFFER: WE ARE INCLUDING A FREE P-38 ULTRA-COMPACT MILITARY CAN OPENER WITH EVERY SET OF CROSS-MEMBERS!

P-38 can opener with Siege Stove universal Cross-Members make a must-have EDC survival tool combination.

The venerable P-38 makes a perfect complement to the Cross-Members, for an all-in-one survival system. Clip them together and stow them in your car, emergency gear or camping kit, and you will be able to open a can, empty the contents into a mug, pot or pan, and quickly turn the can into a stove.

Contact us to get on our mailing list so that we can let you know when our Kickstarter campaign launches.

Upon testing we found that the Universal Cross-Members are large enough to reliably support a Dutch oven! We also increased the height that they hold the pot above the rim of the can, which provides better breathing for when the fire first starts and makes it easy to add wood scraps when there is a pot on top. Plus with the new high-tech structural design they are lighter in weight, more compact, and they work with all of the cans, plus the collapsible flat stove, plus the IKEA Stainless Steel Canister.

We also redesigned and sharpened the two fangs on of one of the lower Universal cross-members so that they can be used to make air holes in a can (using a branch, tap one fang into the side or base of the can, twist to widen and repeat until the can is sufficiently ventilated). With this all-in-one survival tool it is now possible to create a stove with just the cross-members and a can! We recommend attaching the upper cross-members to the can rim to support the can wall during the process of punching holes.

That's not all! We significantly reduced the weight of our titanium and Stainless Steel cross-members and collapsible stoves by testing and obtaining optimal material thicknesses.

With two interlocking cans you can even convert your stove into a wood-gas stove!

Siege Stove Cross-Members in a Nylon sleeve
Shown here with Cross-Members inserted
(Cross-Members sold separately)

Cross-Member Sleeves made from tough Nylon Webbing with a Velcro Closure Flap
Sale Price $3.99 US (regularly $4.99)

In keeping with our commitment to make everything possible here in the US, these new sleeves are made by hand in Illinois by a custom boat cover maker and customer who liked liked his Siege Stove so much that he contacted us and offered to make these handy sleeves.

He makes them in his workshop from durable Nylon webbing, with a Velcro closure. They are a great way to secure your Cross-Members and keep your gear clean.

NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: If you are ordering a set of stainless Cross-Members with a sleeve and PayPal's estimated shipping fee jumps from $13.99 to $22.99, Contact us and we will see if we can get it down to the lower rate of $13.99. With minimal packaging, we should be able to ship a single set of Stainless Steel Cross-Members with a Sleeve and the bonus P-38 can opener just under the 9 oz weight threshold. We may also be able to ship up to two sets of titanium Cross-Members with sleeves and P-38s without the shipping cost increasing to $22.99.


New Feature: We just added a second brass grommet hole, so that you can thread paracord through the two holes and attach the sleeve to a backpack or Molle webbing.
Rear View of Enhanced Sleeve
(the included fire steel is not depicted in this photo)

(Cross-Members sold separately)
The dog tag and P-38 can be inserted into the sleeve,
or left on the outside of the sleeve.

ENHANCED Cross-Member Sleeves with:

  • High-quality 3-inch x 3/16" Fire Steel
  • 2 Brass Grommet eyeholes
  • Brass 4.5" Beaded Chain
  • Brass Dog Tag
  • Extra P-38 Can Opener

Sale Price $8.99 US (regularly $9.99)

New feature: We just started adding a second grommet eyehole to the right of the existing one, so that you can easily attach your sleeve to a molle backpack using a loop of paracord.

Note: we also include a P-38 with every set of Cross-Members. You can keep the extra one on your keychain (tip: wrap the P-38 with the electrical tape that we use to wrap your Cross-Members together, and it won't poke anything in your pocket).

NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
If you are ordering Stainless Steel Cross-Members with a sleeve, we recommend the Standard Sleeve above, or switching to Titanium Cross-Members. The combined packaged weight of the Enhanced Sleeve and SST Cross-Members is over the US Post Office's 8.1 oz threshold, which bumps PayPal's international shipping fee from $13.99 to $22.99. On the other hand, we can get the recommended combinations packaged under 9 oz. Please Contact us if you need any assistance.

Siege Stove Collapsible flat-pack stove

The Siege Collapsible Stove is sold below as a kit with Cross-Members included and also separately, as an upgrade for current owners of Cross-Members.

SIEGE COLLAPSIBLE STOVE COMPLETE KIT

(Available in stainless steel or titanium)
(set of 5 parts, plus Cross-Members are included):

Titanium Siege Stove assembled flat-pack Collapsible stove. High-performance, extreme durability, versatilitiy and stability.

In conjunction with Cross-Members, the plates quickly assemble into a trapezoidal fire container with considerable fuel capacity and broad heat output -- perfect for grilling and for even heat distribution under a pot or pan).

This is a great choice for those who want the best or need something that stores flat for a really compact kit.

SALE PRICE:
We are currently offering these complete kits at the biggest discount ever: a set of Universal Cross-Members is included free with the kit.
We also include a complimentary P-38 micro can opener with each set.

The Titanium Siege Collapsible Stoves use .028” thick Titanium. Our engineers found in extensive testing, that the thinner grades commonly used in other wood stoves to reduce cost, warped unacceptably. The Cross-Members use an even thicker grade of Titanium - almost twice as thick. Siege Stoves are made from aerospace-grade Titanium or 304 Stainless Steel. They are impervious to rust and wood flames. They should last as long as the great pyramids!

SPECIAL OFFER ON SIEGE COLLAPSIBLE STOVE COMPLETE KITS:

Get a free set of Cross-Members with the purchase of a Collapsible Stove:

For a limited time you can get the complete stainless steel stove kit including a set of four universal Cross-Members for just $59.99.
(while supplies last).

Sale Price: $59.99 US
(normally $89.99 for the combo)

Titanium Collapsible Stove with free set of Titanium Cross-Members:
Special Price: $89.99 US (normally $109.98 for the combination):

SIEGE COLLAPSIBLE STOVE UPGRADE
— for customers who already have Cross-Members:
(set of 5 parts, Cross-Members not included):

(Available in stainless steel or titanium)

Weights:
Titanium:7.4 oz| 210 g

Stainless Steel:
15 oz| 425 g

Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 5 1/8"

Firebox size inside when assembled: 5 1/8" square at the top, 4" square at the bottom and just under 5" high.

Siege Collapsible Stove packs flat. Aerospace-grade titanium.

Requires a set of titanium or stainless steel Universal Cross-Members.

You can mix Ti Cross-Members with a Steel Collapsible Stove or vice-versa, but if you are going to get the Ti Collapsible to save weight then it would make sense to also get the Cross-Members in titanium. The Cross-Members are sold separately above.

If you plan to be on or around water a lot, then the Siege Collapsible Stove is an ideal choice. Cans will corrode over time with exposure to salt water, but the Siege Collapsible Stove will not (note: the IKEA canister, is also stainless and should resist corrosion).

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 great for those hardy souls who don't mind packing a little extra weight. Both Stainless Steel and Titanium are impervious to salt water.


The new stoves have an improved extra-strong connection system: you can even grip the stove by any of the four walls and shake it, and the walls will not come apart!

Siege Collapsible Stove
(Includes set of four walls and base.
** Note: You will need to add a set of Cross-members, which are sold separately, or simply purchase a complete kit with Cross-Members included — currently listed on sale above):

Stainless Steel Collapsible Stove
(does not include cross-members, which are required for the stove to function):

Stainless Steel: $59.99 US:

Titanium Collapsible Stove:
(does not include cross-members, which are required for the stove to function):

Titanium: $89.99 US:

** Note: You will need to add a set of Cross-members, which are sold separately, or simply purchase a complete kit with Cross-Members included — currently listed on sale above in the yellow box):

Note: both the titanium and stainless Collapsible Stoves will work with either the titanium or stainless steel Cross-Members. Even so, we recommend matching them with the same metal.

IKEA® CANISTER
(not made in USA)

The IKEA canister is a great fire box for individuals and small groups
— this is our most popular can option, and makes a beautiful, lightweight, high-performance, stainless steel stove.

Weight: 4.62 oz // 131 g

Outside Diameter:
4 11/16” (4.69”) // 120mm
Outside Height:
5 1/8” (.125) // 130mm

IKEA canister for creating a hobo stove
IKEA® is a registered trademark of IKEA Corp and is not associated in any way with Siege Stoves.

* Requires a set of titanium or stainless steel Universal Cross-Members.

IKEA Canister

(not made in USA)

If you have a local IKEA® store you can purchase these directly from IKEA or you can get them from us. We buy these retail and provide them here as a convenience - our price is higher since we have to cover our transport costs, but adding them into your order won't increase your shipping cost if you are in the US, since we charge a flat shipping fee regardless of order size). For orders outside the USA, we recommend that you obtain a canister locally, which will save you on international shipping costs.

IKEA® is a registered trademark of IKEA Corp and is not associated in any way with Siege Stoves.

Pre-punched COMPACT CAN
(new coffee can)

(an excellent choice for individuals up to small groups)

Weight: 3.5oz | 99g

Dimensions: 4” x 5 7/16”

Compact Can Hobo  Stove for use with Siege Stove universal Cross-Members

Requires a set titanium or stainless steel Universal Cross-Members.

While it is relatively easy to punch holes in cans that you buy in the supermarket (that's what survival stove), some people who are really busy appreciate that they can buy perforated cans from Siege Stoves and use their own time to greater advantage.

The pre-punched cans may cost as much as a can full of food, but we have to cover the purchase and transport costs for obtaining the empty cans as well as the labor costs to punch them. The three machines that are necessary to punch the holes at our factory, are quite expensive and require maintenance as well.

Compact Can:

Pre-punched LARGE #10 CAN
(recycled restaurant size)

(ideal for familes and groups, but even an invididual will enjoy the big fire and extra large fuel capacity, especially considering how exceptionally light it is.)

Weight: 8.8oz | 250g

Dimensions: 6 3/16” x 7”

Jumbo #10 can Hobo  stove for use with Siege Stove universal Cross-Members
Requires a set of titanium or stainless steel Universal Cross-Members.

Large #10 Can — pre-punched

COMPACT GRILL WITH
FOLD-AWAY HANDLES

Weight: 4.8oz | 136g

Dimensions: 4 1/2” x 5”

Compact camping grill with folding handles. Siege Stoves.

Works with all size cans and the Siege Collapsible Stove.

You can swing the handles inboard and tighten them in place for compact storage.

They are also configured so that the space between the two mesh plates can vary to suit the thickness of what you plan to hold between them: flip the plates one way and the gap is wider, the other way and it is narrower.

Made from high quality Type 304 stainless steel mesh. To produce these, we have to cut, trim and sand all four edges on each platter. For the handles, we search for lightweight tempered steel knives (the thinner ones minimize heat conduction). We then cut, grind and drill these to produce the handles, and finally add stainless steel bolts, washers, wingnuts and split rings. We have a limited stock of grills and are planning to discontinue the wire mesh grills after we sell out, because of the length of time it takes to produce each grill.

Compact Grill with Handles

LARGE GRILL WITH
FOLD-AWAY HANDLES

\Weight: 7.8oz | 221g

Dimensions: 6 1/2” x 7”

Large camping grill with folding handles. Siege Stoves.

Works with all size cans and the Siege Collapsible Stove.

You can swing the handles inboard and tighten them in place for compact storage.

They are also configured so that the space between the two mesh plates can vary to suit the thickness of what you plan to hold between them: flip the plates one way and the gap is wider, the other way and it is narrower.

Made from high quality Type 304 stainless steel mesh. To produce these, we have to cut, trim and sand all four edges on each platter. For the handles, we search for lightweight tempered steel knives (the thinner ones minimize heat conduction). We then cut, grind and drill these to produce the handles, and finally add stainless steel bolts, washers, wingnuts and split rings. We have a limited stock of grills and are planning to discontinue the wire mesh grills after we sell out, because of the length of time it takes to produce each grill.

Large Grill with Handles

HANGING TOASTERS
(set of 2)

(There is room for 4 Hanging Toasters on all Cans)

Weight: 2.7oz | 77g
(total weight for the pair)

3" x 5"

Pair of two Hanging Toasters for Siege camping and survival stoves

Hang off the side of a can as depicted below, or the Siege Collapsible Stove. You can attach one on each side of the stove (up to 4), all toasting bread at the same time!

Toasters depicted on a can (older cross-member design)

Pair of Hanging Toasters (set of 2)

8% Sales Tax is applied to California orders only. All other destinations are tax-free.

SHIPPING FEES:

DOMESTIC USA ORDERS (ANY SIZE ORDER): $7.00

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS, PayPal will automatically calculate the shipping cost for First Class Mail. If you need it sent Priority Mail, please email us with the details of what you plan to order and the destination address and we will calculate the shipping fee and email you a PayPal invoice for the total amount.

Fuels:
WOOD SCRAPS (BIO-FUEL): Thicker material will burn for longer, and is better for grilling than thinner twigs. A set of loppers is a handy item to have for cutting short sticks of about thumb-thickness. Wood scraps are free and widely available in most places (not much is needed), so you don't need to carry it with you. Sitting around a wood-burning stove is also the most pleasurable experience.
CHARCOAL: Widely available. One negative: it’s dirty to handle, but the positives are:  it creates minimal smoke, minimal flame, and is less than 1/2 the weight of wood. In Siege Stoves, irregular chunks are better than briquettes.
LIQUID FUELS: An alcohol stove can be placed inside a Siege Stove (can be supported at an optimal height on a pair of tent pegs that are threaded horizontally through holes in the wall of the stove). Most liquid fuels are very toxic to breathe. Pure cane alcohol such as Everclear is a healthier choice, but is difficult to get in many states, because of state laws banning high-proof alcohol.
SOLID FUEL: Hexamine tablets, such as Esbit can also be supported in a Siege Stove on a small tray. These also produce toxic fumes.
GAS: A gas stove can be placed inside a Siege Stove. You will need to select a can that is large enough. A feeder tube can be threaded through a hole you make in the side of the can.

Siege Stoves are made in the USA!

STANDARD CAMP STOVE SAFETY WARNINGS:

  1. These stoves are not for use by children. As is common sense with any fire source, responsible older children can use a camp stove (many Scouts do!),
    but must be closely supervised at all times by an adult. Needless to say, fire tends to be a hot thing!
  2. The stove will remain hot for some period of time after the fire is out — give it time to cool down before handling it.
  3. Do not move a stove that is hot or has fire in it. To move a Siege Stove after it has cooled down, carefully grip the two ends of the lowest cross-member underneath (the one with the notches at each end).
  4. Siege Stoves are not for use indoors or in confined, poorly ventilated areas. Avoid breathing smoke from fires.
  5. A small minority of cans are galvanized inside (e.g. tall pinapple tins). This coating can be identified by its mottled metallic appearance inside the can. Zinc oxide fumes produced from heating galvanized metal are toxic to breathe. In a well ventilated outdoor environment, fumes should mostly go up with the hot convection currents, but to be safe DO NOT USE GALVANIZED CANS. The vast majority of cans are not galvanized, so you should have little difficulty finding a suitable can.
    Many other cans have plastic linings, which will quickly burn off with the first use. Get a healthy fire going in the can, stand back and let it burn off for a few minutes. Don't use a can as a pot to cook food in — you will end up eating the melted plastic lining.
  6. Always place your stove on an even, level surface, such as a flat rock or bare dirt, well away from other flammable materials and dry grass or foliage. The bottom of the stove can get hot enough to burn wood, paper, weeds, etc. Don't place the stove on a high platform, and always give yourself enough clearance so that if you do knock your fire over, the hot coals can't fall on you, your companions, your children or your pets, or start a brush fire.
  7. Observe local park fire rules. Never leave a fire unattended. Make sure you completely extinguish all embers after you are finished, soak them, and bury them deep.
    There you have it. Place safety first, and have great fun with your Siege Stove!

IKEA® is a trademark of IKEA Corp. and is not affiliated with Siege Stoves. We re-sell their Ordnung canisters as a convenience to our customers.

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