The stove will also burn solidified alcohol, and just in case you can’t find dry wood when camping, it’s a good idea to carry a block or two of these for emergencies. You can also take wood pellets with you as emergency fuel. We use wood based cat litter!
A wonderful feature is that once the stoves are alight, the design draws smoke through the flame to give you smokeless cooking. It will smoke a bit while it gets going and if wood is slightly damp, but if there are midges about, this will keep them away.
My stove is identical to this and we use it all the time.
There’s no gas cannisters to carry, the fire is kept off the ground so despite a little ash to blow away, you’ll leave your campsite as you found it. It comes in a mesh bag for easy carrying.
Make sure you check out our home-made Vaseline firelighters which really do make lighting this a breeze. We keep a few of these inside a freezer bag inside the packed up stove, along with a mini firestick. Everything you need to get a fire lit, and the stove too.
A different woodgas stove is show in the video below, but they all do pretty much the same think. The Lixada has a couple of better design features though and bigger pot stand.