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Littlbug Junior Camping Stove


Littlbug Junior Camping Stove


Brand: Littlbug
Weight: 176 g         8 reviews
The Littlbug Junior Stove is an extremely compact and lightweight camping stove constructed from durable stainless steel. It can be used to burn either wood or alcohol, and comes recommended by Ray Mears as a discreet and versatile option when cooking outdoors. It provides a stable and versatile cooking platform at just a fraction of the weight of standard stoves.

Ray's personal preference is to use the Littlbug Junior Stove in conjunction with the Zebra 12 cm Billy Can and Trangia Spirit Burner. When the internal dish of the Billy Can is removed, it can comfortably house both the Littlbug Stove and the Esbit Alcohol Burner inside, resulting in an extremely compact and lightweight solo cooking set.

Littlbug challenges the assumption that a backpacking stove has to take up space in your rucksack. The unique geometry of the Junior Stove results in a remarkable size reduction when stowed for transport, with the pieces nesting in a fashion that permits you to wrap the entire stove around a sleeping mat.

Designers of typical gas stoves are hindered in their attempt to reduce the size and weight of what you carry, due to the fact that most of the bulk comes in the form of fuel. Littlbug Stoves are designed to reduce or eliminate the need to carry fuel – the choice is yours. They can be used to burn wood so, depending on where you go, you may not need to carry fuel at all. This provides savings in weight, space and operating costs.

  • Exclusive to Woodlore in the UK
  • Nylon carry pouch included
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Can be used to burn wood or alcohol
  • Cooking platform supports a variety of pots
  • Highly stable
  • Quick assembly
  • Cools quickly after use
  • Nests for easy storage and transport
  • Requires no maintenance or accessories
  • Endorsed by Canadian explorers Joanie and Gary McGuffin
  • Made in the USA
  • Dimensions: 15 x 14 cm
  • Weight: 145 g

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Product Reviews

Littlbug Junior Camping Stove is rated 5/5 based on 8 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

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  1 of 8

  There is not much to it but what there is does the job very effectively. The parts are well made and clip together quickly once you have the hang of it. Dismantled, the stove is compact and nests neatly inside the included pouch. The parts nest in a curve and sit well inside a billy can. I have the Zebra 14cm. It does not need much fuel nor take very long to boil a Billy can of water. The metal is thin so cools quickly for dismantling. I am happy with the purchase.  

  D Thomas
20th September, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 8

  I've have tried the Little Bug Stove in the garden so far due to the current pandemic and it seems to perform very well with wood and a Trangia burner. The reason I've given it four rather than five stars is purely cost, it's rather expensive for four relatively small pieces of stainless steel compared to other similar stoves like the Honey Stove. The ease of assembly, weight especially for steel compared to titanium and the fact that you can build the fire then place the stove over it won me over. Excellent service again from Woodlore thank you.  

  Michael Downing
9th March, 2021

Rated: 4/5

  3 of 8

  While we would all love to cook and boil water over an open fire, in the UK this is often not possible. This stove is a great way to heat up food, or to make a coffee while in the woods. Works well with a spirit burner, as well as wood. 4 stars as it feels a wee bit fragile. Par for the course really on a lightweight stove, as so far it is holding up very well.  

  Dominic Campbell
15th November, 2018

Rated: 4/5

  4 of 8

  I’ve used other similar and smaller titanium alternatives before but this is a significant improvement. It assembled easily and the diameter lets you have a decent size fire while feeding sticks via the ventilation holes so you can keep the pan on the heat. It also works very well with an alcohol burner. It cools rapidly after use and packs up easily, I nests into a 12cm billy perfectly (it’s a little tall for the 10cm billy). This is now my go to stove.  

25th July, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 8

  I have tried and also built a number of wood stoves over the years. This one blows the rest away by taking up almost no room in my pack and being easy to use. I wrap it round a pot and have only used it to burn wood. The fire can be started before popping the Littlebug over it. There is enough room for the fire so that it does not need to be fed continuously while cooking and it recovers itself if the flame is lost. It can be fed from the top, even with a small frying pan in place, or through the air vents below. It is not completely smokeless and pans get blackened as expected. I stand it on an empty upturned shallow tin (one of those smelly candle tins available in Scotland) when I want to carry out the ash to make fire rolls. A brilliant design.  

  John Ralph
17th June, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 8

  Excellent stove that's easy to maintain and store. Brilliant design that is a pleasure to use.  

11th December, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 8

  I have acquired a couple of wood burning stoves over the years, but never been too satisfied with them. They usually work good, but never really great, as there is always something that could be better. So I bought the Littlbug Junior to try it out. First I have to say, it is very light. The metal sheets are quite thin, but that does not really matter when it is assembled. Sitting ready on the ground, it is more than ready to go, and it works surprisingly well. With the bottom holes placed against the wind, letting oxygen in, it burns very well. Also, it is not a problem feeding the stove, as there is ample room between a pot and stove itself. I could feed the stove from all sides, with no risk of burning myself. Now, if you have a large frying pan on top, you will probably have to lift the pan to feed it. As Mr. Mears suggests, I put the stove with its protective sleeve into my 12 cm Billy Can, and put the lid on top, and that works very well. There is also plenty of room for other items in the Billy Can as well as the stove, so you can bring your alcohol burner, matches, lighter, fire steel, scouring pad, soap, or whatever. Of the wood burning stoves I have used, this is the one that works the best. It is light, easy to assemble, and easy to feed. And, it is large enough to burn a bit larger material than other stoves I have tried, and that is a good thing. Having a large fire when camping is nice, but sometimes, especially in the summer, you can't. So if you have a wood burning stove, that can be the solution. Just remember to put something under the stove, so you do not burn the ground; that way, you do not leave a trace. A bit pricey, but worth it. Happy camping!  

  Preben Richter
15th March, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 8

  I have used the Littlbug for 6 months now and am very pleased. Having used my Trangia for years and being sceptical of little wood stoves versus an open fire, it took a demonstration of the Littlbug to persuade me to buy. If you are not familiar with it, then receiving four bits of thin metal in return for a lot of money is an anti-climax. The good news is that it is just four bits of metal. You will just leave it in your sack ready for use with your cup and meths burner. The crusader cup just fits, as does the small billy can, with meths boil times the same as a Trangia. The stove takes just seconds to clip together. As a wood burner, fine kindling is required for a quick burn rate from cold. A sandwich bag of pencil sized fuel will boil two cups. There is no worry about a pot hanger and wind blown embers are contained. Finally, the ash foot print is contained and easily dowsed and hidden. In conclusion, this may seem an expensive bit of kit but makes sense when viewed in the long-term.  

2nd January, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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