Nothing looks quite like an Anevay Frontier wood-burning stove. There’s something about its long chimney and tripod legs that set it apart.
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“The Frontier was designed to meet a real need for people living in difficult circumstances – a lightweight, rugged stove that could be packed up compactly and shipped across the world to those without safe heating and cooking facilities,” says Anevay’s Mandy Cronje. “As the world caught on to the beauty of the Frontier, demand grew for it as an outdoor and camping stove.”
The stove’s long flue carries smoke up and away from the cooking area, so you can all sit around the stove, enjoying its heat without getting smoked.
You can use a Frontier stove with a pan on top or as an alternative to a BBQ. One trick is to put a grill basket on the top surface for direct cooking. If you rub some rapeseed oil into the top after it cools, it gets rid of any oil splatters from grilling and helps protect the stove. If you’re using a pan, you can put them on a wire grille to keep them off the direct heat – good for slower cooking and simmering.
From cooking to keeping warm
When everyone’s full and the stars begin to twinkle, the top plate comes off the stove and a few logs are piled on, allowing the flames to dance and keep everyone warm. There are few better things than sitting around a fire with family or close friends under a night sky.
The Frontier cools down very quickly and its flue pieces pack away into its body, making it compact and easy to transport. So, it works for a trip to the beach, in a canvas tent (with adaptors) when camping or outside the campervan at any time.
Many campsites that don’t allow barbecues or open fires are OK with the Frontier because it sits on legs off the floor and so doesn’t scorch the ground. Do always check first, though, and never use the Frontier or any other naked flame when there’s a danger of wildfire.
“Others have copied our design, and manufacture a similar stove,” says Mandy. “The difference is that ours have been well-tested over the years and we’ve made modifications based on feedback and research. Some of the copycats have thinner steel on the top-plate, which means it can buckle. Some have used a ballbearing system for the legs, which makes them less stable and prone to rust. The worst defect is that water can get in and mix with soot to create creosote, which is very harmful.
“We’re now looking at working with a charity to get our wood-burning stoves into shacks and lean-tos in South Africa, to give people with unsafe and open fires a chance to have heat and cooking facilities that work well and aren’t damaging to health.”