« Empire 20oz CO2 Tank Modern Homebrew Recipes: Exploring Styles and Contemporary Techniques » 3 thoughts on “TMS STOVE-2346 Portable Military Camping Tent Steel Wood Stove” 159 of 162 people found the following review helpful Portable Wood Stove/Cooker, September 25, 2011 By MtnGuy57 (WA State) – This review is from: TMS STOVE-2346 Portable Military Camping Tent Steel Wood Stove (Sports) I’ve owned this stove for about 3 years and love it. It’s held up well (200 plus burns) keeping me warm on many a cold night and cooked many meals in my 10x10ft portable camping/hunting shelter. With a couple mods. this stove is almost perfect. I would rate it a 5 star, but the paint is garbage, so you’ll be required to burn it off and repaint with hi-temp bbq paint. $7-8 at any hardware store. Wire brush/sand off the burnt paint and touch up if you see any rust and this stove will last a long time. Other than a couple dents mine looks nearly new. I’ve seen several that weren’t repainted and they were a rusted out mess in a short time. You have to keep this stove dry. I store mine in a waterproof military surplus bag indoors. I made several modifications that improved the burn and functionality of the stove. The stock stove pipe/cap isn’t large enough to burn/draw efficiently in my initial 8-10 burns, so that was the first to go. I picked up a 2.5×3 inch muffler adapter ($2.50) at the auto parts store and 2, 5 ft. sections of 3 inch galvanized heat duct ($10) at Lowes. Used a couple hose clamps and some wood stove cement to tie the adapter together. I made a top cap/spark arrestor out of 1/4 inch hardware cloth and a circle I cut out of a pie plate. Sprayed it with a couple coats of hi-temp paint. I give up some portability, but the improvement is well worth it. The next mod was adding a wire grate. I had an old bbq grate laying around, so cut it to fit. Adding the grate makes the wood burn nicely with excellent air flow and keeps the belly of the stove from burning out. You can add sand for protection too, but 1,000’s of hours of use it’s holding up well. With the larger stove pipe and grate I have zero smoke problems and it burns like a dream. I replaced the cheap springs holding the circle vents, so I have better control. I never open the back one, so that could be permanently sealed. On my stove the wire racks/tubes wouldn’t allow my Coleman oven or my grill to sit flat, so I added 1/4 inch bolts on either end of the heater tubes to raise up the racks. Couple taps with a hammer fixed the loose fitting door latch. I know I’ll burn my fingers if I’m not careful opening it, so I have a piece of kindling handy or a leather glove. I suppose that’s my next mod. adding a knob. There’s some build quality issues, but nothing that can’t be easily fixed. I’ve been very happy with this stove and for the price nothing comes close. It’s become my favorite piece of outdoor gear two thumbs up. Update: 3/7/13 I finally got tired of burning my fingers on the door latch even though I always kept a glove or piece of wood handy….yeah right….Cut a 2″ long x 3/4″ square off a piece of pine and drilled a 1/4 inch hole in the center. Glued it on with some J/B weld. Holding up well to 50 hours of burn time. Next the vent. Update: 10/23/13 Installed a wood knob on the front vent and after 100 plus hours of burn time the J/B weld is holding up well and I no longer burn my fingers. I tried using J/B weld on the stovepipe and it burned off in the high heat, so that area gets too hot. High temp. stove mortar cement works well for gluing or sealing and can be found at the chain store hardware outlets. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (15) Reply 140 of 144 people found the following review helpful innovative, portable, well built, cheap paint burns off:(, October 12, 2010 By Trev – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: TMS STOVE-2346 Portable Military Camping Tent Steel Wood Stove (Sports) Entire chimney I think must be used to get good draw, I had no trouble. I used very damp wood that burnt great. Great design, packs up easy. Ash cleans out with included tool threw the slider coal door easy, very affordable, solid, clean strong welds, and functional. I would have given it 5 stars but the paint is not high heat paint=it burns off revealing bare mettle. $5 paint thinner to remove remaining paint.$7 for black 1400 degree grill paint. *very sturdy chimney, and very tall about 7 foot total with legs-no wobble from entire unit.*I had no problem with draw fully assembled.*could even move while in use with handles.*handy for parks with no open flame fires. If you get paid minimum wage like I do, jumping threw all these hoops is worth it, but if you get paid well to afford Cabala’s pricey stoves-even then I think your hard pressed to find a better design/compact stove like this one at 35 pounds. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 113 of 125 people found the following review helpful Camping Tent Wood Stove Heater/Cook, July 7, 2011 By Amazon Customer – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: TMS STOVE-2346 Portable Military Camping Tent Steel Wood Stove (Sports) I did a lot of research before purchasing this stove. It was the best price. I purchased it knowing the draw backs and concerns listed by other customers. The stove was well packaged, arrived in good condition and with all parts as advertised. Some of the problems listed were: paint was not high-heat and needs to be burned off. The air control valves were loose and made it hard to adjust the burn rate (I purchased heavier springs which made the control valves tighter – cost $2.00). The door latch is a joke and will have to be fixed (which will be simple to do). I did notice that some of the paint had ran into nuts and or flanges which makes it difficult to put screws in or slip in parts in to the flanges. Other then those few things the stove seems to be well made. I haven’t used it yet. I intend to go somewhere where I won’t offend neighbors when I burn the paint off the stove. I have experienced paint burning off of stoves before and it can be very nauseating. I purchased a spray can of high-heat paint for $7.00 and will repaint the stove after all the old paint is removed. I expect to get many years our of this product. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.