Trekker Stove – Build to Snowtrekkers Specifications!
With permission from the wonderful couple behind Snowtrekker Tents, we have Kni-Co manufacturing these stoves for us with the same custom pipe configuration that they make for Snowtrekker. The stove is designed to accept a 3″ pipe. The pipe we supply is reverse tapered, tapering from 3″ at the pipe, up to 4″ at the far end. This helps to maintain adequate draw, while maximizing cooking space on the stove top, and most importantly, means that our Trekker stoves will work with the smaller sized SnowTrekker tents with 3″ stove jack openings.
Accessory & Sizing Descriptions:
- We use the full size Alaskan with our 4+ man tents and the Alaskan Jr. for our 2-man tent. The trekker is suitable for solo or small 2-person tents, especially those with 3″ stove jacks.
- Side Table: We use 1 side table on all of our stoves and find it invaluable for additional cooking/ reheating space.
- 2nd Side Table: A 2nd side table would be useful for elaborate meals and/ or big groups.
- Adjustable Elbow: This will depend on your tent configuration. Snowtrekker tents generally require an elbow as the pipe exits on an angle. Vertical pipes exiting the roof (eg. Tipi-style tents) will not require an elbow;
- Spark Arrestor/ Wind Screen The spark arrestor portion tends to clog up, so we modify these, by cutting out the spark arrestor, and just using it as an adjustable windscreen to prevent back-drafting on windy days. Vertical pipe installations (w/o elbow) will NOT need a wind screen.
- Stainless Water Tank: We have not used the stainless water tank before, but can see how it would be useful to clear up stove top space for big group cooking. We’re testing one in 2018!
The Alaskan stove is 5″ longer and 3lbs heavier than the Alaskan Jr. The trekker is the same length as the Alaskan Jr, but a smaller box overall.
Full comparison specs are below.
We use the full size Alaskan stove with our 4 man tents and the big Snowtrekker Yurt (7+ people) and it has no problems heating these tents, or holding a fire with softwoods for 3 hours overnight.
The Alaskan Jr. is suitable for 2-man tents or solo rigs. It could heat larger spaces too, if you’re looking to shave weight a bit and not concerned with keeping a fire overnight.
Alaskan Stove Specifications
|• 20″ high, 12″ wide and 24″ long.|
|• Storage size: 12″ x 12″ x 24″|
|• Fire box size: 11 1/2″ x 10 3/4″ x 22″|
|• Made with 22 gauge cold rolled steel|
|• 5″ stove pipe hole (works with our 5″ tapered pipe)|
|• Weight 18 lbs
Alaskan Jr. Specifications (Our smaller alternative)
Trekker Specifications (This stove)