burns can occur instantly.
NOT TOUCH metal parts when operating.
children away, its YOUR responsibility for their safety and yours !
all instructions before using.
read entire manual before using this wood burning stove. Keep children,
furniture, fixtures, clothing, flammable liquids and other combustibles
away from this stove. Supervise
children in the same area or room as this unit. Inform adults and
children to hazards of high temperatures produced by this stove.
to follow these instructions can result in property damage, bodily
injury or even death. For your safety and protection follow the
instructions outlined in this manual. Contact local building officials
or fire officials about restrictions and inspections which may apply in
your local area.
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NOT USE STATER FLUIDS SUCH AS CHARCOLE LIGHTER, GASOLINE OR ANY OTHER
FLAMABLE LUQUIDS TO START A FIRE IN THIS, OR ANY OTHER, WOOD BURNING
STOVE AS AN EXPLOSION MAY OCCUR.
Thank you for purchasing Simple Fire Camper ©.
Seven months in development and testing the Simple Fire
Camper is specifically designed for Temporary, emergency, camping and light
cooking. Our intent is to provide you, the customer, with inexpensive heating
when situations arise in which you may be faced with critical survival needs and
outside support is not available. Extended power outages often occur when
disasters, earth changes or other situations present themselves. Heating fuels,
firewood, food, gasoline and other necessities may not come for weeks and could
render that generator or other backup power useless. Put simply, you are on your
own to stay alive and the Simple Fire Camper can assist you to do just that.
Camper is one of the most fuel-efficient stoves on the market today. Using only
leftover tree cuttings and other scrap woods Camper has average internal burn
temperatures of over 600 degrees with output fan forced air around 150 degrees.
Check for shipping damage. If damage has occurred notify carrier immediately.
Included in the box are:
Camper main body.
6 x 24 outer tubing.
Temperature controlled fan assembly.
Four #10-24 pan head screws and washers.
Four adjustable feet.
Camper is made of steel components. Use care when handling.
Turn the main burn chamber upside
down and install the stand assembly to the bottom on the main burn chamber with
the four #10 24 pan head screws. Set stove upright and slide the 6 X
24 tubing on to the stove. The 6 tube will index on the lower intake and
exhaust. Install the upper fan assembly into the 6 tube. Fan assembly is a
snug fit to prevent vibration noise.
Always use a carbon monoxide detector when operating wood stoves.
Individual interior installation will vary
depending on your particular need. Additional 3 galvanized water heater
exhaust, elbows and cap must be purchased separately to fit the installation. If
you live in normally windy areas a high wind cap can be used, see your local
hardware supply store. It is not necessary to vent the exhaust through your
roof. Wall exit out past the eves is sufficient. For additional fire safety,
when installing through the wall use double wall water heater exhaust tubing.
Operational minimum exhaust flu
length is 10 to a maximum of 16 feet. Exhaust flu must be mounted
vertically (heat rises). Horizontal exhaust flu not to exceed 3 ft. Longer
exhaust piping is not recommended as it effects the performance of the stove.
Wrap exhaust flu joints with aluminum tape as needed. Do not install
the exhaust flu within existing stovepipe or fireplace chimneys. Camper is
designed to operate within certain limits, exceeding these limits may cause
unexpected and possibly dangerous results. Side
and wall clearance is 18 minimum. Ceramic tiles or bricks can be used as a
floor base for the stove. 32 X 32 is minimum length and width. Adjust the
feet on the stand as needed.
Plug in the fan to the closest 110 V.
outlet. Do not operate the stove with fan unit installed without power. Heat
will rise and cause the fan to overheat and fail. Camper start up requires a
sequence to be followed to use correctly. The main Fire Chamber uses extreme
heat for the fire to draft combustibles. Average time to reach full operating
temperature of 600 degrees, or more, is approximately 15 - 20 minutes depending
on ambient temperatures. Camper is green device, virtually and material can be
WARNING: DO NOT USE
flammable or explosive liquids such as charcoal starter, gasoline, etc. for
starting or during use.
NOTE: Best woods to use are well-dried hardwoods i.e.: oak, maple, etc. cedar
and juniper also burn very well. Pines burn quickly and some pinewoods contain
flammables such as turpentine, pitch, etc.
areas have fire starter materials, dried grass and small twigs are but one
dead tree branches are also a good source should the ground be wet or snow
wood piles around construction sites may be also utilized. Scrap 2 X 4s from
construction work sites can be split into smaller pieces.
wood stoves smoke on start up. This will diminish within 10 minutes as stove
The Fire Chamber will
accumulate red hot coals in 1 to 1-1/2 hours. This will fill the Fire Chamber
with about 1 of coals. At this time do not place more wood in the Fire
Chamber. The coals will maintain heat of about 400 degrees for up to 2 hours.
You can now place your coffee can under the ash dump and open the door to dump
ash and close the top damper. This is done to allow air into the bottom of the
coals to maintain high temperature. When some of the coals have burned down you
can then add wood if more heating is desired.
Camper will continue to produce
heat for approximately 2 hours after ALL coals are burned. During this time heat
temperature will diminish until cold. Allow time for cool down if you are moving
Camper stove for any reason.
Due to the air draw created in the
main Fire Chamber some ash will accumulate in the secondary chamber. When the
stove has cooled overnight the
small amount of ash can be vacuumed from the Fire Chamber. Check exhaust pipe
periodically for any build up. Clean with soap and water as needed. With the
extreme heat Camper produces it does not accumulate normal creosols found in
conventional wood burning stoves. Camper produces complete combustion efficiency
of approximately 90% as compared to conventional wood stoves at 30% to 60%. This
translates into the majority of heat being produced into useable heat and not
heat which goes out the exhaust.
Replacement part no.: Mr. Gasket #
1485A or equivalent.
NOTE: Filter is a standard 6 X
2 automotive air filter available at most auto parts stores.
PAINT: Rutland Hi Temp. stove
In the event of power loss or grid
failure the Camper can be operated without the fan unit.
Remove fan unit and 6 tubing for
radiant heating. Burn wood fuel load less than normal.
CAUTION. With the fan unit and 6
tubing removed the secondary Burn Chamber can reach over 800 deg. F. burn temps.
DO NOT add excessive wood load ! More wood is unnecessary and does not mean more
The fan unit uses 37 watts of power. A small 150 W. inverter and 20 to 30 amp 12 V. battery will power the fan for several days before needing recharging.
Fire can not control the use of and accepts no responsibility in the event of
any property damage or injury occurs to users of the products, or installers of
the products. Product descriptions provided are, to the best of our knowledge,
correct at the time of sale, publication or web page creation. Due to the
continual product development, the actual product shipped may differ in
specifications. Please use the manufacturer's specifications and instructions
when using and installing products.