How To Use A Volcano Stove For Survival

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If you want to know how to use a Volcano Stove for survival I am going to show you how to use it today. It’s great for camping as well. Of course, if there are fire restrictions where you live we must all adhere to those rules. The thing I like about the Volcano II Stove is that you can take it camping, use it for emergency cooking and baking. The deal that nails this product for me is that you can use propane, wood or charcoal in this awesome cooking stove. This is an updated post because I was shopping at Costco and there was a roadshow with a great young man telling people how to use a Volcano Stove. I mentioned that I love their product and I would love to try the new grill they have designed. I told the fellow doing the demonstration that I published a book and recommended their stove. Prepare Your Family for Survival: How to Be Ready for Any Emergency or Disaster Situation I sent the owners of the company a book and they sent me the griddle outlined below.

This stove even has a tent to bake bread, muffins, cornbread, etc. I invited a few neighbors over to roast hot dogs tonight so you can see this Volcano Stove II in action. This stove is safe enough to use on top of your picnic table and folds down to about 5 inches tall when completely closed after using it. The included bag is perfect to store its propane hoses, connections, and its grills inside. I call it the Volcano II Stove bag. The stove is easy to open and close after it cools down, then store it on a shelf in the garage.

How To Use Volcano Stove:

Here’s the new Volcano griddle and grill pan. You will love this new accessory because both sides of the unit come pre-seasoned with a groved griddle on one side and grill pan with a pour spout on the other. It has two handles and a detachable grip. What I love about it is the fact that’s it ROUND and fits perfectly on the stove. Volcano Outdoors 40-013 Reversible Griddle

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Volcano Stove

Here is what the inside of the Volcano II Stove looks like before we start to assemble it right out of the bag. There is very little assembly if you want to even call it that. Volcano Grills 3-Fuel Portable Camping Stove

Volcano II Stove

Here is the Volcano II Stove sitting flat on the concrete and ready to open by pulling straight up using the handle. The legs drop down and it is ready to start putting the grills in it.

Volcano Stove Handles

The picture below shows the unit ready to take fuel. Here is grill #1 you put inside the stove if you are using wood or charcoal to cook your meal.  You crumple newspaper and put a few small pieces of dry wood and then throw a few more pieces of scrap wood or charcoal on the newspaper. I lit the fire, and luckily my husband Mark came home and really got the fire going! I used a butane fire starter tool to light the fire. Once the fire is going, you place the grill # 2 on the ridge inside the stove. This grill # 2  is where you would cook with a pan, dutch oven or a wok that would fit inside this area. If you are going to barbecue you put the grill # 3 on the top (it doesn’t show up very well among the rocks in the bottom left of the picture). This top grill #3 is approximately 13 inches in diameter. The lever shown above on the left side is the vent to adjust the air flow.

Volcano Stove w/Three Grills

I was cooking hot dogs. I don’t usually buy hot dogs because I do not want to think about what is is them. I must say, I do eat an occasional kosher hot dog with mustard and relish at Costco’s. Yep, $1.50 with a drink, and people here line up to get that bargain.

Volcano Stove Set Up

Here are the hot dogs cooked and ready to serve. Yep, hot dog, mustard and relish with a bun!

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Cooked Hot Dogs On A Volcano Stove

Here are the items needed for the stove if you are using propane. It has the center piece that the flame comes through with the connection on the lower left. The hose completes the connection for you to use your propane tank. When I bought my stove I had to purchase the larger hose connection for the large 20-pound propane tanks like you use with your barbecue. Be sure and check to see what you are buying because some of the stoves do not come with any propane accessories. Some come with a small attachment to go with the one pound propane containers. The companies sell different accessories like an extra handle, tent and propane attachments. This is the burner/cradle, 4″ nipple, hose, valve, and regulator.

Volcano Stove II Propane Gas Line

Here is a Tent you can buy as an accessory to bake bread, muffins, casseroles, etc. It makes the stove like an oven. Volcano Outdoors 30-700 Lid for Grilling

Volcano Stove Tent

Here is the awesome bag that the Volcano Stove II is stored in horizontally. You basically let the stove cool down and shake out the little residue that is left. Wipe it out and store everything back in the storage bag shown below.

Volcano Stove II Bag

Here’s the deal with the Volcano Stove, it’s awesome to use after a disaster, an unforeseen emergency and you can take it camping to cook your meals! Like I said before, it uses several fuel choices, wood, charcoal, lump charcoal, and propane. Thanks for being prepared for the unexpected.

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  1. Howard Huggins says:

    I’ve owned my Volcano stove for several years and have used it several times. The most recent was using a 1# propane bottle for convenience as I made breakfast for my brother, his son and myself using a cast iron pan that fit nicely inside the top opening without the top grill.
    A few moments of warming pan and oil then Hash browns, crumbled sausage, and eventually some Freeze Dried eggs and we were eating some very tasty breakfast burritos!
    Clean up was nonexistant since I used propane and a pan so no drips or ashes, cool down and disassembly a snap and everything packs down into a compact (albeit moderately heavy) package.
    It doesn’t get much better than that and I can heartily recommend this fantastic stove!

    • Hi Howard! I love hearing you have used a Volcano stove for years! They are awesome because we can use three different fuels and cook just about everything on it. I love that it compacts to an easy to carry bag as well! Good to hear from you, Linda

  2. I’ve wanted one of these for several years. This may be the year we buy one. Our grill bit the dust season before last and we went without one all last summer. It was missed!!! And this would be great to carry other places to grill out.

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