If you want to know how to use a Volcano Stove for survival or for camping, I have you covered today. 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 use it outside for emergency cooking and baking. The deal that nails this product for me is that you can use propane, wood, or charcoal with 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.
We talked about the book that I had published and that I 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. It’s also 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 stove is easy to open and close after it cools down, then store it on a shelf in the garage. My purchase came with a bag to store the propane hoses, connections, and the grills tucked inside.
How To Use A Volcano Stove:
Here are the new Volcano griddle and grill pan. You will love this new accessory because both sides of the unit come pre-seasoned with a grooved 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 it’s ROUND and fits perfectly on the stove. Volcano Outdoors 40-013 Reversible Griddle
Volcano Stove Griddle
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
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.
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 top of 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.
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.
I was cooking hot dogs, I don’t usually buy hot dogs because I don’t want to think about what it 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. Update, Costco is doing away with the Kosher dogs and drinks.
Here are the hot dogs cooked and ready to serve. Yep, hot dog, mustard and relish with a bun!
Here are the items needed for the stove if you are using propane. It has a centerpiece 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 Tent
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
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.
Here’s the deal with the Volcano Stove, it’s awesome to use after a disaster or 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.