Listed below are product tips for using the nCamp wood burning camp Stove and espresso-style Café.
The nCamp Stove:
Before You Start:
- Read the instructions provided with the stove.
- Decide if you are going to cook something, roast marshmallows or just enjoy the fire. If you are going to cook, it is best to pre-treat your pots or pans, and the stove with a 50/50 dish soap/water mixture. This will make it easier to clean off the creosote that comes from burning wood. An old spray bottle is useful for mixing and coating. It is OK to let the mixture dry.
- It is best to gather 3-4 chamber-loads of dry twigs before lighting the stove. Break them to about 4 inches (10cm) long.
- Be sure to set up your stove on a non-flammable stable surface.
While in Use:
- Be certain that the combustion chamber has expanded.
- The wood will catch faster if you use starter sticks, paper or fine twigs.
- Carefully keep loading twigs if you want to keep the fire going.
- When boiling water or cooking soup, keep the pot covered to contain the heat.
- Periodically tap the bottom of the combustion chamber with a stick to clear ash away from the air vents.
- When you are ready to stop cooking, stop loading twigs and let the fire burn out.
After You Are Finished:
- Let the stove cool completely before you handle it.
- Place the stove top side down and shake it to empty the ash out of the combustion chamber.
- When you are ready to clean it, rinse it with water and scrub it with a scrub sponge and/or scrub brush to the level of clean that you would like. The top surfaces should clean to their original finish, the inside of the combustion chamber will blacken and the combustion chamber exterior will discolor due to heat. These things do not affect the performance.
- While completely open/unfolded, allow the stove to dry completely before storing.
- When folding for storage, place top side down, collapse the combustion chamber, fold the narrow leg, then the wide leg.
- Do not put more that 30lbs (13.6kg) on the stove – the legs may collapse.
- Do not force sticks into the combustion chamber or aggressively pull the combustion chamber open – the chamber rings can pull apart. If they pull apart it is possible to reconnect them.
- Read all safety warnings on the instruction sheet.
The nCamp Café:
Before You Start:
- Read the instructions provided with the Café.
- You can use the Café with most stoves, however it is designed to use on stove-tops where the flame is close to the bottom surface of the coffee maker.
- If you are going to use a wood-burning stove, like the nCamp Stove, please follow the use and safety instructions including with that product. It is best to pre-treat your coffee maker (and the stove), with a 50/50 dish soap/water mixture. This will make it easier to clean off the creosote that comes from burning wood. An old spray bottle is useful for mixing and coating. It is OK to let the mixture dry.
While in Use With the nCamp Stove:
- Remove the cup and unfold the handles.
- Fill the lower chamber with cold water to just below the brass value.
- Place the funnel into the lower chamber and fill with medium ground coffee – do not pack full and ensure that the top lip is clear of grounds.
- Tightly screw the upper and lower chambers together (be sure the rubber gasket is in place). Do not use the handles for leverage.
- Be certain that the combustion chamber has expanded and follow the nCamp Stove tips and instructions for lighting.
- As soon as the stove catches, place the Café on the stove, centered securely above the combustion chamber.
- Plan to refill the chamber while the Café is heating in order to maintain a high temperature for boiling.
- Heat until the upper chamber is full of coffee (depending on environmental factors this may take 8-10 minutes). After the upper chamber of the coffee maker is full, remove from heat and serve.
After You Are Finished:
- Let the Café cool completely before you handle it.
- When you are ready to clean it, rinse it with water and scrub the outside surfaces with a scrub sponge and/or scrub brush to the level of clean that you would like. Clean the inside surfaces with dish soap and waster, rinse completely and allow it to dry completely before closing.
- When ready for storage, fold the handles and replace the cup.
- Never alter or use the coffee maker in a manner other than stated above.
- Always use caution around fire and all hot surfaces. Fire and hot surfaces can burn and injure. Never leave a fire or the coffee maker unattended. Fires can spread to their surroundings.
- Ensure that the handle is fully extended before use. The coffee maker and handles can become extremely hot during use, leading to burns. Use caution and a pot holder or oven mitt.
- Steam will vent through the lid. Avoid contact with steam, as it can result in burns and scalding.
- Never heat to extreme temperatures or boil dry. Doing so can damage the coffee maker or cause scalding and burns.
- Never overfill the coffee maker. Overfilling can lead to spills, scalding and burns.
- Always allow the coffee maker to cool before handling. Handling the pot when hot can lead to scalding and burns.
- Not for use in microwave or conventional ovens.
- Never use without water. Only use medium ground coffee and do not pack the funnel to avoid clogging.