What are you going to use the stove in? Shop or house? Tent?
I'm not sure, can a wood stove work well in a tent ? How portable are some wood stoves ? I wonder if I could use a wood stove in a tent at a seasonal camp ?
Other than that, if I bought land someplace, maybe I'd use a wood stove in a tent or makeshift shelter until I was able to construct some sort of cabin. I like the idea of a cheap stove so it's less tempting for someone to steal, being able to cook on the top of it also seems appealing, since a barrel is not flat on top, that seems a little problematic.
well, this is interesting, so far I found this stove that weighs 45 pounds ..http://www.alaskanstoves.com/WoodStoves.html
I like this one, they have one that weighs 20 pounds, that's awesome, the other one is bigger at 40 pounds: http://www.deluxewalltents.com/stoves.htm
cabelas makes one that is 42 pounds and can have a water heater attached:
several models under 30 pounds: http://www.walltentshop.com/Riley.html
unbelievable, wood stove here is 12.5 pounds and is 23"l x 10"w x 10'hhttp://www.walltentshop.com/Kni-Co.html
a large folding stove that weigh 38 poundshttp://www.walltentshop.com/Tundra.html
If I was going to use one of these in my yurt, I might have to angle the stove pipe a bit, alot of these seem to go straight out the top of the stove. A couple list an elbow as an accessory. I've never used a wood stove before, I've seen them, my uncle had one in his house.
I really like this idea, because last year I went on a 3 day camping trip around thanksgiving in the white mountains in NH and I wasn't really that warm because there was no plug in for my propane heater on my truck camper and I used portable propane heaters for heat where I camped in the national forest. If I had one of these wood stoves, I could probably set up my yurt and camp there in the winter even. I never even thought of that or realized a wood stove in a tent was something I could do, I guess mainly because I never realized they have lightweight portable ones, the ones I've seen in houses are huge and heavy. My camper could be set up to run the furnace of a 12 volt battery, but it was a pain in the neck and when I tried to set it up like they told me, the fuse blew. I like the idea of the wood stove alot.