The Environmental Fireplace is another Bill Mason original. He gave the idea to Ric Driediger, owner of Churchill River Canoe Outfitters, located in Missinipe, SK, Canada. Ric spent years developing, testing and refining the concept. The result is a portable, lightweight folding firebox, which burns fuel much more efficiently and economically than a traditional campfire, or other campfire stoves.
This folding fireplace is ideal for the environmentally conscious canoeist. The Environmental Fireplace is made with a false bottom, which helps to keep it from warping and keeps the bottom from burning through. The false bottom also helps in insulate the ground from fire. When this fireplace is placed on some rocks it will not leave a scar, even if your fire is situated in thick moss. When boiling a pot of water, the fireplace requires half the wood of an open fire. Because the heat is so much more contained, even damp or poor firewood will burn. It is truly an Environmental Fireplace.
Our C.R.C.O. Environmental Fireplace is available in four sizes: small, medium, medium/long, and large. It comes complete with a durable nylon protective sleeve, and folds down into an easily transportable size.Our Environmental Fireplace is an exclusive C.R.C.O./Horizons Unlimited design, manufactured for us under our rigid standards. This extremely lightweight and portable firebox is ideal for the environmentally conscious wilderness traveler.
Our large version provides more cooking room and heat distribution.