Few people go on a trip without using some heat source for cooking or cuddling during the trip. You have several options, depending on when in the year you are on a trip, and here you get some advantages and disadvantages of the different methods.
Bonfire with firewood from the campsite
Nothing creates a wilderness atmosphere like an open flaming fire! The fire can also be a great way to keep the heat inside the lavvo. Heating, cooking, frying, and grilling are within easy reach all year round. There are times when it is forbidden to light a fire outside, check this before setting out on a trip.
- No extra weight to carry.
- Good radiant heat from the flames
- Gives good light
- Warms well into the night if you put stones around
- The smoke from the fire keeps insects away
- The campfire site gives a lasting mark
- Lower energy utilization than a stove
- Lots of smoke inside the lavvo
- Heavy and demanding wintertime with a lot of snow, you often have to dig almost down to the ground
- No control of sparks when sleeping can make it flammable
A wood stove adapted to lavvo is difficult to carry with you, but if you are going to set up a basecamp and be in the same place for several days, it is a good alternative.
- Suitable for all seasons
- Less smoke than a campfire
- Uses less fuel than open flames
- Takes care of the heat until well into the night, and you can fall asleep safely without fear of sparks or open flames setting fire to something