ORLAND TENT STOVE
The Orland Tent Stove packs all the same features of it’s big brother the Orland Camp Stove, with a slightly smaller firebox. Handmade in Denmark, the Orland is the best small wood burning tent stove for glamping or camping in luxury. The features of the Orland make it safe and easy to use even for people with little tent stove experience. Three sides of tempered glass allow you to enjoy the light of a campfire fire right inside your tent.
High Heat Output and Efficacy
The Orland is not just about looks and luxury: Firebrick lining, adjustable air intake, and an internal baffle plate make the Orland an exceptionally efficient at heating a tent in cold weather. The Orland Stove is a high-performance powerhouse of a tent stove. For extremely cold climates and a larger fire box check out the Orland Camp Stove.
Key Features of the Orland Tent Stove
Tempered Glass Windows: The Orland has three large tempered glass windows to emit light and allow you to monitor your fire from anywhere in your tent. Most tent stoves have no windows at all, requiring you to open up the firebox door to see when you need to refuel. Even some luxury stoves equipped with small windows fall far short of the view the Orland provides.
Firebrick Lined Firebox: The Orland’s burly one piece welded firebox is lined with 2cm (3/4”) firebrick engineered specifically for wood stove insulation, making it one of the most efficient tent stoves in the world. Firebrick lining is a poor thermal conductor which means that it holds heat for a longer period of time than a metal firebox alone. Heat energy from your fire is stored in the firebrick and radiates throughout your tent, meaning you gain more heat using less wood than a typical wood burning tent stove.
Baffle Plate: A built in baffle creates a barrier between the fire and the top of the wood stove and reflects heat back towards the fire. The baffle also exposes the smoke to a ‘secondary burn’ before it passes into the flu pipe system. The additional heat energy from the baffle results in a more complete combustion resulting in less smoke, a cleaner burn, and more efficiency.
Airwash system: A sliding vent system on the top of the wood stove door serves two purposes. First it allows you to adjust the airflow into the firebox. More air to a fire means a hotter, faster burn and should be fully open when you are getting your fire started. Second, the airwash pulls air across the inner glass of the window, reducing the buildup of soot.
Air Intake adjustor: Turn the round Orland branded intake valve at the bottom of the firebox door to increase airflow to your fire. Close it to reduce airflow for a lower, slower burn
Top or Side Exit Flue Pipe System: The Orland Stove and included flue pipe system can be vented vertically through the canopy of a canvas tent with a stove jack, or horizontally vented through a side wall or window. Top exiting the stove is recommended for extremely cold climates and large tents because the more flue pipe sections exposed to the inside of the tent, the more heat is introduced to the environment. Traditional tent stoves are only designed for top exiting because they do not offer enough heat output to be effective when side exited. The Orland’s exceptional efficiency means that the firebox itself puts out enough heat to effectively warm most tents without the additional heat transfer from the flue pipe.
Flue Pipe Heat Shield: The flue pipe system included with the Orland includes a heat shield on the section closest to the firebox. When side exited through a window in a Sibley Bell Tent the heat shield protects the window zippers from melting. When vertically exited the heat shield protects you from burning yourself if you bump into the flue pipe.
Nesting Flue Pipe Sections: Thom Orland handmakes every Orland Stove and is constantly making design improvements. The new flue pipe system introduced in 2017 slides together securely for easy assembly, a departure from the previous flue pipe design that relied on clamps and gaskets that were tight but difficult to snap on. All Orland Stoves sold from CanvasCamp include complete Teflon coated stainless steel flue pipe systems.
Spark Arrestor: The spark arrestor is the top most section of flue with a covered top and small holes running around it to allow smoke to escape while preventing larger prices of burning ash and coals from flying out of the flue pipe and damaging your tent or sparking a fire. The spark arrestor needs to be cleaned regularly to prevent residue from building up and restricting airflow. Certain types of wood create more creosote than others, so this is a safety feature that needs to be inspected frequently. The Spark arrestor has three attachment points for guy lines that add stability to your stove set up.
Removeable Door Key: The Orland Stove puts out so much heat the handle to open the door is designed with a removeable key system to prevent the handle from becoming hot and burning your hands. Two keys are included with the Orland and the door cannot be opened without the keys. We recommend hanging one from the lanyard ring in the center pole of your canvas tent so you always have one near by and don’t lose it. They keys are not designed to remain in the door while the stove is hot.
Custom Storage Box: Every Orland Stove arrives in a custom made storage box to protect your stove in transport.
Firebox Base: The firebox of the Orland sits on a Teflon coated stainless steel base that can be disassembled and stored flat for transport. The base also serves as a cubby to store wood for easy access when you need to refuel. The bases included with the Orland Tent Stoves are short enough to allow the stoves to be side exited in any bell tent. If you are adding an Orland Oven to a side exit stove set up, you may need the Sibley Base for Bell Tents (sold separately) to lower the clearance on the firebox to keep it a safe distance from the tent canopy.
Orland Oven Accessory: The Orland Oven is an optional accessory that is compatible with every Orland Stove and is sold separately. Check it out on our Glamping Tent Stoves Accessories page.
If you are adding an Orland Oven to a side exit stove set up, you may need the Sibley Base for Bell Tents (sold separately) to lower the clearance on the firebox to keep it a safe distance from the tent canopy.
Although the Orland is not as light and packable as the smaller Portable Tent Stoves, it is still packable and can easily fit in the trunk of a standard car alongside your tent. The Orland is recommended for car camping, glamping, or even permanent installations in yurts, cabins, or #vanlife. The Orland is not recommended for frequent trips deep into the backcountry, however, if your strong and ambitious it can be done. In 2017 an Orland Camp Stove and Tipi 500 were loaded on a sled and snowshoed 8 miles deep into the Colorado Rocky Mountains for use as a basecamp hut for skiers. It is not Stoves get messy with soot and ash so the Orland is includes a custom made carry box to keep you and your stuff clean in between adventures.
Cooking on a Tent Stove
The flat top of the Orland Stove is your cooking surface. A wood burning stove can be used to cook just about anything a you can cook on the range in your kitchen. Unlike your gas or electric range at home, there is no knob to quickly adjust the heat output. It takes a little practice to get the temperature right, but once you have your system figured out your camping meals will never be the same.
After you get a nice fire burning evenly and have some glowing hot coals to work with you can start cooking. Place your pot or pan on the hottest spot on the cooking surface for high heat and fast cooking. The hot spot is usually in the center or directly above the largest mass of burning wood. For simmering or slow cooking, move your pot or pan to the sides of the stove, adjust the air intake and starve the fire of oxygen, and spread out your coals so there is only a thin layer of fuel under your meal.
The heat output of any fire comes down to two essential components: fuel and air. The Orland Stove is designed to be used with wood only, and preferably good wood that is completely dry. The temperature and speed that firewood burns at varies by the type of tree it came from and how dry or ‘aged’ the wood is. Generally speaking hardwood burns longer, and slower, soft pine and conifers burn hot and fast. Wood that is new, live, or wet does not burn very well and will generate a lot of smoke. If you’ve got bad wood you’ll need a bigger fire with a lot of oxygen to achieve a more complete combustion.
Remember that there are types of trees that are poisonous; if you’re unsure what kind of wood your burning, don’t burn it. Use wood that is native to the environment you are camping in and is sourced locally. Bringing in wood from distant places can introduce non-native and invasive species that can harm the local flora and fauna. Never bring shipping pallets or crates into the forest.
Canvas bell tents are not for use with open fire pits. Fire safety is the responsibility of the user. We encourage you to educate yourself and practice vigilant fire safety. Read our FAQ and blogs to learn more about fire safety. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at any time. Always check local fire restrictions prior to starting a fire as rules and regulations may change frequently throughout the year. CanvasCamp cannot be held liable for any damage or injury to persons or property resulting from the use or misuse of fire or flammable materials in or around our tents.
Always use a carbon monoxide doctor when using a wood burning stove inside your tent.