A wood-burning or coal-burning tent stove is typically used for heating or cooking in tents. In camping or emergency situations, tent stoves are great for heating larger tents.
Most tent stoves feature a damper at the stove's outlet that can be closed to force the exhaust through an after burner at the top of the stove. Using an enclosed tent stove initially requires leaving the damper and air vents open until a bed of coals has been formed. After that, the damper is closed and the air vent can be regulated to control how quickly the wood or coal is burned. A properly loaded and controlled air-tight stove will burn safely for eight hours or more without further attention.
Tent stoves are meant to be used in larger tents such as the military MGPTS tent, canvas wall tent, canvas bell tent, Arctic Oven, Ultimate Alaknak tent, teepee, Vital Dome, Turtle Tuff shelter or GeoShelter. The important things to note when deciding on a wood-burning stove for your tent is the size of the tent you'll be heating. A smaller 10x12 to 12x14 ft tent would require a small stove. A 12x14 to 14x16 ft tent would require a medium-sized stove. A 14x16 to 16x24 ft. tent would require a large stove. For tents larger than 16x24 ft, consider purchasing multiple stoves. Most larger tents have multiple stove jacks(the hole in the top or side of the tent that the pipe goes through).
The size of your stove pipe may be different than the size of the stove jack in your tent. If that's the case, your tent can be altered to fit your stove pipe, or you can use a piece of pipe called a reducer or enlarger, to change pipe sizes so that it will fit in your tent's stove jack.
The following are common brands of tent stoves: Wilderness Stoves, Yukon Stoves, Four Dog, Riley Stove Co, Kni-Co Stove, Cylinder Stoves, Mountaineer Camping, Sims Stove, and Kwik Kamp.