Stoves add comfort, the ability to dry gear, and gives cold weather trips an element of enjoyment and fun that is lacking without the stove. They allow you to go to bed warm and dry, and to warm up first thing in the morning. They can also extend or replace cooking fuel weight.
They don’t however, replace sleeping gear insulation. The stoves burn hot and fast, but to keep the temps up they need to be fed regularly. So if you have a forecast for 0° then you should have at least a 0° rated bag, unless you want to stay up all night stoking the fire.
Longer burn times require larger wood. If you prep larger wood you can get through the night with 3-4 stokings. In our opinion a good beefy knife for batoning rounds and a good quality folding or lightweight saw are all the tools you need for wood prep. A good hatchet is nice for splitting kindling when you can pack one.
Damper with integral spark arrestor
Stove packs down to roughly 10.25″ X 14″ X 3″ tall
Stovepipe rolls up to roughly 12″ long cylinder 3 1/8″ in diameter (held in place by pipe rings and stowed in protective sleeve)