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The Ultra is perfect for ultralight backpacking and people who want an ultralight wood stove. Compared to the original regular Bushbuddy which has a outer shell thickness of .008″, this stove stove is a bit thinner and should be stored inside a pot for longevity. The stove bottoms are .004″ for the Ultra model compared to the original with a .010″ stove bottom. Other than that, everything else remains the same including the pot support—all models share the same one.
The thinner material of the Ultra does not change the performance of the stove, the heat shield still works the same to prevent the ground from charring. However, because the thinner metal is more susceptible to accidents, it is imperative to store the stove wrapped inside a piece of linen and stowed inside a pot.
With care, the Ultra stoves will last just as long as the regular model.