I've had a hard time finding the energy used to gather/find good wood, split it, keep it going longer than 2 to 3 hours worth it. Down pours, soaked boots and clothes generally need a good night of the stove running to make progress. I'm sure I just need more experience with them. Just something to think about for titanium stove newbies that I never did. It's hard work! I've found it necessary to do some scouting trips before the hunt and gather wood and split wood then. Find a good dry spot off the ground and tarp it to go get later in the season when the camp goes up.