I have a 16x20 cabin near Talkeetna. Eight inch D-logs, half loft.
I'm looking to replace my barrel stove with something that will give me a longer burn time.
I've read a lot in the archives and get the impression the Blaze King Princess is a pretty solid stove. I've looked at AK Fireplace and the guy there really pushes this stove. I dont have a problem spending the money on one. The barrel stove will heat the cabin, but I'd just like to replace it with something more efficient.
I'm not there the entire winter, just a couple weeks a month.
I burn mostly 1-2 year old birch, with a little spruce mixed in.
Sounds like the BK will allow me to be out all day and return to a warm cabin, but will it be overkill for a 320 square ft cabin? AK Fireplace thinks not.
My goal is to replace this one time, with the right stove. I realize there are a lot of stoves of different quality out there, I dont want to climb a ladder, I want to go right to the top. I dont wanna go thru winter wishing I'd have spent more for a better stove.
I haven't seen any post yet from someone not satisfied with the BK.
One concern might be the catalytic stove. I dont know much about them.