I had an opportunity today to explore the possibility of using the BPL UK Pocket Stove in wood burning mode and my view is that it will boil water in this mode and is better than some wood burning stoves, however, the Bush Buddy remains the best stove if your focus is on wood burning.
Water is boiling, now time for coffee.
Wood selection is critical, the water has been boiled and I have now found some more birch, the fire in the stove continues.
So where does this leave me, in my view the BPL UK pocket Stove used in conjunction with a Zelph Companion stove is an excellent alcohol stove, as a backup the Pocket stove can also be used as a wood burning stove.
On an upcoming trip I will be using the pocket stove, and my plan is to use both alcohol and wood modes.