Use anytime with or without the Fire Base when you need a surface for cooking. Simply place the Hobo Stove on the ground and build the fire inside. Place the Hobo Stove accessory onto your stainless steel firebase for safe & efficient outdoor cooking. This size Hobo Stove fits onto the fire-base of the 'Base Camp' & 'Scout' Kettles. Safe, easy and fun to use: Creates stable cooking surface for a pot or fry pan and the fire is safely contained within the unit. Fuel efficient: Heat is directed toward the pot or fry pan on the top. Works in all weather conditions. Uses any solid fuel. Compact: Packs away inside the Kelly Kettle fire-base Durable: Made from stainless steel While the Hobo can be used on an aluminum fire base, you run the risk of overheating the aluminum and ruining that base. We recommend the Hobo Stove accessory be used with the Stainless Steel fire base only. Details: 15.7cm / 6.2 in. across at widest part (base) 13cm / 5.1 in. wide for pan or pot weight - 6 oz.