200$ each but that cost is more than repaid by wood savings. The dang things only last about 12000 hours whether that takes you 2 years or 100. “Years” is really an asinine way to estimate.How much is a Blaze King Catalyst now a days? Expect to pay that every other year. I’d be looking at steel non cats with a 2 cu ft fire box.
People preparing for SHTF type things are really varied. To some folks that means 3 days without power, some people think they can actually prepare for being the only person left on earth. As such, we just have to try and help this guy without imposing our SHTF beliefs.
My last noncat was a stone stove, about ready to be trashed due to wear after just 6 years! I’ve gotten much longer life from my cat stove.