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About Us

The Littlbug Story

When Kent Hering was in his 40s, he took his first foray into the world of the wild outdoors. Experiencing places like the Boundary Waters wilderness of northern Minnesota, he developed a true passion for hiking, backpacking, paddling, camping, and taking in the sights and sounds of Mother Nature. Over time, Kent continued to evolve ideas toward an ultra light backpacking load. Lightweight efficiency in a camping stove was one of his biggest challenges.

Kent got to work in creating his own natural (wood burning) camping stove that could effectively go with him on any excursion. There were many iterations of Kent’s camping stove. Over time, all the engineering and backwoods experimentation paid off, as the Littlbug Camping Stove became a reality.

Like many camping enthusiasts, Kent loves the peace and solitude that comes with the camping experience. The Littlbug has helped him find just that. The Senior and Junior stoves were made to burn Nature's free fuel– wood, allowing him to carry less and get more out of his wilderness experiences.

Kent’s desire to pass this on to hikers and backpackers is part of what fuels his desire to share Littlbug with the world. A product made in America, Littlbug Enterprises is committed to enhancing the camping experience, while also donating at least 10 percent of Littlbug's profits to help care for the Earth and its inhabitants.

While we add value to your outdoor experience, you are adding value to our planet and all that live here. Littlbug Enterprises donates at least 10% of its profits to help care for the Earth and its inhabitants.