Solid Fuel Stoves

Brands

Esbit
Bleuet
180 Tack
Kelly Kettle
Emberlit
Bushbuddy
Trail Designs
Firebox
Coghlan's
Boilerwerks

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Solid Fuel Stove Reviews

Solo Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Use an oven grade piece of aluminum foil on top or lightly crimped around the pot to avoid soot on the pot. Works as advertised.   Full review

Solo Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great four-season stove! My experience is with the similar Bush Buddy stove from which the Solo Stove is a knockoff. If for some reason you need to move the stove while it is cooking, it does not get hot on the outside and can, therefore, be moved by hand. While cooking, the bottom does not get hot either. Therefore it is safe to use on a wood table or wood floor of a shelter. This can be important if it is raining. Nor does is score the ground like other wood burning stoves. The stove is easy add… Full review

Solo Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Solo Stove is a simple, functional, and well-designed wood (biomass) burning stove. It burns freely available fuel efficiently while leaving no footprint. It has many advantages over other types of stoves while its disadvantages are confined to those inherent to this class of stoves, and not the Solo Stove in itself. Specs per the manufacturer: Packed size: Height 3.8 inches, Width 4.25 inches Weight: 9 oz (my sample is 8.5 oz) Materials: 304 stainless steel, nichrome wire Fuel: sticks, twigs,… Full review

BioLite CampStove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars THE stove option for survivalists and people who enjoy extended wilderness hiking. The BioLite is great because it allows you to burn just about anything. sSmall sticks and twigs are the best but in a pinch we've used leaves, pinecones, coal, all sorts! Not only does that save you buying and carrying fuel but it means that the stove can be used in emergency and survival situations very effectively.  It also has a small turbine inside that uses excess heat to generate electricity! So you can keep… Full review

BioLite CampStove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Four years, over six backpacks a year I take this stove on. It's a winner. Four years and going strong being used on six backpacks a year. Some of those the stove ran from dark to bedtime (hours).  It's like having your personal campfire right next to you. Outperforms any other stove I have seen in heat. Can cook anything on it. Just be mindful of correct feeding of fuel. Get yourself an EZKut ratcheting pruner to cut your fuel with. Makes it fun and easy. After camp is set up I browse around… Full review

Esbit Titanium Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super light and reliable, I use it for boiling water for freeze dried meals. At a glance I know how much fuel I've got. I take my 9-year-old son hiking. He carries a pack with his own sleeping bag and clothes. I carry the rest, so a small light and reliable stove works well for me. It is incredibly easy to set up: unfold, add fuel tab, and light. Not the fastest boil time, but I'm never in that much of a hurry. I've read other comments about the smell and mess the Esbit fuel tabs make. In my experience… Full review

BioLite CampStove

rated 5 of 5 stars The BioLite campstove is small and very portable. The best thing about it is that you use wood to cook, so no packing in fuel canisters. It also has awesome accessories. You can even charge your phone or GPS via USB. The BioLite CampStove sets up in seconds. If you can build a fire, you're good to go. It has two speeds, low and high. The fan helps burn the wood very efficiently with minimum smoke. It holds a pan very well and can boil water in just a few minutes. The battery/fan assembly fits right… Full review

Esbit Pocket Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Solid, but (not intended to be) spectacular. This stove is compact (about the size of a cassette tape case), easy to use (just fold it out), and does everything one could expect of a fuel-tab stove.   I've typically used this only when hiking solo, since I think it's a bit small to handle larger pots. I can fit two tabs on the stove at once for higher heat, but one tab works fine for boiling water fairly quickly. I generally dehydrate my own food and prepare it by covering it in water and bringing… Full review

Emberlit FireAnt

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight, compact, and sturdy little titanium stove that can burn wood, fuel tablets, or alcohol based on configuration. While it can be difficult to assemble, this wood stove is lighter in weight than comparable alcohol or gas stoves and heats just as well. The Emberlit FireAnt is my second wood-burning camp stove (with the Vargo Hexagon being my first) and so far I have been fairly pleased with it.   WEIGHT The Emberlit Fireant is advertised at 2.8 oz, which is a pretty outrageous claim… Full review

Top-Rated Solid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Esbit Titanium Stove
$14
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bleuet Pocket Stove
$8
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
180 Tack 180 Stove
$38 - $54
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Scout Medium Kelly Kettle
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emberlit Stove Stainless
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emberlit UL Titanium
$76 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bushbuddy Ultra
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri Alcohol Stove / Solid Fuel Stove
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
180 Tack
$47 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Firebox 5" Master Combo Kit
$130 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Folding Stove
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trail Designs Gram Cracker
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (22)
Esbit Pocket Stove
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Stainless Trekker Small Kelly Kettle
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Esbit Stove and Pot Stand
$24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Sierra Zip Ztove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Bushbuddy
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Swiss Volcano Stove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bushcraft Essentials Bushbox Titanium Outdoor Pocket Stove
$56 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
Solo Stove
$72
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Scout Medium
$85
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Honey Stove
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Emberlit FireAnt
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
TATO Gear Element Titanium Wood Stove
$55 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (18)
BioLite CampStove
$130 - $199
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Hexagon
$60
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Esbit Spirit Stove Set Solid Fuel Stove / Alcohol Stove
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Sterno Folding Stove
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA
$24 - $29
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
$75
Vertex VLS Ultralight Stove
$34
 
Solo Stove Titan Stove
$88
BioLite BaseCamp Stove
$249 - $299
Esbit Foldable BBQ Box
$90
Littlbug Junior
$47
Stratus TrailStove
$40
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Trekker Small Kelly Kettle
$65
 
Bleuet Stove with Cookset
$25
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
$90
 
Firebox Emergency Cook Kit
$30
 
Littlbug Senior
$46
 
Esbit Emergency Stove
Bushcraft Essentials Bushbox Outdoor Pocket Stove
$34 MSRP
mKettle
 
180 Tack 180-VL
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire
 
Firebox 3" Nano

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