Solid Fuel Stoves


Trail Designs
Kelly Kettle
Solo Stove


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

Recent Solid Fuel Stove Reviews

Sierra Zip Ztove

rated 5 of 5 stars Reliable, basic, and light. I used an original zip stove when thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in the '90s. I never understood why anyone would carry fuel when wood was abundant from Georgia to Maine. Plus I love the smell of a wood fire! Full review

Swiss Volcano Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Similar to the Kelly, much lighter and less costly and is its own canteen, stove, and cup. In the photo plastic cup on top merely holds heat in making it boil faster. Plastic cup, which is extra out of your kitchen, also keeps warm drinks warm longer in the winter and the extra cup allows you to keep using the stove and metal cup. I've used one of these and the original Esbit for years. The Volcano is 3 pieces, well 4 if you count the cork, that slip into each other, burn solid fuel tabs, twigs,… Full review

BioLite CampStove

rated 0.5 of 5 stars BioLite base camp: Made in China, has a poor chimney for burning, needs more mass in the top plate for heat retention, grille basically melted because it is made out of stainless and is way too light. Probably could have been a better alloy of stainless. After reading the website I was kind of excited. We do a lot of camping, and with their oh so very warm website it turns out to be a bunch fiction. I truly felt that the piece would have to be made in the U.S. But lo and behold, made in China. At… Full review

Esbit Titanium Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars The lightest stove option out there, and it's cheap! At less than a half ounce, this stove is a wonder. If you are wanting to simmer food (actually cook) then this stove is not for you. If all you do is boil water to add to a pack of Mountain House, then look no further. The 0.5 ounce fuel tabs easily boil 2 cups of water with burn time to spare. And since you don't have to worry about conserving fuel, you can light it and forget about it while you set up camp.  We almost always have a fire, so… Full review

Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri

rated 5 of 5 stars After 30 years I have finally found a stove I can enjoy. I have been through Bluet canisters, various white gas and multifuel, Jetboil, Sierra zip stoves, and others but this one does the trick for me. Excellent with alcohol and wood burning modes. To be honest, I haven't even tried the esbit mode yet. If you just want a quick boil with no fuss consider the alcohol version only. Update 3/26/15: I still think this is the best stove I have ever used.  Each time I take it on a trip, I get more used… Full review

TATO Gear Element Titanium Wood Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars What hiker doesn't enjoy a campfire? With the Element twig stove, a bit of your favorite fire starter, fire source, and a handful of twigs you can cook your food and boil your water without carrying the fuel or stove. The Element folds flat, doubles as a windscreen for an alcohol stove to boot. At 5 oz. this twig stove is fine for backpacking and is versatile enough to bake and with the addition of a small cleaver titanium grill by Dutchware you can grill small in small quantities. If you love to… Full review

Esbit Stove and Pot Stand

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This stove and pot stand work great with my esbit (trangia knockoff) stove. This thing packs up small and could literally put this stand in your back pocket. I admit I haven't tried it with esbit tabs, but I believe it should work as well as my titanium esbit burner. I bought this Esbit tab stove to use with my Esbit alcohol burner. This application works fantastic. It can really crank out some heat. I am very happy with it. My only complaint is that you can't use the simmer ring with… Full review

BioLite CampStove

rated 2 of 5 stars Nice, neat, but... BioLite stoves: Here's my take after camping with one. They're kewl, really kewl. I like the concept, but... here's the problem. It still takes the same amount of time to recharge whatever you're trying to recharge. I.E. iPhone, Android, etc.. And it's heavy and quite large to pack. Now don't get me wrong, if you're willing to sit and feed it till your device has a "FULL" charge, it's kewl. And if you're camping in rainy weather, better pack your own wood in. I don't see spending… Full review

Sterno Folding Stove

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A real back pack-able solution to your food cooking problems. A simple folding design that folds flat for easy carrying. Stove will hold a heavy pot. Front door and sides protect flames from wind. Burns Sterno, other canned heat or chaffing fuel. Low cost camping stove for the beginner. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE GOOD OLE' FASHIONED STERNO STOVE???It's crude and not perfect, but its definitely "good enough" for a budget conscious camper or weekend hiker. I don't think the size or style is any different… Full review

Top-Rated Solid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Sierra Zip Ztove reviewed Apr 24, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Swiss Volcano Stove reviewed Mar 7, 2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (15)
BioLite CampStove reviewed Feb 9, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Esbit Titanium Stove reviewed Nov 26, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri reviewed Oct 21, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
TATO Gear Element Titanium Wood Stove reviewed Oct 1, 2014
$55 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Esbit Stove and Pot Stand reviewed Sep 28, 2014
$24 - $29
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Sterno Folding Stove reviewed Jul 16, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bleuet Pocket Stove reviewed Jul 10, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (20)
Esbit Pocket Stove reviewed Jul 3, 2014
$7 - $11
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle reviewed Jun 11, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Solo Stove reviewed May 17, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Honey Stove reviewed Apr 19, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emberlit Stove Stainless reviewed Jan 4, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Scout Medium Kelly Kettle reviewed Sep 5, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove reviewed Aug 2, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Scout Medium reviewed Mar 27, 2013
$85 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Stainless Trekker Small Kelly Kettle reviewed Feb 14, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
180 Tack reviewed Jan 16, 2013
$47 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
180 Tack 180 Stove reviewed Jan 16, 2013
$31 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler reviewed Nov 30, 2012
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA reviewed Oct 25, 2012
$24 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Firebox 5" Master Combo Kit reviewed Jul 18, 2012
$130 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trail Designs Gram Cracker reviewed Jul 7, 2012
$15 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Esbit Spirit Stove Set reviewed Apr 16, 2012
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Hexagon reviewed Oct 18, 2011
$53 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bushbuddy Ultra reviewed Feb 21, 2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Bushbuddy reviewed Mar 26, 2010
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Folding Stove reviewed Dec 13, 2008
Esbit Emergency Stove
Solo Stove Titan Stove
BioLite BaseCamp Stove
$225 - $299
Littlbug Junior
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Trekker Small Kelly Kettle
Bleuet Stove with Cookset
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
Firebox Emergency Cook Kit
Emberlit UL Titanium
Littlbug Senior
Esbit Foldable BBQ Box
Emberlit FireAnt
$70 MSRP
180 Tack 180-VL
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire
Firebox 3" Nano

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