Solid Fuel Stoves

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BioLite
Esbit
Solo Stove
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other
Vargo
Kelly Kettle
Emberlit
Bushcraft Essentials
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Price

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

Recent Solid Fuel Stove Reviews

BioLite CookStove

rated 3 of 5 stars Outside of those who share BioLite's concern about using biomass fuels cleanly, the BioLite CookStove is best suited for gadget lovers who like to play with fire. Being a wood-burning stove that requires electricity, this is an odd bird; This stove will keep you busy. I would not recommend it for most recreational backpackers due to the listed cons, but for car camping, bug out / emergency use, or simply as backcountry entertainment, this stove could fit the bill. Overview: The BioLite CookStove… Full review

Esbit Pocket Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight and cheap, the Esbit Pocket Stove fulfills its purpose — to boil water. It is not, however, well suited for all terrain, and the fuel tablets are relatively expensive, meaning the long-term cost of the product will be high. Still, I would recommend it to anyone who just needs to boil water. BACKGROUND I moved to Colorado to start college one year ago. In high school I was able to backpack with a group of buddies, and all of us had different pieces of gear — stoves, tents, water filters… Full review

Solo Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars Best backpacking stove for me. I was all set to add a white gas stove of a popular brand to my cart when I saw the ad for the Solo Stove on the page I was on. I had just spent hours researching camp stoves and my mind was pretty well made up, but I had to check it out. I ended up getting the Solo Stove, and I'm happy I saw it in time. The day it arrived was a rainy one, so I went straight to the back yard for testing. I saw a trick in some of the reviews about cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly… Full review

Firebox 3" Nano

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a superb lightweight one-person stove. Ideal for deep backcountry walking as the amount of wood required to run it is minimal. It packs down really small too. This is a brilliant stove. You're not gonna cook three course meals on this, but if you just want brew stops and ration heat ups, then it's superb. Due to its size you can really burn small pieces of wood making it really efficient. You can also burn longer pieces using the cross feed system. I have now stopped using gas canisters… Full review

Sterno Folding Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome as a wood burning stove. OK with recommended canned heat. Brought this bad boy on our first father daughter backpacking trip. Totally awesome... as a wood burning stove. We dug out a small pit underneath for the coals to accumulate, and it boiled our pork-in-beans in less than 10 mins. The most unique part: I heated TWO canteen cups at a time, and still had room to roast the hot dogs on the sides! Very large, stable cooking surface. Try doing with on a PocketRocket! We had it backed up… Full review

Vargo Hexagon

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect for my outdoor cooking. Very light and tiny when packed, but has cooking power. I bought this little stove for my outdoor cycling trips. I needed something really tiny and light because I carry only a small backpack (14 litres Osprey) for even a week-long trips where I keep all my stuff. I was very surprised after I have tested this stove. It needs only several wood pieces to cook a dinner and it has enough power to boil water for soups, tea etc. I even cooked potatoes (25 minutes in boiling… Full review

Kelly Kettle Aluminum Scout Medium Kelly Kettle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Fun to use, lightweight, no need to burn precious fuel to boil water, heats up fast. You can get a complete set with attachments, cups, pot/pan and holder. You have to use a little common sense using this product. Pic: First time I used my Kelly Kettle, I just couldn't wait! Below: In use at camp. Setting up is easy. You pop some water in the kettle (remove the plug, don't use the plug when boiling—I added this because I saw a YouTube of a guy with the plug in while he was boiling water...), make… Full review

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

Top-Rated Solid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
BioLite CookStove reviewed Jul 25, 2016
$80 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Esbit Pocket Stove reviewed Jul 4, 2016
$13
user rating: 4 of 5 (12)
Solo Stove reviewed Jul 3, 2016
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Firebox 3" Nano reviewed Jun 13, 2016
$40 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sterno Folding Stove reviewed Jun 4, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Vargo Hexagon reviewed Mar 28, 2016
$53 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Scout Medium Kelly Kettle reviewed Mar 16, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (18)
BioLite CampStove reviewed Jan 8, 2016
$130 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Esbit Titanium Stove reviewed Dec 11, 2015
$14
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Emberlit FireAnt reviewed Oct 15, 2015
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bushcraft Essentials Bushbox Titanium Outdoor Pocket Stove reviewed Sep 28, 2015
$56 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA reviewed Jul 22, 2015
$24 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emberlit UL Titanium reviewed Jul 2, 2015
$70 - $84
 
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: 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
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bleuet Pocket Stove reviewed Jul 10, 2014
$13
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle reviewed Jun 11, 2014
$75
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
$45
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
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Stainless Trekker Small Kelly Kettle reviewed Feb 14, 2013
$80 MSRP
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
$34 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler reviewed Nov 30, 2012
 
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: 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
$8
Vertex VLS Ultralight Stove
$34
 
Solo Stove Titan Stove
$110
Camp Chef Professional Grill Box 30
$90
BioLite BaseCamp Stove
$300
 
Kelly Kettle Ultimate Stainless Base Camp Kit
$159
 
Littlbug Junior
$47
Stratus TrailStove
$50
Kelly Kettle Ultimate Stainless Scout Kit
$170
 
Bleuet Stove with Cookset
$25
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
$90
 
Firebox Emergency Cook Kit
$30
 
Snow Peak Double BBQ Box
$250
 
Snow Peak Single BBQ Box
$144
 
Littlbug Senior
$46
 
Esbit Emergency Stove
Esbit Foldable BBQ Box
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