Solid Fuel Stoves

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Bleuet
Esbit
Trail Designs
Kelly Kettle
Solo Stove
BioLite
Emberlit
SolHuma
Sierra

Price

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

Recent Solid Fuel Stove Reviews

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

Bleuet Pocket Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great lightweight stove that is inexpensive, efficient and compact. The solid fuel cubes burn hot and last quite a while, but will leave a bit of black residue on your pot. Setup:  Incredibly easy: unfold it, put the cube in, and light it. Ignition: Lights right up, and it burns fairly slow, so it's not scary to light or anything. Flame control: Lacks here, because the only thing you can do with regards to this is move the pot up or down one setting. Cooking: Wouldn't be the best for doing much… Full review

Esbit Pocket Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very doable experience for the backpacker. If you plan to cook a good meal but only go backpacking once or twice a year this may be great option. This stove is very storable, pops out quick, and lights with a single match. It is also quiet in operation and is probably easier to clean than most stoves. Very fast boil in only three minutes, but watch out, you will have to add more fuel cubes during cooking of large meals. This con may make the stove less useful for people planning to cook… Full review

Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri

rated 5 of 5 stars This stove can burn ESBIT tabs, alcohol (12-10 alky stove included) and wood with the optional Inferno kit. The ti sheet metal construction is excellent. The Gram Cracker ESBIT tab holder and cone give THE best efficiency of any ESBIT stove. The Inferno insert makes the stove a highly efficient and HOT "gassifier" wood burner that rivals the Bush Buddy. Stove is very light and compact when rolled up for storage. The Sidewinder Caldera Cone stove has several differences from the original aluminum Caldera… Full review

Kelly Kettle Aluminum Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle

rated 3 of 5 stars This product is fantastic at what it is supposed to do, but be wary of the durability. The aluminum can bend and make the product unusable without hammering it back into place. Everything about the Kelly Kettle is easy to use, and it's great for anyone who needs to boil water quickly without packing fuel. I've used it several times over the last year with no problems. However, I recently packed it into a checked bag (for the first time) for a trip to South America, and when I brought it out the… Full review

Solo Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars The Solo Stove works as advertised, and is an efficient wood-burning stove. It is great for packing where you can find small sticks to use as fuel, which is mostly everywhere. The top rack for the pot has some sharp edges. I read a lot on this and competing stoves before buying the Solo Stove (nearly didn't because it's clearly copied from a previous stove, but IP protection is lacking, so that's life). I used this in a test in my barn before using it on the trail several times, and was very pleased. Full review

Esbit Pocket Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Esbit Pocket stove is overall good quality, as it is very light (12.7 ounces including all of the fuel) and boils water effectively. The setup is extremely easy! Just pop it out of your pocket, unfold it and ignite a piece of fuel. Every single time I've attempted to ignite the fuel, I've done it with a single match. It does not take much effort to light the fuel. It comes with six fuel cubes, so if you're planning to make more than three meals, purchase extra fuel. It works very well as a… Full review

Esbit Pocket Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars Very durable Great deal Extremely versatile fuel source This is great stove that is compact, light, extremely versatile, and is reasonably priced. I liked that it was made in Germany because they make great products, but that's beside the point. It's a great stove that I highly reccomend to all. Full review

Esbit Pocket Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars Tiny, lightweight stove. Easy to use, easy to pack. Best for boiling water for freeze-dried meals and for other liquid drinks and meals. If you are wanting a heavy-duty stove for a group or for cooking things that take a long time or have to simmer, this is not the stove you are looking for. I took this little stove out for the first time last weekend and it was great. After reading other reviews and having the common sense to look at this stove and not expect to cook gourmet meals with it, I was… Full review

Top-Rated Solid Fuel Stoves

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Sterno Folding Stove
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)

Sterno Folding Stove
reviewed Jul 16, 2014
Bleuet Pocket Stove
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bleuet
Pocket Stove
reviewed Jul 10, 2014
Esbit Pocket Stove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (20)
Esbit
Pocket Stove
reviewed Jul 3, 2014
$12 - $15
Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trail Designs
Sidewinder Ti-Tri
reviewed Jun 15, 2014
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle
Aluminum Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
reviewed Jun 11, 2014
$75
Solo Stove
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Solo Stove
reviewed May 17, 2014
$76
BioLite CampStove
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
BioLite
CampStove
reviewed May 10, 2014
$130
Honey Stove
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)

Honey Stove
reviewed Apr 19, 2014
Emberlit  Stove Stainless
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emberlit
Stove Stainless
reviewed Jan 4, 2014
$40 MSRP
Esbit Titanium Stove
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Esbit
Titanium Stove
reviewed Oct 14, 2013
$13 - $14
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Scout Medium Kelly Kettle
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle
Aluminum Scout Medium Kelly Kettle
reviewed Sep 5, 2013
$70
SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
SolHuma
VitalGrill Survival Stove
reviewed Aug 2, 2013
Sierra  Zip Ztove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Sierra
Zip Ztove
reviewed May 18, 2013
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Scout Medium
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle
Stainless Steel Scout Medium
reviewed Mar 27, 2013
$85
Kelly Kettle Stainless Trekker Small Kelly Kettle
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle
Stainless Trekker Small Kelly Kettle
reviewed Feb 14, 2013
$80
180 Tack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
180 Tack
reviewed Jan 16, 2013
$47 MSRP
180 Tack 180 Stove
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
180 Tack
180 Stove
reviewed Jan 16, 2013
$42
Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Boilerwerks
Backcountry Boiler
reviewed Nov 30, 2012
Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Esbit
Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA
reviewed Oct 25, 2012
$23 - $29
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Firebox
Master Combo Kit
reviewed Jul 18, 2012
$130 MSRP
Trail Designs Gram Cracker
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
Vargo Hexagon
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo
Hexagon
reviewed Oct 18, 2011
$40 - $59
Bushbuddy  Ultra
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bushbuddy
Ultra
reviewed Feb 21, 2011
Bushbuddy
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Bushbuddy
reviewed Mar 26, 2010
Coghlan's Folding Stove
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's
Folding Stove
reviewed Dec 13, 2008
$9
Solo Stove Titan Stove
Solo Stove
Titan Stove
$93
Esbit Foldable BBQ Box
Esbit
Foldable BBQ Box
$90
Littlbug Junior
Littlbug
Junior
$50
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Trekker Small Kelly Kettle
Kelly Kettle
Aluminum Trekker Small Kelly Kettle
$65
180 Tack 180-VL
180 Tack
180-VL
$30
Esbit Stove and Pot Stand
Esbit
Stove and Pot Stand
$23
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
Kelly Kettle
Stainless Steel Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
$90
Emberlit  UL Titanium
Emberlit
UL Titanium
$80 - $84
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire
Ultimate Survival Technologies
WetFire
$10
Littlbug Senior
Littlbug
Senior
$48
 
Esbit
Emergency Stove
Stratus TrailStove
Stratus
TrailStove
mKettle
mKettle

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