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
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
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
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
Poor quality stainless steel—it rusts! Here's my take on the Solo Stove (Original). The BushBuddy company's owner was not/is not financially backed in the way that the Solo Stove company was funded; thus the stove pattern/type was *copied* with someone looking to capitalize upon the BushBuddy's success. I purchased a BushBuddy back in 2002 from the maker owner and realized he is a one person CRAFTSMAN, and made YOUR BushBuddy stove to order. He uses QUALITY materials that have stood up to 13 years… Full review
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