Quick easy way for a meal or coffee for one (possibly two) using just a few dry sticks, pinecones, cattails, etc. Very little smoke if tinder is dry. Can also be used with an alcohol stove as backup. A little expensive but well made! Easy to pack and use if tinder is dry. Plenty of flame which you can't really control other than by adding more or less fuel. Can boil quickly in around 5-7 min with dry fuel. Windscreen is adequate and burner is stable on a flat surface. I really like mine! Full review
Easy to carry, not dependent on fuel canisters, eco-friendly as can be. Perfect for the 3/10-day packer, or bikepacker. This is my first backpacking stove, and I'm not disappointed at all. When you consider the weight of fuel canisters for other stoves, this one is plenty lightweight enough. I've learned to pack some soaked cotton balls to get the flame started on a rainy stayover. This stove fits great into the pack; slips right into the Solo Pot, so only one thing to make room for in the pack. Full review
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
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