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The Solo Stove

I had been looking for an alternative to my normal gas stove for a while. While I liked the idea of the Bushcraft Ideal of creating a campfire wherever I went, I was also aware of issues regarding open fires, as well as the simple fact that a full on fire can take a little bit of work. Not always ideal if it’s been a long day tramping. I became aware of the Solo Stove through some Bushcraft forums – the idea of still ‘making a fire’ but also having it contained and highly efficent really appealed to me.

Lets be blunt – if you are after the quickest, easiest way of cooking food in the bush – this isn’t it. For my LandSAR work, I am likely to stay with my PocketRocket.

However, when I have the time to relax a bit and want a whole lot more atmosphere, the Solo Stove is the way to go. It’s relatively easy to get up and going, just remember start small with tinder and work your way up. I also always carry a couple of ESBIT fuel tabs, just in case. Once up and going, it is really easy to maintain, just adding little bits of fuel here and there, depending on the level of heat you want.

If you are looking at the Stove, I also suggest considering the matching Pot as well. They nest together and provide a nice compact solution. Add in the windscreen for maximising efficiency (you can also use it with your Gas Stoves) and you are set!

The Solo Stove is the ultimate backpacking stove

A lightweight, compact, efficient eco-friendly wood burning stove that incorporates a secondary combustion for a more complete, efficient and cleaner burn. The bottom vents draw air in to feed the primary combustion at the bottom of the stove while hot air rises up the double walls and out the top vents resulting in a secondary combustion.

The Solo Stove

I had been looking for an alternative to my normal gas stove for a while. While I liked the idea of the Bushcraft Ideal of creating a campfire wherever I went, I was also aware of issues regarding open fires, as well as the simple fact that a full on fire can take a little bit of work. Not always ideal if it’s been a long day tramping. I became aware of the Solo Stove through some Bushcraft forums – the idea of still ‘making a fire’ but also having it contained and highly efficient really appealed to me.

Lets be blunt – if you are after the quickest, easiest way of cooking food in the bush – this isn’t it. For my LandSAR work, I am likely to stay with my PocketRocket.

However, when I have the time to relax a bit and want a whole lot more atmosphere, the Solo Stove is the way to go. It’s relatively easy to get up and going, just remember start small with tinder and work your way up. I also always carry a couple of ESBIT fuel tabs, just in case. Once up and going, it is really easy to maintain, just adding little bits of fuel here and there, depending on the level of heat you want.

If you are looking at the Stove, I also suggest considering the matching Pot as well. They nest together and provide a nice compact solution. Add in the windscreen for maximising efficiency (you can also use it with your Gas Stoves) and you are set!

There is a great review over here on the stove.

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The Solo Stove doesn’t just burn wood. It actually cooks the smoke out of the wood and then burns the smoke not once, but twice! The unique design requires less fuel than regular wood stoves and produces a hotter fire with minimal smoke. The Solo Stove is a must have for all serious backpackers, survivalists and campers.

Grab the windscreen to increase efficiency and grab an alcohol burner as backup for those truly rare occasions where you can’t find dry twigs.

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