The Solo Stove is the ultimate backpacking stove - a lightweight, compact, efficient eco-friendly backpacking stove that will last you a lifetime.
The Solo Stove is a natural convection inverted downgas gasifer stove that incorporates a secondary combustion for a more efficient and cleaner burn. The bottom vents allow air to enter and flow up the bottom of the grate to feed the primary combustion, a top down smolder. In addition, air entering from the bottom vents heats up within the inner wall and rises up and out the top firebox vents causing a secondary combustion at the top of the stove. 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! This technique makes for a cleaner burn which means less smoke and also allows the stove to burn more efficiently which means it requires less fuel than regular wood stoves.
We're especially excited about how little of an impact the Solo Stove has on the environment. It's easy to use yet extremely functional. At only 9 oz, this stove is portable and light weight and because it uses bio-fuel (twigs, wood, seeds etc.), you no longer need to buy and carry around disposable canisters of gas fuel. With the Solo Stove, as long as you have wood you'll be all set to cook.
The Solo Stove was built for serious backpackers, survivalists, emergency disaster kits and campers alike and when used properly, your Solo Stove will last you a lifetime!
5 Reasons to Love the Solo Stove
1. Lightweight: At just 9 oz, this stove has minimal impact on the weight of your backpack. No heavy, bulky fuel canisters are needed.
2. Environmentally Friendly: No fuel canisters, no chemical emissions, no batteries, no burnt ground = smaller carbon footprint.
3. Unlimited Fuel Sources: Cook a meal using the twigs you collect on your hike. Say goodbye to heavy, costly, polluting petrol fuels.
4. Built Tough: Made with hardened 304 stainless steel, the Solo Stove is meant for rugged backpacking and camping.
5. Affordable: Not only is it affordable, owning a Solo Stove will save you from spending hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars on canister fuel. This backpacking stove will literally pay for itself.
This stove is a MUST have for any backpacker who wants to save weight
I have several backpacking stoves, but they all need some kind of packed in fuel. White gas, IsoButane, Alcohol, etc. I have run out of fuel many times, and ended up carrying a dead weight stove for miles, and trying to cook over a fire. The SoloStove nests inside my MSR Titan kettle. Space savings for the win! Communication from SoloStove is superb. Every update in the order gets an email update to match. My stove arrived about 3 days after ordering. And today I tried it out.
I had a few leftover 2x4 ends from a recent project, and took a piece about 2.5"-3" long and split it into twig sized pieces. I took my Blastmatch fire starter (100% GTG for several years), and a piece of paper towel about 4"x4", and folded the paper towel twice, then hit it once with the Blastmatch. It took the spark on the first try and I scooped it into the fire chamber of the Solostove and put a few small pieces of the "twigs" on top. They caught fire right away and all was well. So I placed the MSR Titan full of cold tap water on top and started the timer. After 3 minutes the water started to show the small bubbles that come before a boil. Two minutes later (5 min, total) the bubbles were bigger and the water was hot enough for stuff like coffee, cocoa or tea. Not hot enough to reconstitute freeze dried food, and keep it hot, but almost. Just before minute 6 rolled in, I had a rolling boil.
The thing that amazed me most, was that even after maintaining the boil for a few more minutes (playing around) I still had half of my original fuel left! This thing is a fuel miser!!! Literally, the amount of twigs you could gather from just sitting on the ground would be enough to boil water in anything short of winter weather. I'd guess 10 minutes on the long side for icy stream water and 25 degree weather in the Sierras. I use a windscreen with all of my stoves and will as well with this one. For the few ounces it weighs it makes the stove far more efficient. They can be made from any kind of foldable or rollable sheet metal, or bought online. The stove uses some kind of alien technology to burn the fuel and the gas that the burning generates. It is very efficient, and very hot.
Now for the construction. The stove has no seams. Very strong extruded stainless steel. It has two moving parts. The stove, and the pot holder-upper. And the pot holder-upper turn over and nests into the stove body when it is not in use. This stove is a MUST have for any backpacker who wants to save weight. It would also be great in your bug out gear, cars, and disaster stash. While not as quick and convenient as something like a Jetboil (I have one and have used it for years in all kinds of environments with 100% satisfaction), it is not far behind. Considering that you will never need to buy fuel for these, they will pay for themselves in just a few trips.