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A Great Stove for a Camper, Prepper, Hunter or Backpacker,
This review is from: Solo Stove Wood Burning Backpacking Stove - Ultra Light Weight Compact Design Perfect for Survival, Camping, Hunting & Emergency Preparation.
I purchased my stove directly from the Solo Stove website. First of all the packaging is very impressive. My mailman apparently just started walking erect a few years ago. He's been known to find a way to destroy the most secure packaging out there. "Fragile", "Do Not Bend", those are just challenges! The stove itself is a great stove. I have many stoves; too many according to my wife. I have multiple sizes of white gas stoves, Iso Butane Stoves, Esbit Stoves, Alcohol Stoves, A Kelly Kettle...etc. I do not like having to rely on moving parts for my food preparation and water purification. This stove is the perfect compromise between weight, functionality, and strength. I plan to use mine mostly with a Trangia or Esbit alcohol stove. This combination gives me 1. No moving parts 2. Lightweight 3. Ease of finding fuel (Denatured Alcohol, Everclear, Yellow HEET) and 4. Clean burning. I also love the fact that I can always run the stove on wood, which is does very well, if need be or my adventures run longer than expected. Currently I'm using the stove with a MSR Alpine Tea Kettle, but I plan to switch over to a Trek 900, so everything nests nicely together. Stop pumping, priming, maintaining, lugging smelly white gas, worrying about stuck lintel valves, carrying Field Service Kits, and worrying.
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Initial post: Mar 4, 2013 5:31:34 AM PST
I got to get one for my go kit. It's so versatile.
Posted on Mar 4, 2013 5:37:54 AM PST
It'll All Be Over Soon says:
Posted on Mar 4, 2013 5:56:03 AM PST
Stuart Schillinger says:
Good addition to any BOB.
Posted on Mar 4, 2013 5:57:28 AM PST
Daniel King says:
Great review, I didn't know the stove was so versatile.
Posted on Mar 4, 2013 6:19:42 AM PST
M. Martys says:
No idea this took more than just wood. Very helpful.
Posted on Mar 4, 2013 7:57:06 AM PST
Joshua S. Kruckenberg says:
This is great in the field.
Posted on Mar 4, 2013 9:11:32 AM PST
I like how you can use several fuel sources.
Posted on Mar 4, 2013 10:18:59 AM PST
Paul Forrest says:
Organizing a backpacking trip for a group in the summer, and I'll be taking one of these with me.
Posted on Mar 4, 2013 2:42:54 PM PST
S. D. Dickson says:
:-) must get one....
Posted on Mar 4, 2013 7:52:49 PM PST
G. R. Miller says:
Great review Thanks