- Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 3.8 x 4.2 inches ; 14.4 ounces
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- Item model number: SS1-FBA
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Solo Stove Lite - Portable Camping Hiking and Survival Stove | Powerful Efficient Wood Burning and Low Smoke | Gassification Rocket Stove for Quick Boil | Compact 4.2 Inches and Lightweight 9 Ounces
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- PATENTED DESIGN - LESS SMOKE. The patented design features a unique double wall that creates ultra-clean gasification and a secondary combustion. This allows fuel to burn more completely and with less smoke.
- FUEL IS FREE. No more spending money on white gas or expensive liquid canister fuel
- LIGHTWEIGHT & FAST BOIL TIME. Boils water in 8-10 mines (34 flu oz. water). 4.25" Diameter, 3.8"/5.7” tall (packed/assembled). Solo Stove weighs only 9 oz. Made of premium stainless steel and chrome wire. Nylon stuff sack included.
- COMPACT SPACE SAVING DESIGN. The compact Solo Stove design nests inside the companion Solo Stove Pot 900 (not included) leaving you with more room in your backpack.
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The Ultimate Backpacking Stove
Why Solo Stove?
Burn hotter fires using less fuel with Solo Stove’s patented design and unique secondary combustion.
Our lightweight and compact wood burning stoves are a must have for all serious backpackers, survivalists, and campers.
How Does it Work?
Designed with a double wall, the Solo Stove has unique airflow properties which makes it extremely efficient. The air intake holes on the bottom of the stove channel air to the bottom of the fire while at the same time, channels warm air up between the walls of the stove. This burst of preheated oxygen feeding back into the firebox through the smaller holes at the top of the stove causes a secondary combustion. This allows the fire to burn more complete which is why there is very little smoke during full burn. A more efficient burn also means you'll use much less wood compared to an open camp fire.
- Packed size: Height 3.8 inches, Width 4.25 inches
- Assembled size: Height 5.7 inches, Width 4.25 inches
- Weight: 9 oz
- Materials: 304 stainless steel, nichrome wire
- Fuel: sticks, twigs, pine cones and other biomass
- Boil time: 8-10 mins (32 fl oz of water)
Using our patented design and specialized construction process, we have created one of the most efficient wood burning stoves you'll ever own. The Solo Stove Lite is built to last, made out of premium grade 304 stainless steel.
The Perfect Pair
The Solo Stove Lite was built with our Solo Stove Pot 900 (sold separately) in mind. When not in use, store the Solo Stove Lite inside the Pot 900 and save space. This set is surely the most versatile and portable backpacking cook set for all your outdoor adventures.
Nature Friendly — Woodburning Stove
Our stoves are burn wood cleanly and efficiently. Using wood allows us to find fuel wherever our adventures take us. Any dry twigs, pinecones or leaves will burn but for optimum efficiency we recommend dry hard woods.
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Today, I was finally able to get it out and play with it. I collected a huge pile of small sticks and got the fire started amazingly easy. It probably helps that we're in a drought. After a minute or two, the inner air holes looked like jets of flame and I could tell that the stove was well-designed. I let the stoke build up a nice amount of coals (maybe 3 minutes?), then put the top ring in place. This is a good time to remind you to save a nice, small stick to use as a fire poker. The cut-out hole in the side is a fine size to add more twigs to keep things burning.
I wasn't going to waste the fire, so I percolated some coffee (GSI percolator, 3 cup size) and it was ready faster than the stovetop trials I had previously done. It really took a surprisingly small amount of wood to get started and maintain the fire. Now, I have a big pile of twigs for my next 3-4 runs for the stove.
In all, good price for an easy, well-engineered wood-burning stove. This will be in my hiking kit for years to come!
Besides the Trangia, I store this stove in my Keith Titanium pot set which first everything all into one nice neat package. I find the combination of this Solo Stove, the Trangia alcohol as backup, and Keith Titanium Pot set to be a VERY hard solution to beat in price, weight, size, versatility, reliability, etc. Solo stove also has a similar alcohol stove and a pot set, but I prefer the Trangia and Keith solutions for that part of this kit.
As for just this Solo Stove, I find being able to have a smokeless fire that doesnt hurt the vegetation below it and efficiently burns from the smallest amount of organic materials (twigs, sticks, paper, leaves, etc) to be a huge selling point to the gasification design. I have had zero warping of the metal shell and it functions as good today over 150 uses later.
I find the size to be perfect for a single person (you can do more, but it's really perfect for one). The rack that holds your pot/pan about the flame is adequately sized and stable to handle the amount of food or water a single person would be working with and I really appreciate how simple it takes apart for transporting and stores inside itself (yet very stable when supporting your single pets and pans). The gasification process not only gets as much energy out of your twigs and such, but as an added bonus gives you a stealthy smokeless fire. The results after you use it, is the finest powdered ashes you have ever felt. You have an extremely small foot print with this stove, use less materials, arent broadcasting your location, and leave no trace behind as well as no impact to delicate roots and vegetation where you used it.
I cant say enough good things about this stove (especially combined with the other 2 things I mentioned).
Besides my knife and titanium canteen, this Solo Stove (and other 2 irems) are the items I want on me, if I'm back packing, canoeing, hiking, bush crafting, etc. Great product!!!
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The stove arrived in very strong packaging and when weighed including bag came out at 265 grams. I have twinned this with an Alpkit 900ml mytipot, 100 grams and £4.99 cheaper than the solo pot.
In practical use the stove quickly boils a pot full of water (see youtube for top down burn and practice a few times to get the hang of it).
The pot will soot despite the manufactures claim of a clean burn but if you use wood frequently as a fuel source this won't bother you. I also carry a Trail Designs alcohol stove (16 grams) and simmer ring (4 grams) which work fine sat inside the stove for bad weather or if I'm in a hurry.
This stove is fantastic for cooking burning wood, a quality item that I would have been happy to pay full price for.
If all you want to do however is boil water I would opt for the mkettle (418 grams with bag) as the soot is confined to the chimey and therefore less of a mess.
If you use an alcohol stove as your primary cook method but like the idea of wood as a back up opt for the Vargo Hexagon Wood stove (137 grams with bag), this is a pot stand and wind shield with wood stove which flat packs.
I have no connection to any business or supplier, these product reviews are based only on practical applications, the items being purchased with my own hard earned cash.
Thanks to the dual wall construction, the base of the stove remains cool, so, with care, you can use it in areas where open fires are forbidden due to fire risk. Of course, there is a small amount of ash produced, and you must ensure that this is completely cold before emptying it, in order to avoid the risk of starting a fire.
It takes a little bit of practice to get the best performance out of this stove, and the quality and type of fuel available to you will determine how hot it gets. Soft woods burn fast, and produce less heat than hard woods. If you are using soft woods, then be prepared to spend much of your cooking time poking additional fuel in through the gap in the top ring.
Be aware that this stove will take longer to boil water than a meths / alcohol stove, and much, much longer than a jetboil or other gas stove. You will also have to factor in the time taken to gather fuel as part of your evening routine, though if you are camping near forestry blocks and other wooded areas this is not too arduous.
The stove can be top heavy so it pays to take a little extra time to make sure it is secure and level before starting.
Using an additional solo alcohol burner:
Just 100ml of methylated spirit boiled about 2.5 litres of water or a cooking flame that will burn for 20-25mins, with 900ml (the supplied pots capacity) of water coming to a rolling boil in about 6-8mins depending on weather conditions, I would definitely recommend some kind of wind shield for best results and not wasting fuel.
Once the gasification kicks in it really is a roaring little jet flame, so it is more suited to just boiling water in the supplied pot as you will only be able to have any kind of temperature control for food cooking by holding a cooking pot slightly off direct contact with the flame, otherwise food will burn very easily.
For cooking of food I would seriously consider getting yourself an additional lower, wider pot, as the tall one that comes with the stove is really only suitable for having a ready supply of boiling water.
I have also used it, albeit only twice, with dead wood and pine cones for fuel, and provided you follow the sensible, common sense way of getting such material burning, i.e starting with very small dry(ish) kindling and building up to thumb sized pieces of fuel, it's performance was every bit as good, even damp wood burnt without issue once the gasification process has started. The trick with using solid fuel is to prepare ahead, collect the fuel that you will need as you go during the day, and have some guaranteed way of getting the fire started, I take cotton balls smeared with Vaseline, which will get a flame going in even the wettest of conditions.
But overall, any downsides are far outweighed by the performance of it when it gets going.
For the coming zombie apocalypse, it's an essential 'off grid' piece of equipment :).
Is it functional? Yes. After you experiment repeatedly (no instructions provided), and sort through the myriad youtube videos you will eventually find something that works well enough to boil water. Is it better than other stick stoves? No. At least not enough to make it worth the inflated price. I have previously used an ikea hobo stove, the lixada copycat, a simple folding stove (square), and a diy can version. All of them burn wood nicely for far less $.
Don't get me wrong - it's well built and the wood-gas concept is kind of cool but I totally regret blowing so much money. On the plus side it burns wood, it gets hot, it makes ashes. In reality it's just not amazing. It's not easy to light. It's not terribly compact. It's not fast. It's not a wet-weather solution. Honestly, it might be worth playing with at half the price - but I could still have 2 or 3 other solutions for the same money. Try some of those first!