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Abatis1948
12-07-2014, 17:06
Itís true, I am in love with my Solo Wood burning stove. I purchased the stove early last month and have tried it out three times now. Twice at home and just this weekend on an overnighter. I picked up small twigs and limbs and broke them up on my way to my campsite. One cargo pocket held enough fuel, at no cost, to heat up two meals, one cup of tea, and a cup of coffee. A little heavy, but for overnighters and kayaking trips this stove will be the one I will carry. My next trip, I plan on cooking my meals with this stove, not just boiling water.

Check here: http://www.solostove.com/ (http://www.solostove.com/)

YC 15
12-07-2014, 17:11
I too love my solo stove! Although it won't be getting the nod for my thru, it is my go to stove for overnights.

Franco
12-07-2014, 19:51
it's a copy of the Bushbuddy.
This is the original :
http://bushbuddy.ca/

Duramax22
12-07-2014, 21:21
i just got a solo stove yesterday mostly because it looked sweet. Burned it a few times in the backyard and works much better than i expected. I will be trying it out late december in the smokies although i think i will have the gf throw the old pocket rocket in her pack to be safe.

Havana
12-08-2014, 09:51
That looks pretty cool. I'm tempted. What do you use for firestarter? I suppose a jellied cotton ball would speed things along but natural tinder would likely do as well if it's reasonably dry out.

Nooga
12-08-2014, 10:58
That looks pretty cool. I'm tempted. What do you use for firestarter? I suppose a jellied cotton ball would speed things along but natural tinder would likely do as well if it's reasonably dry out.

Carry a few Esbit tablets.

Black Wolf
12-08-2014, 11:41
Carry a few Esbit tablets.

And go practice in some more real world conditions..high winds, rain , rain after two days when every twig is saturated, high winds and rain ... Remember with a wood burner, you're starting a fire every time you want to cook ... Keep tinder in a zip lock .. Hand sanitizer helps start .. Gathering twigs near the end of the day while you hike saves time in camp .. Have fun

Abatis1948
12-08-2014, 13:45
On one of my practice runs I use twigs picked up in my backyard just after a 12 hour rain. Placed a waxed cotton ball in the bottom (usuallyon top of fuel) and lit it up. The soaking wet wood was dried in short orderand I was able to heat my water to boiling with adding very little extra wet fuel.I used a DIY windscreen at the same time with good results. The advice to playwith it at home and under real conditions is solid with all your new equipment.

Abatis1948
12-08-2014, 18:44
Look at this deal: http://www.solostove.com/


A free pot with each stove purchased. If I had known this I would have waited.