After researching several stoves we have chosen this stove for our own family emergency preparation plan. If you need or want to consume freeze dried food, you need to be able to boil water. We believe the Solo Stove is an essential for your emergency preparedness plan. Yet, you can also use and enjoy this stove in your backyard or on a camping or hiking retreat. You can also cook steaks or hamburgers over this stove with the right skillet.
Solo Stove Campfire
Designed with a double wall, the Solo Stove Campfire is a natural convection inverted downgas gasifer stove. The air intake holes on the bottom of the stove channels 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. The Solo Stove Campfire doesn’t just burn wood. It actually cooks the smoke out of the wood and then burns the smoke not once, but twice!
The Solo Stove Campfire also features a heat shield between the ash pan and the bottom of the stove. This heat shield protects the ground under the stove from scorching.The cooking ring’s angled lip also increases efficiency by directing heat towards your pot minimizing heat loss. It also acts as a windshield while still allowing oxygen to flow inward. The Solo Stove Campfire is indeed one of the most efficient wood burning stoves you’ll ever own.
Rising hot air, and the absence of oxygen created by the combustion process, pulls air through the bottom vent holes. This air movement fuels the fire at its base while also providing a boost of preheated air through the vent holes at the top of the burn chamber.
Packed size: Height 6.7 inches, Width 7 inches
Assembled size: Height 9.25 inches, Width 7 inches
Weight: 2.2 lbs
Materials: 304 stainless steel, nichrome wire
Fuel: sticks, twigs, pine cones and other biomass
Boil time: 2-4 mins (32 fl oz of water)
What pot works best with the Solo Stove Campfire?
The Solo Stove 2 Pot Set that we offer in our bookstore is the companion pot set for the Solo Stove Campfire. The stove nests inside the pot set for compact storage.
How many people can the Solo Stove Campfire cook for?
This depends on what you’re cooking but generally, the Solo Stove Campfire is a great stove for 4+ people.
What wood types do you recommend using as fuel?
Any dry twigs, pinecones or leaves will burn but for optimum efficiency we recommend dry hard woods. Hardwoods such as birch, maple, hickory and oak will burn longer than softwoods.
Is the Solo Stove Campfire airplane friendly?
Yes! Solo Stoves, unlike most canister fuel burning stoves, can be carried on or checked in at the airport.
How do I clean and store my stove?
After your stove is cool, a quick shake will get rid of any remaining ashes left in your stove. Place it in its stuff sack and keep it in a cool and dry place when not in use. It’s that easy!