by Jeff P
I recently purchase a complete Solo Stove system from EmergencyFoodWarehouse.com after seeing it mentioned again on MD’s blog, this time as a sponsor. I am VERY impressed. The system with alcohol burner and pot weighs in at about 1 pound! I also got the optional wind screen which adds about another 5 ounces to the package.
To mounting pins on the ends of the wind screen move down enough to be pushed into the ground an inch or so. It folds out to be a nice addition if there is no other cover available.
The instructions couldn’t be any simpler.
Step 1: Gather dry twigs and tinder.
Step 2: Find level ground and clear away ground debris.
Step 3: Remove the cooking ring.
Step 4: light a fire inside the stove using dry twigs and tinder.
Step 5: place the cooking ring on top of the stove.
Step 6: Cook, boil, percolate, roast, etc.
These are the steps printed on the side of the box. Nothing complicated to forget or instructions to loose.
The alcohol burner nests inside the stove. The stove nests inside the pot and fits in one of the draw string bags. The screen is separate as it is about twice the height of the pot/stove combo when packed up.
I have spent a fair bit of money on finding something for my GHB and vehicle kit. I think I can now worry about other things as this is exactly what I have been looking for.
I’ll be keeping a quart zip lock bag or two with wood stove pellets and a bottle or two of HEAT brand fuel deicer with mine.