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These are on sale on the Solo Stove site for $70, buy one get one free right now, if you got a buddy that wants one it's quite a bit cheaper than here. Also kind of a bummer massdrop can't do better than $50 when the manufacturer is essentially selling them for $35
What a rip-off this is -- you can do better with $10 and some DIY
I did some follow up after seeing so many comments that didn't add up to Fritz Handel/Bushbuddy. He gave an interview to Hiking in Finland. https://hikinginfinland.com/2009/11/interview-fritz-handel-from-bushbuddy.html
Mr. Handel NEVER held the patent on a double wall design And wood gasification was always public. In fact the patent to the double wall design was held by John Hall a prof at Portland State Un. Futher Mr. Handel didn't even initially own the name Bushbuddy, again Pr. Hall did. The fact is Pr. Hall let his patent go public domain, and anyone can make these types of stove.
Not sure why people keep spreading misinformation about this. Mr. Handel seems very content having more work and income, and at least during the interview was worried about hiring someone to help. He didn't seem to have a problem with others producing these types of stoves (at least Four Dogs). So if you feel guilty about buying the Solo, don't.
Not to be that guy, but seems like this could be made in an afternoon out of a paint can and wiring for <$20
cbjz
That and knowing something about wood gasification.
cbjz
Too true! And I have done so myself for less than $10 and 10 minutes of cutting and grinding
Just as an aside, it would be nice if the 2 minute promotional video actually showed the product for more than 10 seconds...
I own about 10 woodburning stoves, the Solo stoves are pretty good but not my favourite. Pros: Easy to setup and use, stacks nicely, solid design Cons: Smallish burn chamber, must (in practise) remove pot to add fuel, medium difficult to light, medium wind resistant, medium weight
YogaBear
Have a favorite? I'm not big on mine. I will probably sell it.
I like the 900 mL solo pot, though.
dchu101
It depends, there are many great options out there. The Solo is not bad, though!
My favourite "pack flat" stove is probably the CORE 4 or CORE Recon from mysurvivalpack. The cylindrical stoves....probably the Toaks.
Just my $0.05 of course.
Yeah we have a review: http://engearment.com/camping/solo-stove-lite-review/
Ignoring the politics for a moment, the stove works. It burns things and burns them cleanly. It boils water.
On the flip side, there is absolutely no temp control outside of controlling how much wood you put in it. It's a bit heavy for what it is and you should do the math as to whether or not it saves weight for you given your style, how much fuel you carry/use, etc. Obviously, above treeline (where a lot of Colorado camping takes place), it's not the best option. The optional pot is also heavy. Spend an extra $3 on the Keith 900ml pot Massdrop is selling: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/keith-ti3209-900ml-single-wall-titanium-mug
Will the other models such as the Titan or Campfire be offered under massdrop?
Why buy China made when you can get American for the same price? Smfh
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So you're talking about the mini model, right? I'm looking at it but it does not look like a woodgas stove. Am I mistaken? The other models are woodgas but more expensive.
I asked four dog himself on his YouTube channel. I will say that the other models are also titaniums which is a plus.
Is there the option of buying just the solo pot?
ChiroHiker
There is on four dogs website
Don't buy it! It's A blatant ripoff of Fritz's Bushbuddy stove which has been around for a number of years. Fritz is a small cottage manufacturer and can't afford to pay for patent protection from large manufacturers. Fritz's stove is half the weight and has a more robust build. Check out numerous comparison vids on You Tube.
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Mitchell11
I would love to support Bushbuddy but as someone else pointed out the stove is $100. If I am going to pay that much I would need to see the patent you mentioned. Please provide the number. As fas as I am aware wood gasification has been around since the 17th century. Germany used it in cars for WWII.
Mitchell11
Love my Bushbuddy!!
agree, shipping cost is important. i would like to know before deciding to purchase.
Why isn't the shipping charge shown? It's part of what I/we need to know to decide whether to buy or not.
OutInTheWoods
typically if you click "join" then it will show shipping charges without you actually having to order the product. Try that if you haven't already
OutInTheWoods
This is especially true if you are ordering from outside the US. They KNOW the additional costs that will be added so why not share them at the time of ordering? That is one really unacceptable policy of mass drop.
nothing ultra light about a solo stove. if you want the ORIGINAL ultra light gasifier, get a Bushbuddy UL.
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Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled later this week and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 12/13 or sooner if something comes up.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Solo Stove Lite and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 12/15.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/7.
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Next couple of days Solo is selling this stove with pot for 69.99. Love my solo stove and pricing is very close.
Whenever I get the chance to spend some time on a trail I want to take mine, not so much to cook with (except maybe as a backup) but for ambience.
It might be considered a bit heavy by some but it would be one of my luxury items.
I have a folding stove too, it's lighter, more compact etc. but it requires a lot more bending since it needs to be sitting on the ground. The ground gets lower and lower as I get older.
This stove I can (and do) burn sitting on wooden benches and tables. Not saying you should, just that I do.
BTW, this stove fits nicely inside a 1 liter Evernew pasta pot... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wksDB_nJQio
I'd would be more interested in the Solo Stove Campfire.
I already own the Solo Stove Lite and would like to see an option here to purchase JUST the 900mL Pot by itself. Any such possibility? *fingers crossed*
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If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 10/28.
Expect another update from us on 11/1 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Solo Stove Lite and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 10/29.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/17.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Can this be cheaper? I've debated on getting one when Solo Stove runs a 20% off on their site (usually every few months) and can get it for $56 shipped.
manfjourde
I agree with you. MassDrop seems to have these Solo Stove deals about as often as Solo Stove website. You would think that the price would be better.
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see photos of the drops you've received. Give us a follow @Massdrop and tag your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Solo Stove Lite and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 8/17.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 8/10.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Like Eric, I am a stove junkie, too. I love this stove as much as my Svea 123. Its reasonably light, requires no gas and is easy to start. In case of wet conditions, I pack a small baggie of dry tinder and a couple of small pine cones. I recommend this stove to anyone who doesnt want to carry gas. Its easy to light, burns hot inside but cool(ish) outside. It wont burn your picnic table and is ideal for teaching kids how to start campfires. Kid-friendly. We roast marshmallows on it using a kitchen fork or bamboo skewer. Burns out quickly, few ashes. Tip: let the fire cool on its own (15 min), do not douse with water (makes a gooey mess). A+++.
Awesome advice, thank you!
Not a huge biomass/wood burning stove kinda guy, being that I live in Colorado. But I back when I lived in the midwest the solostove was my go to. The thing is rock solid, and boils water really fast even with a decent gust of wind.
If u need a fast and light fire starter that work in high humity or wet conditions, cut a bike rubber tube into chips about 1 cm. Width. And 3-4 cm. Long. They burn well and high. And very lightweght.
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I'm sure it is just as toxic as many of the other petrol based options. I personally am disgusted by the residue after using hexamine, but since Tzurlis was talking about he starts a fire, and not what he cooks over, maybe you could give him or her a break?
tzurlis
I just dab cotton balls in vaseline and pack em in a small zip lock.