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Old 09-22-2021, 07:26 AM   #1
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Solo stoves(fire pit)

Anyone use one? Looking at solo ranger, the smallest stove. Friends have one, uses lots of wood but no smoke....
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Old 09-22-2021, 08:14 AM   #2
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I can't justify using more wood to eliminate smoke. Is smoke a problem for you or someone else?
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Old 09-22-2021, 08:18 AM   #3
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Solo stoves work very well. I have a hunting partner who uses one.

As for my wife and I, we use the BioLite firepit. A bit more flexible usage than the Solostove.

https://www.bioliteenergy.com/products/firepit-plus
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We have the Solo Bonfire and are very happy with it. It does reduce smoke but it will consume more firewood. Not a problem for us. The burn efficiency does help reduce the amount of ash you have to dump.
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We have the Bonfire as well. It does greatly reduce the smoke, just make sure you don't have too much sticking out of the top. Another thing is wind. If it's too breezy, you'll get a little smoke. The amount of ashes after a burn is very minimal.

Sure, you have to purchase it (which some think is silly when many campgrounsd have one), but I'd rather use this than the firepits found at most. I just place it on it's stand inside the camp pits and fire it up!
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We have the bonfire, love it.
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Old 09-22-2021, 09:06 PM   #7
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Solo's Bonfire is becoming the "Blackstone" of firepits
Great product, lives up to the hype
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Friends we camp with use an old washing machine tub. It works great, throws out some nice heat on chilly nights. Also lots less smoke than an open pit
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We used a washing machine tub for years in Boy Scouts and in our 5th wheel when the kids were with us. Cost was nothing. You can see the fire very well through the perforations, which I miss with the Solo. But they are a lot more of a mess to use and store.
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We used a washing machine tub for years in Boy Scouts and in our 5th wheel when the kids were with us. Cost was nothing. You can see the fire very well through the perforations, which I miss with the Solo. But they are a lot more of a mess to use and store.
Nothing to clean really, turn it upside down and your done. But i agree they take up a lot of space to store. They actually store their Webber Smokey Mountain inside the tub on the truck bed with a generator next to it.. They also use the Reese Goosebox so they have much more bed real-estate. I came to the conclusion though, the Best Fire Pit to Own is your 'Friends Fire Pit'
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Excellent pit

We love our solo bonfire. Easy to carry, can burn anywhere. Pricy, but it gives us options we would not otherwise have.
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We have the large Yucon at home and really like it . Would consider the middle size or small for camping. They do eat some wood. Mostly because of how they burn and the vacuum created to keep it mostly smoke free. If cost of wood is an issue then you dont want it. We cant take the smoke so am considering the mid size to carry along.
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We have stopped the wood campfire completely and use a propane fired campfire fire pit...LUV IT> No more smoke. No starting issues. No wood issues(how much pithy wet wood have you bought?), goes for a week or so on a five pound tank of propane, 20 inch portable and above ground....goes into any site and any place on the site. Cost was less than half the cost of a face cord and last tank fill was cheaper than one night's stack of wood.
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We have stopped the wood campfire completely and use a propane fired campfire fire pit...LUV IT> No more smoke. No starting issues. No wood issues(how much pithy wet wood have you bought?), goes for a week or so on a five pound tank of propane, 20 inch portable and above ground....goes into any site and any place on the site. Cost was less than half the cost of a face cord and last tank fill was cheaper than one night's stack of wood.
Another advantage of propane over wood is that you most likely would be able to still use the propane firepit in fire ban areas.
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