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The Solo Stove Lite: A Wood Burning Backpacking Stove

solo stove lite front view

Halfway between a fire pit and a backpacking stove, the Solo Stove is a modern, stainless-steel wood-burning stove. Small and light enough for backpacking and hiking, the Solo Lite weighs only 9 oz.

It is specially engineered to burn wood much more efficiently and with much less smoke than a straight-up, traditional campfire. It also takes much of the work out of lighting a fire – twigs and kindling can simply be stuffed inside and lite.

The air intakes on the bottom of the Solo Stove bring air into the bottom of the fire, almost like a bellows, while also allowing warm air to rise up the sides of the stove – which creates a secondary combustion and larger fire, and creates less smoke than a regular fire. It’s also more efficient, and will use less fuel than an open fire.

Fancy? For a fire – kind of. But the Solo Stove Lite is a perfect and convenient way to make a small cooking fire, and it fits right in bag (after cooling off, of course). It’s also great for campsites that have restrictions on open fires.


  • Weight: 9 oz.
  • Cooks enough for one to two people
  • Burns wood more efficiently and with less smoke
  • Perfect for twigs and kindling
  • Made from corrosion-resistant 304 stainless steel
  •  5.7” H x 4.25 diameter

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