Solo Stove recently sent me a Solo Stove Titan and Solo Stove Pot 1800. I fired it up a few times and wanted to share my observations with you through pics.
As I did a little research before receiving it, I learned that the Solo Stove is a one piece wood gasifier and should utilize a Top Lit Updraft (TLUD) system. This is very different than you see Solo Stoves reviewed on Youtube. In fact, the only really good example on Youtube that I found of TLUD is a Permies video. Most people who review the Solo Stove, use it like a tin can stove. They build the fire at the bottom and start adding fuel. This doesn’t utilize the Solo Stove the way it was supposed to be used!
TLUD works like this: You fill the Solo Stove up with wood, really stack it in their good! You then start a fire at the top of the wood stack. As the fire gets going, the wood underneath, gets hot and produces gas. This gas goes up the inside chamber of the Solo Stove and gets burned. This makes for a very efficient, hot and smokeless fire.
The Solo Stove uses a lot of wood. You’ll have to keep feeding it while you are cooking or heating up water. But as you’ll see below, these are small chunks of wood. So you really could do this with twigs and small sticks, whatever you find on the forest floor. It is a small stove that will heat up your pot quickly. I went from cold tap water to boiling water in 5 minutes, as you’ll see.
The only thing negative I have to say about the Solo Stove was getting it started. This is not really the Solo Stove’s fault. This was my fault. But I purposed to not use anything else than what I could find outside. I used dry grass/straw as my tinder. I realized that I was trying to pack it too tight. Once I got the grass started and then added to it by dropping it on top of the already lit fire, it caught quickly.
The Solo Stove Titan and Solo Stove Pot 1800 are solidly built! These two pieces will go through a lot of abuse! You can purchase the set on Amazon.
Below you’ll see the PICS I took I added captions to each pic.
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