A great way to boil water outside, by using available fuel like twigs and wood. Small enough to pack with you, and also to use in a back yard or similar as needed.
Solo Stove Lite - Compact Wood Burning Backpacking Stove
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Importance: Handy to important.
Bottom line: Boiling water on the road can be pretty important — especially to cook dehydrated food and make coffee. The problem with backpacking stoves is you also have to carry fuel. The Solo Stove Lite uses available (and natural) fuel like wood and twigs, to boil small amounts of water in about ten minutes.
Recommended for: Shelters, vehicles, go-bag.
You’ll also need: A pot itself to boil water in, such as the Stanley Camp 24oz. Cook Set.
Be aware: This is best used for boiling water, and not actually cooking food directly.
The Solo stove is basically a chimney, where you put fuel at the bottom, which draws air in and channels it to the top. The fire burns cleaner and hotter; ideal for boiling a 32 ounces of water in a pot sitting at the top. (Note: The pot itself isn't included.)
It packs small, with a height of less than six inches, a width of just over four inches, and weighing 9 ounces.
The obvious advantage of the Solo is that you don't have to pack fuel with you; bits of paper and wood are your fuel. The downside is if the wood laying around is wet, it won't burn as readily as a propane or butane fuel might.