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Dont know if anyones tried a wood burning stove in the backcountry, but I recently purchased one and use it backpacking a few times and thought I would share the review.

http://www.writerinthewild.com/2013/03/gear-review-solo-stove.html


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Oh, I thought this was going to be a stove review, not a blog plug.  

Try putting some actual content in your posts.
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I don't mind a good blog plug.
He's not trying to sell me anything, so I'm all for it.
Thanks for the review.
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I don't mind a good blog plug.
He's not trying to sell me anything, so I'm all for it.
Thanks for the review.

If that was everyone's idea of participation there would be no forums.  And people post like this because they are selling something: your viewership.
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Perhaps the poster is offering a service.
I write a blog, and for no other reason than to share the experience with others.
I'm sure there are others.
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Great blog, Writer! I bookmarked it.

Nice review too. I've used similar devices extensively in the past, but because of the many years of drought and forest fires in CO, open campfires are pretty much banned all the time.
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It would probably work great in the desert though.
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It has been in my wish list at Amazon for some time now.

Thanks for the link to your review.

Next time just cut and paste the pertinant parts of your review as well as providing the link.

Drive by posters don't get as much traffic as those who participate here regularly.


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Thanks for the kinda review. So how many times did you use it backpacking? What were the conditions? How long did it take you to achieve a boil? For what amount of water? Did you ever have to use wet wood? Did you use any other fuel like grass, pine cones or dung?

Just a few things I was looking for.


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I think it's a pretty decent write up.  I guess the definition of "review" is somewhat subjective.  And I also don't mind a blog plug.
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Those things are way too dirty.

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Those things are way too dirty.

HA!  That is the best review of a wood burner yet.  Says it all.  They are a freakin mess.
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@big_load - Sorry I'm not participating enough for you.

@highpeakdrifter - Thanks dude!

@rayestrella - The answer to most of your questions are in the review... But I'll answer all of them anyway

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2) As I mentioned, I used the stove in dry desert conditions.
3) Only paid attention to time on my first boil, and it was a little over 5 minutes.
4) I used the GSI Pinncale Soloist which is just over a liter... So I probably boiled just under a liter since, I never fill the pot to the top.
5) I never used wet wood.
6) I used all kinds of fuel that I found. Pinecones, bark, grass, weeds, etc.

@CenAZwalker @no_granola - Its not the stove that's messy, but the soot build-up under the pot... But its not as bad as you might think. I don't know, maybe I just got used to it... haha.


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Thanks,

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writer, I enjoyed your blog.  Wouldn't have found it if you hadn't dropped by, so thanks for droppin' by.

As for the stove, I'm glad you like it.  Myself I don't much give a damn about reviews as gear is just so much personal stuff and so forth, none of which I am on the planet to care about anyway.

But I did bookmark your blog and intend to visit again.

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Looking at the photo what immediately caught my eye was the flaming stove  sitting on flammable material, dead grass visible between the gtreen, with burning fuel sticking out around the top.

Thats illegal many places, foolish anywhere and irresponsible to boot. Not to mention the immediate credibility loss for one posting a "review".
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I appreciate the post and review. Please feel free to continue.

Thanks

BTW - this is on my wish list now, it is really cool and I think it would be ideal for me and my son on our next trip. he loves gathering sticks for the fires...
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