I agree, def less heat. Again, a regular fire pit with dry wood and kept hot is just as smokeless. But the Solos are still good.We were gifted a Ranger Solo Stove (the second largest) and while it's neat I feel like a lot is lost when you don't have a real visible fire in front of you. If I was buying one I'd go for more of a fire pit unless there's some mid-way option.
Much less smoke which is really nice and probably easier to get a fire started. And while I could probably put it on my deck, I kinda like my house so I put it on pavers next to my deck w/ chairs around it.
There is plenty of fire...Hmm, what fun is a fire pit without fire. Never had problems with a fire pit with well seasoned wood.
This.I have a solo as well. If you can’t see the fire you aren’t doing it right… Solo also makes a heat deflector if you are trying to keep cost and throw off more heat. Well seasoned wood makes it smoke less, and cleaning helps too. I’ve probably burned 2 cords of wood in mine already. I have a big stone firepit in the yard as well. Sometimes I will have both burning. Why? I like to burn shit. 😎
I’ve actually seen a set up with one of the mini Webers (tailgate size) used for this-I've been using an old Weber charcoal grill without the grilling grate of course. Works great
Haha, my wife and daughter do karate and it was board breaking week, so they brought home what they break. My wife said, we can have a bon fine with all this wood....I’ve owned the solo and the breo. They are both nice. The breo is way tougher and it won’t fall apart if left outside.
Never cook on one unless you want to always have a food smell vs a wood smell.
Also.. hit up a local karate spot. I have endless boards that the kids break every day as fuel. They this then away otherwise View attachment 214127View attachment 214128.
In reality, it’s only going to be smokeless if the wood is stacked below the ring of holes..A couple days ago at a neighbors with their solo stove. Bragging about the new solo stove. It smoked like a mother f’er lol. Probably bad wood.
Love right now. Don’t know it till you try it.
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That battery is too close to a fire/heat source in my opinion. Probably just me though.Anyone try one of these? I was thinking about getting one, but when I saw it in REI it kinda looked tiny.