Solo Stove, makers of the popular backpacking stove, have come out with two new larger models. The Yukon and Ranger help you create a smokeless fire pit whether you are at camp or at home in the backyard.
Both fire pits use the same design as the original Solo Stove that delivers a smokless fire without the need for batteries and fans. Cold air enters through the vents at the base of the stove to fuel the fire, while some air gets heated between the two layers of stainless steel in the walls. This heated air is pushed back over the fire to create a second burn that gets rid of the small particles that would otherwise have been smoke. Voila – smokeless fire.
The Solo Stove Yukon is for those who want a really big flame such as a backyard fire pit. The stove is 16 inches tall and a hefty 30 inches across and made from 304 stainless steel. The Solo Stove Yukon weighs in at a sturdy 45 pounds and comes with a weatherproof cover.
Standing at 12.5 inches tall and 15 inches wide, the Solo Stove Ranger packs away compactly into the included carrying case when not in use. Made with 304 stainless steel, the Solo Stove Ranger weighs in at a durable but very portable 15 pounds — great for camping where you want a fire but not to be inundated with campfire smoke.
All you do is start by lighting a small fire in the center of the fire pit. Once your kindling and tinder has caught, start adding in larger sticks and chunk wood. After you have a hot bed of embers, add in your larger wood and watch as the flame takes over.
Solo Stove is running a Kickstarter campaign to take pre-orders for both stoves. The Yukon goes for $429 and the Ranger for $199. Expected delivery is in the December to January timeframe.