Solo Stove

Simply put, the Solo Stove is a lightweight, easy to use solution for those looking for a small biofuel stove to keep in their bug out bag or pack. In this review, we’re looking at the Solo Stove Lite model, found here on Amazon.

What I like about the Solo Stove is the simplicity. No moving parts, no fuel to buy, store, and pack. The stove itself consists of (more…)

Kelly Kettle

The Kelly Kettle has been in use for over 100 years, beginning in Ireland and eventually circling the globe. There’s a good reason for that endurance and popularity — the damn thing works!

See, here’s the thing. Being able to boil water is a critical element to a survival plan. Boiling water kills pathogens in it that could make you sick. Plus, you’ll want hot water for cooking as well as coffee or tea. Yes, you can boil water in just about any old metal container placed over a campfire. The problem is, the longer it takes to boil that water, the more fuel you’ll consume. (more…)

CanCooker Jr.

Back in the day, when they were doing cattle drives for branding and such, the cook would fill a cream can with food, seal it up, and place it over a low fire first thing in the morning. By lunchtime, the vittles would be cooked to perfection, allowing everyone to enjoy a hearty, home cooked meal, no matter how far from the kitchen they may be. The CanCooker product harkens back to those days, bringing the same concept into the modern world.

There are two sizes of CanCookers on the market right now. The original CanCooker holds 4 gallons and the smaller (more…)

Biolite Stove

The Biolite Stove is a remarkable piece of gear and something I was very excited about when I first heard of it. It is a small camp stove that gives you the ability to charge a phone or tablet while boiling water or cooking a meal. When Nightgear approached me about reviewing one of their products, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get a crack at a Biolite Stove. (more…)

EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove Review

I’ve been on the hunt for a bit now for a solution for off-grid cooking for urban and suburban preppers. Those of us who have large yards, patios, and such can rely on using things like propane grills, charcoal grills, even the now ubiquitous patio fire pits. But, if you have nothing more than a postage stamp for a yard, if any yard at all, building a nice campfire or firing up a grill might not be feasible or practical.

Enter the EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove. (more…)