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Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit Review

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what is a solo stove?

Solo Stove makes innovative fire pits and portable camping stoves that help you “reconnect with what matters most.” Solo Stove’s fire pits include the smaller Ranger, the Bonfire, and the massive Yukon — perfect for backyards. The camping stoves include the portable Lite, Titan, and Campfire versions. Our family owns the Yukon and we absolutely love it.

The Solo Stove’s claim to fame is their smart, patented technology housed in a beautiful stainless steel fire pit that provides low-smoke flames, cozy warmth, and very little leftover ash. The Bonfire and Yukon fire pits are excellent addition to any backyard space*, bringing family and friends together year-round.

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How do Solo Stoves work?

While I may be stating the obvious, Solo Stoves get their power from wood to fuel their fire. Here’s the cool, nerdy, science part: the air intake holes at the base of the fire pit pull air in towards the fuel source. Meanwhile, the double-wall construction of the fire pit heats up air and sends it up through the top vents, pushing out an extra boost of pre-heated oxygen, thus creating a secondary combustion for mesmerizing flames. Sitting by the fire just moved up a whole new level.

Solo Stove Yukon

Solo Stove Yukon

how to use a solo stove

Basically, any firewood logs will work in a Solo Stove, but dry hardwoods are always your best bet. Use hardwoods like birch, maple, hickory and over softwoods for a longer burn.

For the Yukon, our favorite Solo Stove fire pit, you’ll start off by throwing in 6-8 medium size logs. Once you’ve got a good hot bed of embers going, you can add another log or two from time to time to keep your supervised fire going as long as you like.

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Why Solo Stove’s Yukon Fire Pit is great for families

We bought the Yukon because we are big, spontaneous family with a good sized backyard that loves having folks over to hang out. The Yukon makes a great centerpiece on our walk-out patio. Weekends and staycations never looked so good!

While the Yukon isn’t really designed for cooking*, it’s perfect for roasting hot dogs or marshmallows for s’mores! During our Colorado spring, summer, and fall nights, our Yukon fire pit hits the cozy spot time and again.

On Halloween, we love to haul the Yukon out on to our driveway and host a s’more and hot cocoa station for trick or treaters.

On the last day of school in May, we host an annual water fight and burn your homework party - putting that Yukon to good use with family and friends!

Basically, the Yukon makes you feel like you’re on vacation in your own backyard retreat. It’s easy to fire up and then put your feet up. There’s hardly any clean-up. It’s great for late night conversations and family fun.

*Check out the smaller campfire stoves if you love cooking over fire in the backwoods. And, like with any fire, parental supervision is always wise — the fire pit walls do get hot to the touch!

What’s the difference between the Yukon, Bonfire, and Ranger Fire Pits?

All of the below fire pits boast more flame and way less smoke than your average fire pit and are made with all of your get-togethers or adventures with family and friends in mind.

All of the Solo Stove fire pits are made of good-looking 304 Stainless Steel, adding a hearty metal attraction to any patio, deck, camp, or outdoor living area. No assembly is required as well - these bad boys are basically ready to go right out of the box.

Get out your roasting sticks, here’s the low-down on each of the fire pits:

Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit

Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit

Yukon*

  • Largest fire pit made by Solo Stove

  • Great for big backyard parties and smaller gatherings too

  • 16” high and a whopping 30” wide

  • Weighing in at 66 lbs, it’s ideal if two people to move it around

  • Burns fire logs

  • Comes with the Yukon Stand, and you can add a rain cover and fire screen

  • Place it in your existing fire pit as long as you have 4-6 inches of clearance around the unit for proper ventilation

*We own this one, so ask questions below if you’re more curious!

Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit

Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit

Bonfire

  • Medium sized fire pit made by Solo Stove

  • Great for your backyard or on your deck, supervised until your fire burns out

  • 14” high, 19.5” wide at the base

  • Weighs 20 lbs, making it portable

  • Burns fire logs

  • With enough airflow, the included Stand allows you to use your Bonfire on more heat sensitive surfaces.

Solo Stove gives you more flame, less smoke

Solo Stove gives you more flame, less smoke

Ranger

  • 12.5” high, 15” wide at the base

  • Weighs 15 lbs, making it easily portable

  • Great for 4 people to close in around on cool Fall nights

  • Burn and use up smaller chunks of wood

  • Made for smaller spaces, city dwellers, or to take along on car camping trips

What about Solo Stove Camping Stoves?

The Solo Stove Lite, Titan and Campfire are more portable backpacking and camping stoves meant for cooking.

  • Campfire - weighing in at 2.2 pounds, you can cook for 4+ people on your camping trips.

  • Titan - weighing in at 16.5 oz, this is perfect for cooking dinner for 2-4 people at your backwoods campsite.

  • Lite - weighing in at just 9 oz, this is a backpacker’s dream and perfect for cooking for 1-2 people out on the trail.

    *Use sticks, tinder, pinecones or the like to get your fire going or purchase Solo Stove alcohol burner to light up your cook stove

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Is a Solo Stove Fire Pit worth the money?

YES! If you haven’t already picked up what we’re putting down, the Yukon has added so much to our backyard for more time outside reconnecting with family and friends. A Solo Stove fire pit also adds to your staycation possibilities.

We received ours in February and have used it too many times to count. Our Yukon is used weekly and perfect for summer nights or chilly weekend mornings or crisp Fall evenings.

Solo Stove often offers deals and flash sales where you can purchase the Yukon or any of their fire pits or camp stoves often for 15% off or more of the original price. Don’t pay full price as they are almost always on sale it seems!

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What accessories are available?

According to Solo Stove’s website, there are additional fire pit accessories available, like shields, fire pit tools, fire pit shelters, replacement stands and fire rings

Camp stove accessories include sticks, windscreens, tripods, fire striker, cookware, dinnerware, and replacement cooking rings.

Got questions? Jot them down below in the Comments Section and I will answer as soon as I can.