Bought this stove to replace a dryer drum I had used for campfires for about 7 years. This one is smaller, burns less wood and burns more efficiently. It is very easy to dump, the outside stays clean and the carrying bag is very well made. The engineering on this is incredible. The air rises through the holes in the side and creates a air/heat exchange that makes lighting very easy and full time flame. With the affixed curved top the smoke is minimal. This is a great product; I am very proud to own it.
I picked this up for jeep trips with the family and it didn’t disappoint. Fire starts quick and stays hot. Because of the design we used a lot less firewood and it kept us warm. The no smoke is true too. No more moving my seat to avoid the smoke. Great product. Also great for the backyard where a bag of pine cones kept us warm for over an hour. At some point I’ll pick up the individual size for solo trips.
I am known for my inability to start a simple fire (even though I was practically raised next to a campfire) and worse, I can't keep the fire going. Since my husband was going to be gone, I decided to camp out with my kids and being desperate, I gritted my teeth and paid for this fire pit. I would gladly pay for it again! I was able to light and maintain two different fires in it, zero smoke once it was going, no ashes on the ground, and everything was reduced to ashes inside. It truly was the perfect solution for me. Also, it's a great size for a family of four to roast hotdogs and marshmallows