One serious disadvantage of this stove is that the stove is only a few inches deep. That means the sticks or wood it uses needs to be short. I suppose pine cones might be useful, however, they have tar in the soot. Hacking the wood to the correct size takes work. As much as I like a nice open flame and the ground does not burn there simply might not be enough deadfall to make a fire without a saw and/or ax.
|here are my supples. I already processed some of the wood|
|made two feathersticks with my SAK and there is the SOL fire in the bottom right|
|making coffee (actually hot water)|
|steeping the tea. Had plenty of wood|
"making copies" is a Saturday Night Live skit reference.