The Bushbuddy stove is a very similar stove when compared to the Solo Stove. We often get asked questions about how the two compare. So we hope that the following comparison between the Bushbuddy stove and the Solo Stove will help explain the differences between the two.
This is one of the major differences between the Bushbuddy stove and Solo Stove. The body and cooking ring of the Bushbuddy is comprised of 18pcs of steel (not including wire grate) welded together with approximately 200 spot welds. The body and cooking ring of the Solo stove is comprised of only 12 pcs reducing the number of required spot welds to under 30. By eliminating seams and welds, the construction of the Solo Stove is much stronger than the Bushbuddy.
Both the Bushbuddy and Solo Stove use 304 stainless steel. Both stoves use nichrome wire for the inner firebox grate.
The Bushbuddy and Solo Stove are almost identical in size. Both measure 4.25" in diameter and are both approximately 3.75" tall when nested. Both the Bushbuddy and Solo Stove fit into the popular camping pots including the Solo Pot 900.
Both the Bushbuddy and Solo Stove share identical dimensions with regards to air intake vent holes, the secondary combustion air holes at the top of the inner firebox, firebox grate depth, ash pan depth and placement, and inner firebox depth. The Bush buddy and Solo Stove provide an identical burn.
The dimensions of the cooking ring on the Bushbuddy and Solo Stove are almost identical. The only difference is that the cooking ring on the Solo Stove uses a three leg pot support system while the Bushbuddy uses four. If your pot is perfectly flat, four legs will support your pot well; however, if your pot is not perfectly flat, you may experience a wobble. This is why the Solo Stove uses a three leg pot support system. To illustrate this, think of a tripod stand on an uneven cobble stone road versus a four legged dining chair on that same cobble stone road. The tripod will always be stable while the dinning chair will often wobble.
The Bushbuddy .006 weighs 5.5 oz while the Solo Stove weighs 9 oz. The extra weight on the Solo stove is due to using thicker stainless steel used which provides an overall stronger stove.
The Bushbuddy .006 is sold for approximately $120. The Solo Stove has an MSRP of $89.99 and is currently on sale for $69.99.
|Solo Stove||Bushbuddy Stove|
|Size||4.25" x 3.75"||4.25" x 3.75"|
|Construction||12pcs; 20+ spot welds||18pcs; 200+ spot welds|
|Materials||304 stainless steel;
|304 stainless steel;
|Cooking Ring Dimensions||same||same|
|Cooking Ring Pot Supports||3 leg pot support||4 leg pot support|
|Weight||9 oz||6.5 oz|