Camp Cooking With Biomass: The Silverfire Scout Stove

By : Sarah Smith Nov 19, 2015
At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

Imagine a camp stove that requires no gas and no propane. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

As Todd Albi, the general manager of Silverfire explains, these stoves are about accomplishing a lot with a little. A mere five twigs can generate enough heat to cook for about an hour,  which is more than enough to boil a gallon of water.

Part of the reason these stoves are so efficient is because they trap the heat and then re-burn the emissions from the fire, creating secondary combustion.

Find out more about this fascinating process here:





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  • Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith

    Sarah is The Dyrt's Co-founder. Growing up hiking, canoeing, and camping in the north woods of Minnesota, The Dyrt is a natural extension of her life experiences. She has traveled to over 40 countries and trekked in Nepal, biked the United Kingdom, and climbed Mt Fuji. An avid camper, Sarah now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Kevin (the other Co-founder of The Dyrt), and the original #DyrtDog, Brandy.