Top Ten of 2019

By Solo Stove Team

The votes are in and we are excited to share your top photo submissions from 2019! Most of the photos we share across our social media platforms come from you, our customers. Each day we strive to help people reconnect, and your photos give us the chance to get to know you and share your unique stories with our community.

Check out these fan favorites and see what inspired you to get out and make memories last year.

Bonfire Beauty

New Zealand native, Duncan Shaw, inspired us with this glorious scene and shares the story behind it: “After purchasing a Tacoma 4 years ago, I’ve been able to seek out some of the beauty of the United States and Mexico via dirt roads and seldom used mountain passes.

The Solo Stove Bonfire was one of the first things I actually brought, and has become the mainstay of my trips. It is, for sure, the center point of each camp, and draws us in, captivates us. Watching our kids’ faces as we check out the stars is pure bliss.”

New Tradition

Former NFL Tight End, Cooper Helfet, started a new tradition last year with a magical mix of fresh air, fire, friends and family. Everyone needs to take some time to relax and recoup.

Relaxing Retreat

You loved Greg Moore’s shot of his snowy backyard retreat, but he didn’t stop there. He let us know that he recently ripped out his built-in fireplace and replaced it with a Yukon. He says, “We use it nightly. I’ve also purchased three other Bonfires for friends and family. It’s an amazing piece of work.”

Engineered Adventure

When they’re not making YouTube videos of rural farm life, The Morgans like to relax and burn some of the firewood they’ve been working so hard to chop. They said, “The bonfire is like engineered adventure, for thousands of years people have been burning wood outside, and Solo Stove figured it out!”

A Loyal Friend

After a great run down a powder-coated mountainside, Matt Baydala has a loyal friend to warm up with. He let us know that his Solo Stove is currently buried under 40″ of snow! Hang in there Malcom, spring will be here soon.

One Hot Meeting

We were all fired up by this photo shared by 49 Camps where Japanese Solo Stove enthusiasts came together to create @solostoveranger_meeting_japan, an event centered around reconnecting with friends, family, and nature. We can’t wait to see more from this group in 2020.

View this post on Instagram

Last week, Japanese Solo Stove enthusiasts came together to create @solostoveranger_meeting_japan, an event centered around reconnecting with friends, family, and nature. Seeing photos of this event has filled us with pure joy knowing that this group of people was able to spend time with the things and people that matter most, and we’re humbled seeing that our product was able to help 🏕️⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ To everyone who has joined the Solo Stove family, thank you for your amazing patronage, it’s because of you that we keep going! 🔥⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 📸 @49camps⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #solostove #firepit #backyard #solostoveranger #fire #smores #getoutside #backyardhero #getoutside #adventure #outdoors #exploremore #explore #hiking #camping #neverstopexploring

A post shared by Solo Stove (@solostove) on

Giving Tuesday Chills

We got chills from your generosity as we partnered with the National Forest Foundation on Giving Tuesday. Speaking of chills, this adventure-inspiring shot from PNW Overlander was taken on a two-day camping trip with their Bonfire when temps were in the low 20s.

Mohawks and More S’Mores!

With mom gone for the weekend, Jonathan Young and his mohawk crew kicked off the weekend by heading to the backyard for a hot dog roast. Mom was only allowed back if she was bringing more s’mores!

Christmas Pups

At first glance you may not notice the adorable things inside Lind Walter’s Yukon. Did we mention that Solo Stove is pup approved?

Lind has loved taking the time each night to gather as a family around the fire and create some amazing memories.

Uncle Joe’s Place

John Delberta shared this stunning photo and the amazing memory of that night. “That was an incredibly beautiful evening at Uncle Joe’s place on the reservoir (East Sidney Reservoir) epic sunset, steak on a stick seared to perfection over the Bonfire, and a few too many s’mores.”

As a reward for showing his photo so much love, John shared his juicy steak on a stick recipe:

“I like to go with a quality local grass fed NY Strip, salted and peppered with a dash of Montreal steak seasoning. Skewer it on a straight, freshly cut branch about the diameter of your thumb. Slowly sear it to perfection over the Solo Stove of choice, rotating almost continually… takes about 10 minutes for a juicy medium rare. It’s literally the best steak you’ll ever have.”

Thanks to you, there will be a lot more inspiration to look forward to in 2020. Tag us on Instagram for a chance to be featured using @solostove or #solostove, and be sure to enter our Monthly Photo Contest for a chance to win gear.