What to look for in a Camping Stove

What do you need to look for in a camping stove?

Everyone has different needs when it comes to camping and camping stoves are no different.

  • Where will you be camping?

Depending where you choose to camp whether it is near a lake, on top of a mountain, under a bridge or in the middle of nowhere, you will need to think about the weight of the stove.


  • ¬†Will you need to carry the stove a distance to the camp?

Do you Many of the same considerations from above apply here as well with one main additional consideration space. this matters in both your backpack and your car. You don’ want to buy a stove that will take up all of the space that you have.

  • What types of weather will you be camping in?

Different type of weather conditions will effect how well a camping stove works. Windy conditions can cause problems for many small stoves especially if they doen’t come with some sort of wind shield.

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  • How do you camp?

If you are roughing it and just have limited supplies, small stoves without all the bells and whistles will be best for you. If you like to bring air mattresses and portable showers you will want a two burner free standing camping stove that has holders for your utensils.

  • How many people will you be cooking for?

The numbers of people that you have to cook for will change what size you need. If it is just you and your partner, you won’t need a big stove but if it’s for big groups of people you will need something larger that can handle the demand.

  • What types of food will I be cooking?

If you are keen to make delicious, hearty food while you are camping than a more advanced stove will be needed. The basic stoves will suit for simple foods, but more complex recipes will be harder.

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