How to Choose The Best Outdoor Stove For You
When it comes to choosing an outdoor stove, we've got you covered.
Maybe you camp, maybe you backpack, maybe you host cookouts in your backyard, or maybe you do all three. With so many options and outdoor activities, it can be hard to settle on just one outdoor stove for all your cooking needs.
There are different sizes, number of burners, gas types, and food needs, but we got you covered whether you’re out camping by yourself, or hosting a patio party.
How Many Mouths Do You Typically Feed?
The number of people you typically cook for is the most important thing to consider when you go to choose an outdoor stove. If you plan to only use it on solo backpacking trips, you might want to consider something super light like a single-burner backpacking stove. Often, a single-burner backpacking stove can accommodate two people, if needed. You just won’t be having the most elaborate meals.
If you plan to cook for two or more people, you will want to size up and get a two-burner camp stove. That way, you can cook plenty of fresh food and have the room to get creative with your dishes.
What Type of Chef Do You Want to Be?
If you camp frequently and are less concerned with what you cook, one burner can probably do the job. Meals like Mountain House are easy for one pot meals–you just add water. They are a great way to ensure that you and your camping partner get the calories you need.
If you’re someone that wants to cook gourmet camp meals, you’ll want something a little bit bigger so you have the option of variety when cooking on your outdoor stove.
Where Will You Cook?
On the trail? At a campground? In the backyard? If it’s on the trail or at a campground, a single or double-burner stove will work best.
But what about the patio? Well, there’s something else different and fun that will work perfectly for cooking out. Think: grilling. A light and compact grill is the perfect outdoor stove for your cooking patio pleasure. It makes it easy to cook for groups and test out your favorite BBQ recipes. The great thing about this grill is you can also take it car camping if you want to switch things up with your outdoor stove.
Let’s start cooking!