It's summer! Time to pick out the perfect portable camp stove for this camping season.
Summer is one of the best times to venture out. Hiking trails dry up from mud season, and camping becomes comfortable with warm days and cool nights by the campfire.
One of the best parts of camping is without a doubt the food. There’s nothing like setting up your campsite, and preparing a delicious meal for your entire crew to enjoy. But one of the biggest issues in camp cooking is choosing the appropriate stove
Whether you’re a car camper, tend to pack light, or tend to backpack through rigid mountain ranges, portable camp stoves will suit your needs.
The beauty of car camping is that you can throw all of your outdoor gear in the trunk, and don’t have to worry about the weight. The Tupike stove has two-burners, but remains lightweight and compact, which makes it one of the more popular portable camp stoves. Two burners allow you to flex your camp cook skills and make plenty of food for your party. This stove can use a smaller fuel canister that would normally be used for backpacking stoves.
Although car camping comes with its own luxuries, sometimes you still want to pack light, that’s where the Lite XL portable camp stove comes in. This is a great option that’s between a full-blown lightweight backpacking stove, and the Tupike two-burner stove. This Lite version features a 1-liter pot, which is big enough to cook a fresh meal for one or two people. The Lite XL is ideal for keeping things light and simple while you car camp, and having the ability to cook real food while you backpack.
As far as portable camp stoves go, this is your expedition stove. It can withstand high elevations, frigid and scorching temperatures, and can use any kind of fuel including Primus Power Gas canisters, gas, gasoline/petrol, diesel, kerosene/paraffin, and even aviation fuel. This is the type of portable stove you want to take out on a 10-day backpacking trip, or on a thru-hike like the Pacific Crest Trail.