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Top 10 Camp Stoves 2017

Whether it is deep within the backcountry or just the back yard, you may revel in warm foods and drinks anywhere you're with any such camp stoves. Ranging from the ultra-portable to multi-burner fashions capable of getting ready a real feast for the whole family, they're perfect for your subsequent trekking or camping tour. Use with the warning, though -- a few gadgets can pose a safety chance if dealt with incorrectly.

Coleman Classic Propane StoveMSR PocketRocket StoveSolo Stove Stainless Steel Titan and Solo Pot 1800 Camp StoveColeman Bottle Top Propane StoveFlash Personal Cooking System, CarbonOptimus Crux Weekend HE Cook SystemEsbit CS585HA 3-Piece Lightweight Camping Cook Set for Use with Solid Fuel TabletsCamp Chef Explorer Series EX-60LW 2-Burner Modular Cooking System, BlackGAS ONE GS-3000 Portable Gas Stove with Carrying Case, 9,000 BTU, CSA Approved, BlackEtekcity E-gear Portable Collapsible Windproof Backpacking Gas Camping Stove (Orange)

Carry Your Cookery

Cooking at the campsite presents its fair share of challenges, not least of all is what you're going to cook for the bears. I hear they like salmon, but if you're hiking a long way into the site you're going to need to bring a cooler because bears are notoriously picky about the freshness of their fish. If you decide you'd rather not feed the bears there are certain things you can do to avoid your duty, but not to avoid the karma that follows.

Either way, I think we can all agree that it's much more enjoyable eating in the wilderness if you can get some heat under your meal. Cheese wedges, summer sausage, and gorp can only take you so far along the trails before you start to lose your mind.

Portability is the primary difference between the stoves on this list and the stoves in your home. These ranges and pots all get up and get going with you wherever you want to take them, though a few of them are more suited for the hiking trail, while others are truly designed for family camping out of a car, trailer, or RV.

The stoves on our list all allow you to get cooking in the wild by either using a connected gas tank filled with butane or a butane/propane mixture or by using foraged materials like leaves and twigs.

Whatever fuel you end up using, all of the stores here let you heat up liquids, which can mean fresh, safe water should you run out of purification measures, as well as the ability to rehydrate and cook freeze-dried camping meals that are tremendously easy to pack and lightweight in the bag.

What Do You Want To Eat?


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I've always been an occasional camper, but when I go, I go hard. We're talking 12 to 15-mile hikes in the day, setting up shop in bad weather and worse locations, etc. Before I hit the long trails, I usually need to upgrade my gear pretty significantly, but a good stove will last a lifetime. I've had my camping stove for about a dozen years and I've done just about everything to it that should stop if from working short of dropping it off a cliff, and it still keeps kicking.

Considering how durable the stoves on our list are likely to prove, it behooves you to make a selection that will serve the bulk of your camping needs, since it's the one you're going to have at your disposal for so long. Of course, if your needs are diverse enough you may find that you need more than one of the stores on our list.

All of the smaller stoves you see are great for trail hiking, camping wherever you end up when the sun starts to set. They're small enough to fit in most packs comfortably, and their fuel usage is considerate enough to keep your canister count at a minimum. A few of them are pot-only models that don't allow you to get very creative beyond heating water for soup or sanitation and for making pre-made freeze-dried camping foods. These are fine if you're not the most creative cook, or if your packs are so laden with other supplies than food that you need to conserve weight and space, two things the freeze-dried stuff does really well.

Other models work the same way that the range in your kitchen works, creating a small stage above the flame upon which you can place a pot, or a pan, or anything you like. These tend to take up a little more room in your pack, and a few of them are built with full stands and dual burners. These are clearly intended for less intense camping, as they're too heavy and bulky to pack for a hike.

Ask yourself exactly where you're going, how you're going to get there, and what you want to cook when you arrive, and you should get a pretty clear sense of one or two great options on our list.

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I don't know if there's a single piece of camping gear in the world that didn't originate as a military technology. Everything from the tent to the trekking pole came from the mind of some soldier or military-commissioned inventor, and the camping stove is no different.

In the late 1920s, a French industrial engineer named Jue Legare pitched the idea for a portable gas stove to the French Army and began in earnest to create a viable prototype. By 1932, he had his cooker complete. The design had a troubled start, however, as its first true test faced the German's advance on the French countryside in May 1940.

After the war, especially as the baby boomer generation came of age in the US, active interest in camping and other outdoor activities exploded. It was around this time that we saw the invention of a tent made from synthetic materials, as well as things like mountain bikes and other tools for exploring the wild. Right there along with them burned the flame of the portable camping stove.


#10.Etekcity E-gear Portable Collapsible Windproof Backpacking Gas Camping Stove (Orange)


Two things to keep in mind: 1 - The instructions are confusing!! On this stove, the fuel valve is all the way CLOSED/OFF when turned all the way to the right -- clockwise when holding the valve facing you (which was my logical way to hold it while turning the valve -- see picture). Instructions say that COUNTERclockwise is off. There are no illustrations to help you figure it out. Kind of important and careless. Also, 2 - it comes with blue plastic protecting each panel of the chrome windscreen. Doesn't mention this in the instructions, but remove it or it'll melt.


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#9.GAS ONE GS-3000 Portable Gas Stove with Carrying Case, 9,000 BTU, CSA Approved, Black


Like all the other reviews, this is a decent unit. It has many safety features built-in as these units ought to have. It comes with a simple nice and easy storage case making it easy to both store away and carries with you as luggage in hiking and camping trips.

These units are pretty simple and there is not a much technological advantage over others, but you can tell it is built well and will last if taken care of (wiping it off when you use it and storing it in an indoor, out of weather environment.


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#8.Camp Chef Explorer Series EX-60LW 2-Burner Modular Cooking System, Black


The Camp Chef Explorer 2 Burner Range is a burly, rugged stove that is great for family camping when you need a lot of cooking power. Heavyweight construction makes this outdoor stove tough enough for everyday use, so feel free to plant it on the patio all summer and cook alfresco, then pack it up (the legs are removable) and haul it to the hills when you are ready for camping. Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.


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#7.Esbit CS585HA 3-Piece Lightweight Camping Cook Set for Use with Solid Fuel Tablets


Ideal for backpackers and campers who like to travel extremely light, the Esbit Solid Fuel Stove and Cookset is constructed from lightweight, hard-anodized aluminum that weighs only seven ounces. The stove uses Esbit's unique, proprietary, solid state fuel cubes (sold separately), and the kit includes 585-milliliter pot, lid, and wind deflector/pot stand, and stores in an included mesh bag. The pot includes volume indicators in both liters and ounces and has two hinged stainless steel grips that fold flat against the body of the pot for easy packing.


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#6.Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System


Highly versatile and efficient 3 piece cook system combines the crux stove and weekend the cook set. Set includes folding crux stove. Heat exchange saucepan with pouring lip and measuring marks, fry pan that doubles as a lid, mesh storage bag, and neoprene sleeve to store crux in the unused space under the gas cartridge.


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#5.Flash Personal Cooking System, Carbon


The Jetboil Flash cooking system utilizes the same efficient design as the now classic Personal Cooking System (PCS) but adds the additional convenience feature of an external temperature indicator. Designed to capture and focus heat more efficiently than traditional cooking systems, the Flash brings two cups of water to a boil in only two minutes. The Flash's 1-liter insulated and hand-anodized aluminum Jetboil cooking cup connects directly to the high-performance burner through the use of Jetboil FluxRing technology, ensuring that less heat is lost during the cooking process. A built-in windscreen allows the Flash to function effectively even under less than optimal conditions.


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#4.Coleman Bottle Top Propane Stove


When you're looking for a compact stove to take on the trail, pack the Coleman Bottle Top Propane Stove. The cooking surface fits an 8-in. pan above a fully adjustable burner that delivers up to 10,000 BTUs of cooking power. The PerfectFlow technology will keep the heat steady, and you'll use less fuel too thanks to the Perfectheat technology. Wind baffles help shield your flame from the wind so the most heat possible goes into making your meal. When you're ready to leave camp, the burner and base easily separate from the propane bottle for compact packing.


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#3.Solo Stove Stainless Steel Titan and Solo Pot 1800 Camp Stove


I am very pleased with the Solo Titan stove. At altitudes above 10,000 feet, this stove really gets hot with the two burn system. Water still takes awhile to boil but if you get the stove burning hot before you put the water pot on it really doesn't seem long. I found some old dried wood that still had some pitch in it and I couldn't believe the BTU's this thing was putting out with very little soot compared to a fire pit. This is a must have for the big boy toy pile!


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#2.MSR PocketRocket Stove


Pack light, but carry a powerful stove with the palm-sized MSR 11792 Pocket Rocket, which weighs just 3 ounces and measures 4 by 4 by 2 inches. It offers fast and simple lighting, with no need for priming, pressurizing or maintenance, and it will boil a liter of water in under 3.5 minutes. The glove-friendly controls allow precise flame adjustment and stability, while the micro-burner, tri-sectional Windclip Windshield clip protects flame in light wind gusts. It uses clean burning MSR IsoPro premium fuel.


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#1.Coleman Classic Propane Stove


Cook breakfast, lunch and dinner on a dependable stove that packs up easily with the Coleman Classic Propane Stove. Just light it up and dial in your heat with the two independently adjustable burners and you can be cooking over 20,000 BTUs of power in no time. The cooking surface offers plenty of room to fit a 12-in. and 10-in. pan simultaneously. Meanwhile, the PerfectFlow pressure control technology keeps the heat steady, even in extreme conditions. WindBlock panels help shield your flame from the wind, and they adjust if you need to fit a larger pan. When the meal is over, the chrome-plated grate removes for simple and quick cleanup.


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