If you’re new to the world of backpacking stoves, fuel can be confusing—it’s a bit more complicated than hooking up propane to a backyard gas grill!
There are two types of backpacking stoves: ones that use gas canisters and ones that use liquid fuel.
Stoves that use gas canisters are often very small and simply screw onto the gas canister.
Stoves that use liquid fuel are usually much larger and have a fuel line that attaches to a bottle filled with the liquid fuel of your choice (gasoline, kerosene, white gas, jet fuel, or even diesel).
There are pros and cons to each of these fuel types, which can help you decide which stove is best for your needs.
Backpacking StovesLightweight and easy to assemble, backpacking stoves are designed to make trailside cooking stress-free. We found two that perform well and are easy to use.
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