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Camping Stoves

Check out our stove spec. comparison chart. This gives comparisons between a number of stoves with regards to their weight, boil time, water boiled to fuel used ratio, power and fuel type.

Your choice of stove is more likely to depend on the fuel availability at your destination than on the specs that manufacturers throw at you such as heat output. In this country they are all easily available so here are the differences between them:

Combustable Detritus

Wood, twigs, bark, leaf matter, grass, paper, flotsam, dung, etc. These all burn at one rate or another and are generally readily available in most outdoor environments. You can cook directly over these or with smaller debris you can burn them in a Volcano / Kelly Kettle which is highly efficient and the fuel is free!

Petrol and Multifuel

This is very widely available all over the world and has a very good heat output. Petrol stoves need to be primed in order to light them but this is fairly simple and once running they are very hot and hence are ideal for mountain use where one needs to melt snow, as well as for travel use where nothing else is available. This is also the fuel of choice for extended trips (5 days or more) as it has the highest energy density of any of the stove fuels, ie you get more tea for the same weight or bulk with petrol than you do with gas or meths. The fuel can be quite messy and smelly and is very volatile so needs a bit of care when handling. Petrol generally soots up stoves fairly quickly so its worth running some high performance liquid fuel like Primus PowerFuel/'White Gas' (US stove fuel) through your stove every so often to help clean the fuel jets (1 in every 4 bottles of fuel is ideal if possible).

MSR petrol stoves are robust and run on a wide range of fuels in a wide range of scenarios. The XGK is the best for dirty fuel areas such as South America and with its use of the Shakerjet it is now much easier to keep clean even when using rank fuel. It is also ideal for use in extreme cold and high altitudes. The Dragonfly gives you simple regulation of burn just like a gas stove, but you do pay for this, in durability and price. The Whisperlite is the workhorse of the range, as it runs on a good option of fuels can be regulated reasonably well once you're used to it and is simple to maintain. It's also very well priced!

The Primus Omni-fuel stove gives us something different due to its ability to use both liquid fuels and gas cylinders on the same stove. It is also extremely hot and easily controlable and thus is shaping up to be the travel stove of choice.

Remember that all of these stoves run best on Coleman fuels although the cost of this is many times that of unleaded petrol. A good compromise is to run unleaded most of the time with the odd tank of Coleman fuel to flush things out.

Gas

This is available as 100% Butane (cheap but doesn't work well at low temperatures), but is generally sold via the outdoor trade as 60% Butane / 40% Propane which works well at a wide range of temperatures. Gas is very clean to work with and doesn't spill, but is expensive compared to petrol and bulky for extended trips. A full range can be found on our fuels page. Coleman, Camping Gaz, Primus and MSR offer massive options in the way of gas burning stoves. Camping gaz stoves fit onto camping gaz canisters, whilst Coleman, Primus and MSR all fit Coleman, MSR, Primus and Powersource screw-on canisters.

For light weight and compact considerations you need look no further than the tiny collapsible Coleman F1 Lite or the sturdy yet amazingly compact MSR Pocket Rocket, which is the favoured stove for our staff on most trips. It comes with its own plastic toblerone-shaped container, making it ideal for ascents of the Matterhorn. For more serious conditions, the awesomely light MSR WindPro is a brilliant the mountaineering stove. It has a low, stable cooking platform and the cylinder is attached by a flexible pipe to allow you to shake the cylinder and keep it warm at low temperatures and fuel pressure.

Primus and Jetboil provide extremely efficient all-in-one systems, where the cooking pot is built into the stove with a heat exchanger to minimise wasted energy. Both the classic Jetboil, Eta Express, and larger Eta Power are popular choices, and have received excellent reviews in the outdoor pusuits media.

Camping Gaz provides budget gas stove options and a larger cooker for groups. The Primus Twin stove is also worth a look for groups and large families.

Meths

This is quite widely available in Europe, is very easy to use and doesn't need to be preheated. It burns fairly slowly and isn't very controllable so if you like your tea sharpish at the end of the day this may not be for you. Ideal for car camping gourmets, who want to spend time over their group evening meal.

The Trangia range rule the methylated spirit roost. They are great for relaxed camping at low altitudes as they don't burn at a high intensity and are generally a bit bulkier than most alternatives, but the fuel is pretty widely available in camping and hardware stores and is relatively inexpensive. Meths can soot, but the selection of pans and the stability make it great for car campers and families with time to kill. And they are bombproof! Trangia stoves last for years and years and years. There are gas converters for these stoves for those wanting the occassional quick burn brew.

Volcano Kettles and Solid Fuel Stoves

Volcano or Kelly Kettles are double-walled aluminium chimneys that run off combustable detritus and work by filling the chimney wall with water then starting a very small fire in the base. It will boil the water in 3 to 5 minutes depending on your fuel. You can refill the kettle and place it back on the base while the fire is still burning. So it is simple to use, durable, not too heavy (2.5 litre / 5 mug version weighs less than 1kg), free to run, keeps fire contained, is carbon neutral and can be carried on planes (to offset its environmental claims!). We stock a range of accessories too.

Solid fuel tablets aren't terribly efficient, but we do stock one model from Hi Gear that makes a good first stove for scouts, or for a quick brew. It's cheap, zero maintence and hassle free.

Expedition Fuel Availability

Travelling and expeditioning outside of Europe, North America, Australia and SE Asia it can be very difficult to get hold of any fuel other than petrol. In popular areas such as those accessible from Kathmandu most fuels can be found at a price, but generally gas and meths can be ruled out. If you have doubts about availability on your travels, drop us a line and we will do our best to help.

If you are buying a petrol burning stove for travelling in Asia or Africa make sure that it will accept different grades of petroleum. In many places even unleaded will be unavailable so the stove needs to accept fuels like four-star or diesel. A good example is the MSR Dragonfly. Take a servicing kit because these fuels will clog any stove with soot in time.

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