Stoves and Fuel
Hot meals stoke your inner fires best. All stoves put out heat, but which combination of size, sophistication, and fuel type works for you will depend on where, when, and for how many you cook.
The most important consideration when purchasing a stove is where and how you plan to use it. If you're going ultra-light or ultra-high your requirements will be different than those who will be producing three-course masterpieces while camped on a west-coast beach. The principal difference between stoves is the type(s) of fuel they burn.
Stoves generally operate somewhere between 3000 and 10,000 BTU/hr. In the field, cold, wind, altitude, and carbon deposits in your stove can reduce its output.
Instructions for using, lighting, and refueling camping stoves safely. It's a good idea to try a new stove in the backyard before backcountry use and to read through each manufacturer instructions.
Function and repair of canister stoves that burn pressurized gas such as propane, iso-butane, and butane.
White gas and liquid-fuel stoves are designed to provide you with long-term reliability and cost-effective cooking. A guide to some common problems encountered with liquid and multi-fuel stoves. Includes preventative maintenance, and operating tips as well as repair and cleaning instructions.