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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.

Choosing a Stove

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. Read more

Stove Output and BTU Ratings

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. Read more

Camping Stove Safety

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. Read more

Canister Stove Repair

Function and repair of canister stoves that burn pressurized gas such as propane, iso-butane, and butane. Read more

Liquid-Fuel Stove Repair

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. Read more