Size and weight are key when it comes to backpacking and these backpacking stoves deliver exactly what you are looking for and still get the cooking done.
If you are thinking about adventuring out on a multiple-day hike, backpacking stoves are something you should think about. They provide a means of cooking food, a heat source, and some even will keep you connected to your electronics.
Read about these backpacking stoves to see which one is best for you.
Jetboil Sol Advanced
The Jetboil backpacking stove is a compact stove that provides a reliable heat source in temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are camping in cold weather, ice fishing, or marching to the top of mountains, this is the stove for you.
This is a canister-style stove, requiring a canister fuel source, and has a push-button ignition. It has a fuel ring that distributes heat evenly through its burner.
The stove comes with a titanium cooking cup with a lid that features a drink-through section, a pour spout, and a strainer. The lid also fastens tightly so you can transport liquids safely.
The Jetboil weighs 10 ounces.
DragonPad Ultralight Canister Camp Stove
The DraogonPad Ultralight Camp Stove was designed with limited space in mind and is very compact.
It uses proprietary sealed butane canisters as a fuel source. The fuel you buy for this stove must be made specifically for DragonPad. It also has a flame adjuster so you can control the flame depending on what you are cooking.
The DragonPad weighs 3.7 ounces.
MSR Pocket Rocket
The MSR Pocket Rocket backpacking stove is extremely portable and may be one of the smallest out there.
It is canister-style and requires Isobutane-propane canisters as a power source, but it does not require any priming, preheating, or pressurizing.
The stove folds into a plastic carrying case for easy transportation and even fits into the side pocket of most camping packs.
The Pocket Rocket weighs three ounces.
EmberLit Original Stove
The EmberLit Original is a stainless steel, wood-burning stove. You can use twigs or small branches as the power source, which means you do not have to carry any bulky or heavy canisters for fuel.
The stove may look bulky, but it is collapsible making it easier to carry while on the move.
The stove can handle a lot of heat, but the sides of it may buckle a bit. EmberLit deems this normal and offers a lifetime guarantee on their stove.
The EmberLit Original weighs 11.3 ounces
The BioLite CampStove is another wood-burning stove. Twigs are used as fuel instead of canister-style power.
What makes this backpacking stove so unique is that is stores heat as energy, which, in turn, works as a power source. The stove has a USB port where you can charge your electronics such as a GPS, phone, camera, or lights.
These amenities don’t come without a price though. The BioLite weighs 33 ounces.
These are just a few of the backpacking stoves out there on the market, but they are some of the best.
Summer’s not over. There’s still time to pick up one of these reliable stoves and hit the trails.