Outdoors Information

Camping Stove Performance: Ease of Use & What to Avoid


Important information about camping stoves...

What type of camping, hiking, or backpacking do you do? Do you camp at parks, out of your car, or do you carry everything on your back? Do you camp only in North America?

Do you need a camping burner for winter camping or do you mostly camp during the summer when it's warm out?

Will you be carrying it for long distances? What type of fuel do you want to use?

How many people will you be cooking for?

If you don't know the answers to some of these questions this camping stoves guide will help.

In general camping stoves that are easy to set-up and take up as little room as possible when you break them down are better. Fuel supplies that can be disconnected from camping stoves also make life easier. Good camping stoves should have a good base-of-support and avoid ones that tip on less-than-ideal surfaces or when they have a big pot on top of them.

You want the most reliable, durable, compact, light, easy-to-use, camping stove that performs well in all the conditions you encounter. For example if you travel outside the U.S. take a look at multi-fuel camping stoves because white gas is hard to find. If you cook for your family then you'll want at least two burners.

Two burner camping stoves, for families and groups, are bigger so you can heat more than one pot at a time making meal preparation much easier. They're great for camping at campgrounds or whenever you don't need to move them around much. If you're hiking or backpacking though you'll want to avoid dual burners and look at lighter camping stoves.

Light-weight camping stoves can weigh less than 4 ounces, not including the fuel and container. Better camping stoves are designed to fit inside other equipment used for camping, like cookware or even part of itself. This makes packing and carrying easier and less time consuming. Both two burner and light-weight stoves are divided into two types, liquid fuel or canister.

Types of Camping Stoves

Liquid fuels require pumping to pressurize the fuel tank and priming (lighting fuel or another substance to warm the liquid fuel so it vaporizes and ignites) to help them light off. They can take longer to start and bring to full temperature.

Once they're going, liquid fuels usually burn hotter, but they also require more attention when you're trying to gently warm food. Some liquid fuel camp stoves offer adjustability while some don't, if you're looking to gently simmer something gourmet in the woods then you may want to look at...

If you'd like to learn more about camping stoves please click here for the entire article. If you're interested in some related information about camping food please click here.

Marc Wiltse learned how important good quality hiking equipment and camping gear were after his pup tent flooded with over 3 inches of water forcing him to sleep in the front seat of his 2-seat Honda CRX (translation: research is a good thing). His hiking equipment & camping gear guides & reviews save you time & money. Subscribe to his camping & hiking newsletter & get the most usable information FREE!

© Marc Wiltse. Reprint permission if author, copyright, links & this notice are intact.


MORE RESOURCES:
Backwoods Extreme with David Orlowski: Winter trifecta awaits outdoor enthusiast  Kokomo Perspective

Have you ever stepped into the woods filled with the hope of harvesting the late winter trifecta?


Outdoors: Trying to keep up with neighbor Vermont  Times Union

It's the crazy neighbor that keeps things interesting. They're the one that gets you looking out your front window to wonder what they're up to. Looking around our ...


OUTDOORS: The most 'worstest' | Sports | wilsonpost.com  Wilson Post

Be warned, subtle humor included. February, which in my opinion, is misspelt, is the "worsest" month in the year. What is there to like? The weather is gloomy, ...


Flyers and Penguins’ Stadium Series game continues NHL’s outdoor success story  Philly.com

The league's outdoor games draw record crowds. Early skepticism has given way to teams and cities eager to host and participate.


OUTDOORS: NOAA researchers seeking clues on salmon survival  Peninsula Daily News

RESEARCHERS WITH THE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have set out for the Gulf of Alaska to determine what influences whether ...


Viterbo University students spend night outdoors to learn the struggles of the homeless  News8000.com - WKBT

As the winter cold continues, not everyone is lucky enough to have a warm place to stay. And some Viterbo students are learning their struggles first-hand.


OUTDOORS: Summer/fall salmon seasons beginning to take shape, could be a good year for coho  Peninsula Daily News

NORTH OF FALCON, the annual salmon season setting process in which federal, state and tribal fishery managers plan the area's recreation and commercial ...


Local News, Youth Outdoors Unlimited banquet set for March 2  Columbia Basin Herald

MOSES LAKE — Tickets are on sale now for the Youth Outdoors Unlimited banquet, scheduled for March 2 at the Be.


Fishing report | Outdoors  Petoskey News-Review

Northeast Lower Peninsula. Otsego Lake: Has good ice however the snow was too deep for ORVs. There are some areas where there is 6 inches of slush, ...


OUTDOORS: Annual antler scoring event was lightly attended  Leader Publications

This year's antler scoring event at the Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center in High Ridge was fraught with the classic good news-bad ...


Outdoors activities continue this weekend | The Wellsboro/Mansfield Gazette  The Wellsboro Gazette

Winter Outings in Tioga and Potter counties continue with free events, including a hike on Saturday, Feb. 23, a Sunday mountain or snowbike ride, Thursday ...


Outdoors: These spoons have taken more fish than any other lure  Tallahassee.com

Spoons probably have taken more fish than any other lure. Legend has it that the first spoon was made by a fisherman who dropped an eating utensil over the ...


Cameras reveal hidden world of carnivores on Apostle Islands  Montrose Daily Press

Four years of footage from cameras secreted among the Apostle Islands have revealed surprise after surprise about the number of predators that call the islands ...


Outdoor Enthusiasts Launch Nexgen Outfitters, Offering High-Quality Hunting, Camping and Shooting-Sports Gear  PRNewswire

SIDNEY, Neb., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Several avid outdoorsmen and women, committed to the outdoors and to keeping their small-town values and ...


New questions emerge around REI CEO’s undisclosed relationship  Seattle Times

Media reports have linked Jerry Stritzke, REI's former CEO, with the head of an outdoor nonprofit that received nearly $1.5 million in grants from the Seattle ...


Academy Sports and Outdoors recalls turkey fryer due to fire hazard  KSN-TV

Academy Sports and Outdoors is recalling a turkey fryer due to fire hazard. The fryers were sold in stores and online at www.academy.com from October 2018 ...


Outdoors: Smith: TP&W seeks input on changes for hunting, fishing seasons  Longview News-Journal

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is seeking input from the public for proposed changes in the hunting and freshwater/saltwater fishing 2019-2020 ...


Great Outdoors and Bike Expo Saturday, Sunday  The Spokesman-Review

The third annual outdoor adventure and bike expo will be Saturday and next Sunday at the Spokane Convention Center. Expo attendees also gain access to the ...


Outdoors Xtras: Electronic hand warmer, cash advice and breakfast recipe  Tarentum Valley News Dispatch

GEAR OF THE WEEK Gear name: Zippo rechargeable A hand warmer and a tasty breakfast recipe are a good combination for winter camping. Company: Zippo ...


Outdoors  Butler Eagle

COUNTY. Jennings Environmental Education Center, Route 528, Brady Township, will host A Sweet Stroll Through Maple History, about how sap taken from a ...


Outdoors events, 2/17  Lincoln Journal Star

WEDNESDAY. Archery event — College Night on the Range, 8:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays when UNL is in session, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education ...


Fish Tales: It's not too early to say spring, is it?  Tampa Bay Newspapers

It's not official yet, but it certainly feels like spring has arrived here in Florida. Eighty-degree temperatures this week will continue the warming process for our ...


MnDNR: Conservation Officer Reports | Outdoors  International Falls Journal

District 5 — Eveleth area. Feb. 19. CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports fishing on Rainy Lake has slowed as little success was observed, however ...


JAKES “Kids in the Outdoors” event taking place on Saturday  Terrell Tribune

The 10th annual Kaufman County National Wild Turkey Federation “JAKES Kids in the Outdoors” event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.


Get ready for summer adventures at the Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo  KXLY Spokane

The third annual Spokane Great Outdoors and Bike Expo is happening at the Spokane Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday.


Camber Outdoors CEO Deanne Buck Resigns  Outside

Camber Outdoors CEO Deanne Buck has announced that she will step down effective immediately. The resignation came after backlash Camber received over ...


Should I become an apiarist? | Outdoors  SoMdNews.com

We're getting ready to move to our new house soon, and just like most folks who make the move from city life to country life, I've been dreaming about how.


Snow-day sturgeon, upside-down, private-public: Notes around Chicago outdoors  Chicago Sun-Times

A snow-day sturgeon, upside-down birds, private-public opinion and wonder of west winds at Montrose Harbor, here are the notes around Chicago outdoors.


State outdoors calendar  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Calendar. NOTE For additions to this calendar, fax the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette at (501) 378-3869. Information on events also may be emailed to ...


Deanne Buck resigns from Camber Outdoors and Diana Seung steps in  SNEWS

Camber Outdoors Executive Director Deanne Buck has tendered her resignation after six years at the helm of the organization who's mission is "equity in the ...


Outdoors: CDC warns hunters of 'zombie deer' | News  Corsicana Daily Sun

The Centers for Disease Control made national headlines last week with stories about a “zombie” deer disease. Using “zombie” in the headline gets people's ...


When Should You Buy Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT)?  Simply Wall St

Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and receive a $20 prize! Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT), which is ...


DOKKEN: Warroad High School elective class sheds light on outdoors...  Grand Forks Herald

WARROAD, Minn.—Students in teacher Lance Sage's social studies class at Warroad High School are getting an opportunity during this year's winter trimester ...


RALPH BARTHOLDT: Winter in Arizona, still few years off  Coeur d'Alene Press

I had a pal who went to Bisbee.He was a filmmaker for one of the wildlife programs that we in middle America l.


2019 DNR licenses go on sale March 1 | Outdoors  Petoskey News-Review

Don't wait to get your 2019 hunting or fishing license.


2019 lake trout regulations to change in Grand Traverse Bay  Petoskey News-Review

Because the 2018 harvest limit for lake trout in Grand Traverse Bay was exceeded, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking at some regulation ...


Outdoors, Promoting warm-water fisheries  Coeur d'Alene Press

Photos courtesy of CHAD LANDRUM Sandpoint angling guide Chad Landrum thinks that Lake Pend Oreille's walleye, pike and burgeoning bass populations ...


BN Outdoor Calendar (Feb. 21)  Buffalo News

Feb. 20-24 – Western New York Boat Show at Adpro Sports Training Center, One Bills Drive, Orchard Park. Admission free Thursday. www.wnyboatshow.com ...


Sportsmen's Outdoor and Recreation Show is Back Friday  KDRV

Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate. ndryanna ...


WSI increases with snow, cold | Outdoors  International Falls Journal

Snow showers and cold temperatures are pushing the winter severity index up in Borderland, but it's still below last years' index.


Capt. David Bacon: Teasing Rights For Life Is The Best  Noozhawk

The pinnacle of mischievous fun in family life is having teasing rights on someone for life. We don't get many opportunities so good that it warrants writing it in a ...


Winter Outdoor Fun Day offers family fun | Community  Petoskey News-Review

GAYLORD — Over a dozen families and more than 30 young children and parents came out to enjoy outdoor activities at the ninth Kids Outdoors Otsego (KOO) ...


Outdoors notices for Feb. 11, 2019  Tarentum Valley News Dispatch

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is holding an outing at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve. Join a naturalist for a free walk on ...


Outdoors calendar  Duluth News Tribune

Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show, 10 to 4 p.m. today, DECC. Tickets: $10 for adults, $6 for ages 6-17. Go to minnesotasportshow.com. ATSX100, ATSX500 ...


Nicholas couple's love of the outdoors strengthens love for one another  Charleston Gazette-Mail

DIXIE — Tim and Kari Mihal have found a simple formula for marital success: hunt a lot, fish a lot, and share the same faith.


Outdoors: Changes afoot in hunting | Outdoors  Kokomo Perspective

The potential that semiautomatic rifles would be considered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission as legal for big game was alive for less time than it takes to ...


DC Inmates Weren't Allowed Outdoors For Months, Advocates Say  DCist

Residents at the Correctional Treatment Facility say they're begging for *fresh* air and sunlight, but aren't getting any. The DOC says inmates haven't been ...


Outdoor expo to debut in Florence | Business  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Pee Dee Outdoor Classic, Carolina's new premier outdoor expo, will debut March 8-10 at the Florence Center.


Spokane Great Outdoors and Bike Expo will stage its first dog fashion show Feb. 24  The Spokesman-Review

Fashionable dogs will be making an appearance at the first Outdoor Dog Fashion Show at the annual Great Outdoors and Bike Expo set for Feb. 23-24 at the ...


Outdoors, Downy woodpecker: The daintiest of the woodpeckers!  Bonners Ferry Herald

The smallest of the woodpeckers, downies are a familiar friend in backyards throughout North Idaho. They seem.


Outdoor notes: Cowboy Trail gets grant to aid development  Scottsbluff Star Herald

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy announced a $65000 grant to be shared between two nonprofit organizations — Cowboy Trail West and Northwest Nebraska ...


Getting outdoors for spring activities  Port Townsend Leader

As the weather warms up, the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest can shine. It may be a good time to learn more about the natural history and ecology of our ...


'If he slips, he falls. If he falls, he dies' — Climbing 3000 feet without ropes  KBZK Bozeman News

Any doubts as to whether Alex Honnold was the greatest rock climber of all time were doused when the American did something that no one thought was ...


NEIL WAUGH OUTDOORS: Walleye War — report from ground zero  Edmonton Sun

Out here in the frosty hinterland — insular and isolated from the mainstream media — a war is brewing.It pits anglers against anglers, fishers against fisheries ...


Dan McNeil speaks, sturgeon, eagles: Notes around Chicago outdoors  Chicago Sun-Times

Dan McNeil speaks on muskies, eagle sightings all over and sturgeon are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors.


Landscapers brought the outdoors inside at the Spring Home & Garden Show  NBC4i.com

The 63rd annual Dispatch Spring Home & Garden Show was held this weekend at the Ohio Expo Center.


New push to get for children outdoors  KARE11.com

The "Leave No Child Inside" bill is part of an effort to help children connect with nature, especially those who may be deprived of such opportunities..


Hope Outdoors, churches help hunters with disabilities  WDAM

Hope Outdoors helps people with disabilities get involved with outdoor activities such as hunting.


Growing in Paradise: A Beginner's Guide to Outdoor Cannabis in Tropical Climates  Leafly

In the fall of 2016, I left the gloomy Northwest for the warmer climate of the Virgin Islands. Originally intending to work on a boat and sail around the Caribbean, ...


Outdoors notices for Feb. 17, 2019  Tarentum Valley News Dispatch

NOTICES Outdoors RIFLE/TRAP LEAGUES • In the Allegheny Valley Rifle League on Feb. 8, Butler (12-2) defeated Clymer (8-5), 1174-1162, and Murrysville ...


ITC: Murray goes Outdoors  Yahoo Sports

Joey Alfieri looks at the great, good and bad fantasy goalies for the upcoming week.


Indiana Outdoors 2/16/19 | WFNI ESPN 107.5  1070 The Fan - Indianapolis

Opening weekend of the 65th Ford Boat Sport and Travel show, a preview of the DNR booth and Indiana Hunter Education. 1070 The Fan · IO 021619.


Outdoors notices for Feb. 10, 2018  Tribune-Review

NOTICES Outdoors RIFLE/TRAP LEAGUES • In the Allegheny Valley Rifle League on Feb. 1, Butler (11-2) defeated Murrysville (4-9), 1161-1140, and Clymer ...


Make a date with the great outdoors this Valentine's Day  Loveland Reporter-Herald

What's it like outdoors?The National Weather *Service* is predicting warm, sunny days for Thursday and Friday, 52 and 48 degrees respectively, that could draw ...


From rafting and dog walking to fishing, outdoor passions bring couples together  Bristol Herald Courier

It's a worn and torn cliche with numerous iterations: The couple that runs together stays together. The couple that … climbs … hikes … swims … etc.


Outdoors: Bluegill and bass populations closely related  South Bend Tribune

A few years ago, the Indiana DNR put a bluegill bag limit up for debate after a survey revealed that 60 percent of the state's anglers felt one was necessary.


What's Up Outdoors: In search of sturgeon on Lake Winnebago  Brainerd Dispatch

On a cold winters weekend people find things to pass the time in many different ways. Some stay indoors and stay warm, and others embrace the weather and ...


Doug Leier: Game and Fish adds fish population survey data to...  Grand Forks Herald

It's human nature to look for available information and tips when it comes to finding spots to fish and learning what might—or might not— work to catch them.


Red Rocks tabbed best outdoor concert venue  KKTV 11 News

Red Rocks was up against Hollywood Bowl, Forest Hills Stadium, Greek Theatre, Ascend Amphitheater, Gorge Amphitheater and Merriweather Post Pavillion.


Op-Ed: Access to the Outdoors Is a Basic Human Right  Outside

The Outdoor Equity Fund, supported by more than 50 state and national organizations representing social, environmental, immigration, and health justice, will ...


Hamilton steps down from Roaring Fork Outdoors Volunteers after 24 years at helm  Aspen Times

A man who helped found Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and led it for nearly 25 years announced his resignation Wednesday.David Hamilton will work with ...


Outdoor options plentiful as temperatures rise  csmng

By Erinn Callahan As the ground starts to thaw out and cabin fever reaches its peak, the Peterson Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation Center is here to help.


HoverChair and foot hammock combo lets outdoor folks hang in comfort  New Atlas

There is no shortage of folding chairs that can be packed into neat and compact packages for easy carry into the great outdoors, with the two-legged Bip and ...


Outdoors notices for Jan. 27, 2018  Tarentum Valley News Dispatch

NOTICES Outdoors RIFLE/TRAP LEAGUES • In the Allegheny Valley Rifle League on Jan. 18, Butler (9-2) defeated Clymer (7-4), 1164-1161, and Murrysville ...


Academy Sports + Outdoors hires former Francesca’s CEO  Chron

Academy Sports + Outdoors has hired former Francesca's Chief Executive Steven Lawrence as its new chief merchandising officer. The Houston athletic retailer ...


Is AdTech Moving Outdoors?  Forbes

Advertising-technology spending surged right through 2018 and is forecasted to continue at a clip of above 10% annual growth rates through 2022. We take a ...


Green Deals: WiOn Smart Indoor and Outdoor Wi-Fi Switch Bundle $30, more  Electrek

Amazon offers the WiOn Smart Plug-in Indoor and Outdoor Wi-Fi Switch Bundle for $29.99 shipped. As a comparison, this bundle usually sells for over $40.


American Outdoor Brands' Shareholders Get Report Defending Smith & Wesson  Motley Fool

The gunmaker says the resolution from its parent company requiring the report was based on false assumptions.


Grants to help Main Street Skowhegan get residents outdoors  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — Main Street Skowhegan has been awarded a grant for $83,000 to hire two full-time AmeriCorps workers for three years each to help implement ...


OUTDOORS CALENDAR: Fishing tournaments, candlelight ski events and banquets among upcoming events  Grand Forks Herald

To get an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 148 or by email at bdokken@gfherald.com. Deadline is 5 ...


Sportsmen's and Outdoor Recreation Show Is Back Friday  KDRV

The 19th annual NewsWatch 12 Sportsmen's and Outdoor Recreation Show begins Friday with everything you need for the great outdoors.


Bringing the outdoors in: Virtual classrooms deliver grizzlies, eagles to schools  The Spokesman-Review

As video classes go, it's hard to beat a studio with a view of the snowcapped Bitterroot Mountains and an eagle trap out the window.


Sixth-graders learning hands on science lessons at Cuyamaca Outdoor School  10News

Students from across San Diego who went to Cuyamaca Outdoor School were delighted by the snow and enjoyed learning hands on science lessons.


The Northern Boys celebrate their love of painting outdoors in Blackpool, Manchester and beyond  Creative Boom

Have you looked out from a Manchester tram to see a figure before an easel, stooped under an umbrella, painting furiously in the driving rain? Chanc...


Ex-Cabela's employee launches website selling outdoors products  Lincoln Journal Star

A former Cabela's employee has announced the launch of an ecommerce company focused on selling outdoors products.


Camber CEO Outdoor Equity Pledge sparks major backlash  SNEWS

On the final day of the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show last week Camber Outdoors announced its CEO Outdoor Equity Pledge. Following a panel discussion ...


Outdoors: Popular midget marauders on the menu  Tallahassee.com

It's way too cold for spotted seatrout to bite on the flats with any consistency. And if you do hook one, don't expect a fight. With water this cold it'll be like fighting a ...


19-year-old University of Vermont student found dead outdoors after frigid night  USA TODAY

The student died in the early morning hours after attempting to take a shortcut, according to police.


Cardboard sled race draws people outdoors | Local News  PostBulletin.com

Kianna O'Marro, 7, knew her homemade sled would do well before it ever hit the ground Sunday.


National backyard bird count gets Siouxland bird watchers outdoors  KCAU 9

If your a bird watcher or would like to know more about the hobby, this weekend is the perfect time for you.


Trend Review: Investors Keen on Shares of Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) as it Makes Headlines With Moves  The Coin Guild

Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) has been in the news after the price of the stock hit $65.63 at the conclusion of the most recent close. The stock is ...


Bills could create 'Oregon Outdoors Pass' for recreation, fund search and rescue  Statesman Journal

Making it easier for Oregonians to get outdoors and finding a way to pay for search and rescue efforts are the focus of two bills introduced early in the Oregon ...


Outdoors calendar: Feb. 10, 2019 | Fishing  Charleston Post Courier

The Swamp Fox Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 35th annual fund-raising banquet and outdoors exhibit at 5 p.m. March 2 in the ...


Want to explore outdoor Louisville? These are the top 5 things to try  Courier Journal

From Waterfront Park to Jefferson Memorial Forest, Louisville offers some unique options that will get your adrenaline flowing and your heart pumping.


Outdoor Channel to air mid-Maine bass fishing action  Bangor Daily News

If the winter weather's got you down, and you want to relive the good old days — like back in August, when the temps were much warmer, Outdoor Channel has ...


Get Outdoors with Duke Recreation  Duke Today

Climb a mountain for a bird's eye view of North Carolina, see the sunset from a paddle board or raft rapids with Duke Recreation. Duke Recreation & Physical ...


Outdoors: Late-season ice fishing worth it  Times Union

It's February, and while no one can tell when the actual end of the ice fishing season will be, there isn't much left. It may end this month, but some years ice ...


Economic impact of outdoor recreation will be measured permanently  Trade Only Today

The federal government will continue to fund the Bureau of Economic Analysis' Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account.


Recent rain impacts I-277 construction, plus other outdoor projects  WBTV

If you think we've been getting more rain than normal, you're right.


The NRA's Great American Outdoor Show by the numbers: How many dogs, people and targets?  PennLive.com

The National Rifle Association's Great American Outdoor Show had another big year in 2019 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Convention Center ...


home | site map | Ocean Photography
© 2006