They make LPG ( liquified petroleum gas ) stoves for backpacking and camping , multi-burner camping stoves to high-end multifuel expedition stoves. The simplest, lightest, and least expensive stoves on the market, pedestal stoves feature burners that screw directly onto the top of a fuel canister and start cooking. The heat exchange system which is a common feature for all the ETA Primus camp stoves is a device at the bottom of the pot that allows the surface area to the pan to absorb more heat, cooking food quicker.
I haven’t used woodgas stoves (I’m too tired generally at the end of a day on the bike to start wondering when exactly will I at least be able to drink something hot, and don’t want to start rummaging for dry wood after tent is up and be constrained by near enough to some water source for the soot part of pots on direct fire), but have used the SVEA 123, where the 4 legs turned inward easily hold steady a coffee maker, is simmerable” to a good degree (great for slow meals) and which uses almost any petrol type fuel in a pinch, and is indestructible (and a bit heavy, true, but so trusty I think it worth it — of course if you don’t mind pushing your bike sometimes :)). Similar in packed weight and size, multi-fuel stoves designed for simmering are slightly more expensive than the stoves above, and they tend to have slightly longer boiling times, though this is unlikely to bother most bicycle travellers. Usually, then, it’s the prospect of riding long-term on the road less travelled – where cooking food or boiling water becomes more important and fuel is mainly restricted to petrol and diesel – that makes these stoves relevant to the cyclist. Up-to-date pricing and reviews for Primus camp stoves on the market can be found at the Camp Stove Models website.
I’ve always carried a stove for these reasons, from multi-fuel expedition stoves in Outer Mongolia to cheap and cheerful canister burners in Europe. You can choose from a huge variety of Primus camping stoves, with models that are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and full-sized multi-burner stoves that will accommodate a gourmet chef with ease. Primus camp stoves are among the most versatile portable cooking systems made today.
We are pleased to carry a full range of Primus Camping Gear, with everything from camp stoves and lanterns to tents and lightweight portable seats to make your camp site as comfortable as you could want – all of it backed by our great customer service and our 100% satisfaction guarantee! In short, the Primus Micron Trail Stove is the ultimate lightweight general-purpose camping stove for backpacking and camping, keeping you in hot tea and noodles anywhere from a manicured Devon campsite to a make-shift bivvy in the Alps. Cheaper camping stoves might get near this output on a new cartridge, but as the gas pressure drops, so does the flame, until soon your pan is barely warming.
Despite being a featherweight 92g, the Primus Micron Trail Stove pumps out a massive 2,600W of heat, which will boil a litre of water in around four minutes. Although they have had larger car camping stoves in the past they have recently introduced a selection of two-burners that rival those of the aforementioned brand from Japan. Great solution for those looking for home stove top-quality stoves to take outdoors without the price tag, weight or footprint issues of conventional camping stoves.
Sure the most basic way to cook anything is over an open fire, but by the time you gather wood and get a fire going, is it really all that more simple than just opening the Primus Onja Stove, lighting the burner up, and sticking a pot on it?
Hi G00SE, to the best of my knowledge most fire bans do not exclude any canister or white gas stoves, though I suppose in some areas that are both particularly fragile and suffering from extreme fire hazard, a fire ban might extend to cover all sources of flame, natural or fuel-based. Combine a titanium pot (like the 4.2-ounce MSR Titan Kettle ) with a lightweight canister stove (the MSR Pocket Rocket 2 is 2.6 ounces) or an alcohol, wood, or tablet stove, throw in a lightweight spork, and you have a stove system in the ballpark of 8 ounces (without the fuel canister).
For each stove on our list, we’ve listed the bare bones weight, which does not include the isobutane/propane canister or liquid-fuel bottle, fuel pump (if required), or additional pots. Before we start in on the specifics, it’s important to note that weight is rather difficult to compare among backpacking stoves, as you need to consider your type of fuel and amount needed, in addition to whether or not you’ll be adding the weight of a cookset. Alcohol stoves can’t compete with the liquid or canister stoves above in terms of efficiency, heat output, or flame control, but they do take the cake for simplicity and overall weight.
If you’re cooking two meals a day for a week or two—not just boiling water, but cooking meals—a liquid-fuel stove is a better option. What makes them so popular is the user-friendly design: you simply connect the 4- or 8-ounce fuel canister to the stove, light it, and you’re good to go. Further, the mixture burns very clean, can be set to either simmer or boil quickly (especially with an advanced design like the Jetboil MiniMo ) and heats very efficiently. The stove functions in a similar way to the MSR Pocket Rocket above, running on isobutane/propane canisters, and includes folding pot supports and a push-button igniter.
Along with the WindBurner above, the protective housing, efficient burner, and stable design make it one of the best stoves we’ve tested for cooking in tough conditions. Primus Camping manufactures a range of camping stoves There are several backpacking stoves model to choose from. Set up your tent, go catch some fish and then cook them on your Primus camp stove, which saves you time on lighting cooking fires.
Take the Primus Profile Stove with you on your next camping trip for all of your cooking needs. Primus offers products for cooking, heating and lighting, although the focus is still on stoves. Three types of stoves: The liquid fuel MSR WhisperLite, the pedestal-style Snow Peak LiteMax, and the remote canister Jetboil MilliJoule.
And because the pot stacks directly on top of the pedestal stove’s burner and fuel canister, this style is not a good option if you need a big pot to cook for groups. But from personal experience and some educated guessing, I’d suggest the MSR WhisperLite Universal or a similar liquid fuel stove, or a remote canister stove such as the Jetboil MilliJoule or the Primus Primetech system. Aside from its clean design, the Camp Chef Stryker 200 is the only isobutane canister stove I’ve seen that can be converted for use with the standard one-pound propane canisters that are ubiquitous at sporting goods stores across the country.
The vast majority of camping stoves run on propane: the fuel performs well in a range of temperatures, and not by any coincidence, the little green bottles are readily available at just about any outdoors or big box retail store. For one, a stronger flame will allow you to cook more food faster—you can trim minutes off your time when boiling a large pot of water. As with cooking at home, two burners going at the same time will get most meals cooked in a timely and effective manner, and it’s the better choice over the more limited single-burner stove.
And the rest of the design is what we expect from Camp Chef: easy to use flame controls, a large cooking platform, and good performance at both high heat and simmer. This complete set-up includes one of MSR’s highest performing canister stoves, the WindBurner, along with a 2.5-liter pot and 8-inch skillet for groups. The stove delivers very fast boiling times thanks to its substantial propane burners that pump out 20,000 BTUs a piece (for reference, the Coleman Triton above maxes at 11,000 BTUs per burner).
Jetboil is best known for their lightweight backpacking stove systems, but they’re making a serious foray into the camping world with the Genesis System. If you’re car camping and don’t mind the extra weight, 5-pound propane tanks and adaptor hoses are available, which can hook up directly to these stoves. Vintage Primus 71 camping backpacking hiking stove.
Description: Vintage 1967 Russian Tourist Picnic Camp Gasoline Backpacking Stove Primus with Instructions! Vintage Century Primus Gour-Mate 4600-A Dual 2 Burner Cook Camp Portable Stove This is for a Century Primus Gour-Mate 4600-A dual. ♦• PRIMUS No. 5 GAS PRESSURE CAMP STOVE•♦• with EXTRA BURNER.
70S PROPANE CAMP STOVE WAIT PRIMUS S-150 2 BURNER. In the UK, most of the basic stoves listed above (from Campingaz, Coleman and the like) are easily found on in mainstream high-street outdoor shops such as Blacks , Millets , GoOutdoors and Decathlon , generally being sold as backpacking/hiking/trekking stoves. The Optimus Polaris Optifuel ( eBay / Amazon UK / ), on the other hand, does manage to squeeze in a meaningful extra feature: the ability to simmer both on liquid fuel and on UTC gas canisters (with the same fuel jet) – like a more intelligent and better-looking mashup of the MSR WhisperLite Universal and the Dragonfly.
Although it has a slightly narrower flame spreader and a slightly longer boil time than the WhisperLite range, it’s built to support a bigger range of pots (up to 10″/25cm diameter, according to MSR). The MSR DragonFly ( eBay / Amazon UK / / REI ) is a noisier, slightly more expensive stove than the WhisperLite International above, with the same fuel compatibility plus the all-important ability to simmer, featuring an additional flame adjuster valve between the fuel hose and the burner unit. If you’ll be travelling where canisters are available (see above), and you don’t mind the extra running costs for simpler, cleaner and more pleasant cooking, the only reason not to get this over the International is if there’s any chance you’ll be going where diesel is the only available fuel.
The Best Multi-Fuel Stoves For Boiling Water. The Best Fuels For Multi-Fuel (Liquid Fuel) Camping Stoves. My third and final suggestion is the 3700W/178g Optimus Vega ( Amazon UK / / Trekitt / REI / eBay ) pictured above, which is the most powerful of the stoves in this list, and also has a built-in canister inverter and windshield, as well as a pre-heated fuel line, pointing again to suitability for winter conditions.
From Primus, the remote-burning 3000W/346g Easy Fuel ( Amazon UK / / eBay ) with auto-ignition is good value for money, designed for cooking for up to four people (or a couple of hungry cyclists). An expensive stove will not improve your cooking skills, nor decrease the boiling point of water. Powerful top-mounted stoves do exist, but if size and weight are not critical I would consider a remote burner which attaches to the canister by a hose and sits on the ground for maximum stability.
The classic example of a multi-fuel camping stove for cycle touring is the MSR WhisperLite International , which has a whopping 35-year heritage. Multi-fuel or liquid fuel stoves are the most complicated and expensive type, designed to pressurise and vaporise many types of liquid hydrocarbon including paraffin (or kerosene), jet fuel (kerosene with additives), diesel, unleaded petrol (aka: benzine), and white gas (aka: Coleman fuel, which is a highly refined kind of petrol). In fact, there are three main types of camping stove of the kind suited to cycle touring and bikepacking, depending on what type of fuel they are designed to burn.
It’s also crucial to match your stove to the rest of your kitchen setup – a big pot on a wobbly top-mounted canister burner will not just be precarious: with lightweight tents or dry tinder around, it could be dangerous. More about Primus Camping Equipment – stoves, tents, lanterns and more! Have a backup cooking method in case I run out of gas for the Primus and can’t find anywhere to get a new screw-on gas canister.
Only use the Primus stove for shorter camping trips where I won’t need to refuel. Carry reserve screw-top gas canisters with me (which defeats the space-saving benefit of using the Primus stove) Other than the cost of the Primus gas stove, my main issue is that it uses space screw-top gas canisters.
For the past few years, I’ve been using a cheap gas stove for camping and backpacking. Of all the camping stoves on the market, the Primus MicronTrail packs in the most bang for buck, not only because of all of the above features, but packing in a regulator and a piezo igniter too. The ultra-lightweight Primus MicronTrail Stove is super-small yet powerful enough to heat your dinner before you’ve set up camp for the night.
But getting your stove to your car and camp spot is only a small part of the overall cooking experience. Fuel canisters screw into the bottom of the stove, one for each burner. The Onja is a gorgeous little stove to look upon, but when put to practical use it doesn’t measure up. With little-to-no wind resistance, low BTUs, an awkward setup, and a tiny cooking area, this stove might be nice for a date night in the park but not for earnest camping situations.
Backpackers are better served by stoves powered by blended fuel, and all blended fuel canisters have standardized lindal valves, which look like this. There are two types of canister stoves: those that burn propane and those that burn a blended fuel (consisting of some combo of propane, n-butane, or iso-butane). Its two burners are on top, and the wider bottom forms the base (fuel canisters tuck underneath).
I used the fitting from my normal stove to attach it to a typical 1 lb. canister, and it was more than capable of cooking my favorite cheap, easy, late-arrival camp meal, diced hot dogs in pork and beans. The most compact and fuel efficient stove from Primus to date, the versatile Eta Lite is designed with a patented, cutting edge laminar flow burner technology that allows for a lower center of gravity significantly increasing stability. One of the coolest parts of the design of this stove is that it doesn’t sit flat like most car camping stoves but has enough height that you can easily sit in a chair and have the stove on the ground. Be sure to visit the camp stove models website to find the top camp stoves on the market to buy.
This convenient, little cook stove features a collapsible design that allows it to be easily carried to the campsite or picnic spot, while the stable, stand system elevates the stove (10-inches to be exact) just enough to cook comfortably from your camp chair. The first time I used this stove was on a hunting trip and we used it as an additional source for cooking next to our Coleman multi fuel.