Camping Gear Guide
Backpacking Stoves

Backpacking Stoves

A Backpacking Stove...this one from MSR.

There are two primary types of backpacking stoves available...the liquid fuel stove and the canister stove.

The liquid fuel stove is similar to the one in the photo to the right. A fuel bottle holds the fuel. The fuel generally consists of white gas, coleman fuel or, on occasion, unleaded gasoline. The fuel bottle itself can be refilled.

By contrast, a canister stove is a miniature version of the popular campground stoves. The canister comes "pre-loaded" with fuel. Once the canisters fuel has been used up, it can't be re-filled.

Which one to get? Liquid fuel stoves have a lower cost of ownership. Additionally, the fuel bottles can be refilled from many sources (depending on what types of fuel the stove can burn). However, they can be harder to light than a canister stove. Shown below are some backpacking stoves that are available through Backcountry.Com.

Liquid Fuel Stoves

MSR Child Resistant Fuel Bottle Cap

MSR Fuel Bottle

MSR Strike Igniter

MSR WhisperLite Stove

Optimus Fuel Bottle

Optimus Nova Plus Stove

Optimus Nova Stove

Optimus Polaris Optifuel Stove

Primus OmniFuel Stove with ErgoPump & Fuel Bottle

Canister Fuel Stoves

BioLite CampStove

Camp Chef Stryker (Isobutane-Propane Compatible)

Coleman InstaStart 2-Burner Stove

Jetboil CrunchIt Fuel Canister Recycling Tool

Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking System

Jetboil FlashLite Personal Cooking System

Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System

Jetboil Sumo Canister Stove

Jetboil Sumo Cooking System

MSR MicroRocket Stove

MSR Reactor 1.0L Stove System

MSR Reactor 2.5L Stove System

MSR Strike Igniter

MSR SuperFly Stove

MSR Whisperlite Universal Stove

MSR WindBurner 1.0L Personal Stove System

Optimus Crux Lite Stove

Optimus Crux Stove

Optimus Elektra FE Cook System

Optimus Polaris Optifuel Stove

Optimus Refill Adaptor

Optimus Vega Stove

Primus Express Stove with Piezo Ignition

Snow Peak Bipod Stove

Snow Peak Geo Shield Stove

Snow Peak GigaPower Stove Manual Ignition

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