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
$9.949999999999999




MSR Fuel Bottle
$17.95




MSR Strike Igniter
$15.95




MSR WhisperLite Stove
$89.95




Optimus Fuel Bottle
$14.95




Optimus Nova Plus Stove
$159.95




Optimus Nova Stove
$149.95




Optimus Polaris Optifuel Stove
$179.95




Primus OmniFuel Stove with ErgoPump & Fuel Bottle
$169.95


Canister Fuel Stoves



BioLite CampStove
$129.95




Camp Chef Stryker (Isobutane-Propane Compatible)
$67.95




Coleman InstaStart 2-Burner Stove
$99.98999999999999




Jetboil CrunchIt Fuel Canister Recycling Tool
$5.95




Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking System
$99.95




Jetboil FlashLite Personal Cooking System
$99.95




Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System
$199.95




Jetboil Sumo Canister Stove
$139.95




Jetboil Sumo Cooking System
$139.95




MSR MicroRocket Stove
$59.95




MSR Reactor 1.0L Stove System
$189.95




MSR Reactor 2.5L Stove System
$219.95




MSR Strike Igniter
$15.95




MSR SuperFly Stove
$64.95




MSR Whisperlite Universal Stove
$139.95




MSR WindBurner 1.0L Personal Stove System
$129.95




Optimus Crux Lite Stove
$39.95




Optimus Crux Stove
$49.95




Optimus Elektra FE Cook System
$94.95




Optimus Polaris Optifuel Stove
$179.95




Optimus Refill Adaptor
$11.95




Optimus Vega Stove
$94.95




Primus Express Stove with Piezo Ignition
$54.95




Snow Peak Bipod Stove
$89.95




Snow Peak Geo Shield Stove
$99.95




Snow Peak GigaPower Stove Manual Ignition
$39.95



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