You can’t randomly select the camp stove because there are some considerations that you need to take carefully. Different with the ordinary stoves, this special stove is mostly in small design. It should be light and reliable so that it is easy to port. Backpacking stove is recommended to give safe fire. It is better than you traditionally collect some wood and branches and then burn them to cook. Open fire with firewood is now prohibited.
Selecting the Right Camp Stove
There are a lot of portable stove designs that are available. They can be DIY soda can stove, spirit stove, wicking stove, platinum catalysis stove, primus stove, coiled burner stove, gas cartridge stove, and some more fuel stoves. From all of those types of stove, there are only two categories that are recommended for camp stove. They are liquid fuel and canister fuel and the selection will be confusing enough. Currently, there are also some options of alternative fuel stove that may make you more confused.
For the quick recommendations, the selection of portable stove should be based on your activity. If you go camping in summer, it is better for you to have the integrated or canister stove system. This camp stove system is also suitable if you only need it to only boil water. Then, if you plan for outdoor camp in winter, liquid fuel stove will be better. You must go camping with some of your friends or families. Liquid fuel stove is recommended for large group camping.
The selection of camp stove can be also based on your cooking preference whether you frequently boil or simmer. You may need a stove that can boil water quickly. Especially in winter, you may need to melt the snow for more water. On the other hand, you need also to have a detail cooking for your gourmet style cooking. Thus, which stove you need to have?
There are some types of camp stove design to be considered to meet your needs. Integrated canister system is the best choice for the fastest water boiling. Surprisingly, it also uses minimal fuel. However, if you plan for simmering, it is not good enough. Canister stove quickly boils water. There some models of this stove that varied from good to excellent simmering. Liquid fuel stove boils water so fast. Similar to the canister style, it has some models that are varied in simmering ability. The last is the alternative fuel stove. This stove is designed for boiling but it takes longer times. However, it is good enough for simmering.