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The choice of a camping stove is first dependent on its use and second depending on each individual desires. These two terms are interdependent. If I buy a camp stove for a hiking event, certainly the lighter the better, except for a person who likes to eat, and needs more capability. Under hiking, you will find ultra light, single burner, tablet and other light weight fuels such as alcohol or propane and butane gas stoves. There are some ultra light two burner stoves, but they do weigh more. You might be better with two, single burner stoves.

Along with some of the very light Gas Heating Stove Guys come in a kit form with a pan, lid and sauce pan, Some of the pans have graduated markings for more exotic cooking. One I have seen allows the stove to be folded up and fits under a pan which then fits inside two other pans, thus giving you a very light system if the pans are made of titanium or aluminum alloy. Some even are designed to hold heat and transfer it to the food quicker. Any are even Teflon coated to allow cooking without a lot of washing.

Several companies have a stove that fits on the top of a gas canister. Thus you can easily carry a canister for your cooking and for light, on a short trip. These are light and easy to assemble. The pot and pans are usually separate. I have a light two burner stove that uses butane or propane. This stove allows for more cooking while being light weight. Thus weight and space are important when we carry it, and additional weight and more pans are a choice.

When we think of camping stoves we look at the old camp site fire, that the old grizzled chief would prepare biscuits and gravy, or beans and other trail fair. With the advance to a safer environment, we have sought to build a cooking machine that was both safe and functional. Coleman introduced us to a stove that worked under pressure, used white or un-leaded gas and made a great place to cook.

Many others have followed and many different variations have been provided. Now we have the choice of many fuels, and systems. Some will burn almost anything. Some call themselves multi-fuel while truly being very limited. But most camp stoves will have one to two burners. Some have two burner heads, but both work off the same fuel source. One I know has a separate canister of gas for each burner, thus you really have two stoves in one.

But in a nut shell you have more cooking capability. They will boil water rapidly, have wind shields, some have variable burner controls to allow simmer or max burner use. Another thing you will find is greater burner heads and cooking space, and the handle for both stove and pots will be made so that they do not absorb heat, thus you can pick it up without burning your hand. Many of these stoves were hard to clean and maintain in the old days but times are changing and the systems are improved almost daily. Like cars, a new model comes out almost every year. Some of the stainless models are very easy to clean. Some use aluminum alloy or titanium which is very light and easy to clean.

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