Camping Stove Tricks

Some people eat to live and others live to eat. In the backcountry and on kayak expeditions I have just consumed food to get energy for the day’s journey. And that is not fun. Now a days I am moving away from boiling water for dehydrated freeze dried meals. I use three types of stoves to cook whole nutritional foods on. I also use a Bunsen burner wire gauze mesh screen to uniformly distribute the stove’s flame to pot or skillet. Follow the Florida_OATS Instagram page to see more.

The ones I use came from American Science & Surplus store Website Link

MSR Dragonfly – liquid fuel

  • my stove I purchased in 1998
  • 14.1 ounces
Baking with the MSR Dragonfly stove

“The Dragonfly stove takes precision-simmering performance and puts it in a chassis that’s built to handle a variety of fuels and the frequent use dished-out by global vagabonds. Tough and stable, it also excels in institutional and guide service settings, easily handling pots up to 10” in diameter. Its dual-valve design delivers the flame control you need for simmering sauces, and goes from zero to searing at the twist of a knob for melting snow and brewing-up fast.” MSR Website Link

GigaPower Manual – canister

  • my stove I purchased in 1999, and still using, is 3.25 ounces
  • the updated 2.0 manual stove for 2021 is 2.64 ounces
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“Made of stainless steel and aluminum, the GigaPower Stove Manual Renewed exemplifies a combination of elegant design and durable functionality. One of Snow Peak’s most iconic products, it’s the perfect lightweight stove for cooking outdoors. With four foldable arms offering maximum stability and 10,000 BTUs for rapid boiling time, the award-winning GigaPower Stove Manual Renewed  is an essential component to any camping or backpacking set. Now updated with a rubber coating on the fuel lever.” Snow Peak Website Link 

Titanium Y6722 – wood burning

  • my stove I purchased in 2019
  • 7.2 ounces

“This stove is built with titanium construction that is corrosion-resistant, extremely durable and super light. Connect all panels together by each side which will just take seconds to complete. Cook a meal with easy-to-find, unlimited fuels like wood, twigs, branches, leaves and paper to cook a meal wherever you set up your camp, no chemical emissions, no carbon footprint. Fold the stove flat and stuff it in a pocket or backpack to start a low-carbon travel.” Tomshoo Website Link

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