If you are going on a long hike in warm weather, you may not need a backpacking stove. However, for overnight camping trips and cooler weather treks, this addition to your kit will be vital for your comfort and food preparation. It can also make sure local water is healthy and safe to drink or use in cooking.
There are two types of backpacking stoves available on the market. They are both small, as lightweight as possible, and convenient.
Two Types of Backpacking Stove
The first type of stove is little more than a container or grill with an enclosed fire box underneath. You use it much the same way you would use a small hibachi. This type of backpacking stove is small and usually suits one or two people. There is no struggle with lighting a large fire or gathering woods to keep it going. Some even run on alcohol-based fuel.
Another type of stove as the grill or pot on top but includes a gas canister to hook up to fuel the flames. This might be a little bit heavier, but it is also much more convenient. You can set up, cook, boil water, stay warm, and then simply turn the backpacking stove off again when you are done and package it up safely.
For delicious and nutritious food on the trail, personal warmth, and that cozy feeling people love when camping, a backpacking stove is an excellent choice.