The Jetboil MicroMo Stove is a packable, effective, and functional option that works very well for 1-2 people who want to save as much as possible on weight without sacrificing efficiency. If you don’t mind spending extra money for a high-quality stove that won’t take up much extra space in your pack, this is a good choice.
The BioLite FirePit is easy-to-use, functional, and adjustable for cooking food, sitting around a fire, and using in a variety of outdoor conditions. Even though it has some durability concerns in terms of rust, this fire-pit is versatile, clean, and lightweight.
The Jetboil HalfGen Base Camp Stove is an easy-to-use, functional, and effective stove that can be combined with various other burners for a complete cooking setup. Despite being at the very high end of the price spectrum, if you want a compatible stove that is easy to transport and clean, this could be a good choice.
The MSR Reactor 1.0L Stove System is an efficient, weatherproof, and easy to use option that is versatile for all conditions. Despite not having the most durability and being expensive compared to other choices, this stove system is well built and boils water quickly.
The BioLite CampStove 2 Bundle is a durable, functional, and easy-to-use option that is well-suited for those who frequently go car camping, always run out of phone battery charge, and aren’t afraid of carrying a little extra weight. Despite being a little too heavy for most solo backpackers and on the pricier side of the spectrum, this could be a good choice for those who frequently car camp and want to cook during their trips.
The GSI Outdoors Hard Anodized Dutch Oven is a practical, convenient, and long-lasting option that is a great alternative to heavier cast iron pots. Despite not being able to get as hot or cook as evenly as cast iron options, this aluminum dutch oven is good for those who want a lighter-weight, durable, and fast-cooking choice.
The Eureka Gonzo Grill is an easy-to-use, versatile, and durable option that is well-suited for camping. Despite being heavy and awkward to carry, this would be a good choice if two people were transporting the grill, or if you didn’t have to carry it long distances to a campsite. We would recommend this grill for those who want a simple, durable, and easy-to-clean option.
The Primus Omnilite TI Stove is a good option for those who value versatility, durability, and packability. Light enough for solo use, but powerful and stable enough for group use, this stove is compatible with numerous liquid fuels as well as gas canisters and therefore is a nice option for long or remote trips. Two of the stoves majors flaws, which may make you think twice before shelling out the more-than-modest cost, are the finicky leather pump cup and the propensity for clogging due to the small fuel jet hole diameter. While it has plenty of upsides, this is a stove that takes some maintenance. There are definitely less highly-engineered but comparably effective options out there.
The Jetboil Sumo Stove is part of the Jetboil system of burners, pots and accessories. The Sumo boils water in two to four minutes, and is well-suited for a quick meal of coffee and oatmeal, or packaged noodles. The stove is self-contained, with components that nest together, although some of the components are flimsy and fitting everything back together can be a little complicated. The reliable push-button lighter makes it easy to light the stove with no flare-ups.
The Camp Chef Explorer 2 Burner Range is a portable, free-standing camp stove that can handle multiple pot meals at camp, tailgate parties or at home. Its 30,000 BTU output boils water and heats food quickly, yet can still simmer nicely. It will help you cook gourmet meals at camp, keep your home kitchen cool by allowing you to do your canning outside, and with optional accessories, you can grill or even bake pizza.