After spending an exciting day adventuring along the trails or pioneering your way, you’ll be craving a nice warm meal when you and your crew return to camp. While a fire will undoubtedly cook your gluten-free recipes from your favourite camping cookbook or boil water in a camping kettle to make coffee outdoors, solar cooking can get the job done as long as the sun is out. The most effective and efficient method of cooking a warm meal in the wilderness is a camping stove.
Cooking outdoors is an intrinsic part of the camping experience, and at Novapro Sports, we understand that you need to have the right stove to work with it. The right camping stove will make the difference, whether cooking up a storm at a campsite or rehydrating your food, similar to typical ovens. One way to think about camping stoves is to divide them between their fuel types. That falls roughly into a range of three groups:
Canister stoves are the most commonly used for general camping and hiking. These run on a propane/butane single-use canister. However, for those venturing into more harsh or mountainous terrain, it's worth noting that canister performance can be susceptible to cold temps and altitude.
The liquid fuel stove is the original backpacking option still in use, but its popularity is fading. Liquid fuel stoves are much heavier and bulkier than the canister option but are best for cold weather camping.
The most significant drawbacks most outdoor enthusiasts have experienced are leaking as they age and determining what to do with remaining fuel when you return from a trip since you cannot store it for an extended period.
A third option - one growing in popularity - is the woodburning stove (or alternative fuel stove). These are ideal for minimalist hikers and trekkers looking for a more traditional outdoor experience. In addition, they have the advantage of a bit of pack weight as you can forage fuel from the local area rather than carrying a canister or liquids in your rucksack.
Below are a few of the other key decision points that will factor into choosing the best backpacking stove for you.
Having a camping stove can be a great way to prepare meals out in the wild, and there’s a different stove for everyone’s needs. Since all you want is to cook your food correctly, keeping these things in mind can help you choose one right for your camping style to make the most of your food. Remember Novapro Sport NZ provides the best camping stoves in New Zealand, better than Kiwi camping stoves or Kiwi brands and with great deals just right for you. We have a vast stock of camping stoves that fit all your needs and gatherings, even as a family.
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