A quality camping stove is an important piece of camping gear for any outdoor enthusiast. The type and size of camping stove or grill that you buy will determine the kind of food you can cook on camping, hiking, or other outdoor trips. There are a number of important factors that one must consider when making the important decisions involved in buying a camping stove. Several important factors to consider include the type of fuel source that your camping stove will utilize as well as the overall size and weight of your stove. If you plan to cook large meals for a group of friends or family, then you will likely prefer to buy one of our discount family camping stoves and grills. However, if you are looking for a lightweight backpacking stove to primarily use for boiling water and cooking one pot meals for one or two people, then a portable single burner butane canister camping stove or a lightweight liquid fuel camping stove may be your ideal choice.
Camping Stoves & Grills
Butane & Gas Camping Stoves
Stansport Propane Barbeque
Additional Canister Camping Stoves
Liquid Fuel & White Gas Camping Stoves
Overall, camping stoves are a fairly inexpensive purchase especially with the selection of quality discount camping stoves available from Superior Outdoorsman. However, it is important to consider your specific needs in order to buy the stove that is the best fit for your camping style. The following are some of our main types of camping stoves available from premium manufacturers at discount prices.
Propane Family Camping Stoves and Grills
Family camping stoves and grills usually provide at least two burners to accommodate larger pots and several courses. These camping stoves are often propane fueled stoves, which are larger and heavier than compact butane and liquid fueled camping stoves. Propane camping stoves are ideal for leisure and family camping trips where meals will consist of several dishes cooking in a number of pots or pans. In addition, many family camping stoves also include a side grill for grilling meat or vegetables. A downside to these larger camping stoves comes from their bulky size and additional weight. Generally weighing around several pounds, these large propane camping stoves and grills are intended for car or walk up campsites where you will not be traveling far when carrying your camping gear.
Butane Canister Camping Stoves
Canister camping stoves are butane stoves that are fueled by disposable butane filled canisters. These stoves are light weight and easy to carry so they make a good choice for backpackers, hikers, water sport enthusiasts, and back country campers. In addition, butane canisters are relatively inexpensive to buy and easy to locate even in Europe. A downside to using compact butane canister camping stoves is that butane does not perform well in cold weather. Therefore, while these stoves are ideal for summer and fall camping, they are less than ideal on four-season camping trips and during hiking or camping high in the mountains where temperatures can fall. In addition, single burner butane stoves can be less stable than other types of stoves, and therefore, you should consider the units' construction when buying a single burner camping stove to avoid having a pot of boiling water spill all over you or your campsite.
Liquid Fuel Camping Stoves: White Gas Stoves
Liquid fuel camping stoves most often burn white gas, which is a clean burning fuel source available throughout the United States. This fuel type is extremely reliable and will produce the most heat even in subfreezing temperatures, and therefore, liquid fuel camping stoves are the most common type of stoves used by mountaineers and extreme outdoorsmen. Another benefit of liquid fuel stoves is their versatility, as most liquid fuel camping stoves can also burn kerosene, diesel, jet fuel, and even gasoline if needed. A downside to buying liquid fuel camping stoves is that some regular maintenance and cleaning is required to keep these stoves in working condition. Therefore, liquid fuel camping stoves should be cleaned frequently to remove carbon build up and ensure proper burning.
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