Buying the Camp Stove and Alcohol Stove That’s Right for You

Camp StoveWhen you’re outdoors way out in the middle of nowhere, you want a pocket stove that will be light to carry and easy to use. Even if you’re just doing a simple overnight hike not too far from home, you still don’t want to pack a ton of extra weight. There are several great options.

Some of these portable stoves may surprise you just how easy they are to use and especially how light and compact they are.

One is this camp stove, the Trangia Spirit Burner with Screwcap. This is an awesome small alcohol stove! I had one when I was younger and at some point I lost it and was devastated.

I had one as a kid and it vanished 20 odd years ago. Since then I had always used MSR liquid fuel stoves like these an Extreme condition stove (XGK) (for some of my crazier hikes) or a Whisperlight such as this stove.

I finally (recently)  bought a new Trangia without a base or windscreen and made my own folding base. For someone like me who enjoys my daily “cup of Joe,”  soups, and sometimes some eggs and bacon using a simmer ring, this camp stove is great.

Even when I even think about thinking about taking one of my other single carry stoves, I just can’t bring myself to do it due to their size and weight. Again, they’re great stoves, but not as good when I want to carry light. So those are safely waiting for me in my shed if I need them, but Trangia Stove is just too convenient and simple for me to use any of the others.

Hope this helps! Happy Camping from the happy camper!

Oh, and don’t forget the stove alcohol fuel!