Dual burners, push-button ignition, and 22,000 BTUs make the Triton propane stove an interesting option for your family’s next outdoor adventure. With enough space for two large pans, preparing food for your little army is never a problem. The Triton’s windblock panels and constant heat provided by PerfectFlow technology combine for a stove that will last for many years. A removable chrome-plated grate facilitates quick and easy cleaning. MSRP: $99
This CSA-certified, 8000-BTU portable stove is perfect for campouts, entertaining outdoors, or when a real disaster strikes. It features a Piezo electronic ignition with a useful safety lock to prevent possible accidents, an adjustable flame, and an automatic shut-off sensor to preserve fuel when every bit counts. It runs on Sterno butane fuel (sold separately), and it comes with a carrying case. MSRP: $36
The 25,000 BTU Deluxe Three Burner Stove handles three pots at once on this powerful, yet portable liquid propane range. Producing 20,000 BTUs across two burners, and 5,000 BTUs on the third, your family will be eating dinner in no time flat. When “chow time” is complete, the unit folds down and becomes portable with its integrated carrying handle. Its heavy-duty metal and stainless steel windguards help this portable stove perform in harsh outdoor conditions for years. It comes with gas regulator for propane cylinders and a drip pan for easy cleaning. MSRP: $92
The Stryker 100 portable isobutene stove travels with you on day hikes, overnight campouts, or while bugging out after an electrical grid failure. Its innovative heat-ring technology boosts efficiency by 30 percent, reducing fuel consumption and speeding up the heating process. The stove’s lightweight, hard-anodized aluminum shell, and its insulated sleeve, keep your tasty contents warm while providing a comfortable and secure grip. The stove comes complete with a stable three-leg stand, a 1.3-liter pot with secure lid, and an easy-to-carry mesh pouch. MSRP: $70
The Butane One pumps out 8,000 BTUs an hour allowing you to cook large, family meals even under bug-out conditions. The Butane One is compact and lightweight, which lets you travel farther and still produce delicious hot meals. An optional fry-griddle top creates even more cooking options. The complete set features matchless ignition, a fully adjustable heat-control dial, a porcelain drip tray, and a handy storage case. This stove uses readily available butane canisters, and it has a full one-year warranty. MSRP: $28
Convenience and power go hand in hand with this grill. You can cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner on its large cooking surface, but the entire unit folds up smaller than a briefcase. PerfectFlow technology feeds the 6,000 BTU burner, while an adjustable heat dial and an Instastart push-button ignition keep you in control and safe from accidents. A removable tray collects grease, and the grate is easy to remove and comes clean in your dishwasher. Coleman offers a three-year limited warranty on the stove. MSRP: $80
The Firehole 200 portable stove, built for the rugged outdoors, features an adjustable foot for stability on uneven ground, a double windscreen, and heavy stainless steel grates. Its ergonomic handle eases carrying the stove, no matter what terrain you’re crossing. It also has a flexible fuel line and an instant click-to-flame igniter. Easy-to-find-and-carry 1-pound propane canisters fire up the unit to 24,000 BTUs. The durable Firehole 200 will feed your family today and for years to come. MSRP: $175
Lightweight, compact and ready for action, the Amicus portable stove offers a simple design with a high-performance output. The stove cranks out more than 10,000 BTUs of power, and one 8-ounce canister will last for 1.5 hours. The shock-resistant unit sets up quickly with its solid spring-loaded pot supports. A hidden electric line offers quick ignition. Carry it in your backpack, supply bag, or keep it stored for any emergency. MSRP: $55
Need water heated fast? The Stryker 150 propane stove rapidly boils a half-liter of water in about two minutes. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee, tea, or instant soup wherever your travels take you. This “on-the-go” stove uses convenient propane canisters and heat-ring technology to decrease cook time and increase fuel efficiency. Matchless ignition instantly sparks flames while its insulated sleeve keeps your beverage or outdoor meal warm longer. Stove, lid, and pot all fit conveniently in a durable mesh-carrying bag. MSRP: $80
The Click-2-Cook stove offers dual fuel choices—butane and propane—to give you options when supplies run scarce. The heavy-duty unit features cast aluminum burners, a simple-to-use Piezo ignition system and a gas leak prevention device for safe and easy cooking. Producing 7,650 BTUs on butane and 8,365 BTUs using propane, you’ll have plenty of power in this compact stove. It comes with a bag for carrying and storage. MSRP: $50
Unmatched versatility describes this award-winning stove. The Omnifuel stove was designed for harsh and demanding environments, various altitudes, and extreme temperatures. It also burns nearly any type of fuel including white gas, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, paraffin, and even aviation fuel, making it an excellent choice for survival or bug-out preplanning. Included with this emergency stove are an Ergopump, a multi-tool with cleaning needle, a windscreen and a heat reflector. It’s a good choice for urban and rural survival needs. MSRP: $170
When supplies become scarce, you’ll be lucky you have a stove that runs on two types of fuel, butane or propane. This versatile dual-fuel burner features a Piezo ignition, a great feature if you can’t find matches or a lighter. It also has a built-in pressure sensor ejection system and an adjustable heat dial. It’s easy to use for backpacking, camping, or surviving a natural disaster. MSRP: $40
A hot meal is a luxury not readily available to many people after disaster strikes. With the electrical grid down, your house destroyed or uninhabitable, and no signs of improvement, your chances of serving your family a comforting, hot meal are slim to none—unless you planned well. A portable stove powered by propane, butane, or other fuels, can be an affordable answer to this seldom-thought-through scenario. Models differ in size, construction, and portability, as do accessories that range from simple to all the “bells and whistles.” The key to choosing the right camp stove depends on your particular lifestyle, your family’s size, and your overall emergency plan. But, for all people, a portable stove will be a “lifesaver” after long, hard days spent trying to rebuild lives. A hot meal is a step in the right direction. Here are some camp stove options.
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For more information about the camp stoves featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.
Coleman Triton Propane Stove
Sterno Products Portable Butane Stove-8,000 BTU
Mr. Heater Deluxe Three Burner Stove
Camp Chef Stryker 100
Camp Chef Butane One Burner Stove
Coleman Fold N Go Propane Grill
Primus Firehole 200
Soto Amicus Stove
Camp Chef Stryker 150
Wall Lenk Click-2-Cook Stove
Primus Omnifuel Stove
Gas One Dual Fuel Portable Stove
This article is from “Survivor’s Edge” Fall 2017. To order a copy, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.
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