Lightweight mobile burners. Heating food while hiking isn’t mandatory but certainly makes the evening meal something to look forward to. Even if you only use it to make a hot drink it is an important ritual to include in your daily routine.
I currently have the Kovea Titanium Ultralight but am waiting for a Esbit titanium hexamine stove to arrive in the mail from Poland.
For the cheapest light weight solution make you own alcohol stove from a coke can. Next best value get a hexamine stove kit.
Below is a list of options for hiking.
see – Stoves for your camper.
|Brunton Raptor||Overall dimensions: 1.7”x1.5”x2.5” stove folded|
Weight: 5 oz (141 g)
Fuel Type: Isobutane canisters
Rating: Approximately 3200 watts / 11,000 btu
Burn time: Up to 1.5 hrs at high output (one 8 oz canister)
4 minutes to boil 1L of water
Piezo electric ignition
|Coleman F1 Ultralight||Auto Ignition: No|
Boil Time: 3.7min (1L)
Burn Time: [High] 50min; [Low] 2hrs
Country of Origin: France (Includes Monaco)
Fuel Type: Butane, propane (220g resealable cartridge)
Material: Stainless steel
Parts Kit: No
Size: [Folded] 6 x 1 x 6in (15 x 2.5 x 15cm)
Weight: 2.7oz (76.5g)
Ignition fashion: Piezoelectricity automatism strike fire
|Hexamine stoves||Solid fuel hexamine stoves are probably the cheapest light weight cooking solution going. It’s probably a good idea to start with this style of stove if you have limited funds.|
These are what we used to carry in the army reserve. They work fine. Remember the matches. These probably perform better in wind than the ultralight Esbit version below.
|Kovea Solo||Dimensions: 57 x 57 x 100 mm|
Ignition: One touch Piezo piece
Consumption: 127 g/h
round burner head makes flame even
Weight: 124 g
|Kovea Titanium Supalite||IGNITION: Manual|
DIMENSION: 176 X 116 X 40mm (inner box)
BOIL TIME: approx 3 mins
GAS CONSUMPTION: 172gm/hr
CARTRIDGE: screw type 227 grams most brands
BTU OUTPUT: approx 8,500
STORAGE CASE: Soft Carry Case
|Kovea Titanium Ultralite||Ignition: One touch Electric Piezo ignition|
Gas consumption: 230gm/hr
Boil time: approx 2.5 mins
Cartridge: screw type 227 grams most brands
BTU output: 9,000
Storage case: Hard Plastic Case & soft case included.My Kovea Titanium Ultralite review.This is the ultralite camping stove I ended up buying after doing the research for this page. I paid $69 AUD delivered in Brisbane. There are some stoves that are a bit lighter and the Kovea Supalite is a little lighter again – but without the piezo ignition. I think 28 grams for a lighter is worth it. I use this stove on the smallest size resealable Coleman gas cylinder and it was very stable with a small kettle or 3 litre sauce pan on top. Boiled water very quickly, easy to set up, folds away nicely into a soft drawstring bag to go back inside the kettle for safe keeping. A great buy.
|Monatauk Gnat||11,000 BTU|
1.6 ounces (48 grams)
2.25″ x 2.25″ x 2.5″ (folded)
3″ x 3″ x 3.25″ (case)
|MSR Pocket Rocket||Ultralight, Pocket-Sized: Weighs just 3 oz. (86 g). Palm-size dimensions, 4x4x2 inches.|
Output: 8,200 BTU
Simple, Lightening-Fast Operation: No need for priming, pressurizing or maintenance.
Blazing Heat Output: Boils a liter of water in under 3.5 minutes.
Simmer or Boil: Glove-friendly controls allow precise flame adjustment and stability.
Windclip™ Windshield: Micro-burner, tri-sectional clip protects flame in light wind gusts.
Burns MSR IsoPro™ Premium Fuel or normal Butane: Clean burning, ultimate performance from start to finish of canister life
MADE IN USA
|MSR Windpro II||Superior Efficiency: Compatible with windscreen (included) for top performance in all conditions.|
Versatile: Supports large cook pots (up to 9″ maximum diameter) and can be used with bake ovens.
Lightweight: Lightest remote canister stove on the market at 190g.
|Nordisk Titaninium Esbit Stove||13 g Hexamine Stove. This is probably the lightest kit you can get if you take the fuel weight into consideration also.|
The gas stoves are much heavier because of the fuel canister.
|Optimus Crux||Only weighing 83 grams,|
10,200 BTU output burner.
|Ozmate Power 101||Small and compact, this mini burner is ideal for trekking or hiking. It has a power output of 10,000btu and fueled by Butane Gas (canister not included). Compact size is an amazing 46 x 46 x 105mm. Small enough to fit in your back pocket. Comes with hard carry case.|
Weighs 84 g, with 80g/hr consumption.
|Primus Micron Ti 2.5||Auto Ignition: No|
Boil Time: 4 min
Burn Time: Varies
Cleaning Tool: No
Country of Origin: China
Fuel Type: Butane,Hard Case: No
Heat Reflector: No
Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime
Material: Titanium, aluminum
Size: 2.6 x 1.7 x 2.6in (6.6 x 4.2 x 6.6 cm)
Weight: 2.5oz (71g)
|Snow Peak Gigapower||Size: 4.125 x 2.625″ Weight: 3.25 oz Warranty: Lifetime Country of Origin: Japan|
A version with piezo is also available
|Snow Peak Litemax||Weight (without fuel) 1.9 ounces (71g)|
Dimensions 3 x 2.7 x 1.3 inches
Fuel GigaPower canisters
Average boil time 5 min. 35 sec.
Fuel capacity 220 grams
Burn time (max flame) (100 grams of fuel) 46 minutes
Water boiled per 100g fuel 8.2 liters
|Soto OD-1BS||This one is not the lightest but it claims to be the smallest.|
OUTPUT: 2800 kcal/h 3260W 11000 BTU
|Trangia Spirit||Alcohol stove 109 g|
|Soda can alcohol stove||The Soda Can Stove – make your own|