stoves come with two burners. These stoves typically give you the option to use one, or the
other or both, and at different temperatures.
For feeding a group, car, walk in, or going to the cabin, a
double burner stove is an excellent choice.
For backpacking or when room is an issue, this probably isnít
an option you should be looking for.
Button Ignition, also called Piezo ignition lets you start your stove
with a push, well maybe a couple pushes of a button.
Long term these push button ignition systems can loose their
ability to light, and if exposed to too much heat can melt.
If your stove comes with the convenience of push button ignition,
always carry an alternative source to get it started up, like matches or
stoves come with an outer loop of aluminum to protect the flame from
wind to keep it burning efficiently and keep the heat focused on warming
your food and not being carried away in the breeze.
Some stoves have a thin bar around the burner itself that
protects the flame, and doesnít do as good of a job.
If your stove keeps itís fuel canister under the burner, never
use a windscreen that reflects the heat back down from the top, as you
can overheat your fuel, damage the pump, and melt your push button
hard shell case helps protect your stove from the rigors of the trail
and the trunk. They also
can add weight to your pack.
lightweight version of the hard shell case, the stuff sack holds all of
the parts of your stove together. Lighter than a hard shell case, make sure your stove is
completely cooled off before stowing it back into itís stuff sack.
stoves come with a repair kit that provides all the necessary parts to
do minor repairs and keep your stove burning efficiently in the field.
If your stove doesnít come with one standard, you should
consider buying one if the option is available.
Fuel or Multi Fuel
stoves will burn a variety of fuels.
Although not many will burn say propane or white gas, a stove
that can accept a variety of fuels may burn white gas, kerosene or
gasoline or it may burn propane or isobutane.
If your stove burns a variety of fuels it increases the range of
locations you can use it based on what fuels are available.
stoves do not come with a fuel bottle.
Bottles typically come in a variety of sizes and are measured in
ounces or milliliters. Make
sure the capacity of the bottles you select if your stove uses
refillable bottles will meet your needs without weighing you down.