Five Lightweight Stove Options
Kevin Felts 08.01.17
For close to 15 years my backpacking, camping stove was a single burner with a one pound bottle of propane. The thing took up a lot of room and was heavy. There were times when I thought about ditching the propane stove and just using a camp fire and a stainless steel canteen cup. The one thing that kept me packing the stove, was that it was so convenient.
Eventually, I decided to get rid of the propane stove and switch to blended fuel. The first blended fuel stove purchased was a Coleman Max. By all rights, even the Max was heavy when compared to other stoves.
While browsing through some YouTube videos I heard about the BRS UltraLight stove. The BRS weighs 0.8 ounces, costs less than $20 on Amazon and is available for Prime shipping (as of when this article was published).
On a personal note, I have a BRS and have used it a couple of times. So far, it seems to be doing great.
As of August 1, 2017 the Etekcity ultralight weight stoves are on sale at Amazon.
They are available for Prime shipping and come with their own carry case.
Weighs around 4.8 ounces.
The Redcamp mini stove was on sale when this article was published for $9.99 with free shipping from Amazon.
It is available in two options, the small and the mini. The mini weighs around 3.5 ounces
The MSR PocketRocket weighs just 3 ounces and costs $39.95 from Amazon. When this article was published, it was not eligible for Prime shipping.
This stove has 469 reviews on Amazon and has a 5 star rating.
It has 65 reviews on Amazon and has 4.5 star rating.
Weighs around 4 ounces.
For the stove to be listed, it had to sit on top of the canister. The stove could not have a separate stand for the pot and have a hose going to the fuel bottle.
A stove is great, but there is no use in carrying more weight than you should. The market is flooded with lightweight stoves. Hopefully, some of those listed above can help point you in a lightweight option.
After I bought the BRS stove, I knew there was no going back to those heavy stoves.