The MiniMo is a newer version of the original Flash model: it has a “wider, shorter pot that still holds a liter of water and boils it in just a few minutes,” wrote tester Graham Averill. “Also cool: the stove and pot click together into one apparatus,…
This setup looks as good as it cooks
Spoiler: it’s all about ditching single-use items
The Coleman Classic is one of our Gear Guy’s top choices for car camping. “The two 10,000-BTU burners take a little while to heat things up, but no one should be in a rush when out camping,” he wrote. “If anything ever breaks on a Classic—which rarely…
Our writer tested 29 backpacking stoves in 2018, and the Primetech was his favorite. “It’s reasonably priced, simmers well, boils quickly, and comes with everything I needed to cook in the backcountry,” he wrote.
When your life depends on it, it had better work
In this video, Bryan Rogala shows us three solutions to help kick that expensive one-pound disposable-propane-tank habit
Love affairs that span years
The best thing about car camping? Bringing all the amenities.
Our writer has a man crush on a Utah cook-stove inventor named Steve Despain, and it’s easy to see why. Using creative design, smart marketing, and YouTube star turns, he’s brought glamour to the humblest little workhorse in the outdoors.
Because dinner isn’t going to make itself
Our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide review sums up our thoughts on the Ignite: “It is everything you could want in a straightforward car-camping stove,” our tester wrote. “It has two 10,000-BTU burners, a piezo igniter that we used a hundred times without a hiccup, and space for two ten-inch…
If you've done everything in your power to salvage it, and it's still not working like it used to, maybe it's time for something new
Included in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide, the Primus Aeril Stove lets you grill over any fire. Designed to block wind and provide support for the large triangular grill, the stove also folds flat and comes with a storage bag for easy transport.
Thanks to a couple inventors, a handful of national parks might be the best places to take your propane canisters to keep them out of landfills. But why hasn't the process taken off across the country?
A warm meal is a game changer in the backcountry
This single burner is a budget-friendly car camping essential. We found it great for making morning coffee or boiling noodles, thanks to the consistent and adjustable stove.
BioLite’s Cookstove has an integrated battery, which powers a fan for efficient cooking. Plus, four fan speeds control flame size, enabling you to boil water fast or just simmer.
Because you gotta eat
The winner gets a place of honor in my camp kitchen
Treat it right and you'll have a workhorse that will last you decades
Here are 5 great options. And not all of them are expensive.
Whether you’re just getting into backpacking or want to upgrade your kit, you can't go wrong with this tiny cooking setup
It'll elevate your camp-cooking game for decades—for just $130
Some cut down on waste. Some funnel proceeds to environmental organizations. Some are green literally and figuratively.
It burns kerosene, unleaded gasoline, canister fuel, and alcohol
Companies making gear from aluminum and steel—everything from camp stoves to bike frames—will be hit hardest by the new tariffs, economists say
Those folks up in the PNW know how to make nice-looking outdoor toys
I pitted three models against one another to help you choose the right stove for your adventures
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The Eureka Gonzo Grill is one of our favorite all-in-one cook systems that we’ve tested.
Plus, the differences between liquid fuel and pressurized canisters
A lightweight backpacking stove that runs on twigs
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The following items have gone the way of dodo bird, but if we had our way, we'd bring them all back
Plus, you can build it at home
The year ahead will be filled with goggles that guide us down the ski hill, stoves that could save humanity, and Kubrickian pods that will carry us to the edge of space
We love bikes, but you’ll see a lot more country on a motorcycle
You can do better than Easy Mac and beans
This may be the coolest car-camping stove we've ever seen
Gear companies from around the world released their brand-new summer 2016 products this week at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City. We pored over all of it, and these five products—from a brilliant new water filter to a totally reinvented waterproof jacket—were our top picks for Gear…
A packable device producing fire for camp cooking.
Pitching the ultimate base camp has never been easier. —Sam Moulton Pitching the ultimate base camp has never been easier. —Sam Moulton (Michael Karsh) Primus FireHole 100 stove There are no fancy features and few moving parts on the FireHole ($150)—and that’s…
Tools to improve backcountry adventures.
Few things can ruin a would-be stellar trip like realizing you forgot something really important. With this guide to packing, you won't have to learn the hard way.
Now we can all (basically) have the car of our dreams
These products aren't messing around.
Every stove claims it's the fastest. We pitted them head-to-head in a winner-takes-all boil-off.
Lightweight, durable, and comfy, this gear finds its way into Chris Solomon's pack every time he heads out the front door.
We've got the Vanagon packed, but where and how should we unload it for a picture-perfect base camp?
Charge up in the backcountry using only water and heat.
For the sake of your spine and your sanity, heed these rules
The BaseCamp is ideal for car camping or tailgating.
Recharge dead batteries off the grid with these portable power plants
I want to go beyond normal camp food for my next trip. I'm talking cobbler, cornbread, even pizza. What should I do?
First things first: your pack will be heavier. You’ll be packing more food, fuel, and layers. As for shelter, if you’re not expecting high winds or heavy snowfall, you probably don’t need to upgrade to a four-season tent; a sturdy (read: not ultralight or mostly mesh) three-season model should see you through.
I heard about the BioLite stove, which supposedly makes electricity from wood. Does it work?
A titanium bike with swooping lines and parallel triangles for added flex and greater shock absorption.
Spontaneity means traveling light but also being prepared. The gear you bring—bikes, boats, ’biners—depends on where you’re going. The rest? Pack no more than the Kelty BaseCamp Kitchen.
I having trouble finding a skillet that is lightweight yet will not burn. I using a Primus canister stove and able to adjust the heat low enough. I use my equipment for bike touring, backpacking, and canoeing, so I looking for something that is both small and light. Brad Rantoul, Illinois
Deluxe two-burner: Are you a stealth car camper? Hide this stove in the trunk. The clamshell design is much more compact than traditional two-burner units yet unfolds into a sturdy, propane-burning stove that rivals your dad's old Coleman for performance. 4.5 lbs; coleman.com …
Ultimate versatility: The Stella+ is light enough for long-distance trips and stable enough for a big group (it'll hold a four-liter pot), plus the remote-canister design allows you to use it with an Outback Oven. Smart: The automatic-ignition switch is located far from the burner, where fingers won't get singed.
This completely enclosed and integrated pot-and-burner system is incredibly fuel-efficient, boiling a liter of water in as fast three minutes. 13.6 oz (includes 1.7-liter pot); msrgear.com…
Tiny but powerful: In mild weather at 9,500 feet, we easily boiled a liter of water in less than five minutes. 2.4 oz; optimus.se…
The Lander runs on either white gas or a butane canister but works best in liquid mode in sub-zero weather. 11.2 oz; brunton.com…
This stainless-steel-and-aluminum beast (25″x16″x8″) lights itself and has an antimicrobial cutting board, hard-anodized aluminum griddle, and integrated storage bins. 33 lbs; coleman.com…
Weight saver: Don't be fooled by this stove's tiny dimensions. It cranks out big heat, adjusts down to a simmer, and has four serrated pot supports that are surprisingly stable for the size. A hingelike joint enables the Flex to fold flat and pack away like a deck of cards.
Yes, it cranks. But the true test of stoves this size is how well they simmer—and the Bantam passed our (scientific) evenly-cooked-pancake test with flying colors. White gas only, 10 oz; brunton.com…
Aigle Shems – Midweight Jackets: Reviews With a soft fleece interior and warm, durable merino wool/nylon exterior, this jacket combines our favorite fabrics in one versatile top. 1.9 lbs; aigleusa.com Patagonia Pau – Footwear: Reviews (Terry Heffernan) The coolest mocs we’ve ever laid eyes…
How does Jetboil improve our favorite fuel miser? By increasing versatility. A pot support (pictured) allows you to cook with a frying pan. And a 1.5-liter pot (not pictured)—equipped with a heat-trapping FluxRing, built-in handle, and insulating neoprene cozy—makes the Jetboil ideal for groups of two to four. Fuel:…
The fuel miser: It's freezing and the wind's howling—a perfect time to fire up the Reactor, which has a completely enclosed, windproof burner. The integrated pot/burner system puts the Reactor in a class by itself: It's compact, incredibly fuel-efficient, and boils a liter of water in a fast three minutes.
WHERE TO USE IT: Cold water and stiff currents make Washington’s San Juan Islands a serious destination for kayakers. But with good forecasts and maps from Anacortes’s Sea Kayak Shop (seakayakshop.com), they can also be the most rewarding, with frequent orca and humpback sightings. Take a lap…
Overlooked mountain ranges, river beer, running album, gear of all time, and 47 other big ideas, accidental winners, and awesome things about the world outside we've come to love over the past 33 years. Introducing our first annual Editors' Choice Awards...
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