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Stoves/Fuel

Canoeing.com Definition: Compact, single-burner camp stoves cook food efficiently without sacrifcing portability. Many fold, disassemble or are small enough to fit in cooksets. Canister and liquid fuel burning stoves are most common. Canister stoves burn prefilled butane, isobutane, propane or blended fuel cartridges that typically screw into the burner to become the base of the stove. Some attach by a fuel line. Liquid gas stoves feature free standing burners with integrated fuel tanks or fuel lines that attach to reusable fuel bottles. They most commonly burn white gas, gasoline, diesel or kerosene; many have the ability to burn multiple fuels. For canoeists that prefer not to carry fuel, twig burning stoves provide a great alternative.

EXPLORE STOVES BY TYPE:
Ultralight Stoves
Cooksets designed for solo campers or canoeists packing as light as possible. Typically serve groups of 1-3 people.
Canister Stoves
Easy to use and requiring little maintenance, these stoves are great for shorter 3-season trips and trips where stove use complements cooking over a fire.
Liquid Gas Stoves
The most reliable stoves for cold weather and rough conditions, these stoves are best for long trips or when cooking over a fire is limited. Regular maintenance is required, and traveling with a repair kit is recommended.
Multi-fuel Stoves/Adapters
For paddlers that crave flexibility, these stoves and adapters make it possible to burn canister or liquid gas with the same stove.
Fuel and Fuel Bottles
For canister and liquid gas stoves. Be sure to check your stove’s fuel specifications before purchasing.
Twig Burning Stoves
Twig burning stoves allow canoeists to travel light. No need to carry fuel or collect as much firewood as a typical campfire requires.










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