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The three major stove types used for lightweight camping are pressurised liquid fuel stoves, gas stoves and unpressurised liquid fuel stoves (ie Trangia). Broadly, pressurised liquid fuel stoves perform the best in cold conditions and at altitude and are much used on expeditions, gas stoves are simple, clean and ideal for summer use, and Trangia fill the same niche as gas stoves but are cheaper to run. However, each category has its pros and cons which are detailed in these sub-sections and new models that extend the boundaries of what each type can achieve are appearing all the time.
If you are confused by the vast array of stoves available, or want information about a stove you have, a good place to start your search is Hikin' Jim's Adventures in Stoving - the blog of a real camping stove enthusiast! Follow that up with a look at larsonweb.com and you will have more information about stoves than your brain can cope with!
Stoves that will work at nearly any temperature or altitude and will burn many different fuels - ideal for expeditions to remote areas where gas canisters are unlikely to be available.
Stoves that combine the ability to run on both pressurised liquid fuel and screw threaded gas canisters.
Simple to use stoves that are clean to run - they do require a source of the correct gas cylinders though so may not be much use in third world countries.
Popular meths burning stoves. Cheap to run and simple to operate. They do not function well at high altitudes or very low temperatures.
Jets, O-Rings and other spares.
Pots, pans and ancillary equipment.
Vacuum flasks, Mugs, Bowls, Plates, Cutlery etc.
Various bits to get your stove lit - not fuel though; we can't post that.
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