The 12 Best Camping Stoves to Take Hiking

Because camping food = the best food.

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From compact canister stoves ideal to high-tech ones, you'll find the perfect camping cooking gear for your next trip.

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Camp Chef Explorer 2 Burner Range


If your camping trips feel like one big party, this large and versatile two-burner, propane-powered stove is the best option for you. Plus, you can buy add-ons, like barbecues and griddles, to make yours even more useful.

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Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Stove and Oven


Set up your very own mini kitchen next to your camper or tent with this propane-powered piece.

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Coleman Butane Stove


This little beauty is great for the solo-traveler or the couple who doesn't need a lot of gear. This petite stove fits inside a small bag and weighs less than five pounds, making it

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best camping stove ohuhu stainless steel wood burning stove
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Ohuhu Stainless Steel Wood Burning Stove


This eco-friendly, wood-burning option runs on whatever kindling you can find: leaves, twigs, or wood. This fold-down stove easily fits into small bags and can be toted when you hit the trail.

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best camping stove msr windpro II stove
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MSR Windpro II Stove


For the camper who refuses to let a little bad weather stop them, this canister option is designed to work well in cold weather and wind.

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best camping stove biolite wood burning stove system
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BioLite Wood Burning Stove System


While this is stove is on the pricer side, its attached charger makes it worth every penny. As you burn wood for your fire, excess heat is converted into electricity, which you can then use to charge your phone and other devices.

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best camping stove coleman classic propane stove
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Coleman Classic Propane Stove


For less than $45, this compact, two-burner propane stove has just what you need to make all kinds of meals. And when you're not camping, it's the perfect piece to store in your kitchen and turn to when you lose power at home.

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best camping stove lixada stainless steel wood burning stove
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Lixada Stainless Steel Wood Burning Stove


This particular design allows your flame to burn stronger and hotter, which means you can spend less time cooking and more time enjoying your trip.

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best camping stove etekcity portable stove and ignition
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Etekcity Portable Stove and Ignition


If canister cooking is preferred in your camping group, this affordable and lightweight piece is small enough to fit in your pocket. Simply affix it to your fuel canister and you'll instantly have the power to adjust your cooking flame.

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best camping stove texsport compact duel burner propane stove
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Texsport Compact Dual Burner Propane Stove


You simply can't go wrong with this high-quality, two-burner stove, which weighs just eight pounds and easily fits small- to medium-sized pots and pans.

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best camping stove tms portable wood stove
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TMS Portable Wood Stove


This beauty may resemble an old-fashioned wood burning stove, but don't be fooled—it's packed with tons of handy features and folds down making it easy to transport in your car. Use it to make dinner, stay warm on a cold night, or dry your camping clothes after the rain.

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best camping stove unigear wood burning folding stove
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Unigear Wood Burning Folding Stove


Unlike similar stainless steel wood burning camping stoves, this one folds down into the shape of a book, making it super easy to throw in your bag and go.

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