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Top 3 Backpacking Stoves for Smart Survivalists.

Portable backpacking camp stoves are an essential tool for #survivalists and preppers.

The reasons are quite understandable:

  • Sometimes you don’t have the ability to build a campfire, and sometimes you don’t have the time to do it (in an emergency situation such as an EMP attack).

  • Some stoves use natural fuels more efficiently than a traditional campfire.

  • Sometimes it’s just nice to be able to take out a small stove and make a quick hot drink or heat water for a survival food meal.

Whatever your reason might be, a tactical camping stove should be part of your survival kit at all times. However, there are a great many different ones out there, all using different types of fuel. We are going to look at 3, all of which can be easily tossed into your emergency kit.

Coleman Classic Backpack Stove

Price: $20.65

Fuel Type: Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Material: Aluminum

Power Source: Propane

Item Dimensions LxWxH: 5.12 x 5.51 x 4.33 inches

Item Weight: 0.52 Pounds

This is the ultimate compact stove for the smart #prepper. It’s designed to suit a 6-inch pan on top of the serrated supports and may boil 1 liter of water in only 3 minutes. The fully-adjustable heat goes from simmer to full boil with up to 10,000 BTUs of power. The PerfectFlow® pressure control technology produces a gentle fuel stream and consistent burner performance in just about all weather. The burner easily separates from the fuel cartridge for compact packing. Without fuel attached, the complete stove is barely 6.7 ounces, so it won’t weigh you down once you want to travel light.

BLUU MOUNT Backpacking Camping Stove

Price: $63.00

Fuel Type: Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Material: Aluminum

Power Source: Propane

Item Dimensions LxWxH: 4.8 x 4.8 x 7.64 inches

Item weight: 15.5 Ounces

The Bluu Mount camping stove is another great product for the smart #survavilist.

The boiling peak is in under 3 minutes and is weatherproofed. It comes with a 1.4-liter cooking pot with a heat exchanger. It has additional pan support for all your camping needs and it is equipped with a carrying pouch to carry it wherever you want it.

*The stove doesn't work with Coleman's fuel canister.

Kuvik Titanium Wood Stove

Price: $35.99

Fuel Type: Wood

Material: Titanium

Power Source: Fuel Powered

Item Dimensions LxWxH: 6.75 x 6 x 0.25 inches

Item Weight: 7.2 Ounces

This innovative backpack stove is designed for maximum portability owing to its ultralight construction and ability to fold flat. This stove burns organic material found on the ground, you’ll save even more weight in your backpack by not needing to carry fuel. And this is why the Kuvik Titanium Wood Stove made it to our top 3 stove reviews.


Choosing A Tactical Camp Stove

If you trying to find a stove for your emergency bag, all the stoves reviewed here are perfect for sticking into your survival kit. Which one you choose is basically up to you.

There is plenty to be said for a stove that allows burning scraps of wood or other biomass, but that won’t always be an option. for instance, if you're keeping a stove for a grid down emergency, a biomass stove won’t work alright indoors. An alcohol stove on the other hand will.

Stoves using some style of fuel source have the advantage of a reliable, packaged fuel that can generally be counted on to do and do the duty. Of course, once that fuel is gone, your stove isn’t of much use, and fuel containers can take up valuable space in an emergency kit.

On the other side, carrying enough fuel for several days or perhaps a pair of weeks generally won’t take up much room, and since it may be consumable, your emergency pack will grow lighter with each use.

Your choice in an emergency stove boils all the way right down to what reasonably space you've forgotten for a stove, and what your personal choices are in fuel, and these are the sole choices you will be ready to make.

Tactical Light Stoves: Are they part of your Survival Gear?

Emergency camping stoves mustn't be expensive, or complicated. Many are made for military or backpacking markets, which cause lightweight, easy-to-use and efficient products that do the primary job of heating water or preparing foods alright. While you're somewhat limited by the tiny size of these stoves, you’ll find for emergency and grid-down situations; they go to be the difference between a hot meal or one that tastes like cold MREs and sadness. The peace of mind of a good stove in your emergency kit is invaluable, and just knowing that it's there if you ever need it'll be a real relief. The morale boost of a hot meal in an emergency, or the life-saving ability to boil water cannot be measured in dollars, but rather measured in personal satisfaction.


If you don’t have already got a stove in your emergency kit or #BOB, you should. If you already do, then you're a smart prepper 😎

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