You've hiked all day, snacking on energy bars and trail mix. You throw off your pack once you finally get a rest. You're really ready for a nice, warm meal. Whether you whip up a three-course meal or simply boil water for your freeze-dried entree, you're going to need a reliable backpacking stove.
To find the right backpacking stove, focus on two things - the kinds of trips you want to take and the kinds of meals you want to enjoy. Try to figure out how many people you'll be cooking for (which will affect how big a stove you'll need), what kinds of temperatures you'll be cooking in [...] Read more
Read articles with instructions on building your own alcohol stoves at home. Each article has pictures to help you along the way and easy-to-understand instructions. Also, learn to build homemade stove accessories. Jason Klass' Homemade Backpacking Gear website teaches you how to build your own backpacking gear to save money. [...] Read more
Read real reviews written by the backpacking community. Get to know what backpackers loved or loathed about all the backpacking stoves out there. It's almost as good as getting to try the stove out before you buy it! Be sure to add in your two cents by reviewing your backpacking stoves as well!
After reading the Backpacking Stove Buying Guide, it is time to find the right stove for you at REI. Search their vast selection of outdoor gear and read each product's detailed description, specs, and reliable customer reviews to help you find the stove that is right for you. Find tons of backpacking stoves with fantastic prices at one of the best outdoor stores, REI.