About Camping Stoves

About Camping StovesCamping stoves are used by campers, hikers, backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts as a way to heat, boil and cook food as a substitute for modern amenities. Stoves range from small, portable cooking devices to large outdoor designs.

Uses

Popular uses for camping stoves include grilling meats and vegetables and thawing and cooking meals remotely. Providing heat or boiling and sanitizing water are additional uses for a camping stove.

Types

Some of the main types of camping stoves are grill stoves, griddle stoves, canister stoves, ovens, skillets, single, double and triple burner stoves, pocket, lightweight or backpack stoves.

Fuel

Fuel that is used in camping stoves include charcoal, propane, alcohol, paper, kerosene, electricity, wood, butane or petroleum.

Sizes

Camping stoves vary in size. Some of the smallest (under 10 ounces) stoves are pocket stoves measuring 4 inches around in diameter, 2 inches wide and 2 inches high. Large stoves that have grills and grates to prepare several pounds of food may be a few feet wide and require a special trailer for transport due to size.

Safety

Fire safety is an issue with any stove due to the live flame and fuel source being so close together. All stoves should be placed several feet away from the main camp, autos and combustible materials. Proper ventilation should always be used to eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Article Written By Julie Boehlke

Julie Boehlke is a seasoned copywriter and content creator based in the Great Lakes state. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. Boehlke has more than 10 years of professional writing experience on topics such as health and wellness, green living, gardening, genealogy, finances, relationships, world travel, golf, outdoors and interior decorating. She has also worked in geriatrics and hospice care.

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