Canister Stoves


The Best Backpacking Stoves

We tested 29 models and found a favorite stove that nailed the sweet spot of being reasonably priced, simmering well, and boiling quickly.

Mike Thurber
Aug 16, 2018

The 6 Best Hiking Gadgets of Summer 2012

Of the dozens of poles, stoves, multitools, and other essentials we tested this year, we kept reaching for these six, from the Brunton Get-Back GPS, which stores up to three waypoints and steers you to the trailhead, to MSR SureLock TR-3s, which, at 20 ounces a pair, aren't ultralight, but they are quite sturdy and strong.

Sam Moulton
Jun 1, 2012

Tools of Summer: 6 Canoe Camping Essentials

The fiberglass mashup is stable, fast, and light, and thanks to the unique seating system, you can pilot it kayak style (double bladed) or with a canoe paddle.

Sam Moulton
May 13, 2012

What's the perfect canister stove?

I'm hiking the Wonderland Trail, the loop around Mount Rainier, in mid-September. I've decided to bring a canister stove to save weight. For two people, which models are best for a long-distance backpacking trip?

Doug Gantenbein
Aug 8, 2011