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QUICK GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT PORTABLE CAMPING STOVE ONLINE

Camping stoves come in all shapes and sizes. Choosing a quality camping stove to suit your needs is key. Here is a look at some issues to consider.

CAMPING STOVE OR BACKPACKING STOVE

The first question to ask yourself is what kind of stove do you need. Backpacking stoves are meant for those really on the move and are much smaller. Camping stoves are those used at stationary camping sites. A portable camping stove is built under the assumption that you are transporting it with your vehicle and setting it up to use close to where you park.

WHAT SIZE IS BEST

Portable stove size decisions really depend on how many people you need to be cooking for. If you are getting ready to purchase, this is important to think about because after your purchase it is more of a question of how many people suit your portable camping stove.

THERMAL UNITS

BTUs or British Thermal Units are the measure of the amount of energy required to heat or cool one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. The more BTUs a camping stove has, the more power the portable camping stove has.

THINK ABOUT SIMMERING AND WIND RESISTANCE

Great wind resistance will give more simmering capability. Simmering is a lot to do with normal cooking. Wind guards are a welcome addition to any great portable camping stove.

WHAT KIND OF FUEL

Know the type of fuel and how easy it is for you to come by, and how much it will cost.

GENUINE BRANDS

There is little better than genuine brand products with a reputation for durability. You should always keep this in mind when purchasing camping stoves online. You need to know you are definitely getting the genuine brand product.

WARRANTY

Does your camping stove purchase come with some sort of warranty and how do you go about implementing that warranty?

RELIABLE RETAILER

When you purchase a camping stove, that brand product is sold through a retailer. A retailer should be able to help you with your purchase and be there when you need them.

DOES IT PACK WELL

More than just keeping your campsite tidy, you need to transport your camping stove with you. The best camping stoves are lightweight and pack away well for easy transport. Camping stoves that are too light often don’t have the strength we need and camping stoves that are too heavy usually get left at home.

 


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Martin White
martinw@dinga.com.au

Martin is huge on everything outdoors and is even bigger on driving and technology. He loves boats, new stuff and writing about it.