A few posts back Danielle shared some of the top gear for your car camping kitchen. One of those pieces of gear was our faithful Coleman stove. We’ve had this thing since college and it works great every time. We love this stove and it’s probably one of the most used pieces of gear in our arsenal. We have cooked plenty of meals on that thing. Its high output can boil water quickly or it can be turned down to provide a nice simmer. It really is a great piece of equipment, but the only problem is that you can’t take it backpacking. Well I suppose you could if you are the anti-ultralight backpacker, but as the saying goes an ounce in the morning is a pound at night so this would feel like 55 pounds at night (and that doesn’t include the propane canister)!
Enter in the backpacking Primus stove. (more…)