Why Your Backcountry Stove Should Be A Stove System


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Backpacking stoves are preferred over open-flame cooking in the wilderness, and for good reason.

These stoves are light and reliable, and fire rings left by backcountry campfires do not fit the Leave No Trace ethic. In many areas, fires are strictly prohibited due to forest-fire danger or the scarcity of available firewood, so a stove is your only option.

If you’re shopping for a backpacking stove, you also might want to consider a stove system, which offers some compelling advantages.

All stove systems are canister systems, which means they feature a fuel canister that threads directly onto the stove. However, unlike a conventional, top-mounted canister stove, a stove system is integrated with a specially-designed cooking pot to create a compact and efficient unit. Stove systems are becoming increasingly popular because they perform in cold and windy weather and at high altitudes.

To learn more about the advantages of stove systems, head over the MSR Blog to read “Stove Systems 101: 5 Reasons Your Backcountry Stove Should Be A Stove System.”

Photo credit: Scott Rinckenberger via MSR.

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