I started out with a Coleman dual fuel stove. I'm a car camper so weight is not an issue. But the setup to just make a quick cup of coffee, or cup of noodles, got very tiresome. I still have the Coleman and use it for some meals. Doing a bit of research I settled on the Jetboil. Yes it's heavier than the others. But it comes with a dedicated container and a stand for the fuel canister. The container becomes the storage for the stand, burner head, and a smaller fuel canister. Packed neat. The container will hold 1 liter of water which the stove will boil in 90 seconds.
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The father away from cities you are the less likely you'll have any visitors. People that are out in the boonies are not going to wander into your camp. If your doing dispersed camping in the boonies you've got bear spray, or should have, on your hip. That should give you some peace of mind. I don't recommend you use it on a human unless your life is threatened, but it will stop a charging 600 pound bear so anything smaller is a given. I've been doing dispersed, in the boonies, camping continously now for almost 4 years and never had anyone come into my camp uninvited. Except for a bear - bear spray does work.
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I'm a septuagenarian that camps and travels full time on the west coast. After spending most of the last 25 years in the hospitality industry I decided it was time for me to take a very extended vacation.