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February Gear Highlight: Camp Stove

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Welcome to February’s gear highlight post! To keep in line with the latest theme of cookware and meals, I will cover my Coleman Classic 1 Burner Butane Stove. I used this last season and plan to do so this coming season. I know I spoke about this last month, but I thought a more in-depth look into it could be helpful for those who want more info.

This month’s gear is Coleman Camp Stove

This camp stove is lightweight, portable, and comes with a carrying case. It is pretty simple to use and comes with pictured instruction manual if you haven’t used one before. It has a dial to adjust the intensity of the fire/heat and a switch for ignition, making it easy to light. The butane can only go in one way and has a safety so the stove won’t light if it isn’t in correctly. Also, if the burner gets wet (which happens sometimes when outdoors) it won’t light either, which may seem obvious…wet stuff won’t start on fire. Once it dries out, it will and everything is fine.


It is a pretty basic one burner stove, but there is still plenty to like. Like I said above, it is lightweight and comes with a carrying case, so it doesn’t take much energy to move it around and pieces can’t go missing.

The safety measures in place are helpful, can’t blow yourself and/or your stove up if you can’t light it in the intended way. The dial and one push ignition switch are nice too. Having to manually light a burner can be scary, especially if you don’t have something long to keep your fingers away from the flame.

It heats up quickly, which could be seen as both a positive and negative. As a positive, it doesn’t take long to boil water, cook food, etc.


Last gear highlight I mentioned that there wasn’t much to dislike about this stove as it isn’t anything fancy, but there are a couple of things that came up.

It doesn’t come with butane, which makes sense, I guess. However, this wasn’t stated when I purchased it and coming with one cannister would have been nice.

Heating up quickly, as I talked about above and last month, while nice is also an issue. I had issues with sticking and scorching but it could have just been a me issue. Turning down the flame and having more patience could solve this issue too.


I paid around $40.00 for the burner alone. This is a fairly reasonable price for something that keeps you fed while out in nature or if you end up in a weather related emergency.

Butane isn’t the cheapest fuel to buy, so buying in bulk is really the way to go. I paid about $26 for 12 cannisters. I didn’t even go through one full canister last season, so it is worth it for me.

Other thoughts

There are plenty of other options out there for camp stoves, so if this one doesn’t fit your needs or desires, I’m positive you can find something that does. A little research goes a long way. The one I use is not going to be suitable for backpacking, but since I use drive-in sites it’s all I need.

If you have a request for the next gear highlight, put it in the comments below. I have most of my gear listed here.

Be safe out there! REMEMBER YOUR MAPS AND PASSPORT STAMPS!! Seeyalaterbye <3

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