If is often said that to survive the outdoors you would need to know how to (1) find or build shelter, (2) find water for drinking and (3) forage for food that can be cooked using a traditional camping and backpacking stove. These are the three primary things you would need to survive a night in the wild, although some might argue that you would need more but historically, food, water and shelter are the top three necessities that need to be met to survive.
Surviving the Outdoors with a Classic Camping and Backpacking Stove
When backpacking or going on camping, there are several items that should be mainstays in your backpack, with some additions that will help you adapt to whatever the climate will be in your chosen destination. This list is the core group of items, but this is not set in stone and can always be modified depending on the hiking that you would do. For example, if you’re just going on a day hike you can remove the stove and tent from the list, if you’re going for a long exploratory climb, you can opt for bigger or lighter items.
Here is the list of items that you would need to survive in the wild:
- Classic Camping and Backpacking Stove
- Hydration Filter
- Multi-tool Kit
- Large Knife
- Flint or Matches
- First Aid Kit
- Sleeping Bag
- Basic Cookware
- Water Bottle
Other items like extra clothes, food, jackets and thermal blankets are all optional and is not a consistent part of any list. These things not only enable you to find water, build shelter and cook your food, they also provide for your other needs like health, garbage disposal, and plumbing.
Cooking in the Wilderness
While food from a fast food joint or a restaurant can always be brought on a camping trip, nothing beats being able to cook your favorite dish using a classic camping and backpacking stove. You would know what goes into your food and it also lets you build your menu around your dietary requirements.
Most campers would have raw meat and vegetables packed and stored in a lightweight cooler while adventurers would take things a step further and hunt their food and smoke them onsite. Cooking in the wilderness is quite the experience, and it is advised that you do this at least once in your lifetime.
The Housweety Lightweight Large Burner Classic Camping and Backpacking Stove is an excellent example of a stove that can do a lot regardless of how compact it looks. The Housweety stove weighs a mere half pound and comes with the following features:
- Ultralight Stove – the Housweety Lightweight Large Burner Classic Camping and Backpacking Stove is compact, and you would not even feel that you are carrying it inside your backpack. Its small size lets you pack it inside a sling bag or a wet-pack for easier access.
- Durable Materials – this lightweight stove is made of materials that are highly resistant to corrosion and rust. It also does not get clogged easily, even if the cooking area is dusty.
- Adaptable – the valve of the Housweety can be fitted into any screw top isobutane or propane canister from any brand or make.
- Fully Adjustable Flame – this camping stove comes with an easy-to-control lever that lets you adjust the flame to suit your cooking needs.
- Stable Serrated Support – this classic camping and backpacking stove comes with four serrated non-slip cookware support that holds all sizes of cookware and can withstand any style of cooking.
- Right Sized Burner – the burner of the Housweety Lightweight Large Burner Classic Camping and Backpacking Stove is just the rise to cook anything from small pots to large pans from pancakes and frittatas.
- Compact – the stove is very compact and does not take too much room inside a backpack or a sling bag.
- Disassembles Easily – this classic camping and backpacking stove sets up and dismantles within seconds, so fast that an instruction manual is no longer made for this product as everything is intuitive.
- No Ignition System – the Housweety does not have an ignition system, and you would have to bring along some matches or butane lighters to get a fire going for you to cook with. This won’t be that much of a problem since matches and lighters are part of the survival kit.
- Can Be Tipped Over – this stove does not come with its own set of legs as it depends on the propane canister as its base. It is recommended that a canister with a broader base, like the GSI Isobutane Gas Canister, be used as attaching the Housweety to the usual canister makes it unstable and easy to tip over.
- Low Fuel Efficiency – the large burner equates to a fast consumption of fuel, and although the flames can be adjusted, a canister of propane still lasts a day short when using other camp stove models.
Housweety Lightweight Large Burner Classic Camping and Backpacking Stove is made of durable materials that enable it to withstand high temperatures and pressure from larger cookware. The valve of this classic camping and backpacking stove fits almost any butane or propane canister, and the adjusting knob lets you modify the flames from simmer to full blast.
This stove is compact and lightweight and is not a burden to carry and pack as it can fit almost anywhere. The serrated non-slip support is made to hold cookware of all sizes and has a faster cooking time than most given the size of its burners. This stove can be quickly assembled and disassembled, and all parts are intuitive.
The CHENBO Ultralight Outdoor Camping Stove Gas-powered Stove comes close to the Housweety Lightweight Large Burner Classic Camping and Backpacking Stove with regards to appearance and performance, although the former is lighter and smaller than the Chenbo stove.
Both stoves have large burners and serrated non-slip cookware supports, and they also have adjustable flame settings as well. The Housweety edges out the competition again when it comes to adaptability as the Chenbo can only be paired with butane canisters.
The Housweety Lightweight Large Burner Classic Camping and Backpacking Stove ensures that food is cooked faster, especially if using larger cookware. Paired with a wide-bottomed canister, this stove is very stable, and the larger cookware gives you a larger work area as well. Just make sure to practice caution when moving or working on the stove as it can easily be tipped over which may cause an untoward accident.