Stoves: MEMBERS FAVORITES for High Sierra Backpacking

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 04 February 2016

Members Favorites

High Sierra
Backpacking Stoves

We have considerable range of selections from a wide range of fuels and gasses, delivery systems (below), wind shields and pot supports, not to mention the ability to construct a wide range of homemade alchol stoves.

I figure the benefit of some wisdom and experience will help us sort this all out, and find the stove that best suites us. Thus we poll our members for their preferences. Since we have lots of different types of members with lots of different types of goals and experiences we come up with a range of classic solutions.

Well, at least a good place for you to begin your investigation into what's the best backpacking stove for you.



Members Favorite Backpacking Stoves



cmcrooker                Prefers alcohol stove, but they are BANNED IN DESOLATION:
                                   Snow Peak as replacement.. 

lotsbackpacker        Snow Peak stove 

Baca                          My little snow peak stove




Razzi                          Soto Stove




gbrahaney               Primus EtaPower Group Cookset



jspursranch                    MSR Superfly


Thomas Eusterbrock     MSR Whisperlite stove

denovo                          MSR Whisperlite stove


ARI                                 MSR Reactor stove systemReview.


rn2pacu                         MSR Pocket Rocket

Flower                           MSR Pocket Rocket 2


AlexW                            MSR XGK antique...


Rocky                             MSR - dragonfly - reliable in all temps


markskor                        MSR WindPro (out of stock)


                                                 WindPro 2 


Polvito1977                     MSR stoves




Troy Kent                         Jetboil

ptskaff                              Jetboil

JPTHEMAN                     Jetboil

 idria1                              Jetboil 

JDVandevelde              Jetboil

PerfectDay                  Jetboil

 Frddet1                       JetBoil Flash Cooking System 




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Hiking 50                       BRS Ultralight



This experimental feature is growing. We are growing a vortex of backpacker information and experience. Add yours. Come back and check it out...


Post notes about your favorite stove, and review the stoves you've used here in this High Sierra Backpacking Stove Forum.

Oh, and questions and comments always expand either our information or awarenenss by understanding what we don't know can be more important than what we do know. Especially about stoves we have not used, and confirming reviews on those we have!


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