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There's nothing better than a good hot meal to replenish your energy stores after a long day hiking.
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StovesPots and cooksetsPlates bowls and cupsCutleryUtensils and Food.

Fuel types:

Below is an overview of the types of fuel commonly used by hiking stoves and some of their pros and cons.

Fuel Gas (Isobutane, Propane, Butane) White Gas/Coleman Fuel Unleaded Petrol Kerosene/Paraffin Alcohol/Metho Solid Fuel
Example of stove required Gas Stove White Gas Stove Unleaded Petrol Stove Kerosene compatible stove Alcohol Stove Solid Fuel Stove
Advantage Easy to use Has a hot flame Has a hot flame Has a hot flame Burns silently Easy to light in most conditions
  Burns clean Cleanest of the liquid fuels Cheaper than White Gas Very common Evaporates quickly if spilled  
  Has a hot flame Performs well in cold environments Performs well in cold environments Works at altitude Burns clean  
  Doesn't require priming Performs well at altitude Performs well at altitude Not as volatile as petrol or white gas    
  Fuel can't spill Evaporates quickly if spilled Evaporates quickly if spilled      
Disadvantage Doesn't perform well in cold Most expensive of the liquid fuels Stove needs to be primed Messy Low heat output Low heat output
  Not good at altitude Stove needs to be primed Additives cause stove blockages Easily clogs fuel lines Not good at altitude Toxic fumes
  Relatively expensive It is very volatile It is very volatile Evaporates slowly if spilled and leaves residues Limited Flame control No Flame Control
  Gas canisters not available everywhere Relatively easy to get hold of   Stove needs to be primed   Leaves residues on pots

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