CampingGaz – Bistro 300

This one pot CampingGaz stove is a big step up from the wobbly canister types I recall using during my early forays into camping. If you like your life a bit on the wild side, with perilously balanced pots you’ll probably not want to read any further.
However, if like me you like the reassurance of your dinner staying put whilst cooking then read on, as this may well be the stove for you!

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Kelly Kettle – Stainless Steel Base Camp Kit

The Kelly Kettle is a phenomenal piece of kit – rugged and robust, virtually maintenance-free and not that expensive at under £70. When you factor in that, if this is your cooker of choice you never need to pay for fuel, the savings can be understood. For these reasons the Kettle is a favourite for bushcraft and survival lovers, and we can see why.

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Primus – EtaPower Pot 1L

The main pot has a capacity of a litre (plus boiling room) and is fitted with a pair of fold-away rubber-coated handles which are very sturdy and pretty comfortable to use. The ‘lid’ of the Pot is actually a second pan which could be used for making scrambled eggs for one, or heating a portion of beans. It also works remarkably well as a lid, keeping that heating efficiency to a maximum.

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Outwell – Chef Cooker Premium 2 Burner Stove

Praise be to Outwell who have obviously employed some proper blokes to design this stove, and proportioned it with a 70/30 ratio of sausage-cooking grill space to lentil warming pan space. This is a proper blokey gas stove for those occasions when you find yourself in a camp site that doesn’t allow a real fire (I know, it’s weird but they do exist).

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Trekmates – Flameless cooking flask

Trekmates have the exclusive UK licence for a system which uses a chemical reaction between a sachet of ‘secret ninja stuff*’ and water to create an intense heat for up to an hour. The secret ninja stuff sits inside a large teabag, which in turn is kept inside a waterproof pouch. To make things steamy, you simply remove the teabag from its pouch, stick it into the green mug and add 100ml of water – any water, clean or dirty.

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