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Recommendations for camping stove / cooking stuff

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lokijet Sat 23-May-15 11:13:22


Have camped before but inly bought my first tent last year and now need to buy all the cooking equipment etc. Single parent so just me and 5 yr old DS so just need easy, practical and not too big (storage space is an issue at home).

So far have just used disposable BBQ and fish & chips!! but would like a cup of tea and simple meals (am also following thread on best camping meals!)

Any recommendations for brands or styles? What is essential and what is née to have??

Your collective wisdom is appreciated


mylittlefidget Sat 23-May-15 12:44:08

Rocket stove?

HarrietSchulenberg Sat 23-May-15 12:55:44

I have a little single burner gas stove for cups of tea, a double burner for meals, and a portable barrel bbq for anything more adventurous.

The single burner takes little gas cartridges and the double uses a larger gas bottles. A £10 cartridge will do morning and evening kettles for a week and a £40 bottle will do full meals for 10-14 days.

All came from various camping shops so nothing weirdly specialist about them.

Kerberos Sat 23-May-15 12:58:13

Electric hook up smile

freckleonear Sat 23-May-15 13:40:02

We have a trangia, it's great and packs down really small including all the pans.

expatinscotland Sat 23-May-15 17:31:44

Single burner with gas cartridge is the way to go for two of you. I've used it for kettle and meals no bother. Just do one-pot/pan meals and then put the kettle on after so you can have your tea after.

lokijet Sat 23-May-15 17:34:04

thanks all - am off to browse websites!!

lavendersun Sat 23-May-15 18:16:37

A Trangia is very versatile. We have got too many options tbh but a Trangia is my favourite by far. We have started to leave our campingaz stove at home and rely entirely on our Trangia and Heat pal (which is just a massive Trangia but can be used as a heater).

You do need a fuel bottle for your meths but all in all they are very space saving/easy.

lavendersun Sat 23-May-15 18:24:48

If you do go for a Trangia meths is much cheaper in a chandlery or decorating shop than anywhere else - we pay £10 for ultras.

lavendersun Sat 23-May-15 18:24:57


TiggyD Sat 23-May-15 20:37:40

I've got a 2 burner stove and full bottle of gas if you live near me. (Berkshire).

TheColdDoesBotherMeAnyway Sat 23-May-15 20:41:02

Cadac Safari smile

It packs down small and will work off either big bottles of gas or the little disposable ones, depending on what attachment you buy. You can use it as a stove, bbq, griddle or hotplate. With the lid on it even acts as a mini oven - we cook pizzas on ours. It'll easily be big enough for the 2 of you. We got ours in Go Outdoors if there's one near you?

Callmecordelia Sat 23-May-15 22:29:20

DD and I have this one.

It's very good and easy for the two of us, not too bulky.

hettie Sat 23-May-15 22:40:00

If its just the two of you then the little gas burner or trangia would be fine. The trangia has the advantage of including pans and being a bit more resistant to wind...

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