Portable camping stoves are lightweight and can easily move from place to place. They are useful for camping, vacation, road trips, and even using in the backyard. The type of stove you get depends on how you plan to use it. If you plan to use your stove while you go on weeklong backpacking trips, either alone or in a group with each hiker bringing their own stove, then an ultra-light portable model with a single burner is best for your needs. If you want it for camping trips for your family of four, invest in a model with at least two burners that is durable and sturdy.
Since you’ll be driving to the campsite and keeping the stove in one location while you’re there, weight and transportability is not as much of an issue. One of the most popular new features right now in camp stoves is the half and half stove, with one burner for boiling water and a small grill for meat and eggs. This eliminates the hassle of bringing along pans and is easier to clean.