Liquid Fuel Stoves

Brands

Optimus
Coleman
MSR
NRS
Snow Peak
Soto
No Limits
other
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Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Liquid Fuel Stove Reviews

MSR SimmerLite

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If you are still able to acquire one of these stoves (they are discontinued) I would recommend it. First off, this stove is no longer available (it has been discontinued). However it is still available used, or even NEW, on various sites on the web. If you are looking for a decent first time white gas stove, then I would recommend this stove. It was the first backpacking stove I have bought and still use.  It took me a while to learn how to prime the stove in order to get the liquid vaporized. Full review

Optimus 8R

rated 4 of 5 stars Bought mine in the '70s, ancient times now, backpacked all over the U.S. Fell down a steep ridge once, stove and extra fuel bottle took a few dents. Just started it and ran it after 25 years of not using it. Started right up, even had old fuel. Great stove, just a little heavy compared to an MSR system. No priming in colder weather, use some lighter paste or some petroleum jelly with a teaspoon of fuel in bottom of pan to get her rolling. I say her because she has never let me down even in frozen… Full review

Optimus 8R

rated 5 of 5 stars Been cooking since the '70s with no signs of stopping! Classic stove. What an epic stove. My dad handed this down to me and I may end up handing it down again. it shows no sign of stopping. The Swedes knew what they were doing! I made a windscreen by cutting up a big soda can and wedging it in. Only thing is it's a hefty little thing. Full review

MSR DragonFly

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the bit of kit you use when you cannot afford for anything to go wrong! It is highly reliable and simple to use even when your brain is zonked out from the fatigue of climbing all day and altitude. I have used this stove on many occasions and from sea level up to 5,500 metres. It has worked beautifully for hours on end and never let me down. This item is critical above the tree line or on occasions when one is camping and circumstances do not allow open fires. Making breakfast for a team… Full review

MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 5 of 5 stars Love my MSR Whisperlite. Have been using it since 2003 in Iraq. Burn any type of fuel with the Internationale. I bought mine for the 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom so I could cook my own food if/when that became an option. Trust me, MRE's get old fast! I got the Internationale with a 30oz bottle. Since then, I have bought a second one used with a second pump and 11oz bottle. I have only replaced the O-rings once in 12 years after being in storage for 4 years before I got back into camping and backpacking. … Full review

Optimus Nova+

rated 5 of 5 stars Very easy to use. Very polyvalent. Well built. Very well built product. Will work in all weather. Been using mine for 2 years now. Good cooking surface. I just wish that the hose could be removable for more convenient storage. It needs regular maintenance. Other than that this product is very close to perfection. Full review

MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Too heavy...but I chose to buy a second. I loved my Whisperlight (and the second one I frantically brought as the priming pan fractured on the night I packed for Patagonia), but I never use it.  I could give it five stars as they faithfully served me for six years of hitchhiking, but I would not recommend it for most people. Gasoline stoves need to be explosion proof and heavy. The smell and the flareup if you light it in a mountain hut makes you no friends. It is good at melting food more than… Full review

MSR WhisperLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Bullet proof stove, very field repairable, worked at 6000ft on Mt Rainier in 20 deg without a hiccup, boils water in 3.5 min. Love this stove, has not failed me even when a group of scouts spilled a pan full of eggs into the burner. The only way I have found to summer is to put a pan half on the burner on low and the other side of the pan on a rock or something solid. Love the ability to shake the stove to clean the jets. Full review

MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 5 of 5 stars Cold or hot weather, works great. May be one of my favorite backpacking pieces. EZ and it works. Need to cook, this will do it. Brought it as "backup" one winter trip, THANK JA!! Car camping with a newbie winter camper; needed to make it a great adventure. Too cold for the borrowed white gas Coleman. Fired up the Whisper, no problem. Four days of retort food for two in sub-20s weather. If you get one, play with it at home. Get to know it a little. Use it, clean it, open it, and put it away. Most… Full review

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