Current Retail: $44.95
Historic Range: $39.95-$44.99
Reviewers Paid: $55.00
|Power per burner||
3 lbs 4 oz
Compact, lightweight, and reliable butane camp stove. The neat easy to carry case and easy setup makes cooking anywhere a pleasure! The hatch of my SUV worked great during a three-day in Death Valley NP. The small 8oz. butane containers required aren't expensive, and I used less than one all three days, and butane can be used indoors during inclement weather. Can't find any fault with this one!
- Butane is safe and inexpensive
- Easy and clean transport in its own case
- Reliable ignition, heats quickly
- Single burner not good for large group
- Lightweight, but still probably too heavy/large for backpacking
Until I purchased this stove, I cooked solely over a campfire. With the increasing fire danger and campfire restrictions, relying on a campfire to eat is impractical.
This Eureka! SPRK, after much research, seemed to provide for all my needs. Small and relatively lightweight and in its own case, it's easy to pack, and isn't too heavy for any short backpacking trip; probably too much for a longer trek where space and weight are premium.
On a three-day winter trip to Death Valley and a long weekend in the Owens Valley this spring I was able to cook breakfast burritos while waiting on sunrise at Panamint Dunes, fried up the first trout caught for a late lunch, using the hatch of my SUV while parked along side the Owens River, and made a grilled cheese inside my tent when a wind storm and drizzle came in while boondocking in the Buttermilks.
Super reliable ignition. 8oz. butane containers are lightweight. Stove heats pan and food quickly, easy to clean, cools quickly to pack up. The case is designed to disengage the butane when the lid closes for safety. I really cannot find fault with this one.
I own three well used classic Coleman propane camp stoves, however, I haven't used them in a decade. I've owned this SPRK since Christmas '20, have used it on three trips from the mountains to the desert. Has worked perfect every time and I could not be happier with it.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $55