Stoves and cooking

  • Types of stoves
  • Safety for all stoves
  • Lighting pressure stoves
  • Cooking in confined or crowded spaces
  • Safety for pressure stoves
  • Blowout emergency action
  • Fuel economy
  • Fuel containers
  • Spare parts

Recent years have seen enormous changes in expectations and use of lightweight stoves for bushwalking, ski touring and camping. Most bushwalkers no longer expect to have to light a fire to cook meals when in the bush. Land managers are imposing increasing restrictions on fire use, including 'fuel stove only' areas. Today's leaders of outdoor trips should have knowledge of the variety of stoves available, what types are likely to be suitable for given circumstances, and should be able to provide practical assistance in usage where required.