Every item on this page was chosen by a The Pioneer Woman editor. We may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy.
Planning to sleep under the stars this summer? Well, you'll have to make time to eat, and you likely can't live off trail mix alone! You could cook over a campfire, of course, but the best camping stoves will allow you to control the heat so you can whip up meals beyond canned beans and hot dogs in the woods.
If you're scrolling the internet looking for a camping stove, you're not alone: Interest in camping reached an all-time high last summer, and even before the pandemic, the number of households that camped spiked by 20% from 2014 to 2018. Whether you just need a way to make coffee or you plan to prepare a three-course meal, there are a range of great camping stoves for sale that will fit your needs. But before you shop, here's a quick lesson on fuel: Most camping stoves are powered by either propane and butane canisters or liquid fuel (usually white gas). Liquid fuel stoves are generally more powerful, but they're also bulkier and less user-friendly than their canister counterparts—you'll have to prime them before each use.
Whatever stove you decide is right for you, you'll find a great option in the list below. And before you head out for your woodland adventures, make sure you've packed these other camping essentials, and check out the best coolers and hiking boots!
When Is Labor Day This Year?
Does Ketchup Need to Be Refrigerated?
Candied Bacon is a Bacon Lover's Dream
Bite Into One (or Two!) Cheeseburger Sliders