Backpacking – the activity in which one takes an extended on-foot trip through the wilderness with only that which will fit on their back – is an impressive feat to accomplish, even if just for a day or two. It’s hard carrying everything you need to survive in a single bag. But that can be made a measure more easy by bringing along space- and weight-saving gear.
For instance, everybody needs to eat. But bringing along food plus a full set of camp cooking gear is completely out of the question. That’s why some brands have developed compact versions of one of the most handy camping tools: stoves. Backpacking is all about shaving down your gear to the lightest load possible. And that’s why we’ve rounded up the following 10 backpacking stoves. They’re small, packable, versatile, and will help you achieve your backpacking goals with as little struggle as possible.