Camping stoves typically come in two forms. There’s the briefcase-size two-burner classic, and then there’s the ultralight single-burner skeleton. There are some exceptions to the rule — BioLite’s wood-burning canister comes to mind — but the closest to find tillable middle ground might be Snow Peak’s new Home & Camp Burner.
Packed, the Home & Camp Burner is a sleek, water bottle-sized cylinder. Deployed, the stove is a full-sized burner that’s big enough to accommodate the pots and pans you already have at home (or the cast iron skillet you insist on hauling to camp). The apparatus is a mixed construction of steel and aluminum that includes a flame control dial like the one your stove at home has, and it all weighs a smidge over 3.5 pounds.
Where neither a bulky twin burner nor a tiny backpacking stove work — somewhere between overlanding and a multi-day trek — the Home & Camp Burner does. Snow Peak says that can be indoors as well as out, and while we’ll advocate for our gas stovetops when available, we think the Japanese brand is right.
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