We stock a great range of camping stoves and stove accessories for all your holiday cooking needs. Lightweight camping stoves,gas stoves, camping grills, family stoves and single and double burners and dual fuel. When camping it's all about embracing simple, outdoor cooked food that tastes and smells delicious, even a bacon buttie for breakfast cooked outdoors is special. There are plenty of books that show you how to whip up a fantastic supper using just a couple of pans, in fact, when you return home you may wonder why you need so many in your own kitchen!
One thing you need to make sure of is that your camping cooking equipment is in working order and man enough for the job. The single burner camping stove you and your mates heated up your baked beans on at Glastonbury might not be suitable now you have a family, or if you’re going camping for more than a few days.
There are lots of different cooking options available depending on how much space you’ve got in your backpack/car, how many people you’re cooking for, and how much you want to spend. We’ll take a look at a few here……if you make sure you are prepared and have the right camping stove then you can be as happy as the people in this photo whilst cooking your food! :-)
SINGLE BURNER STOVES
Single burner camping stoves are fantastic if you are short on space, happy to cook all your meals in one pan ( for an enormous selection of camping recipes check out the World of Camping Pinterest page here ) or just like to keep things simple. They are also fantastic value for money and can be used with a minimum of fuss as there is no need to lug around a full sized gas bottle as fuel.
The ultra compact Sunncamp Alpine Stove is perfect for backpacking as it’s tiny. It runs off the self threading gas cartridges shown in the Alpine Stove photo below.
The Outwell Appetizer Stove uses the ubiquitous Butane Gas Cartridges which easily slot in and out of the stove. These will last for up to a couple of hours each ( depending how ferocious you like your flame ) and are extremely good value. Currently only £4.99 for 4 from World of Camping.
You’ll be surprised how well you can get by on a single hob. Chuck your whole english brekkie in a big frying pan (maybe do the beans afterwards!), cook up a lovely omelette, a lovely healthy veg filled stir fry, or get a nice big pile of pancakes lined up to cover in your favourite toppings to much on by the campfire.
DOUBLE BURNER STOVES
If cooking on a single hob fills you with horror and you need something a little less basic than a single burner, then there are plenty of other options available. Double Burner Camping Stoves with Grills or Double Burners with Griddles give you loads of options to cook up a gourmet treat.
If you are going camping for a long period and will be cooking for yourselves most days then it’s more advisable to go for a double burner type stove that hooks up to a butane bottle as they will last for a very long time. You’ll get several weeks worth of cooking from a butane bottle as opposed to perhaps a few days from a cannister.
In order to use a larger camping stove you will need a couple of metres of Gas Hose and a couple of Jubilee Clips in order to connect up to your Propane or Butane gas bottle. Propane is usually found in the larger orange bottles and generally more for domestic and industrial use. Butane is usually in the comparatively smaller blue bottles, making it easier to transport and therefore a more suitable option for campers.
It’s also worth noting that Butane is a less toxic gas and can legally be used and stored indoors, as opposed to Propane which must be stored outdoors at all times.
Depending on the type of gas bottle you use you will also need to get the appropriate regulator for that particular bottle. Regulators are very inexpensive ( generally in the region of £5-£6 ) and can be found on the World of Camping Website here
This one has to have a section all to itself! Some might say that camping is all about going back to basics and roughing it, others want to take their oven from home! The Kampa Roast Master is the answer for those people. The Roast Master has a double hob and an oven so there’s no need to go without your Sunday Roast. To give an idea of size, dimensions are – W 540 x D 310 x H460 mm . Not so popular with backpackers and cyclists for some reason……
If you really want to get back to nature and use the fuel of the land (twigs!) then a wood burning stove is for you. The Ezy Stove is small and lightweight and great for camping, picnics, or to take to the beach and all you need to fuel it up is a handful of sticks!
To use it, simply light a small fire inside the combustion chamber, then insert some sticks (the dryer the better) horizontally into the stove.
Within a minute or two the stove is ready for cooking. As the fuel burns, you nudge the sticks in, according to the intensity of heat required.
The stove is a ‘rocket stove’ design, meaning it uses a clever mix of insulation and air venting to ensure a clean, intense burn.
Primary air is drawn in under the fuel, and secondary air (to burn off the smoke) is drawn in over the fuel. The double-walled stainless steel combustion chamber provides just the right environment for combustion.The stove literally boils smoke out of the wood, then burns it!
Of course, a perennial favourite cooking method for campers is the good old barbeque. Nothing quite beats the flavour of a good, well cooked, smoke filled ( yes, probably burnt! ) banger or two!
Portable barbeques can range in size from the standard issue Disposable Charcoal BBQ .You can also get portable foldable and tabletop barbeques like the super popular KingCamp Apple Oval BBQ pictured below. World of Camping also have larger Trolley and Tripod Barbeques available. The full range can be browsed on the World of Camping Website. We also have a Blog Post with barbeque hints and tips.