So I finally took the plunge and purchased a stove. The camping I’ve done to date usually revolves around a pub or venue with food, and I’ve never really been bothered cooking my own.
I’ve used trangias in the past and they’re pretty neat, but slow. I looked at the gas offerings, jet boils look good but you need to reliably be able to get gas. In the end I plumped for a multi fuel job.
The optimus runs on anything, diesel, petrol and kerosene. If you have fuel for the bike, you have fuel for the stove. (And with that 36l tank I can afford to burn a few sausages!).
Tested this weekend to great effect, even if I did only manage to make hot drinks. Being petrol driven I didn’t even need a lighter, just a spark. Very useful. Just one little thing on the huge list of being prepared, but keep ticking them off….