How Do You Use a Gas Backpacking Stove?

By Anna Duncan

Backpacking stoves are a great way to save time and money when you’re out in the wilderness. With a gas backpacking stove, you can quickly and easily prepare hot meals and drinks without having to wait for a fire to get going. But how do you use one?

Using a gas backpacking stove is fairly straightforward. First, make sure the stove is properly assembled according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Then attach the canister of fuel to the bottom of the stove, ensuring that it is securely connected by screwing it in tightly. Once everything is set up, turn on the fuel valve and light the burner with a match or lighter.

When it comes time to cook, adjust the flame as necessary until you reach your desired heat level.

Make sure that you keep an eye on your food while it cooks so that it doesn’t burn or boil over. You should also stir or flip your food regularly to ensure even cooking. It’s also important to keep an eye on the fuel level in your canister so that you don’t run out before your meal is finished cooking.

Once you’re done cooking, make sure that all of your food is eaten or stored away properly before turning off your stove. Then turn off the gas valve and allow the burner to cool down before packing up your stove for transport. It’s important not to store fuel canisters in hot places as this could cause them to leak or even explode.


Gas backpacking stoves are easy and convenient tools for cooking outdoors but they must be used with caution and safety in mind. Be sure to read all of the instructions provided by the manufacturer carefully before using one and always keep an eye on your fuel levels so that you don’t run out mid-meal!