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What are good camping stoves for family camping?

Two popular choices of fuel for camping stoves are white gas and compressed gas. Some pros and cons of these two fuel types include:

White gas: A white gas camp stove is versatile, and can function on different varieties of fuel, which can be handy if you are traveling overseas. Also, it is easy to see how much fuel you have left when you are using a white gas camp stove, and you don't need to worry about carrying empty fuel cansiters around with you. The Mountain Safety Research Whisper Internationale Camp Stove is an excellent choice for a white gas stove. This MSR stove can use white gas, kerosene, or unleaded gasoline, and it packs into a MSR pot.

Compressed gas: Camping gas stoves that use compressed gas cylinders are another option for outdoor cooking. Compressed gas stoves are popular camping stoves for family camping because they set up quickly and easily. The Jetboil Group Cooking System features a 1.5-liter pot that boils 2 cups of water in 2 minutes, and it has the capacity to boil up to 50 cups of water using just one canister of fuel.

For expert advice about camping stoves and outdoor cooking, visit your local Sun & Ski Sports shop.

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