Backpacking stoves come in several different fuel types including liquid fuel, canisters of pressurized butane and propane, as well as alternative fuels such as wood pellets.
The canister stoves are the easiest to use and maintain.
They are compact, light weight and easy to attach.
In addition, they are easy to light and have an adjustable flame for ease of cooking.
On the downside, canister fuel is expensive and the canisters are not refillable.
Also, canister stoves are not suitable for winter camping with below freezing temperatures.
If you need help in deciding what type of backpacking stove you need, the article Backpacking Stoves: How to Choose may help.
For an interesting history of backpacking stoves see the Wikipedia article Portable Stove.
If a canister stove suits your needs, consider a Coleman backpacking stove.
The Coleman Company is an iconic American company that has been selling outdoor equipment since 1900.
Coleman is known for their lanterns, camp stoves, sleeping bags and tents.
The name Coleman is synonymous with camping equipment.
When you think camping, you think Coleman.
It makes sense then, to think of Coleman for backpacking stoves.
Coleman makes three models of butane/propane canister type backpacking stoves.
All three models are designed with: PerfectFlow™ technology to provide consistent performance, an adjustable burner for precise temperature control, serrated pan supports to let you stir pots and pans without them slipping.
Finally, each model lasts up to 1 hour on high on one Coleman® 3250 220-g fuel cartridge.
Which stove you choose depends upon which features are most important to you: budget friendly, compact and ultra-light weight or speed of setup and cooking:
Peak 1™ Butane/Propane Stove $24.99
Choose the Peak 1 when budget friendly is your chief concern.
The Peak 1 is the least expensive Coleman backpacking stove, but at 6.7 oz, is still a light weight and compact option.
A 6-in. pan fits on the serrated supports and with the 10,000 BTUs of power the Peak 1 can boil 1 liter of water in 3.25 minutes.
FyreLite™ Butane/Propane Stove $39.99
If you are looking for an ultra-light and compact option, the FyreLite is your choice.
This canister stove weighs 2.7 oz and breaks down to a compact size that can fit in the bottom curve of the fuel canister.
In spite of its small size, there is no lack of power.
The 12,000 BTUs can boil 1 liter of water in 9.8 minutes in a 3-meters/second wind.
It fits an 8-in. pan on the serrated support, and comes with a convenient carry bag.
FyreStorm™ Butane/Propane Stove $69.99
Choose the FyreStorm when speed is your top priority, even in challenging wind conditions.
The FyreStorm has easy one-step setup and with the HyperFlame™ burner, you get faster, more even cooking.
The 12,000 BTUs of power combined with the 360° Wind Block™ burner shroud allow for 1 liter of water to boil in 7 minutes in a 3-meters/sec wind.
An 8-in. pan fits on the serrated support and the FyreStorm stove comes with a carry bag.