The following is quite an in-depth article detailing the eight best portable stoves on the market in 2018 and includes specifics on the different types of stoves available, why you should have one or two (or maybe all eight, lol), as well as key features you should look for in a portable stove.
Of course, they offer some solid recommendations, including
“A portable stove is a lightweight, compact stove. One light enough to transport from place to place with ease.
The critical word being – ease.
Sure, “technically” you can move your kitchen stove, but not with ease.
Portable stoves are the kind you can pick up, pack, and store in a vehicle or backpack without hassle.
For it to be genuinely”portable,” it must be small and lightweight. At least small enough for a petite human to carry it by themselves without throwing out their back.
Yet, just because they are small and light doesn’t mean they are not great at cooking food.
The best ones function as well as your standard kitchen stove.
You should be able to use a portable stove for cooking food or purifying water – in camp and on the go…”