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Cook it on a Camp Stove!

Susy Alkaitis - June 3, 2019
Camp Stove Cooking

Who loves cooking over a fire?

Cooking at night
Jessie and Matt cook dinner in the Sonoran Desert

We do…sometimes. But there are times when a camp stove is a great alternative to cooking over an open fire. Check out this video on all the ways you can cook your favorite campfire meals on a camp stove. (Psst…wait for the part about the S’MORES!)

Three Reasons We Love Cooking on a Camp Stove:

1. NOT Starting a Wildfire

Not-so-fun fact: Almost 90% of wildfires are started by humans. Fire bans are often put into place when the risk of wildfires are high. But even when there’s not a fire ban in place, dry or windy conditions can make a campfire dangerous. Roasted weenies aren’t worth a wildfire!

2. Being a Good House Guest

No matter how much your favorite campsite feels like your second home, we’re always a visitor in the great outdoors. Show respect to the plants and animals who do make the outdoors their home by leaving sticks and branches on the ground. Critters need fallen wood for habitat and food. Plus, decaying wood creates healthy soil, so more things can grow there.

3. Avoid the Hanger

Camp stoves are fast. No need to gather wood, tend to a fire or douse it in water before going to bed.


What’s your favorite camp stove meal? Share in the comments below!


Leave No Trace’s Jessie Johnson and Matt Schneider are part of the 2019 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, REI, Eagles Nest Outfitters, Deuter, Thule, Fjallraven and Klean Kanteen.

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