This is our review of the 5 best propane camp stoves of 2023. We’re featuring 5 standout models from leading brands, each with unique and versatile features.

We did our best to include stoves with at least one thing that sets them apart from competitors, and you’ll realize this when you read this list. You’ll find some stoves with 1-3 burners, but some have a burner combined with something else. Have a look below:

Our list of 5 best propane camping stoves of 2023

The stoves in the list are ordered by total BTU output from lowest to highest:

If you are new to the propane camping stove market, you should know that these products are from the best-known brands in the outdoor industry.

1. Gas ONE Propane or Butane Stove GS-3400P

  • BTU Output: 8,000 BTU
  • Dimensions: 13.5″ x 11.2″ x 4.4″
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs

This single-burner stove uses a Piezo electric ignition and features an automatic safety shut-off system. The output is 8000 BTU, so it should be enough to boil water quickly. It’s also surprisingly light; it only weighs 3.1 lb (1.4 kg), and its overall dimensions (L x W x H) are 13.5 x 11.2 x 4.4 inches (34 x 28 x 11 cm). So it is compact as well.

Best Price


  • Compact size
  • It doesn’t weigh too much
  • It uses a dual-fuel system
  • The solid carry case protects the burner


  • It doesn’t have a windscreen

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One of the best features of this camping stove is that it can work with both propane and butane. You have a regulator suited for propane and butane so you can use an 8 oz Butane Canister and a 16.4 oz Propane Tank. Note that it comes with a great solid carry case included. And it’s these features that place it high on our list of the 5 best propane camp stoves of 2023.

Other details include air vents, non-slip rubber legs, a heat-resistant knob, and a built-in cartridge ejection system that activates if irregular gas flow/pressure above 5-7 kg/cm² is detected. It is also included in our list of best single-burner propane camp stoves.

2. Jetboil Genesis Basecamp Camping Cooking System

  • BTU Output: 10,000 BTU
  • Dimensions: 10.75″ x 8.5″
  • Weight: 9.1 lbs

This is an award-winning 2-burner camping stove system. The burner provides 10000 BTU, and its packed size is impressive (H x D) 10.75 x 8.5 inches (27 x 22 cm). Its two parts fold into one, making it very space efficient.

Best Backpacking Stove


  • The stove is very compact
  • It’s straightforward to use
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Come with a great carry bag


  • It could be considered pricey

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You may have noticed that we called this stove a “system,” and this is because of the following included elements:

  1. There is a 2-burner stove with stainless steel burners 3.25 inches (8.2 cm) in diameter.
  2. You also have a 5-liter FluxPot aluminum pot shown on the right, with two handles on the sides and a lid. Note that the top has a strainer on the side. The pot is specially designed with a flux ring on the bottom; this is added to increase burning efficiency and save fuel.
  3. Also included is a 10-inch FryPan.
  4. You also get a flexible translucent plastic windscreen.
  5. There is a nice carry case.

The stoves come with a simmer control and a lever igniter. The weight is 9.1 lb (4.1 kg). We have included it in our list of best-rated camping stoves with two and 3-burners.

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3. Campy Gear Hunky 2 in 1 Portable Propane Heater & Stove

  • BTU Output: 18,000 BTU
  • Dimensions: 21.5″ x 15.7″/10.2″
  • Weight: 13.45 lbs

We mentioned specific and unique features in the intro, and this is an excellent example of that. This product includes a cooker on the top and a 360-degree radiation heater with an output of 18000 BTU.

Best 2-in-1


  • It can be used indoors and outdoor
  • Provide excellent BTU output
  • It can be used as a heater


  • It’s bulky and heavy, not great for backpacking

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This is a versatile stove that is suitable both for indoor and outdoor use. You have a low oxygen sensor and a tip-over auto shut-off system that activates if tilted more than 45 degrees. Which means the most important safety features are in place.

The weight is 13.45 lb (6.1 kg), and the dimensions are (H x D) 21.5 x 15.7/10.2 inches (55 x 40/26 cm).

4. Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove

  • BTU Output: 40,000 BTU
  • Dimensions: 23.5″ x 13.5″ x 4″
  • Weight: 12 lbs

You probably can’t say it’s a unique design; it’s a classic 2-burner stove that folds into itself and includes windshields on three sides; you can see them in the picture. It is also included in our list of best-rated camping stoves with 2 and 3 burners.

Best For Windy Conditions


  • It’s super powerful
  • It features auto-ignition
  • It comes with three windshields


  • Some people have complained about regulators

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The total output is 40000 BTU, and this incredible power sets it apart from competitors. You also have automatic ignition and excellent heat distribution.

This is a strong stove but still portable and compact. It is long and moderately wide so you can use two pans or pots up to 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter each. When closed, the box measures 23.5 x 13.5 x 4 inches (60 x 34 x 10 cm) and weighs 12 pounds (5.4 kg).

5. Camp Chef Ranger III Table Top Stove

  • BTU Output: 51,000 BTU (17,000 per burner)
  • Dimensions: 29″ x 15.5″ x 6″
  • Weight: 25 lbs

This stove comes with three burners, and its total output is impressive 51000 BTU, which means 17000 per burner. You have a matchless ignition and no windscreens, but it has Wind Baffle Technology, so the body and the grate partly protect the flame.

Most Powerful


  • Amazingly powerful
  • Matchless ignition system
  • It’s extremely durable


  • On the heavy side
  • It doesn’t have windshields

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The camping stove is made with rugged cast iron. The burners are also strong and made with a cast-aluminum. This implies that the weight is substantial, so the stove weighs 25 lb (11.3 kg).

The cooking area is large, so you can use three smaller pots or two huge ones. The stove dimensions are 29 x 15.5 x 6 inches (74 x 39 x 15 cm), and the cooking area is 449.5 in² (0.29 m²).

Final thoughts

So this was our selection of the best propane camp stoves, and hopefully, you’ve realized how very different they all are. Here are some tips that may help make up your mind:

  • If you need a stove in a cold environment where you would heat the tent, then go for the Campy Gear Hunky. You can also use it for cooking, perfect for one or two people.
  • If you have a few people in the group, you might want stoves with multiple burners. You have several excellent options.
  • On the other hand, if you are limited with space in the car, or want a stove that can be carried some shorter distances in the pack, go for those two that are on the top of the list. Both are compact, but the first is also ultralight.

Thank you for reading. Check out our Camp Gear category if you need more products for your future outdoor adventures. So use the comment box below if you have questions or comments.

Fun Outdoors Team

The FunOutdoors team is comprised of seasoned writers and editors with a passion for outdoor living. 

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