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A fast, light and efficient stove will make all the difference when camping. There's also something very special about cooking outdoors, and the right cooker will only enhance that experience.

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MSR Windpro II Stove

The MSR WindPro 2 is a highly efficient remote gas stove that gets the most from your fuel canister by inverting it, giving you a direct  liquid-feed.  Brilliant for cold weather use and at high altitude. 

Solo Stove

The Solo Stove is a wood burning / biomass camping stove that's both efficient and environmentally friendly. Fuel is free and readily available, and the clever design maximises the heat and efficiency of a few humble twigs

MSR Dragonfly Fuel Pump

Made especially for the MSR Dragonfly Stove, the MSR Dragonfly Duraseal Fuel Pump is the lightest, most reliable pump on the market, redesigned to improve the performance of all MSR liquid-fuel stoves.

BioLite CampStove

The exciting new BioLite CampStove is a revolutionary biomass cooker that doesn't burn any gas, white gas, petrol or kerosene; just grass and twigs. The best bit is it charges your electronic gadgets while it does it.

GSI Pinnacle 4 Season Stove

The GSI Pinnacle 4 Season Stove is a beautifully engineered, high output, folding remote canister stove, that is ideal for use year round in all environments.It packs small and light and is purpose made for wilderness adventures. 

GSI Pinnacle Canister Stove

Ultra compact and very powerful for its diminutive size, the GSI Pinnacle Canister Stove folds down neatly, allowing it to be stored in a variety of small cooking pots.

Primus Power Fuel

Primus Power Fuel burns cleanly meaning less stove servicing for you!

Primus Power Gas 450g

Primus has gas for all seasons and purposes.

MSR Dragonfly Stove

The MSR Dragonfly is a long standing expedition favourite. Known for its reliability and easy maintainance, this stove is a dependable stalwart guaranteed to give you years of service. 

MSR WhisperLite Universal Stove

The superb MSR Whisperlite stove is now even more versatile with the ability to use either liquid fuel or gas.  Possibly the perfect stove for remote expeditions & adventurous global travellers

Primus OmniFuel Stove

The Primus Omnifuel stove is a versatile multifuel stove thats been tried and trusted for years by countless expeditions to some of the remotest parts of the globe.

Optimus Vega/Polaris Wind Foil

This wind foil is quickly fitted around the stove and adjusts perfectly to the size of the pot due to its two setting positions. 

Wildo Fire Flash - Large

This heavy duty fire steel will reliably start your stove or campfire in all conditions. The Wildo FireFlash is perfect for camping or bushcraft, with nothing to break, run out or go wrong.

MSR WindBurner 1.8L Stove System

This ultra efficient cooking system is compact and light. The MSR Windburner 1.8L Stove combines a heat exchanger cooking pot with the a radiant gas burner for super fast boil times and low fuel consumption.

MSR IsoPro 450g / 16oz Cartridge

MSR IsoPro Gas cartridges use a high performance blend of Isobutane and Propane. This large 450g canister is ideal for longer trips were size and weight aren't a major issue

Jetboil Flash Cooking System

The Jetboil Flash Stove is an advanced cooking system thats ideal for rapid boiling of liquids (water, hot drinks, soup) or melting snow. It is extremely fuel efficient and stacks neatly inside itself.

MSR IsoPro 226g / 8oz Cartridge

MSR IsoPro Gas cartridges use a high performance blend of Isobutane and Propane. This medium 226g canister offers a great balance between cartridge weight and fuel capacity, with enough fuel for a long weekend trip in the hills.

Primus Priming Pad - 2 Pack

A pair of priming pads for the Primus multifuel / varifuel stove. These soak up the priming fluid and preheat your stove for efficient lighting in cold weather. 

Optimus Nova Stove

The Optimus Nova is a liquid fuel expedition stove with innovative features such as  a quick-priming burner, a self-purging pump and a built in magnetic cleaning needle. A great choice for wilderness backpackers

Primus 100g Power Gas

Primus has gas for all seasons and purposes.

Jetboil Sumo Cooking System

The Jetboil Sumo take the Jetboil cooking system and makes it that little bit bigger.  Ideal for groups, it features the same burner unit as the Jetboil MiniMo with a larger 1.8 Litre pot to feed more mouths

Fuel4 Spirit 500ml

Fuel4 is a bio ethanol spirit for use in spirit burners such as Trangia. It burns cleanly, with a 50% reduction on CO2 over equivalent fossil fuels, and being produced from plant sources, it is sustainable and renewable, unlike meths.

Fuel4 Vango Spirit 1 Litre

Designed for use with spirit burners, such as Trangia, Vango/Fuel4 is clean, smokeless, and creates 50% less CO2 than equivalent fossil fuels such as Methylated Spirits. 

MSR XGK Service Kit

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MSR Dragonfly Expedition Service Kit

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Optimus Svea Stove

The Svea stove from Optimus is a timeless classic. A testament to its quality engineering and reliability.  Not as light as some modern stove designs, but it is simple and efficient, and will last a lifetime. 

MSR IsoPro 110g /4oz Cartridge

MSR IsoPro Gas cartridges use a high performance blend of Isobutane and Propane. This small 113g canister fits inside many nesting systems 

Optimus Gas 100g

Optimus Gas for year round use.

Optimus Gas 230g

Optimus Gas for year round use.

Soto1000ml Fuel Bottle

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Primus Power Gas 230g

Primus has gas for all seasons and purposes.

MSR Fuel Bottle 30oz

Designed specifically for MSR liquid fuel stoves.  Compatible with MSR fuel pumps and will safely handle the pressurization you need to efficiently operate MSR liquid fuel stoves.

Optimus Fuel Bottle

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Primus 1 Litre Fuel Bottle

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Fuel4 Gel 200ml

Fuel4 Gel Sachets

Fuel4 Gel 1 Litre

Fuel4 Eco smokeless fuel gel.

Primus ETA Power EF

Primus have updated their ETAPower EF gas stove so it's easier to use, yet still boasts the same high efficiency and rapid boil times. This kit comes with an 1.8-liter Eta pot, plastic bowl, Pan lid/ strainer and insulated storage bag.

Optimus Crux Stove

The Optimus Crux Stove has great cooking performance and an extremely low weight and pack-size.

MSR Fuel Bottle 11oz

The smallest size of the MSR fuel bottle. 11oz / 0.325 litre capacity ideal for short 1-2day trips. Designed specifically for MSR liquid fuel stoves.

Solo Stove Titan

The Solo Stove Titan is a mid sized solid fuel stove that is ideal for two to four people. Fuel for the stove is essentially free, and is also more environmentally friendly than compressed gas or petroleum based fuels. 

MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove

The MSR Pocket Rocket has long been a firm favourite with lightweight backpackers, and in its latest Pocket Rocket 2 guise, it is even lighter and more compact, while retaining the impressive power of the original. 

Soto Fuel Bottle 1000ml

This 1000ml bottle is fully pressurisable and is compatible with the Soto Muka Stove. The Soto Fuel bottles feature the same excellent Japanese engineering as their stoves.  

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