Skip to main content

Backcountry Kitchen: Primus Camping Stoves

Primus Camping Stoves
Summer camping season is in full swing, and that means cooking your latest catch, or favorite backpacking meal in the great outdoors. In the past, that meant getting a campfire started, monkeying around with the right balance of heat, and praying your food didn’t end up covered in ash – or worse, scorched on one side and raw on the other. However, whether you’re a burgeoning backcountry gourmet, or just looking to to add a little convenience to your campfire meal time, there’s a better way to do things. Primus camping stoves have been used by famous adventurers since 1892, and their line today continues to provide superior stoves for everyone from polar explorers to weekend warriors.

From humble beginnings in a blacksmith shop in Stockholm, Sweden, the Primus team began turning out kerosene stoves for hunters and explorers. Fast forward more than one-hundred years, and their camping stoves have seen duty everywhere from Roald Amundsen’s famed South Pole Expedition to the first successful climb of Mt. Everest. Primus designs continue to push into new territory, with increasingly lighter and more durable takes on expedition and basecamp models.

Related Videos

The latest innovation is the Eta Lite series of backpacking stoves. Featuring a low profile burner and unique heat sink built into the included pot, the Eta boils water faster than anything we’ve tested. It’s perfect for a quick morning coffee break, or boiling water for a meal on the trail. With pots ranging one to three liters, whipping up your secret chili recipe while miles from the nearest kitchen just got a whole lot easier (just warn your tent mates about the 5 kinds of beans before hand).

If you’re looking for something a little more basecamp or car friendly, Primus’ two burner stoves like the Profile Dual are ready to help you prepare a four-star meal after a long day on the lake. The grill tray is large enough to cook up a few burgers for dinner. The drip tray cleans so easily that you’ll be back in business to fry bacon and scrambled eggs in time for a sunrise breakfast. The whole system folds into itself briefcase style, so you can pack it just about anywhere.

Whether your summer travels take you into the wilderness or simply out for an evening cookout, make sure you’ve got the right tools in your backcountry kitchen. The Primus camping stoves have got you covered for any meal above or below the treeline.

Editors' Recommendations

These are the 7 best Mexican restaurants this side of the border
There's no shortage of good Mexican restaurants here in the states — These are the very best
The Original Ninfa’s

Of the many truly great cuisines out there, Mexican must be in the mix. It belongs in the same breath as Italian and French, full of diversity, dynamism, incredible age-old recipes and techniques, and a lot of food that's just plain fun to eat.

Yes, our country is home to some fantastic Mexican restaurants, from family-friendly outposts to high-end establishments redefining the very genre. And it's not just happening in border states like Texas, Arizona, and California. There's great Mexican cuisine all over the United States.
So, while this is by no means the definitive list of best Mexican restaurants in the nation, it is a collection of some of the finest. If you’re looking for an iconic experience, authentic dishes, or simply a great a meal, these options will never disappoint.

Read more
These 10 NYC restaurants are worth splurging for
Ready to splurge on a memorable meal in the Big Apple? Here are your ten best bets for a fantastic dining experience
A dish at Per Se in NYC.

Most New Yorkers have an opinion on the best restaurants in their city and no two ever seem to be exactly alike. Makes sense, given the countless number of great eateries in the Big Apple. From incredible ethnic food to high-end fusion, New York City has it all.

But if one really had to whittle it down to a list of must-visits while there, what would that list look like? We did the homework and came up with a top ten for the ages, full of restaurants that offer jaw-dropping culinary experiences. You'd be lucky to land at any one of these tables over a lifetime as these restaurants are home to some of the best chefs in the world.

Read more
Get 22 free meals with this incredible HelloFresh meal kit deal
Easy meal prep with HelloFresh meal kits.

Nothing tops a delicious gourmet meal, but not everyone has time to go out, and frankly, not everyone has time to eat-in. That leads to you preparing not so fresh meals, often processed foods, or sometimes even nothing at all. But there is a much better solution, that will ensure you have all the ingredients, recipes, and support. That solution is a meal delivery service. They work great, and the process is relatively simple. You pick out the meals you want, have everything delivered right to your doorstep, and when you're ready you follow the instructions to throw all the ingredients together.
Usually, they're expensive, but with a crazy V deal that HelloFresh is offering, you can get up to 22 meals -- plus three free gifts -- just for signing up. HelloFresh is one of the top options, with big meals, and portions, reasonable prices, and a bevy of meal types to choose from, including vegetarian, pescatarian, and more. Newcomers taking advantage of this deal will save $259, across 22 meals, with free shipping on their first delivery. Act soon! You can grab that deal below or read a little more about HelloFresh.

Why You Should Sign Up for HelloFresh

Read more