Here you have my selection of best single burner propane camp stoves with some unique features, easy to use, light, and compact.

Note that the fuel here is propane, but you will see one of the stoves that can use also butane. Propane is better suited for cooking at higher elevations and cold environment. But for warm weather summer camping this is irrelevant.

Namely, propane has a boiling point of -44°F (-42°C), so it will remain as a gas at almost all temperatures. On the other hand, this point for butane is 30°F (-1°C). So if you are in a cold environment, your butane stove will not work, the fuel will be in a liquid state. Obviously, for most campers, any of them will be good.

My list of best single burner camping stoves

The stoves below in the list are ordered by their output power from lower to higher:


The list is made short on purpose, but this is why you have very specific and unique items here.

I hope you will love the products I present below, I choose only the best that is on the market, those that I can fully recommend, and present them here in the site. Just a heads up that as an associate of Amazon and other sellers, I may earn some commission from qualifying purchases of products bought via links on this page, at no additional cost for you.

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

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

This is a single-burner stove but its truly great and specific feature is that it can work with both propane and butane. This is one of the reasons that it is included in the list. You can use a 8 oz Butane Canister and a 16.4 oz Propane Tank. It comes with a Piezo electric ignition and an automatic safety shut-off system.

The output is 8000 BTU. Note that the stove is surprisingly light with its 3.1 lb (1.4 kg). 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.

You have a regulator suited for both propane and butane. Note that it comes with a great solid carry case included.

Its other details include air vents, non-slip rubber legs, a heat-resistant knob, and also a built-in cartridge ejection system. It activates if irregular gas flow/pressure above 5-7 kg/cm² is detected.

What I like:

  • Compact size.
  • Incredible weight.
  • Dual fuel system.
  • The solid carry case.
  • The price.

What I dislike:

  • No windscreen.

2. Jetboil HalfGen Base Camp Cooking System

Jetboil HalfGen Base Camp Cooking System.
Jetboil HalfGen Base Camp Cooking System.

Here you have a set that includes a single-burner stove, a 9-inches diameter pan shown in the picture, and a removable windscreen. This all comes in a nicely designed carry bag.

The pan is ceramic-coated and this makes it an eco-friendly and nonstick design. The stove is a steel structure with a removable grate, but it is quite light, it weighs 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) without regulator and windscreen.

It comes with an integrated simmer control and an igniter. There is yet another unique feature here, and this is its modular design. This means that you can connect this burner with other burners. From what they claim, this is the first stove of this type on the market. This can be convenient if you join a larger group of friends that already have a stove of this type.

The power output is 10000 BTU, and total water boiled is 48 liters per 1 lb propane bottle. It measures (L X D) 9.4 x 3.9 inches (24 x 10 cm) when packed.

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What I like:

  • Modular design.
  • Pan included.
  • Great carry bag.

What I dislike:

  • The price.

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

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

Here you have something very versatile and unique. It includes a cooker on the top, and a 360 degree radiation heater. The output is 18000 BTU.

The manufacturer also claims that it is suitable both for indoor and outdoor use. It comes with a low oxygen sensor and a tip over auto shut off system that will activate if the stove is tilted for more than 45 degrees. So these are important safety features and you need them in view of its height.

The stove weighs 13.45 lb (6.1 kg) so it is quite heavy, but this is two products in one. The dimensions are (H x D) 21.5 x 15.7/10.2 inches (55 x 40/26 cm).

What I like:

  • Indoor and outdoor use.
  • Great output.
  • 2-in-1 System.

What I dislike:

  • Bulky and heavy.

Final words

So this was my selection of single burner propane camp stoves, and I hope you realize how extraordinary they are. No doubt each of them has its pros and cons in general, but this is also a matter of preference. The output power is not the only feature to bear in mind.

Editor’s Choice

I have decided to put forward the stove shown below because of its overall features and its carry system. You also have a globally-known brand behind this product so you know what you are buying.

Great combination of features + pan
Jetboil HalfGen Base Camp Cooking System.

Product Name: Jetboil HalfGen Base Camp Cooking System

Product Description: This is a reliable stove with great features and a well-known brand behind it.

Brand: Jetboil


MPN: 1090946

  • Features - 9.6/10
  • Design - 9.7/10
  • Quality & craftsmanship - 9/10
User Review
7.63/10 (3 votes)

Note that this is not the only text here about camping stoves. You might want to see also my list of stoves with 2 and 3 burners, as well as the list of best Coleman camping gas stoves.

Let me know if you have questions, there is a comment box below. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

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