top 5 multi fuel camping stoves

MSR DragonFly Stove

MSR DragonFly Stove

The MSR DragonFly Stove is a multi fuel stove which can burn any liquid fuel including diesel.

Feature / benefits

  • Dual-valve for precision, simmer-to-boil control.
  • Extra Wide Pot Supports - hold up to 10" maximum diameter pots or fry pans for group cooking.
  • Multi-Fuel: Burns white gas, kerosene, unleaded auto fuel, diesel, and jet fuel for versatility.
  • Compact: Folds to 1/3 of its working size for easy storage.
  • Efficient: Suspended burner cup enables the stove to burn hot and strong while reducing heat lost to the ground.
  • Field Maintainable: Shaker Jet™ technology and smart engineering allow complete cleaning and maintenance in the field.

I used this stove cycle touring through Eurasia. It worked well even with poor quality fuel. The wind shield disintegrated with use.

Trangia Multi Fuel Burner

Trangia Multi Fuel Burner

Features / benefits

  • Supplied with a fuel bottle, pump, service tool and 2 jet nipples.
  • Powerful for fast cooking
  • Burns a variety of fuels including White gas and Petrol, with the 0.32mm jet, plus kerosene or diesel with the 0.28mm jet.
  • Easily regulated once lit for versatile cooking.
  • Unit is supplied with it's own storage bag.
  • Lightweight: 0.525kg

I used the Trangia Multi Fuel Burner for cycle touring across Eurasia. I built a stand for it as the burner doesn't come with a stand. It was very reliable even without being able to maintain it as much as I would have liked.

Primus OmniFuel Stove

Primus Omnifuel Stove

Features / benefits

  • Works with LP gas, petrol, diesel, kerosene and aviation fuel - versatile.
  • Separate control knob provides adjustment.
  • Sturdy build construction.
  • Fuel bottle included for portable fuel storage.
  • Multi-tool with integrated cleaning needle for easy cleaning.
  • Nylon stuff sac.
  • Weight: 441g.
  • Fast cooking times 1 litre boil time 3mins.

The Primus OmniFuel Stove is little bit more expensive, but comes highly recommended. I have not tested this stove.

Edelrid Hexon Multifuel Stove

One of the lightest options available.

Features / benefits

  • 220g - one of the world's lightest stoves
  • Compatible with gas, petrol and kerosene.
  • Foldable feet that provide the pot stand and give it a stable base on the ground and for the pot.
  • Simple and rugged design allows for easy use.
  • Fuel pump is claimed useable at all temperatures
  • Addition of Edelrid Tradapter (not included), the Hexon is suitable for all storm cooking.
  • Comes with fuel bottle, pump, tool set and transport bag.
  • Output: 3000W
  • Consumption: 80-240g/h
  • Cooking time: 3.1 min per litre

I've not tested this stove but the light weight and performance make the Edelrid Hexon Multifuel Stove a contender.

Go Systems Gemini Extreme

The budget option, still a reliable unit and burns gas with an adaptor.

  • Comes complete with pump, with non-return valve.
  • Comes with 0.5 ltr Fuel Bottle.
  • Burns many liquid fuels as well as gas from a remote GoSystem EN417 gas cartridge.
  • A sharp agitation of the stove cleans the jet and ensures that the heating tube (generator) works efficiently & performance maintained.
  • As the others, it features precision flame control.
  • Burner protecting windshield.
  • The linked fold in serrated pan supports & legs.
  • Comes complete with maintenance kit and carry/storage stuff sack.

I've not tested this unit.

Other outliers

Conclusion

There are many options out there for multi-fuel stoves. This piece of gear is highly versatile and brings plenty of new options for cooking on the road.

Further info

MSR DragonFly Stove

I used this stove whilst cycle touring through Europe. It even burned poor quality diesel.

The DragonFly is a multi fuel stove able to run off any liquid fuel including diesel. Features- Flame Control: Dual-valve design, enabling it to deliver precision, simmer-to-boil control. Extra Wide Pot Supports: Wide pot supports hold up to 10" maximum diameter pots or fry pans for group cooking. Multi-Fuel: Burns white gas, kerosene, unleaded auto fuel, diesel, and jet fuel.

Compact: Folds to 1/3 of its working size and fits in a two-liter MSR pot for easy storage. Efficient: Suspended burner cup enables the stove to burn hot and strong while reducing heat lost to the ground. Field Maintainable: Shaker Jet™ technology and smart engineering allow complete cleaning and maintenance in the field.

Trangia Multi Fuel Burner

I used this stove cycle touring through Asia. Its powerful and reliable. You’ll need to get a stand too whilst you can also buy from the website. The Trangia Multi-Fuel Burner is supplied with a fuel bottle, pump, service tool and 2 jet nipples. It can be used to burn a variety of fuels including White gas and Petrol, with the 0.32mm jet, plus kerosene or diesel with the 0.28mm jet. The burner is easily regulated once lit and the complete unit is supplied with it's own storage bag.Weight: 0.525kg

Primus OmniFuel Stove

A little bit more expensive, but comes highly recommended.

The Omnifuel is designed to handle demanding conditions, extreme altitudes and extreme temperatures. It’s a sturdy stove that works with LP gas, petrol, diesel, kerosene and even aviation fuel. Using a separate control knob, the flame can be adjusted to provide the exact heat required.

Product Features, Fuel bottle included, Multi-tool with integrated cleaning needle, Nylon stuff sac, Fuel LP gas, petrol, diesel, kerosene, aviation fuel, Weight: 441g including Ergopump, 1 litre boil time 3mins approx, NB: Unfortunately we cannot send fuel cartridges through the post, they are however available in all our stores.,

Edelrid Hexon Multifuel Stove

One of the lightest options available.

At 220g, this is one of the world's lightest multifuel stoves and is compatible with gas, petrol and kerosene. It has foldable feet that provide the pot stand and give it a stable base on the ground and for the pot. The simple and rugged design allows for easy use and servicing, so a long life is guaranteed. Due to its high quality aluminium alloy construction, the fuel pump is useable at all temperatures, and with the Edelrid Tradapter (not included), the Hexon is suitable for all storm cooking. It comes with fuel bottle, pump, tool set and transport bag. Features: Output: 3000W, Consumption: 80-240g/h, Cooking time: 3.1 min per litre, Weight: 220g, Edelrid Hexon Multifuel Stove: At 220g, this is one of the world's lightest multifuel stoves and is compatible with gas, petrol and kerosene.

Go Systems Gemini Extreme The budget option, still a reliable unit.

Powerful performance multi-fuel stove that comes complete with robust pump, with non-return valve and 0.5 ltr Fuel Bottle, and is equally at home burning a variety of liquid fuels as well as gas from a remote GoSystem EN417 gas cartridge, all through the same jet. A sharp agitation of the stove cleans the jet and ensures that the heating tube (generator) works efficiently & performance maintained. It features precision flame control & burner protecting windshield. The linked fold in serrated pan supports & legs and easily coiled braided hose enable the stove to be packed away for transportation. Comes complete with maintenance kit and carry/storage stuff sack.

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