For seasoned campers, hikers, climbers, and outdoorsmen propane has some definite drawbacks. For one, it is the most expensive of all the stove fuel alternatives. And if you are going to be camping in cold winter temperatures or at high altitudes, propane won’t work for you because cold temperatures greatly degrade the performance of propane cylinders. Additionally, if you are taking your stove on the trail with you, you won’t like the additional weight of propane cylinders. But having said all those things, propane gas is still easily the most popular fuel among weekend campers. Its combination of convenience and ease of use suit it ideally for most camping families. Cooking with propane does not require measuring, pouring or priming. With propane, just attach the cylinder to your appliance and begin cooking
Coleman Propane Stoves
In the years after World War II ended America began work on the U.S. Interstate Highway system and for the first time ever automobiles began to be affordable for most families. These developments gave Americans travel fever. Just about every weekend families around the country loaded up the station wagon and hit the road. Hotel and motel chains and modern travel conveniences were still off in the future, and camping became the overnight travel method of choice. The name “Coleman” was already a household word among thousands of returning GIs, and the Coleman Company was perfectly positioned to benefit from the new travel modus operandi. The Coleman camping stove became the de facto standard for thousands of American campers.
The Coleman 2-burner propane stove has become the most popular portable camping stove in America. Charcoal and matches are unnecessary, and a non-stick grill and a handy windblock system make outdoor cooking a breeze. The convenient propane fueling system and adjustable cooking controls make the Coleman propane camping stove as easy to use as your kitchen range. Regulated propane flow assures even grilling and guards against hotspots, flaring and flickering, and burners remain lit even in high winds and inclement weather. The dimensions of the stove are approximately 15” X 23” X 5.5.” Two 10,000 BTU burners each accommodate a ten inch pot or pan, and a removable, rust-resistant, aluminum and steel cook top makes cleaning quick and easy. One bulk cylinder of propane will power both burners for over 1 hour on the high setting and over 4 hours on low, and both burners will boil water in under five minutes. The Coleman 2-burner propane stove comes with a limited lifetime warranty and an MSRP of only $70.
For large families who camp out regularly, Coleman offers the Propane Portable Oven/Stove. This stove gives you cooking versatility at your campsite. You grill steaks on the cook top while baking a 12” pizza in the oven. The Oven/Stove features fully adjustable, independent burner and oven controls and a “view-through” oven door. It weighs 41 lbs, with an MSRP…