Butane stoves are great for cooking without electricity, and can be used indoors with a little ventilation. Butane stoves are generally inexpensive and can be found for as little as $18, at just about any sporting goods store or super store, such as Walmart or Target, and sometimes in grocery stores. Butane fuel canisters generally last for about two hours on high and four hours on low. Butane doesn’t do as well in the cold, so during colder weather, warm up your can of butane by holding it next to your body or under your arm before use. Keeping it warm will extent the burn time for each canister of fuel. The shelf life for butane is indefinite, when stored in a cool, dry place. Butane stoves also come in a double burner version.
You can buy a single-burner butane stove and a 6-pack of butane fuel canisters . For more information on the specifications of the butane stove and fuel canisters, click here.