Campervans Portable Camping Stoves

Best Portable propane & Liquide gas camping stoves

There are many great options for portable camping stoves that are ideal for custom Sprinter conversion vans. When selecting a stove, it’s important to consider factors like fuel source, size, weight, and cooking capabilities.

Here are some recommendations for portable camping stoves that would be great for your van life adventures:

  1. Coleman Classic Propane Stove – This stove is a classic option that is both affordable and reliable. It has two burners and runs on propane, making it easy to find fuel for cooking on the go. The stove is also compact and easy to transport, making it perfect for van life.
  2. Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove – This stove is a bit larger and heavier than the Coleman option, but it offers more cooking power with two 20,000 BTU burners. It runs on propane and is designed to be portable, with foldable legs for easy transportation.
  3. Jetboil Genesis Basecamp System – This is a more advanced camping stove system that includes a two-burner stove and a non-stick ceramic frying pan. It runs on propane and has a unique design that allows for efficient fuel use and fast cooking times. The stove and pan are both lightweight and easy to transport.
  4. Dickinson Marine Mediterranean Two Burner Propane Stove – If you’re looking for a high-end, durable option for your van life kitchen, this propane stove from Dickinson Marine is a great choice. It has two burners and a built-in oven, making it perfect for cooking meals that require baking. The stove is made from marine-grade stainless steel and is designed to withstand the elements and heavy use.

Ultimately, the best portable camping stove for your custom Sprinter conversion van will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Consider factors like cooking style, fuel source, and portability when making your selection.

What is the best stove for camping?

When looking for the best portable camping stove, here are some things to consider:

  1. Fuel type: Portable stoves can run on different types of fuel, such as propane, butane, white gas, and wood. Consider which type of fuel is most convenient and readily available for your needs.
  2. Burner type: Some stoves have one burner, while others have two or three. Consider how much cooking space you need and how many pots and pans you will be using.
  3. Size and weight: Look for a stove that is compact and lightweight for easy transport and storage.
  4. Heat output: Consider the heat output of the stove, which is usually measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units). A higher BTU rating means more heat output, which can be important for cooking large meals or boiling water quickly.
  5. Wind resistance: Some stoves have built-in wind resistance features, such as wind baffles, to help keep the flame burning in windy conditions.
  6. Durability: Look for a stove that is made from high-quality materials and is durable enough to withstand the rigors of outdoor use.
  7. Price: Portable camping stoves can vary in price, so consider your budget and what features are most important to you.
  • How many people
  • Do you need one burner or two burners
  • Does weight and size matter?
  • Wind Resistance and Simmer Control
  • Fuel Type and Capacity

Single burner propane camp stove

Here are some of the Best single burner propane camp stoves. IF you just need one burner for yourself or you need to have a stove that is lightweight, portable and easy to use a single burner camp stove might be just what you are looking for.

Gas ONE New GS-3400P Dual Fuel Portable Propane & Butane Camping and Backpacking Gas Stove Burner with Carrying Case (Gold)

Coleman Power Pack Propane Stove

  • DUEL FUEL – Compatible with both butane (Fuel not included) and propane fuel (Fuel not included), Operates on a single butane cartridge 8 oz or a propane cylinder 16.4 oz , Propane converter Regulator Included, **With Propane connect the adapter hose to the stove first before connecting to the 16 oz Propane tank***
  • PIEZO ELECTRIC IGNITION – Piezo-electric ignition that eliminates the use for lighter/matches in order to ignite flame, No need for lighters or matches with this stove
  • EASY TO USE – Our GS-3400P is easy to use with adjustable heat dial and piezo-electric ignition ***Great for Camping, Backpacking and Emergency Preparedness***
  • SAFETY FEATURES – Built in Pressure Sensor Cartridge Ejection System and Gas Flow Cut Off Mechanism (butane), Will eject cartridge when irregular pressure is detected
  • NOTES – Flame supervision that does not allow for the flow of fuel until flame is ignited (propane) *If you can not find butane canister near you, with our GS-3400P you can always use propane cylinder instead or vice versa. *OUTDOOR USE ONLY*

When buying a propane camp stove or camp heater that use disposable propane tanks consider using a refillable propane tanks. This will help save waste in landfills Check out my post on refillable propane tanks here. #vanlife enjoy Vandwelling

Coleman PowerPack Propane Stove, Single Burner

If you are a solo camper the single burner stoves may be what you are looking for. These smaller stoves take up less storage space and also are a great cooking options for smaller car and van dwellers who are limited to their counter top space. They are easy to use and quick to setup and break down.

Can I use a gas stove inside my van?

In short, Yes they can. You will need to provide plenty of ventilation, safe and sturdy counter for stability. Be aware of all compostable material around the stove. Have a fire extinguisher read.

  • Portable single-burner propane stove ideal for cooking at campsites, picnics, and more
  • Fits up to a 12-inch pan and offers 7,500 total BTUs of cooking power
  • Pressure-control technology delivers consistent heat in outdoor conditions
  • Runs up to 3 hours on high on a 16.4-ounce propane cylinder (sold separately)
  • Chrome-plated grate is removable for easy cleaning

The portable stoves with a single burner have the ability of using a small disposable propane tank or the option of use a reusable propane tank with a gas hose extension. Using the reusable tank will give you a longer cooking time between tank refills and big saving in your gas cost. Ambulance conversion camper portable camping stove.

2 burner propane camp stove, Portable Dual Burner Stove

Add a portable camp stove to your motorhome or RV camping gear will allow you in the summer months when it is warmer to prepare your meal outside enjoying the great out door and at the same time no producing unwanted heat inside the RV allowing it to stay cooler.

Coleman Classic Propane Stove

  • Wind Block panels help shield burners from wind and adjust for various pan sizes
  • PerfectFlow technology provides consistent performance, even in extreme conditions
  • Perfect Heat technology for more efficient cooking with less fuel
  • 20,000 total BTUs of cooking power
  • Fits a 12-in. and 10-in. pan at the same time
  • 2 independently adjustable burners give you precise control for 2 temperature zones
  • Durable, chrome-plated grate is removable for easy cleaning

Having a portable dual burner stove allows you more freedom to cook more than one thing at a time. Now you can make your coffee and cook breakfast at the sometime. The down side it takes up more storage space in your conversion van.

Portable Dual Burner Stove (using white gas)

This type of stove is the same as above but utilizes a different type of gas. Instead of propane you would be using a liquid white gas or Coleman stove fuel.

Camp Chef Ranger II Blind Stove

Camp Chef Ranger II Blind Stove

The Camp Chef is strong enough to work in windy conditions.

  • Camp Chef stoves combine versatility and cook quality of a patio grill with portability of traditional camp stove
  • Two-burner Blind Stove features lightweight cast aluminum burners, match-less ignition, and 34,000 BTUs of heat. Stove Cooking Area 243.75 square inches
  • Comes with five-foot hose and regulator
  • Measures 20.5 by 5.5 by 14.5 inches (W x H x D)
  • Includes limited one-year manufacturer’s warranty

Coleman Gas Camping Stove

Portable camp stoves also have different fuel options. These options can be a one time use disposable propane tank, reusable propane tank or liquid gas sometimes called white gas or Coleman fuel.

Guide Series Dual-Fuel Camping Stove

Coleman Guide Series Powerhouse Dual Fuel Stove

Nothing beats the classic hard working stove

Portable Dual Burner Stove with oven

Also check out my portable camp ovens that work with these portable stoves. Check out portable camp ovens Click Here

Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven

Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven

  • Range/oven features two 7,500 BTU matchless igniter range burners.Oven power: 3,000 BTU (Up to 400° F)
  • Matchless igniter 3,000 BTU internal oven; comes with two oven racks
  • Maximum oven temperature: 400 degrees with built in thermometer
  • Cooks for up to 5 hours on high heat with one 1-pound can of propane
  • Full Dimensions- 12.5 L x 21 W x 18 H inches. Internal Oven Dimensions- 11 L x 16 W x 9 H inches. Oven fits 9 x 13 inches pan inside. weight: 35 pounds
  • Great addition to your emergency preparedness kit. Do not store or use gasoline or other liquids with flammable vapors in the vicinity of this or any other appliance
  • Powered with a disposable 1-pound propane can or adapt for a bulk tank (adapter sold separately)
  • 1-year limited warranty

Now this is living the van life! If you have the space, you can cook and bake on the road! This propane stove gives you a two-burner stove along with an oven feature.

Jetboil Zip Camping Stove Cooking System, Carbon


The GoSun Fusion™ is the world’s first solar oven that can also cook without Sun. A hybrid solar + electric oven runs on sunshine or 12Volt from your car, boat, RV or PowerBank  • Reaches temperatures up to 550˚F  • Can bake, steam, cook, anything day or night

Portable stoves can make van life cooking easier or you can install a perinate 2 burner propane stove in your van.


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