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​Is your backpacking stove becoming more trouble than it's worth?

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How good are you at maintaining your backpacking or camping stove? Is it something you keep tidy on a regular basis?

After a long weekend of cooking, melting, boiling, and scalding, keeping your camping or backpacking stove clean can be a struggle. If there has been any spill over of food, you need to be especially attentive. Unless you plan to bring soap along with you on the trail, it’s difficult to give your camping stove a good cleaning until after you get home.

Dirt and grease buildup not only make your stove less effective, but this buildup can also cause damage and dirtying to whatever supplies you may be hiking with, including your clothes. Even if you avoid spilling on yourself during a riverside lunch or fireside dinner, you may end up wearing stains anyway… Thanks to that grubby, greasy stove.

While they can be a great resource for cooking, these stoves also have a reputation of losing effectiveness over time, and for a variety of reasons. Fuel pipes inside these stoves can become clogged by bugs and insects. This affects the fuel flow and can compromise the effectiveness of the stove. Liquid fuel stoves need to be fully drained on a regular basis to avoid fuel build-up in the tank.

Even if you can keep your camping stove clean…
Are you having difficulty relating to the scenarios above? Okay, so you may be good at keeping your backpacking stove clean, but how good of a travel companion is it… really? When deciding what to pack, how much space efficiency are you getting when you lug your stove around?

The Littlbug Senior Stove is constructed with durable stainless steel and is designed to wrap around a sleeping pad for simple storage and transport. Want to keep an ultra-light weight load? The Littlbug burns wood you can simply find along the path of your journey, no extra fuel needed! It is also compatible with standard alcohol burners.

While the 19 oz Senior Stove is an efficient workhorse, the 5.1 oz Littlbug Junior Stove is a more small-scale option.

In any scenario, the Littlbug has emerged as a lightweight, efficient, and easy-to-clean option compared to the more conventional, bulky, and tedious camping or backpacking stove. Learn more about the Littlbug Junior and Senior Stoves, as well as the Junior and Senior Fire Bowls at littlbug.com

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