Optimus Svea White Gas Stove

A staple for backpackers since the mid 20th century, the Optimus Svea White Gas Stove is simple, effective, and, notably, very time tested. Its lid pops off to doubles as a cooking pot with removable handle, which itself also functions as a maintenance tool. A three-pronged stand supports the pot above the self-cleaning burner, which is precise enough to set from a light simmer to full heat. Most importantly it’s extremely reliable, producing consistent results at high altitudes and low temperatures where many other stoves won’t perform.

Grab one at Hand-Eye Supply ($120) or Amazon ($105)