My entire goal in searching for the best portable camp stove was to find one that would allow me to ride to local destinations and make some bad ass coffee all while enjoying sun rises/sets out in nature. Life gets crazy and little outings like this are refreshing. I didn’t want an outdoor coffee setup that required much thinking. Just grab and go.
Snow Peak’s “Starter Kit” is hands down the best option for anyone looking for a very compact, lightweight, functional, and well-designed camp stove combo. Being Titanium, the set heats and cools in minutes. Everything fits right inside the Trek 700 titanium cookset: Fuel, the GigaPower Auto backpacking stove (no matches or lighters required), and a titanium spork.
After picking this up I thought I needed a camp mug to go along with it. At the time I didn’t realized just how fast titanium heats and cools. Using an Aero Press with reverse Aero Press coffee brewing style; I heated the water, poured into the press, stirred the ground coffee beans to infuse with the piping hot water, capped with the Aero Press filter, and by the time I did all that the Trek 700 was cool enough to handle and use as my camp mug… BINGO!! Coffee outside success!! With that said, if you prefer a single cup pour over then you will obviously need a camp mug BUT, you won’t have to carry an Aero Press around.
I’ve only had this set for about a week and couldn’t be more pleased. Snow Peak’s goods are Japanese made, high quality, and have focus on attention to detail (much like my Fuji X-E2).
Go to Snow Peak and check out all of their goods. Their apparel and gear are amazing. Very impressed.