Sometimes cooking over the campfire is too dangerous, and with certain dishes impossible. A camping stove provides an easy to use cooking surface that can grill meats or heat pots and pans. They are small and portable too, making it painless to pack and bring along.
Usually a camping stove will use small propane canisters for its fuel source. These canisters are affordable and provide several hours of cooking time. Unlike a fire, the heat on a camping stove is adjustable.
A good camping stove will have a wind screen. They are especially useful when the weather isn’t cooperating, making lighting a fire difficult. Even if it’s raining everyone can still eat with a camping stove.