Zip stoves operate on battery
The zip stoves are small and light in weight and they come with a battery i.e. these are operated using the batteries. It can burn twigs, wood, cones etc. and comes with a fan with which you can obtain efficient burn. With AA battery you can achieve about 6 hours of burn time. These are very easy to carry as you need not take huge quantities of fuel with you to cook. It can burn almost anything whether it is knots, pine cones or any other. You will have infinite cooking time and hence can cook anything. It can be used as a personal camp fire as well. It is one of the most reliable stoves with very high BTU output and can boil water within no time as comapred to stoves like msr dragonfly which is alcohol based.
It would be tough for you to manage cooking in cold climate and especially when it’s raining. You need fire starting skills to light up fire. You need to add fuel according to your cooking process and hence need more attention. It needs more time to start the stove and cool it once you are done. You and your food might be covered with soot and to make the stove work you need the AA battery. This is best to cook in forest areas. If the area where you would like to cook is banned for fire then you may not be allowed to use this stove. It weighs 18oz along with battery.
If you are looking for a light weight and easy to use stove where you need not use any kind of expensive fuels then the zip stove is the right one you need to choose. You need not collect any kind of fuel with you in your backpack as all you need is just the wood, twigs and other things which you usually can find in the forest. As it comes with a small fan it can produce clean burn.
With just one battery you can cook for several hours. If you would love to spend more time in your camping and while cooking then it’s not a bad idea to carry a zip stove along with you. This is the only stove with which you can now enjoy the personal camp fire experience. So based on your requirements and the features of various stoves you can manage to choose the right and best suitable backpacking stove for your camp.