BSO How to Make an Ultralight Bikepacking Stove


Ultralight cooking doesn't have to mean sacrificing the ability to make yourself something hot to eat or foregoing that all important morning brew

Suitability: Open to all

Stuart explains how to make your own ultralight stove before examining just how light it's possible to go, without sacrificing the ability to make yourself something hot to eat or foregoing that all important morning brew.

Stuart Wright is the man behind Bear Bones bikepacking and the near legendary Welsh Ride Thing. When not riding or plotting routes incorporating as many long forgotten and largely unrideable tracks as possible, he can usually be found producing light weight goodies in his workshop in the Cambrian mountains.


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Recommended kit

Please dress for the weather, you will be outside for the duration of this course.

Meeting times and logistics

This is an onsite activity. Please head over to the SofA desk 10 minutes before the start of your course. ​

Course info card Description
Provided By Stuart Wright
Student / Instructor Ratio 12:1
Location Big Shakeout site
Min age N/A

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Elsewhere on Alpkit

A few goodies that might help you get the most out of this course.

Titanium remote gas canister stove

A high powered titanium camping stove suitable for mountaineering in subzero conditions. Compact design and made from titanium to save weight

Kraku ultralight titanium camping gas stove

Possibly the world's lightest commercially available micro camping stove, Kraku's tiny pack size makes it perfect for ultralight adventures and flying solo.

MytiMug 650
A perfectly sized titanium cooking mug for the soloist adventurer, can be used on a stove to cook your meal or just supping tea around your camp fire

Titanium cooking pot chain

Titanium chain for suspending your cookpot over an open fire, add an extra dimension to your meal times

Lightweight Camping by John Traynor

Lightweight Camping
Tips, tricks, and tales from a seasoned camper to help adventurers make the most of a comfortable, independent, low-cost, and mobile life under canvas.

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