When you're exploring the outdoors and you need a compact camp stove to get things cooking, there are three different kinds of backpacking stoves for you to consider. The three types are: Personal Canister Stoves, Liquid Fuel Stoves and Alternative Stoves.
Typically canister stoves like the Jetbiol Zip Cooking System are the most popular because they are compact, easy to start and last a long time. Liquid fuel stoves are great for cold weather camping because the liquid will never freeze. Check out the MRS WhisperLite Backpacking Stove here. And finally, the alternative stove like the Biolite Campstove are great for long trips and when there is no room to pack alternative fuel sources.