I hate gas almost as much as I hate gasoline. But I have to admit, a burner is pretty cheap
, if you can get propane
easy and cheap
. Me, my fossil fuel
cooker is a Butterfly brand primus knockoff from St Paul Mercantile. Burns diesel
or kerosene quite nicely. Doesn't do well outside in a breeze though. Stove was $55, I think. All brass. I have burnt out one burner assembly ($18) in the last 4 or 5 years. Have to preheat the burner with alcohol before lighting
off, but I keep everclear on board anyhow.
My alternate cookers
are an electric
pressure cooker / crock pot, cheap at walmart, and a cheesy little electric
hot plate from big lots, $9.99. Looking at induction, though.