MSR WhisperLite Universal Camp Stove

The big debate between camp-stove geeks focuses on canister stoves, which are more powerful and efficient, versus fuel-bottle stoves, which run on a wider range of gas. The newest iteration of MSR's iconic Whiperlite uses both. It burns everything from isobutane canisters to white gas, kerosene and unleaded fuel, making it ideal for travel across the globe or on expeditions when you don't know what type of fuel you will find. [$140; cascadedesigns.com]