Gear Guide 2012: Primus Profile Duo Camp Stove

This two-burner camp stove is half grill, half cooktop.
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This two-burner camp stove is half grill, half cooktop.

Cheeseburgers and corn on the cob in camp? Heck yeah! Grill-and-cook combo menus are easy with this piezo-ignited*, propane-fired, clamshell two-burner. “I grilled burgers on one side while boiling a giant pot of water for corn on the other,” says our gear editor. “At breakfast, I set a big griddle over the entire cooking surface and cranked out pancakes for a crowd.” The stainless steel casing proved bombproof through a season of garage-trunk-camp trips, and the removable, nonstick grill surface is easy to clean. Bonus: Sensitive flame control allows for simmering or lightly charring hot dogs. $120; 12 lbs.; primuscamping.com



*Piezo Ignition: A push-button mechanism that generates a spark to automatically light a stove