Camping Oven
Portable Outdoor Ovens
by Coleman and Camp Chef

When preparing for an apocalyptic event, having a camping oven is very useful. These ovens come in several different sizes and have different power sources but all are designed for outdoor use. They are great for ensuring that you will have a way to cook your food in an apocalypse survival situation. When purchasing one of these ovens, you have several options to choose from and will need to make some decisions based on what you are looking for in an oven.

Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven

The Outdoor Camp Oven by Camp Chef is a very popular and highly reviewed oven that works very well in an emergency preparedness kit. It runs on propane, so you do not have to worry about having electricity and has a maximum temperature of 400 degrees. This camping oven comes with a built-in thermometer and can run for up to five hours on one can of propane. The oven is insulated to hold in heat, comes with two oven racks, and weighs only 37 pounds for ease of transportation. If you’re willing to spend a bit more and deal with a heavier oven, you can get the same oven model with a built in grill on top.

Camp Chef Portable Outdoor Oven

If you’re looking for something a little smaller, more compact, and easier to transport you may want to consider the Portable Outdoor Oven by Camp Chef, the same company that makes the Outdoor Camp Oven. It weighs only 21 pounds and uses very little propane compared to other camping ovens. This oven has a maximum temperature of 400 degrees and can run for seven hours at high temperatures. It doesn’t have as many options and conveniences as the Outdoor Camp Oven, but it costs less, uses less propane and is more portable, making it well suited to emergency situations.

Coleman 5010D700T Camp Oven

The Coleman Camp Oven is great if you already have a Coleman camping stove with two or three burners. You simply place the camp oven on top of the stove and let the burners heat it up. The oven is made of aluminized steel and folds flat for easy storage. It weighs only seven pounds and is designed to be extremely portable. The oven comes with a thermometer and one steel bake rack. It does not get as hot as the other ovens and you need to have a stove in order to use it, but it is fairly inexpensive and one of the most portable ovens for camping on the market.

Butterfly #2124 Camping Oven

If you’re looking for something similar to the Coleman Camp Oven but a little sturdier, you can try the Butterfly #2124 oven. Like the Coleman oven, it gets its heat from a camp stove but it is not collapsible. This oven has two adjustable shelves as well as carrying handles, heat reflectors, and a built-in thermometer. It weighs about the same as the Coleman oven but has the benefit of handles for easy carrying.

Where to Buy

It is easiest to shop for camp ovens online as you will find a large selection and the ability to compare prices of many different retailers. You can use sites like or go directly to camping store websites. If you want to see the ovens in person and ask questions before you decide, camping stores carry most major brands on their shelves.

A camping oven is a great investment for your emergency preparedness supplies, allowing you to easily heat up your food and even make baked goods in the event the power goes out. These ovens come in several different sizes but all are light enough to move around. Those designed to sit on top of a camp stove burner will also work on a wood stove. Camp ovens are an excellent addition to anyone’s emergency plan.

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