I prefer a pikau to a pack, a tarp to a tent, and a simple one-piece stove to a pressurised blast furnace. Tiny alcohol burners fit this bill. They are easy to make and don't require expensive tools or project stock. A couple of soft-drink cans, a craft knife and some patience are all you need.
Can a stove made from three tin cans and an hour of muttering compete with a hi-tech titanium marvel? There's more to it than a scale and a stopwatch.