Camping stove in Malaysia; the WILD L7 portable stove

One can find many types of camping stoves sold in Malaysia. From the ancient kerosene wick stoves to high tech (and VERY pricey) MSR stoves, finding a portable stove really is not difficult. It is a piece of outdoor gear one can get quite easily in Malaysia.

The Wild L7 camping stove uses easily available butane gas canisters

The Wild L7 camping stove uses easily available butane gas canisters

I probably have a piece of every type of camping stove available in Malaysia. From simple DIY methylated spirit stoves to multi fuels. I don’t know why I have this fascination with stoves but probably because there is a small voice in me that is very concerned about how food is cooked in the bush. Food after all is a BIG thing for me.


This is the WILD L7 camping stove. I purchased this through a fellow Gunung Online forum in Sabah. Plus shipping, it costs me around RM65 for this stove. I have been told that this stove is very popular in Indonesia and one can buy it there for around RM30 only. I was really amazed by its simplicity so I got my contact in China to find out more. It is definitely made in China and it costs so much more less than RM30. The only problem is that I needed to invest in an MOQ of 1000pcs to bring them into Malaysia…uh…uh…not happening.

Back to this camping stove, while I wouldn’t say that it is the best stove around, it really is a practical bit of kit. The stove packs small and uses the butane gas canister that can be found abundantly in stores all over Malaysia. The canisters costs around RM3-RM4 each.

The  WILD L7 stove comes packed in a small casing

The WILD L7 stove comes packed in a small casing

Like many other canister fueled stoves, this WILD L7 stove comes with an adjustable flame. Great for simmering. The stove also has legs and pot stands that are foldable which makes them really neat. One thing however I realize is that the edges of the legs are rather sharp. Probably some filing would make them more ‘friendly’.

The adjustable flame feature is really useful

The adjustable flame feature is really useful

The legs and pot stand are foldable, making them packable

The legs and pot stand are foldable, making them packable

Using this stove is so easy. Just attach the canister to the stove, adjust the flame control and ignite. Oh…it comes with a piezo ignition as well! The stove gives out a blue hot flame and boils a pot of water in minutes.

The WILD L7 camping stove comes with a piezo ignition

The WILD L7 camping stove comes with a piezo ignition

Boils a pot of water in minutes

Boils a pot of water in minutes

The design of the stove also enables the stove to take up to 2.5 liters of water in a billy easy.

The design of the stove also enables the stove to take up to 2.5 liters of water in a billy easy.

I have recently been using this camping stove in most of my jungle trips. I find them very easy to use and fuss-free. Other good things include no priming needed, light and easily available fuels. Oh, and it is definitely cheap! A canister I reckon lasts me up to 5 meals. The canister can be detached between uses unlike some puncture canister that once attached needs to be completely used before it can be detached.

I use this stove most of the time now

I use this stove most of the time now

The downside is that the canisters are a bit bulky and probably not the best for the environment. On longer treks, probably 4 days or more, one can imagine the number of canisters required to last the entire trip. Empty canisters cannot be compressed or puncture and that means its gonna take up the same amount of space throughout the trek.

Very practical camping stove for short treks

Very practical camping stove for short treks

I would recommend this WILD L7 camping stove for use in Malaysia especially on shorter trips. It is very cheap, practical, light and the fuel is easily available. Especially for those who go into the bush ‘occasionally’. Why pay hundreds of ringgits for something we do occasionally?

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20 comments to Camping stove in Malaysia; the WILD L7 portable stove

  • DJ

    where did you bought that from?

  • shinxz

    hi there, do u still have the contact of the seller?

  • Keong

    Hi…sorry. The seller had just a few as he purchased it from Indonesia during a trip and I did not keep his mobile no. Sorry mate.

  • Keong

    Hi…got it off a friend who posted it on one of them auction sites in Malaysia. He bought them during a travel trip through Indonesia.

  • Great dinky bit of kit, very handy, do they retail in the UK?

  • Not sure if my last post stuck, but this makes want to dig my pack out and get moving

  • chea

    I have fascination stove like you also. But I don’t do collection. My first stove is those blue butane gas. It really like it. One time broke the casing, End up can’t cook a nice food. Got to use wood.
    My next stove is a MSR dragonfly multifuel stove. Not really new. Have been brought 10+yrs ago. Beside the o ring crack (due to age) and the pump body crack ( I over screw the nut after service) it really solid and last long till today. It burn like jet engine. Noisy but hot. 1 liter or fuel (turpentine) can last 3days, 3meal perday for 4person.

  • Keong

    Hi Chea! Yup…I too have a MSR Dragonfly. Agree that the sound it makes is a bit ‘loud’. have not been using that much. Have been using this cheap one more often now. Less things to ‘break’.
    I totally agree that the MSR is much better in terms of fuel efficiency.

  • kevin

    have just got mine. will test out for efficiency and the practicality end of august

  • Ming

    Hi, Keong,

    Can you share with me where you get those Butane Gas canister which cost RM3~4. You mentioned in your blog that you can get in all stores. I am thinking of using it for the vacum pot coffee burner.
    I think it’s the same type. not those punch hole type.

    Thanks,
    Ming

  • Keong

    Hi Ming…I got mine at Carrefour in Subang. I am sure places like Tesco, Giant, Mydin and even The Store carried them too. Good luck!

  • forestgump

    One of my instructors brought one into the jungles – it is most definitely a brilliant little thing. Lightweight, compact and easy to use.
    Not sure if it can stand the knocks though but you only need to place it in a tough see through plastic container, like tupperware, and it will be protected from accidental knocks. A good investment for its price!

  • Keong

    They are cheap really. But I like the Camping Gaz stoves as well :)

  • i enjoy camping specially in dense wooded tropical forests. camping is a fun way to spend time with your friends too.**`

  • Keong

    Hi Martha…cannot agree more!

  • Jamie Stewart

    i used to do camping, i really love to camp overnight over some unfamiliar but cool places*’`

  • That is a very cute cook stove and the gas cylinder or container is very handy. It really fits for camping trip. This makes camping a lot easier with this very potable camping equipment. I love it. Thank you for showing it to me.

  • Keong

    Thanks Deena!

  • Adrian

    I found a different model (L4) here locally *Kuching
    Nice one with wind shield.

  • Keong

    Hi Adrian! Yes, there is another design with the wind shield. Good stuff aren’t they?

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