I really like my old school MSR GK Multi-fuel expedition stove with kerosene for boiling water. It used to make very short work of boiling 2 qts of water from snow. For cooking, I have a neat little propane 2 burner Kangaroo Kitchen. It isn't real compact but smaller than a Coleman. It bakes, barbeques (and smokes with hickory or mesquite chips), boils, or fries with a griddle, then the base and top become your wash basins for doing the dishes.