More Elbow Room: GSI Outdoors Selkirk 540 Camp Stove

After focusing for years on ultra-compact, ultra-efficient backpacking stoves, GSI Outdoors figured it was high time to fashion something to satisfy families and groups of friends looking for a classic “car-camping” stove. A high-performing stove with more elbow room, so to speak.


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The new Selkirk 540 Camp Stove is built around twin 10,000 BTU/h burners with precise, individual controls for everything from simmering to speedy boiling and room for large pots or pans side-by-side. The simple, push-button ignition system and built-in carrying handle is designed for both easy transport and singe-free lighting.

The Selkirk 540 was made to last too with a powder-coated steel exterior and wraparound windscreens to keep the elements at bay while the stainless steel and nickel-chrome cooking surfaces make clean-up easy after even the biggest meals.

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-Powerful, twin 10,000 BTU/h* (CSA) / 11,790 BTU/h* (CE) burners designed to rapidly and evenly heat larger pots and pans.

-Simple, push-button, piezo ignition combines with built-in carrying handle to make it easy to light the stove without burnt finger-tips, scorched knuckles or slide-away stoves.

-Individual, micro-control valves provide precise tunability and output for each burner for everything from slow simmering to full-strength, fast boiling.

-Removeable pot support and stainless steel burner surround make for easy cleanup.

-Wraparound windscreens prevent gusts and inclement weather from slowing your cooking to a crawl, but fold out of the way for use with larger pots on calm days.

-Welded, nickel-chrome-plated, 4 mm/0.15″ diameter steel pot supports provide a stable, secure cooking platform for 8″ and 10″pots side-by-side.

-Sturdy, steel construction and powder-coated exterior designed for lasting outdoor durability.

Check the GSI Outdoors lineup of stoves here.