You can live on bars, dried food and nuts. But let's be honest, after a long day in the saddle, a warm meal is a treat. As is freshly brewed coffee in the morning. Therefore a compact and light stove for multi-day bike trips is perfect. You can choose between light and easy-to-use gas cartridge cookers or even-more-flexible cookers with a separate fluid bottle. A minimalist alternative is a solid fuel cooker, which can be fuelled with either tablets or wood. Add some minimalist cookware, preferably a pot that also serves to transport the stove, and a selection of outdoor food, and the adventure can begin.