My suggestion would be a 'remote' gas can type of stove. to many to choose a best one. You can even get 'knock off' ones on ebay at silly prices, I've used them and found as good as 'brand' named ones.
I'd get a wide 1.5l pot with a lid, should be able to fit two BITB meals in that, plus as long as labels, etc don't come off, can use water for something else, making a drink,(coffee,tea), of a cup a soup, etc.
If the labels come off, or packet stains water, you can always put into a bottle and use as a hot water bottle in your sleeping bag. Dump out in morning and fill with fresh water.
Copie, I've never been a fan of the Jetboil stoves. As you mention they are small which is fine for the uses they were designed for but not so good if you need to do things like larger portions.
You don't say what sort of budget you have but if your only doing boil in the bag type food then you won't go far wrong with an MSR Reactor. Being a glutton myself I've often done 2 LWWF meals on the Reactor whilst on solo trips. MSR also do a 2.5ltr 'convential' pot for about £60ish.
Reactors often come up for about the £80 mark.
Bedouin im not on a budget for the right stove, but only want to buy the right one first time . thats why asking the question on here. il have a look at the MSR Reactor thank you ,
huskyman thank you for your advice as well, looks like il be looking round for a while longer,
If you want a stove that will use other types of fuel, not only gas, Colemans, petrol, etc. You could look at the multi- fuel stoves. Dearer than gas only types. But can be more versatile.
Most will burn any type of liquid fuel, some even diesel, with the right fuel jet fitted.
How old is your son. ?
Have you considered a Trangia?, would fulfil your needs and be very safe.
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