In Latin, the word ‘primus’ means ‘first’. And this Swedish brand has been about firsts ever since its humble beginnings in Stockholm back in 1892, when founders F.W. Lindqvist and J.V. Svenson developed the world’s first soot-free kerosene stove. Portable Primus stoves were cleaner, easier to use and more efficient than anything else then in existence. They were soon adopted by explorers and adventurers across the globe. When Amundsen became the first person to reach the South Pole in 1911, he had a Primus stove with him. So too did the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition, when Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary became the first people to reach the summit of the world’s highest peak.
Since those ground-breaking firsts, Primus’ range has expanded to encompass a range of outdoor cooking equipment. Of course, portable stoves built for backpackers, campers and climbers are still the brand’s core focus. Designed to withstand extreme conditions, Primus stoves have an enviable reputation for long-lasting reliability and real-world efficiency. So, if you’re looking to achieve your own firsts, whether that’s walking your first long-distance trail or going on your first wild camping adventure, Primus should be your first choice.