Having your own stove on tour drastically expands your meal options. You may not have access to fresh produce daily, especially if you are traveling in remote locations. It is important to consider weight, features, fuel types, and size.
Be sure to consider fuel types when choosing your stove selection. For example, butane is not available in many places, meaning you will either have to pack extra fuel or have fuel shipped to you. Neither is ideal while touring. Some stoves and fuel types will not operate in high altitude places. If you plan on traveling through mountains, be sure to read reviews to determine how well each stove performs at high elevations.