There is almost no end to the types of stoves for backpacking. It almost made me cry.
I started with buying this folding Esbit burning stove.
Then, I read about a homemade stove that is absolutely ingenious. Made from a Fancy Feast cat food can with a hole punch. Even I could do this. Set the pan on top, put some denatured alcohol in it or an Esbit tablet and ya got fire.
Best of all, it weighs in at a paltry .3 oz. Woot, woot!