Montreal has a small China Town, I remember it, on a hillside.
Ask for a Butane Stove. About $20 bucks, the cans of butane plug right in, are quite cheap.
Or.... you can build a Alcohol Burner Stove. All you need is a soda can, and rubbing alcohol.
You can cook your food on top it.
Pour some rubbing alcohol in, light it, slap a stove on it.
If outdoors, in high winds, you can set the can in a larger coffee can, with a few breathing holes poked in it, to protect it in the wind. It will cook a steak in the winter of the Arctic. It is standard issue in the Swedish Military, they have a $30 Buck version sold online, but is simple enough to make, doesn't have to be cat food, any can.
You own a vsn, so you can just have a grill in the back of your van, head up to the mountain, grill steaks.
Just like the Americas has more food than in Europe, cheaper, larger, more plentiful, we have rugged yet European origins, and figured out how to cook that shit to the standards of every European standards of nation cuisine using a variety of tools. Your just not aware of the alternatives, still thinking like a little Dutchboy. Take a look around in your sports section, say you wanna do so and so on a camping trip, minimalist.... If he doesn't have a product he can at least give you suggestions. Also hit military surplus and hunting stores, or look at magazines like The Back Woodsman
All the magazine does is run articles of last and present ideas of how to build things as a rustic, like turning a old propane tank into a wood burning stove, or how to construct rapid fire, double bowed pellet guns that takes rocks instead of arrows with similar range (like a machine gun in a rocky spot), jow to build cabins or emergency shelter, knives and guns etc.
That is part of living in North America. Look at Me and Joker. We are survivalists, but we never suffer "that bad" because we know what needs to be done. It is a impirtant skill to understand in the modern economy, cause you can switch from wealth to wretched overnight. Kids need to be taught this stuff as much as calculas and art, cause eventually your descendents sonewhere down the generational line will run into trouble, and Great Grandpappy teaching Grandma to teach your dad then you how to survive cones into great use when your evicted, tossed out and bancrupt, unemployable for reason X. Guves them the abikity to surbive with dignity, figure out a comeback in life.
It is the new world, not the netherlands.