Here is another interesting design by Yu-ri Lee. For cooking on the go, why not build the heating element directly into the stand? And a tripod is a simple, folding solution to hold your pan/soon to be ruined camera.
With the level of resources large corporations have at their fingertips, why isn't there more interesting design in everyday products? Just look at the lower right of this diagram - not only can you cook up some hot dinner, but you can fight off hordes of vampires while doing it.
Bonfire Tripod Burner [uberreview]