Weight is an obsession amongst backpackers. It isn’t uncommon for some to cut a toothbrush in half to shave a couple of grams off of their pack weight. Backpacking stoves are convenient and practical but many are not super weight efficient. The Esbit Pocket Stove is a great option to […]

It is when you really need something that you realize that you forgot to bring it. This is especially true when you are wilderness backpacking and the thing that you forgot can not be picked up at a moments notice at a nearby store. This was precisely the case for […]

All backpackers or extended trip trekkers likely know what dehydrated food, trail mix and Astronaut Icecream taste like. Not bad right? In fact, when you figure out the exact amount of water and time required, these meals can almost pass for mom’s cooking on a lazy weekend evening, the outdoor […]

Upon reading the title for this review you might be thinking, “why the heck would I want to start a fire by sparking it to life when I can use the lighter I brought with me?”. Our response, because that lighter won’t work if it gets wet or is at […]

If your adventures and treks take you into the mountains or even in the deserts, where usable firewood is hard to find (or you are simply trying to follow Leave No Trace Principles) your going to need a stove to cook your food and boil water. The stove should be […]

The Biolite camp stove is a very cool, hi-tech stove for camping and backpacking. It does it’s main task incredibly well, but it’s novelty factor, the ability to charge devices, is largely under developed to be sufficiently useful. Technology in its finest form should make a task easier to achieve, […]