Category: Camping

MSR Windburner Stove System

MSR Windburner Stove review

Is there anything worse than being cold and wet on a camping trip and you can’t get your stove to heat water for hot coffee or a warm meal? It happened to me recently when I hiked up to camp on a ridge, and a strong wind the next morning kept my pot from coming […]

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Snow Peak titanium French press

Snow Peak titanium French press review: Great coffee in the woods

I love to camp, but there are some things I refuse to do without when I’m “roughing it” including a comfortable pillow and real coffee. After years of reliable service from my dad’s old aluminum percolator, I decided to downsize and lighten up a teenie bit for backpacking trips with the Snow Peak titanium French […]

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Optimus Vega Stove

Optimus Vega Stove review – light her up!

When I was a kid, my parents had a great big Coleman two-burner suitcase camping stove that was powered by white gas, and I just loved the little pump to pressurize the fuel tank. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. But as I’ve gotten older and wiser, my love affair with white gas […]

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Keith Titanium Frying Pan

Keith Titanium Frying Pan review – aka I find out that sometimes you can have too much of a good thing

Dehydrated backpacking food has been a surprise and a revelation to me in recent years. It’s so easy and it tastes so good! Still, it does have a really high salt content and fresh veggies are so much a part of my daily diet at home that after a couple of days of “just add […]

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