HotFingers – Another Geat Kickstarter Project

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Kickstarter is enabling inventors to fund ideas that would have otherwise never made it to market, not because they were bad, just because it’s incredibly hard to pitch and sell ideas – ever watched Shark Tank? Some of those ideas on Kickstarter are ok, some are good, and a few are great – this is […]

Winners: Flat Cat Gear Cookset Giveaway!

The official weight of the entire Flat Cat Gear Snow Leopard Cookset including the Snow Peak Hybrid cook system, was 257.6 grams according to my digital scale. Based on all of the entries that were submitted I’ve selected the two closes guesses. So without further delay the winners are… In 1st place and the winner of […]

Snow Peak Handle Grip Mod – Update

Several people have asked me how well the tool-dip modification that I made to the handles of my favorite Snow Peak 600 has stood the test of time, well the answer is not so well. It worked great for the first few months of normal use, providing a non-slip protective barrier for my fingers from […]

Jetboil Helios Cooking System Giveaway!

In case you’ve missed it, I’m giving away a complete Jetboil Helios Cooking System ($149) to one lucky member of my Facebook page. There’s no hoops to jump through or fancy requirements to be eligible to win. All you have to do is leave a comment on the Jetboil Helios post on Facebook (not here) […]

Snow Peak 600 – Handle Grip Mod

This is my second Snow Peak 600 cup. My previous one got irreparably damaged (read as “stood on”) last season. Obviously I’m a big fan of this cup if I bought another one, but there were always two things that I had wanted to improve about it – by now you should all know that […]

Kupilka Giveaway Entry – Peter Gulbranson

I thought I’d share one of the entries from my recent (now closed) Kupilka giveaway that wasn’t published during the giveaway period. Many thanks to Peter for his excellent post and to all the other readers of my blog who submitted complete entries. I’ll continue to share them from time to time. Peter Gulbranson – […]

Evernew 2DX Titanium Pot Set

About a year and a half ago I bought my first set of titanium cooking pots, the Evernew 2DX Titanium cookset, with the intent of always taking them with me and using them as part of my primary cooking kit. My previous “go to” pot was the popular GSI Soloist which is both lightweight and […]

BioLite Thermoelectric Wood Stove

I’m a big fan of wood burning stoves and wood gas stoves. I love taking my Littlbug Jr. Stove and Zebra billy can with me on short hikes (it’s too heavy for long hikes) and I like the idea of using small sticks, twigs and pieces of available wood as my fuel for cooking instead […]

P-38: An Ultralight Jack-of-all-trades

A comment from Mattexian on a recent blog post of mine (Something I Never Hike Without) reminded me of one of my favorite little gadgets that I take for granted, the U.S. ARMY issue P-38 Can opener. I’ve carried one of these on every set of keys that I have had for as far back […]

Ben’s Backwoods Cook Kit

Let me start this post by saying that this kit is not an ultralight cooking kit by any means, heck it’s not even a light weight cooking kit, but after using it for quite some time in various different configurations I’m really beginning to like it. I have the 14cm version of the Ben’s Backwoods […]