HotFingers – Another Geat Kickstarter Project


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 […]

Share Your Thoughts – Win a Solo Stove

Solo stove

Way back in August of 2012 I was contacted by Jeff of Solo Stove to see if I would be interested in testing one of his stoves and sharing my thoughts via my blog. I was just one of many outdoor bloggers that he contacted. Here are a few notable blogs that have reviewed the […]

Flat Cat Gear Snow Leopard Cookset Giveaway

The ultimate ultralight alcohol stove set giveaway. The one that so many of you have been nagging me for ever since my review of this cooking system over a year ago. Up for grabs is an ultralight  cookset combination put together especially for the readers of Brian’s Backpacking Blog. Jon Fong, the founder of Flat […]

SNCTOOL Universal Alcohol Stove Kit

I first heard about SNCTOOL gear through a comment that was left last year on a blog post teaser of the Kupilka 21 cup giveaway. Curious about this new manufacturer I followed up via email to find out more about the gear and the person behind it. I’m so glad that I did. I discovered that […]

Baking on an Ultralight Esbit Stove

Eating freshly baked breads and pies cooked on the trail has long been a dream of mine, one that has been out of reach via my UL alcohol/Esbit stove cooking kit, or so I thought. Some months ago I switched to the Flat Cat Gear Snow Leopard (FCGSL) cooking system because of the flexibility of […]

Evernew DX TI Stove | Gear Closet Giveaway

After a fews days hiking the AT this past weekend with Stick and Joe, I decided that it was about time to have another gear closet giveaway. With all of our trail talk about stoves and cooking I realized that I have not used my Evernew DX titanium stove set in well over a year […]

BioLite Camp Stove – Quick Look! (video)

I’ve been waiting for the new BioLite Camp Stove to arrive for what seems like a very long time now, more than two years. Well, that day finally arrived on Monday and I’m very excited about testing it out. I haven’t had much time to use it, I posted photos and more videos on my […]

Weekend Test | Simmering With UL Stoves?

This weekend I’m planning to take a few new UL stoves out with me to test their ‘simmering’ capabilities. This will be a first for me. Until now I’ve only ever used these types of ultralight stoves for boiling water as fast and efficiently as possible. A UL stove (like the Epicurean stoves shown above) that […]

Backcountry Boiler Unpacking | Quick Look

Well my Backcountry Boiler has just arrived (Christmas eve) and I bummed mostly because I won’t have much time to fiddle with it over the next few days. The new sleeve casing/cover looks like a great enhancement so I’m pleased that I chose this version instead of the regular neoprene sleeve. The laser etching on […]

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) […]