Freezer Bag Cooking Vol I

Like most of you ultralight backpackers, my trail cooking habits and methods have evolved to the point where I can carry a small amount of food yet still eat pretty well with minimal effort and equipment.  For me, at this point in time, that usually means simple meals that I can easily re-hydration on the […]

My Updated Trail Cooking System

Back in April of last year, I wrote about my alcohol stove trail cooking system and the individual components that it comprises of. Since then I have been seriously rethinking how I cook while on the trail and the types of foods I tend to cook.  My intent was to refine my system such that […]

My Alcohol Stove & Trail Cooking System

Several people have sent me e-mails asking about my backpacking cooking system and what I use or take with me.  There also seems to be general level of interest among us to know more about what others carry and why.  Fair enough. Like all of you, my cooking system has evolved over time and through […]

Video: Boiling water on coke can stove

Quick demonstration of how easy it is to boil water on one of my homemade coke can alcohol stoves. In the interest of saving time I had the stove already lit and cut out the time it took for the water to boil, but it’s still cool to see. BTW a coke can stove weights […]

Lighting an alcohol stove

Wanted to show how quickly one of my alcohol stoves can be primed and ready for cooking. I was a little sloppy with the fuel on the primer pan, but you get the idea. And if you’re counting it takes 36 seconds to be primed and ready for cooking – how’s that! Lighting an Alcohol […]

Toying with Titanium | Alcohol Stove

I’ve always been curious about all of the titanium products that are on the market and targeted at ultralight backpackers like myself. Until now I’ve resisted the urge to buy any of them. However, armed with a recent REI gift card I decided to bite the bullet and see what Ti is all about. I’ve […]