The ‘BGET’ Esbit Tray Stove is Now in Production

Brian Green Esbit Tray BGET Stove

Ever since I first posted about my frustration with Esbit fuel tablets (more than four years ago now) and my eventual solution of developing a more efficient Esbit tray stove, I have received a steady stream of emails from readers asking if I could make them a stove and sell it to them. Despite giving […]

TATO Element Makes Wood Burning Enjoyable

TATO Element Wood Burning Stove

I’ve been testing the TATO Element titanium wood burning stove for the past three or four months and I have to say that I am very impressed with not only its performance as a backpacking stove, with the thought and detail that has clearly gone into its design. TATO Gear is a small family owned […]

Critter CR2 Multifuel Stove Stand on Kickstarter


I thought I’d share with all of you (another) pretty cool Kickstarter project that I recently backed. The Critter CR2 is a pocket-sized folding stove stand that is designed to be compatible with the majority of ultralight stoves that folks like us carry, such as soda can alcohol stoves, trangia stoves, and even sterno for car campers. It […]

Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler™ Kettle Giveaway

Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler™Kettle Giveaway

I was a funder of the original Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler™ Kickstarter project back in 2011 and ended up with #016 of a limited run. The Backcountry Boiler™ was the first true lightweight chimney kettle (stove) and will be a great addition to anyone’s hiking gear. Why the Giveaway? This is not a sponsored giveaway. I bought the Backcountry Boiler™ with […]

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


Trail baking or eating freshly baked breads and pies cooked while 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 […]

Evernew DX TI Stove | Gear Closet Giveaway

Evernew Titanium DX Stove - 5

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 […]