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) […]

Flat Cat Gear | Snow Leopard Cook System

For the past few months I’ve been putting a prototype cooking system, designed specifically for use with popular UL mugs, through its paces for Flat Cat Gear. The system I’ve been testing is called the Snow Leopard and is a scaled-down version of their popular Bobcat setup that is used with larger pots. I recently […]

All New BioLite CampStove | Reserve Yours!

I wanted to share some new information about the BioLite CampStove that was brought to my attention by Steve and Andy. It appears that the BioLite is now available for pre-order for those of you that want to reserve one for 2012 – and it’s had some significant enhancements since our first glimpse. Clearly it’s […]

Titanium Foil Esbit ‘Tray’ Stove a.k.a ‘BGET’

BGET Titanium Stove

I have a love-hate relationship with Esbit fuel tabs. I want to love them, I really do, but they seem to never work quite right for me so I end up getting frustrated and hating them. The Short Burn Time Issue You may recall that a few weeks ago I posted a blog article about […]

BioLite Thermoelectric CampStove Update!

Earlier this year I wrote a blog post about a revolutionary new type of backpacking stove called the BioLite Thermoelectric Camp Stove. The BioLite is revolutionary because unlike nearly every other type of wood burning stove on the market, the BioLite claims to have reduced the smoke emissions from burning wood by 90% through clever […]

Making Denatured Alcohol User Friendly


Something I get asked a lot is “why is the denatured alcohol you use in your stove burning video green?” Well the simple answer is so that I can see it more easily, but there are other reasons why I do this to my fuel. It’s a really simple trick that I like to use […]

Evernew Titanium DX Stove Set

This is the stove that I wanted to fall in love with. It was supposed to be the answer to all my geeky stove dreams; lightweight, multi-fuel, compact and durable. It promised me stove nirvana, but in reality it was unable to deliver on that promise. Over the past year I’ve had the chance to […]