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 […]

Ceramic Coated Ti Stake Prototypes

I’ve recently been field testing some prototype 6-inch, high-visibility 6g (0.2oz) titanium tent stakes manufactured by Gossamer Gear. These stakes are a new (unreleased) version of their popular Tite-Lite titanium tent stakes, with one major difference – they have a bright yellow, high-visibility ceramic coating. If you’ve ever lost one or more of your tent […]

Leave No Trace – Cathole Trowels?

So here’s an interesting and somewhat “delicate” topic of conversation, cathole trowels. If you practice Leave No Trace (and you should) then your familiar with digging your “hole” in order to take care of business and covering it back up. But what do you use to dig your hole, if anything? I know people who […]

Small Pens for Backpacking

I like to take notes and keep a trail journal while I’m hiking, so having a reliable pen or small pencil handy is a must for me.  For the longest time I’ve carried a standard #2 pencil cut down to size so that it fits along the spine of my Rite in the Rain notebook, […]

GSI Pinnacle Soloist Cookset Giveaway!

The warmer weather is finally here, which means it’s time to get out on the trails and start cooking. So how would you like to start your 2010 backpacking and hiking season off with a free ultralight cooking set?  Well one lucky reader can by entering to win a GSI Pinnacle Sololist Cookset (a $40 […]

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 […]

Fabricating Alcohol Stoves

Not wanting to be out done by the small titanium stove, I decided to make some aluminum alcohol stoves myself based on the design made famous by the Bill at White Box Stoves. I’m not making these for a profit or in competition to the original but rather wanted to see how well I could […]

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 […]