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Gear Review: Optimus Vega Stove

I've been reviewing the Optimus Vega Stove, a remote canister stove recently. I have had a soft spot for remote canister stoves for years, as I find them to be stable with larger pots (2 and 3 Liter for example), where they hug the ground and you are not worried about tipping. The other is… Continue reading Gear Review: Optimus Vega Stove

Gear · Outdoor Cooking Gear · Trail Cooking

Top Five Essential Items Every Outdoor Chef Needs

What does the 'outdoor chef' truly need? What is essential gear? While it depends on the individual and their style of camping/gear, some tools are applicable to most everyone (unless of course you eat a steady cold diet.....). It's easy to over buy (and over carry) gear, something I can attest to. Top Five Essential… Continue reading Top Five Essential Items Every Outdoor Chef Needs

Gear · Outdoor Cooking Gear · Trail Cooking

Food Finds, Local Hiking and Video Fun

March is here, and it might have been one of the wettest winters, but spring is (somewhat) showing up. At least that means we have been getting local hiking in, between rainstorms. On those days when school lets out early, or the weather is too iffy to go far, the local trail at the Arboretum… Continue reading Food Finds, Local Hiking and Video Fun