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…

First Review: Kelly Kettle Trekker Set

We recently were given the chance to review the Stainless Steel ‘Trekker’ Kelly Kettle, an elegant version of the “Volcano” style of kettle. While it isn’t UL by any means it is well built, durable and works well. The only learning curve is mastering…

Playing with Esbit

It had been to long since I toyed with Esbit, I spent a couple hours yesterday running tests. Partly as I am seeing how light my pack can be this coming weekend, one are I am working on going minimalist is my kitchen. HPS…