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 Test On The Giga

Had time to do a test run on our new Snow Peak Giga Stove this afternoon. The standards for the test: 37° water (pretty close to the temperature of creek water up high in the Cascade Mountains in summer). 49° outside with a very…

New Stove Update

Earlier this month I had mentioned how I was searching for a new canister stove and today I had a chance to hit REI while out. Yes, I did go for the Snow Peak Giga after all. Hoping to get in some trial runs…