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…

Giveaway Alert: The Bugpatch

I was recently offerred a chance to try out a new product and share it with our readers , The Bugpatch – and let me say that anytime I see an offer for a natural bug¬†deterrents,¬†I am ALL for it. I can’t use DEET…

Articles From the Backpacker March 2011 Issue

Noticed some of the cooking pot reviews are up online for reading now – from our article in the March 2011 issue of Backpacker Magazine – Gear Review: Camp Cookware. The link takes you to the start of the article and you can then…