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…

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…