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
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 the art of a small fire - something that if you… Continue reading First Review: Kelly Kettle Trekker Set
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 low breeze. No windscreen. Half filled Giga Power fuel canister (we… Continue reading First Test On The Giga
After a long and great run my long suffering ugly as can be Primus canister stove died (Kirk gave it to me back in early 2003 if I remember right). That little hot box went on so many trips and cooked 100's of meals. But oh well, let us not shed tears....cause it just means… Continue reading Anyone Using A Snowpeak Giga?