When I got home this morning I had the surprise of a new box of gear waiting for me - from one of my favorite companies, Primus. When it comes to cooking pots and stoves, there are only a few companies I truly enjoy using - Primus, MSR, GSI Outdoors and Snowpeak are those brands… Continue reading New Gear: Primus AluTech 1.2 L Pot
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
I came across this ancient "reader's tip" in the September 199 issue of Backpacker Magazine. Why no one has talked about this since then is beyond me! Easy, cheap and it works. If you have noticed I like to call for exact measurements in my recipes versus the "cover with water" method used by others… Continue reading DIY UL Measuring Cup
Over the past couple months we have tested out the MSR Quick Skillet. I know, I know...a skillet is something that when going lightweight one would be shamed for even dreaming about it. But let me put it this way: this is the BEST backpacking skillet/frypan I have ever used. It is almost worth getting… Continue reading MSR Skillet – Craving Pancakes?
The current issue of Washington Trails has been out for awhile now and we have 3 new recipes in the January/February 2011 issue in our 'Trail Eats' column. One Pot Chickpea Pasta is a delicious vegetarian friendly one pot dish: Carrot Cake In A Bowl, a twist on oatmeal for breakfast: The third recipe is… Continue reading In The News and New Recipes