New Gear: Primus AluTech 1.2 L Pot

New Gear: Primus AluTech 1.2 L Pot

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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 […]

First Review: Kelly Kettle Trekker Set

First Review: Kelly Kettle Trekker Set

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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 […]

DIY UL Measuring Cup

DIY UL Measuring Cup

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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 […]

MSR Skillet – Craving Pancakes?

MSR Skillet – Craving Pancakes?

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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 […]