New Gear: Primus AluTech 1.2 L Pot

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…

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…

DIY UL Measuring Cup

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…