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?
While I love to use dried eggs when on trips (and they have gotten a lot better in taste over the years!) I can say that there are certain recipes where fresh eggs just simply taste better. For example, lets say you get a sudden hankering for Chicken Fried Rice or for Spam-Tastic Fried Rice… Continue reading For The Heavy Packers – Old School Throwback
Steam baking is one of my favorite trail luxuries. For the past year or two I have been using Wilton Silly- Feet Silicone Baking Cups most often. I was poking around Amazon this morning and noticed a couple new styles to check out. I really like these and will be picking them up: Wilton Silly… Continue reading Fun Alternatives For Steam Baking