Category Archives: Cook Kits

Ruta Locura Carbon Fiber Lid

About a year ago, I finally decided to pull the trigger on a Ruta Locura carbon fiber lid… I had been eyeballing it for quite some time, but never felt that I had the right cook kit that I wanted … Continue reading

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Vertex Ultralight Backpacking Stove

A few weeks ago, Kevin Bailey contacted me via email about his new Vertex Ultralight Backpacking Stove, which he has created and is currently trying to bring to the market via Kickstarter. After checking out his video and reading though some … Continue reading

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Rock Gap to Deep Gap: Post Hike Gear Talk…

Last weekend I did my first section hike of the year. A few of us met up and hiked SOBO on the AT from Rock Gap to Deep Gap (NC). At only around 25 miles total, it wasn’t really a … Continue reading

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Tagged: My 3 Favorite…

Yup, I’ve been tagged… again. Ok, it was actually a few months ago when Tony actually tagged me (in THIS video), and I am just now getting around to responding… I gotta say though, picking “my 3 favorites” was a … Continue reading

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Olympic National Park Post Hike Gear Talk

My recent hike in the Olympic National Park has now been my longest single backpacking trip. We were out 7 days and 6 nights; the temperatures ranged from around the high 30′s (F) to likely mid 60′s (F), and we … Continue reading

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The Starlyte & The 12-10

This morning I was asked to make a comparison video between the Starlyte stove & the 12-10 stove when used with the 1.3L Trail Designs Sidewinder Caldera Cone. I had been talking with Rocco about these stoves on one of … Continue reading

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Tagged: My 3 Favorite Bushcraft Items

A few months ago, Brian Green tagged me in his write-up, “My Three Favorite Bushcraft Items.” I’ll admit, the reason it has taken me a bit of time to respond was because it was a difficult tag (at least for … Continue reading

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LiteTrail Titanium Solid Fuel Cook System

Last Christmas (2012) my wife surprised me with the LiteTrail Titanium Solid Fuel Cook System. (**The one linked is a newer/updated version than the one I discuss in this post.) Since then, I have used it on a couple of … Continue reading

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TD Sidewinder Caldera Cone & the 0.9L Evernew “UL” Ti Cook Pot

As usual, I have been playing with more cook kit combinations. I have a number of cook pots in my arsenal, ranging from as little as 475 ml to 1.8L, made from titanium to hard anodized aluminum, and of course, … Continue reading

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Post Hike Gear Talk: GOLD Gear Lite Tarp, Poles & Cook Kit

I recently posted about a few items that David Gardner from GOLD Gear Lite sent me to use on my most recent hike. Those items were a solo tarp made from polycro, a pair of fixed-length carbon fiber trekking poles and … Continue reading

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March AT Section Hike: Standing Indian Campground to Dick’s Creek Gap

Late last Thursday night I met my buddy Craig at Dick’s Creek Gap. We threw up a couple of hammocks, had a couple of beers and talked amongst each other until we decided we were cold enough to climb into … Continue reading

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