Category Archives: Cook Kits

Post Hike Gear Talk (Newfound Gap to Max Patch)

I recently headed out for a (much-needed) 4 day section hike along the Appalachian Trail. I covered 50 miles, starting at Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and finished on the beautiful bald called Max Patch. This … Continue reading

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Unboxing the Bushbuddy Trekker Ultra 004 Wood Stove

A few weeks ago (4 to be exact), I broke down and placed an order with the Nomadic Stove Company for the lightest Bushbuddy stove available, the Trekker Ultra 004. Without crossing hairs, I have used the Solo Stove for … Continue reading

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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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