Stoves and Cookware

The Joy of Esbit

The Joy of Esbit

Esbit Cubes are the simplest, lightest, and most reliable way to boil water or cook food on backpacking trips. There’s no extra container weight to carry with Esbit Cubes, like a white gas stove bottle or isobutane canister, and you can even ship Esbit Cubes via ground transportation (in the …

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Ultralight Backpacking Stove Guide

Esbit alcohol stove and cap

Lightweight and ultralight backpackers have a lot of different options available when it comes to picking an ultralight backpacking and camping stove. Here are the pros and cons of using alcohol stoves, canister stoves, solid fuel stoves, and wood stoves. Alcohol Stoves Alcohol stoves are popular with ultralight backpackers and …

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Evernew Titanium Pasta Pot (Medium Size)

I replaced my old Titanium camping pot with the more compact 1 liter, 3.9-ounce Evernew titanium pasta pot (formerly sold by REI), in 2010 before hiking coast-to-coast in Scotland’s TGO Challenge. While my primary reason for doing this was to compress the size of my gear, I also like the …

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Liquid Fuel Stove Guide

Melting snow with a MSR Whisperlite Stove

If you plan on winter camping or backpacking, you should get yourself a liquid fuel stove that burns petroleum distillates like white gas or kerosene instead of a canister-based stove that burns isobutane fuel. Canister gas won’t ignite in its gaseous state below 15 degrees Fahrenheit, which really limits its …

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Ultralight Esbit 750ml Titanium Pot

Esbit 750 ml Titanium Pot on a UL wood stove

I have a weakness for ultralight titanium cookware and when I saw the Esbit 750 ml Titanium Mug Pot over the winter, I knew I had to try it out. I was pulling together a new wood and solid fuel-based cook system for ultralight backpacking trips and the size and …

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Coghlan’s Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookset

Coghlan's Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookset

While there are many camping cooksets available on the market today, the Coghlan’s 4-pot Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookset caught my eye because it has many of the same properties I like in the simple backpacking pots that I prefer. Features like fold out butterfly handles and lids with integrated strainer …

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