Stoves and Cookware

Light My Fire – Fire Steel

Fire Steel

Every backpacker or hiker should carry a fire steel with them in their emergency gear repair kit. This is one emergency preparedness and survival tool that you should never be without. If you’re not familiar with fire steels, they consist of two components a metal striker and a magnesium rod. When …

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Wood Gas Stoves: Second Thoughts

Solo Woodstove

No Backpacking Stove Fuel I’ve had my eye on wood gas stoves for a while because I Iike the idea of having a stove where you don’t have to carry fuel. If you’re going to be out for 4 or 5 days the amount of denatured alcohol or isobutane canister fuel …

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MYOG: Freezer Bag Cooking Cozy

Freezer Bag Cozy

If you’re into Freezer Bag Cooking, then you should consider bringing along a freezer bag cozy to keep your food warm while it re-hydrates. This it particularly helpful in the early spring, autumn, and in the wintertime when colder weather will quickly cool hot water in an uninsulated Ziploc bag. …

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