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Backpacking Kinsman and The Cannon Balls

South Kinsman (4358)

My friend Yorghos and I co-led an Appalachian Mountain Club backpacking trip up to Kinsman ridge last weekend just before the landfall of Hurricane Sandy. For this trip, we climbed Cannon Mountain, The Cannon Balls, and North and South Kinsman before getting …

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MSR Simmerlite White Gas Stove: Long Term Review

MSR Simmerlite Liquid Fuel Stove

I’ve owned a MSR Simmerlite Liquid Gas Stove for 4 years. I’ve used it every winter since then for one and only one purpose: melting snow for drinking water and boiling it to store in insulated containers or rehydrate winter backpacking meals. …

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