There’s nothing more freeing that filling a pack with food and gear and hitting the trail for a week. The places you can see backpacking are what we see in books growing up, dreaming of adventure. There’s a lot of gear to backpacking but that… Read More »How to Start Backpacking
Backpacking Stove Tips
How to buy, light and use lightweight, packable backpacking stoves.
Canister stoves are the easiest types of backpacking stove to light. Just like a BBQ. Grab your lighter, turn on the gas and, woof, you have a lit stove. It’s still possible to burn your eyebrows off but much harder than with a liquid fuel… Read More »4 Ways to Light a Canister Stove
What exactly is a backpacking stove? Why is one stove a backpacking stove and one not?There are lots out there of all different kinds. A quick search on Google and you can find all these different types of backpacking stoves: Canister Liquid Fuel Alcohol Solid… Read More »What exactly is a backpacking stove?
The first thing you notice when you start researching backpacking stoves is there are 2 main categories. You have canister stoves on one side that are small and light and burn an iso-butane mix from a metal canister. The canisters can’t be refilled and often… Read More »7 Stoves that can burn liquid fuel and iso-butane gas
Backpacking stoves can be complicated little beasts. There are many different types each type, each with their own wide variety of specs, pros and cons. You’ll need to know some of the lingo before you go anywhere. Here’s a glossary to get you started. Alcohol… Read More »Backpacking Stove Glossary
So why can’t you use a windscreen on a canister stove? Imagine this story. You’ve just found camp after a long day hiking. The weather is miserable, it’s raining, the wind is blowing it sideways. You’re cold and wet and hungry. You get camp set… Read More »Ka-boom or the reason you shouldn’t use a windscreen around a canister stove
While you’re out in the woods on a hike, you don’t want to be carrying more weight than you absolutely have to. Your backpacking stove is one thing where you can save some weight by buying a lighter one. Out of the two popular types… Read More »Liquid fuel backpacking stoves: Pros and Cons
When you start overnight hiking, you’ll probably be looking at some sort of backpacking stove to cook food with. It’s not absolutely required, you could just bring packaged and dried food, but having a hot, filling meal at the end of a long day hiking… Read More »Backcountry kitchen: Canister fuel stoves
Today we’re going to jump into some details about backpacking stoves and what you’ll want to consider when getting a new one. Let’s get cookin’. You’ve just spent all day hiking. You’re exhausted. All you want to is that giant burger to stuff in your… Read More »How to choose a camping stove