Esbit Ultralight Stove

I’ve blogged about my kitchen, and I love my MSR Pocket Rocket stove. When I go backpacking, even car camping that comes with me. But, I do love playing around with other gear… Once piece of kitchen gear I have had for at least a decade, is an Esbit Ultralight Stove. There are many ultralight […]


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Tyvek – For the Budget Camper…

Tyvek – whether you know it or not, you are familiar with it. Ever seen a house being built or re-sided? It’s the paper stuff they stick on top of the plywood underneath. Tyvek (by DuPont) is probably the most common brand name of “house wrap”, that acts as a water-resistant layer between the wood […]

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Excel-based Backpacking Checklist

Finally, after a few months, I am finally ready to release it into the wild. My Excel-based backpacking checklist. I am a technology geek, so, instead of using something simple like a printed notepad or Microsoft Word document, I wanted to use a tool that can help me automatically calculate weights and whatnot on each […]

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