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A camp during my Kings Canyon High Basin Route thru-hike, with the Cadillac Stove System

Backpacking Stoves: Five complete systems for soloists & groups

What are the backpacking stove systems that I use in 3-season and winter conditions when solo, as a couple, or in a group? In this multi-post series I will detail them, with complete gear lists and in-depth explanations of my selections. This is not meant to be a definitive list of viable stove systems. There are literally […]



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Setup for wood stove

Make your own: Fancy Feast Stove + Twig Stove Hybrid

By Matthew DePan I want to thank Matthew DePan for sharing with me his creation, and then generously submitting this article and the photos. His hybrid alcohol/twig stove (“the DePan Stove,” perhaps?) is an elegantly simple solution to addressing the pitfalls of each stove. If you have feedback or questions about Matthew’s design, please leave them […]



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My experience with wood stoves is that they are much less user-friendly than this picture suggests they are.

A skeptic’s review of the BioLite CampStove: it’s neat but mostly impractical

A major attention-grabber at last week’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (ORSM) was the BioLite CampStove, a unique biomass-burning stove that will boil water and charge your electronics via USB. The CampStove was featured by many of the most popular online media outlets, including Outside, GearJunkie, and TrailSpace; Brian Green has also written about it a few times. […]



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