Stormin Stoves Systems – Cold Soak Optional System Review

I was contacted by Norman Reeves from Stormin Stove Systems and asked if I would be interested in being a test person for his new soak system. I have previously purchased several cones and stoves from Norman so he knew what sort of customer I was. I said yes, of course, and in July 2018 …

The King’s Trail – Kungsleden – Arctic Sweden – Packing List

Base weight 5.9 kg - Pack weight 10 kg - Skin out weight 12.5 kg Pack weight includes food and fuel and consumables but no water. This weekend I finally finished my packing list for my upcoming Kungsleden hike which starts on Friday August 10th in Abisko. Please use the left and right arrow keys …

HMG Windrider Backpacks Review

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 2400 and 3400 Ultralight Backpacks I purchased my first HMG backpack in December 2015. It was the Windrider 3400 model. My 3400 backpack specs are: size large55 liter908 gram The 2400 model was purchased in March 2017. It's specs are: size large40 liter799 gram Both are made from waterproof (DCF) Dyneema Composite …

Dehydrating Food for Lightweight Backpacking

It can work out quite expensive to buy freeze dried/dehydrated meals all the time for your outdoor adventures. Especially, if you are like me, and are frequently in the outdoors. In March 2017 I started to make my own dehydrated meals. They have turned out to be a huge success and actually taste better than …

Ultra lightweight sleeping system test

Last weekend I used a: Cumulus Quilt 250 with a control weight of 484g Therm-A-Rest Neoair XLite Small sleeping pad including standard storage bag with a control weight of 211g VAUDE Evazote sleeping mat 8mm with a control weight of 110g. It also doubles as a seat pad. (see photo below) Total control weight = 805g The Cumulus …

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