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Esbit Solid Fuel Stove and Cookset

The Esbit solid fuel stove and cookset is a lightweight option for backpackers that cook simple meals. We have been using the Esbit for one year in all seasons and have found it to be a reliable stove. Having said that, this Esbit doesn’t have the ability to boil water as fast and efficiently as other stove models. When I first opened the Esbit box I thought, what the heck? I mean it looked like something…

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Ultralight hiking and backpacking hydration system

Many hikers are concerned about the weight they’re carrying. Any hiker can tell you water adds a lot of weight to your load. You can lighten your load by carrying less water, but that’s not always practical. If you are hiking in an area where reliable water can be found, then go for it, hike with less and refill. Having said that we need to look at the total weight of our hydration system. What…

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Please note changes in access and rules for hiking and camping in the Adirondacks and Catskills during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please act responsibly during this stressful period. Please read the DEC info carefully. Read more here!