Review: GSI Pinnacle Camper Cookset

When heading out into the backcountry or frontcountry, food planning, packing, and preparation is always a priority!  For years, many of us have battled with stainless steel pots, non-stick frying pans, heavy mugs, and other kitchenware. Fortunately, in recent years, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number and quality of backcountry appliances for food …

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Ingenious Camping / Backpacking Grill: Stakes

File this one under “Why didn’t I think of that?”. Israeli design student Roee Magdassi came up with this design for a packable camping grill called “Stakes” that appears to be pretty ingenious. The kit consists of three titanium stakes and steel cables connect the metal grates on two sides. The whole thing can be rolled up into …

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Convenient Backpacking Meals

When it comes to cooking in the backcountry, we like to do as little as possible.  I know there are all kinds of great recipes out there for backpacking meals, but for us, we just want whatever is easiest.  Here are a few things we’ve discovered over the years. Part of our current stash of …

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Johnsonville Sausage Contest

Johnsonville Sausage is giving out $30,000 in prizes this summer and there are two delicious ways to win. For the creative types, there’s the Share Your Ville video contest where you can upload a video of you and your friends enjoying Johnsonville Sausage. You know, grilling brats on an open campfire or breakfast sausage and …

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Egg-shaped camping kitchen

It’s not often that you see one of the techie gadget blogs covering camping gear but this week Gizmodo introduced us to the EGGo, a mobile kitchen concept that’s made for the outdoors. The egg-shaped pod includes a heating surface and a sink plus the water and fuel you need to get cooking. It’s certainly …

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Backpacking weight saver: skip the bowl

Every now and then we like to share weight-saving tips for backpacking here on the blog and today’s tip is a pretty simple one: ditch your bowls and plates. You may be tempted to bring a lightweight plastic bowl and plate or even a fancy collapsable silicon bowl on your overnight backpacking trip but if …

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