I prefer a pikau to a pack, a tarp to a tent, and a simple one-piece stove to a pressurised blast furnace. Tiny alcohol burners fit this bill. They are easy to make and don't require expensive tools or project stock. A couple of soft-drink cans, a craft knife and some patience are all you need.
Real Gear Reviews
Hammock camping offers a consistent sleeping platform, regardless of terrain and weather. If you have two strong mounting points, you're well on your way to life on a higher plane.
Having gone to the bother of getting out into 'nature', this small square of nylon protects me from the wet, windy bits, while letting all the rest in.
Can a stove made from three tin cans and an hour of muttering compete with a hi-tech titanium marvel? There's more to it than a scale and a stopwatch.
In my day job, I tend to enjoy complexity and ingenuity, but sometimes I have to get what I wish for, in order to work out what I want.
Outdoorsy types often rely completely on their gear, so our gear needs to be completely reliable. Our core equipment includes a pack and sleeping bag.
Since 1984, the MSR WhisperLite has been reliably turning your solvent of choice into fumes, noise and blistering heat.