Backpacking

Optimus SVEA 123

Talk about oldschool. This stove was designed over 100 years ago. I wouldn’t categorize this as a normal stove I’d use. It’s not lightweight or very efficient. It is however¬† , very well tested , and dependable. At high altitude¬† cold weather treks , the typical butane/propane hikers stove typically Read more…

Backpacking

Cold Weather Gear

Being in the deep freeze of winter only leaves me one choice. More gear. I’ve been hoping to increase the temperature rating of my Montbell UL Super Stretch # 3 30 Degree bag by utilizing down clothing. I’ll use clothing I’d probably need in winter camp anyway. I’m really trying Read more…