Resources Used

RESOURCES USED ON MY JOURNEY TO LEARN BACKPACKING:

Below are some websites I’ve used to learn as much as I could before starting to try things on my own.

THE GREAT STOVE ENCYCLOPEDIA

There’s no substituting actually using things to really understanding them, but when it comes to stoves, zenstoves.net gets you pretty close.

http://zenstoves.net/StoveSystems.htm

MORE SITES WITH GREAT INFO:

A great stove comparison chart:
– http://www.litekamper.com/stoves.htm
– http://thenextchallenge.org/liquid-multi-fuel-stoves/
 http://adventuresinstoving.blogspot.com/
– http://bc25.com/backpacking-stoves/
– http://www.cleverhiker.com/best-backpacking-stoves
– http://www.hikinghq.net/stoves/stove_compare.html
– http://thru-hiker.com/articles/stoveweight_vs_time_28days.php
– http://www.pmags.com/stove-comparison-real-world-use

 

All kinds of great reviews:
– http://www.backpackgeartest.org

About Cuben Fiber:
– http://hikeitlikeit.com/2012/cuben-fiber-roundup/
– http://www.backpackingnorth.com/ultralight-makeover-ditch-the-dome/

About Gas Canister Stoves:
– http://snowboardmountaineer.com/gear-review-jetboil-and-other-canister-gas-explained/

Complete Optimus stove number list. Very useful
– http://www.base-camp.co.uk/paraffin.html

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BLOGS/NEWS SITES I LIKE:
– http://www.trektechblog.com/
– http://gearjunkie.com
– http://www.backpacker.com
– http://blackwoodspress.com/
– http://www.outdoorgearlab.com
 http://www.trailjournals.com/journals/pacific_crest_trail/

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FORUMS I LIKE:
– http://www.spiritburner.com/fusion/index.php
http://base-camp.co.uk/instructions%202.htm
– http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/
– http://www.parafinalia.biz/service-sleeved-p-664.html
– http://homepage.ntlworld.com/munwai/homepage.htm
– http://tilleylamp.co.uk/
– http://www.hurricanelamps.co.uk/vapalux_bialaddin_parts.htm
– http://vapalux.com/
– http://classiccampstoves.com
– http://classicpressurelamps.com
– http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/juliands?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
– http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/parafinalia0115
– http://stores.ebay.co.uk/hootflipflopandfly-at-kibworthdiy
– http://fettlebox.co.uk
– http://lampguild.org/
– http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/

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YOUTUBE SUBSCRIPTIONS I LIKE:
– Great outdoor skills videos,
and narrator is easy on the eyes and down to earth.
A welcome change from the usual rougher outdoorsy
skill learning videos.
https://www.youtube.com/user/PeakSurvival

– Remember the TV Show Dual Survivor?
Get ready to learn skills in overdrive:
https://www.youtube.com/user/wildernessoutfitters

– Hiram is a stove guru, and his video reviews are
excellent
https://www.youtube.com/user/MrHiramCook

– This is a mix of military stuff and survival stuff.
Some of the gear applies to both.
https://www.youtube.com/user/nutnfancy

– Tony Hobbs knows backpacking gear.  I trust his reviews.
https://www.youtube.com/user/yodaquicksilver

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There are some great manufacturers out there that have awesome distribution channels already, like Kelty, Big Agnes, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, Arcteryx, Sea To Summit, Leki, Petal, Black Diamond, MSR (Cascade Designs), GSI, Coleman, Thermarest, and the like.

But there are some great products come from manufacturers that haven’t quite broken into the mass market, or have, but only with a few of their products. For these companies, I like to keep a closer track of anything they do directly through their website.

SPECIALTY MANUFACTURERS I FOLLOW:
– http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com
– http://www.hyperlitemountaingear.com
– http://www.zpacks.com
– http://www.tarptent.com
– http://oookworks.com
– http://www.bearpawwd.com/tents_tarps/pyraTent.html
– http://www.sierradesigns.com/tents
– http://www.lightheartgear.com
– http://www.suluk46.com/
– http://eastonoutfitters.com
– http://www.sixmoondesigns.com
– http://www.yamamountaingear.com
– http://www.rutalocura.com
– http://shop.bivysack.com (OWARE manufacturer)
– http://locusgear.com
– http://lawsonequipment.com
– http://primuscamping.com
– http://www.optimusstoves.com/deen/optimus-products/
– http://snowpeak.com
– http://www.captainstag.net
– http://eseeknives.com/
– http://www.cilogear.com
– http://www.enlightenedequipment.com
– http://www.jerven.com
– http://www.180tack.com
– http://www.emberlit.com/en/
– https://www.minibulldesign.com/ProductCart/pc/home.asp
– http://qiwiz.net/CookingOptions.html
– http://www.mchalepacks.com/
– http://www.alpackaraft.com
– http://www.klymit.com
– http://www.advancedelements.com
– http://www.hobie.com/products/kayaks.aspx
– http://flyweightdesigns.com
– http://www.nrs.com/product/1630/nrs-packraft?pdeptid=2320
– http://supaiadventuregear.com
– http://feathercraft.com
– http://brasslite.com/
– http://www.evernewamerica.com
– http://biolitestove.com
– http://www.littlbug.com/photo.htm
 http://www.liteoutdoors.com
– http://kovea.com

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STORES I LIKE:
– http://www.sunrisemountainsports.com
– http://anymountain.net
– http://www.rei.com
– http://www.basspro.com

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RANDOM FUN/INTERESTING ARTICLES I LIKE:
– http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/03/22/how-to-choose-a-camp-stove/
– https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/gc/hyndsechchemu3hwrk/enthalpy-of-combustion/

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MERCHANDISE!
– http://brassandfire.weebly.com/contact-and-links.html
Cool merchandise from Dan

If you’re into stoves and aren’t afraid to show it (Yeah, okay, that’d be me), there is some great merchandise here!

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