GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Dualist Ultralight Cookset Review

I’ve had this Cookset for several years and have used it more than a few times during car camp and backpacking trips.

All packed up

All packed up

The whole kit nests within a carry kit / wash basket. The 1.8 liter pot is home two 2 food bowls, 2 insulated “mugs” and 2 folding sporks. The lid is little holes which enables you to drain water if you’re making pasta(hold the lid though, otherwise you end up with dirty pasta.) This was designed for 2 people, hence “Dualist”, but I think it could be used by 4 people provided the other 2 have some kind of spork, fork or chopsticks. Continue reading


Stanley Mountain Vacuum Food System, Stainless Steel, 20-Ounce Review


This unit is ideal for day hikers or those who head out from a base camp.

The system is designed so you can heat up food, pour it into the thermos, and take the thermos with you during the day, to have hot food ready to eat while out and about.

As a backpacking system, this is a bit too heavy and for saving ounces, not ideal. Continue reading

GSI Outdoors Crossover Kitchen Kit Review


It has tongs….nuff said.

Well, okay, maybe a little more.

The shaker is interesting in that a setup about the size of a single unit actually has 4 compartments. But it is rather tight. I’d rather have shakers this size that have only two compartments, but have two of them. Continue reading


Light My Fire Titanium Spork Review


This is a great utensil.

I’m not a huge fan of the uber popular spark for backpacking. I’d rather a fork be a fork and a spoon be a spoon. But I also never really need to use both at the same time.

This utensil has both, and a small serrated edge on the fork for some simple cutting, and is super light. Apart from it being a little long, I’m really happy with it and hope to get years of use out of it.