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:

Great stove comparison charts:
– 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
– http://mountaingearblog.com/82/mountaineering-stove-efficiency-msr-dragonfly-and-xgk-vs-optimus-nova-vs-primus-omnifuel/

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!

zazzle

 


 

Japanese stove sites:

Stuff Still To Review


List of stuff to still review

STOVES:
– Asian generic Butane stove
– Biolite (Ed)
– BushBox Pocket (Steel)
– BushBox XL
– Butane Stove (Asian style)
– Caldera Cone
– Coleman Exponent Multi-Fuel (e.g. Peak 1)
– Evernew Crossbar (for Trangia)
– FireAnt
– FireBox G2 5″
– HotAsh stove
– Jetboil Sol
– JetBoil Flash
– JetBoil MiniMo (Alli/Rich)
– Liberty Kerosene Stove
– Optimus 8R
– Snow Peak GigaPower LPG
– Soto Hybrid Muka (Stormbreaker)
– MSR Reactor (Alli)
– MSR DragonFly
– MSR Pocket Rocket
– MSR WhisperLite International Wireframe
– MSR Windburner
– MSR WindPro 2 LPG
– MSR XGK (Older Model)
– Optimus Crux
– Primus Touristic PT-3
– Solo Stove

 

OTHER:
– Hot Hands

SHELTER & CARRY
– 5.11 Tactical Molle Webbing Pouch
– Zpacks Carbon Fiber Tarp Pole
– tarp
– tarp poles (Large)
– tarp poles (Medium)
– Klymit Inertia XL
– Sea To Summit ComfortPlus Insulated L
– Sea To Summit UltraLight Insulated L
– Sea To Summit JetStream
– Thermarest ProLite L

FOOD & DRINK GEAR
– Coleman Egg Container
– Sawyer 2-bag water filter
– Stanley Thermos
– HydroFlask 18oz Insulated
– Larger water filter
– Sea to Summit X-Pot
– Sea to Summit X-Bowl
– Sea to Summit X-Mug

APPAREL
– NorthFace ThermoBall
– Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer
– Mountain Hardware Nilas
– Hot Chillys Thermals
– Nike Thermal
– Nike Thermal bottoms
– glove liners

TOOLS & ELEC
– Boreal21
– Joby smart phone stand
– inReach Delorme SE
– inReach Older model
– GoalZero Sherpa 50
– Ka-Bar 9″ super thick pry-bar knife
– Amprobe BAT-200 Battery Tester
– GoTenna
– Relefree 1/2″ x 5″

SPECIALTY GEAR
– Alpacka Raft Scout
– Alpacka Raft Yukon Yak
– Klymit LWD
– Okuma Citrix Three Piece Rod
– Onyx Outdoor Onyx A/M 24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable PFD Blue
– Kingii
– Ultimate Direction PB 2.0 Adventure Vest (OTHER CARRY/PACK)
– Ultimate Direction PB 1.0 Adventure Vest (OTHER CARRY/PACK)
– Allen Sports Deluxe 3-Bike Spare Tire Mount Rack
– Kingii PFD

LUXURIES
– Mambe Essential Outdoor blanket
– Sea to Summit Air Chair
– REI table

 

STUFF I STILL WANT: