Stanley Adventure Series: The Nesting Two Cup Cookset Review

As you probably know, any good team will divide and conquer the tasks and responsibilities of an adventure. One of my roles as Gear Dad has been managing all aspects of our meals from menu creation, to necessary equipment, to preparing it, to cooking and serving. I enjoy this role as I like the challenge…

Tuesday’s Tip

We recently planned a trip to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The first night we planned on backpacking into a backcountry site, but were discouraged by forecasted rain. Gear Mom saved the trip by suggesting we pack a second tent for the remaining nights as the rain was forecasted for only one night (thus,…

Tuesday’s Tip

Quick and fast tip – this one will save you money and save the day at the same time. If you need to make sure your gear and/ or clothes stay dry in their stuff-sack or pack……line the sack / pack with a trash compactor bag first. Trash compactor bags are extremely rugged by design…

MSR Whisperlite International Review

We have had a chance to use the MSR Whisperlite International multi-fuel backpacking stove several times in a wide range of condtions with great results. Here are our findings: We purchased the stove for two main reasons. The first being the fuel bottle, which is sold separately, is removable from the stove and seals very…

Tuesday’s Tip

Today’s tip will help prevent waking up to frozen boots when on a winter camping or backpacking trip. Before bed, turn your sleeping bag stuff-sack inside out and then remove the liners from your boots. Place the bootliners inside the stuff-sack and then place the sack inside your sleeping bag between your legs for the…