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General Delivery

I just finished packing up my food for a month of hiking. My resupply plan is to use the Post Office for General Delivery. The way this works is you send it addressed to yourself, General Delivery, and a City,… Continue Reading →

Fuel Efficiency

(Updated 9/9/2016) There has been a lot of discussion over the past few years over the actual efficiency of alcohol stoves. These stoves are ultra light, as low as 8 grams. When these first became all the rage, people were praising… Continue Reading →

Calories per Ounce

I’ve spent the last year trying to lighten my pack. Moving from synthetic to down, and steel to titanium. One place I struggled is food. Food is heavy. So how much food do we need? The average male will burn 250 calories… Continue Reading →

Creamy Parmesan Ramen

This is my ultralight backpacking staple food. I eat it every night. It takes about a minute a meal to prepare at home, and only requires boiling a small amount of water on the trail. It is calorie dense at… Continue Reading →

Freezer Bag Cooking

I recently changed my way of cooking on the trail. Previously I used a pretty standard setup. I had my aluminum 4 cup pot with 2 cup lid, 8 oz butane/propane cylinder with screw on burner, and a spork. My… Continue Reading →

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