Wednesday, December 11, 2019

These Are The Three Winners for the NiteCore NU25 Headlamps

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It is time to announce the winners of the 3 NiteCore NU25 HeadLamps!

Did you win one?

Find out now!

Thank you everyone who entered; make sure to watch for the Christmas Giveaway which will involve high quality 10 Hammocks!

Winners, please email me at;


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Monday, December 9, 2019

What I Don't Like - AYADA Gas Stove - Review

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Today Luke is reviewing the AYADA Gas Stove which is a very budget friendly canister stove.

Is it worth $20?

Find out now!

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Price : $22

Weight : 9.5oz for the stove alone -  11.5oz with case

Max Support Weight : 20lbs

BTUS : 3,500 watts / 11,942 BTU’s

Pros :

Compact for the size of the stove.

Quality is excellent for the price.

Performance is excellent for the price – can simmer, rocket boil and anywhere in between.

Excellent for boiling water for coffee or slow cooking onions and garlic in a frying pan.

Not A Con - Small cups and pots will get extremely hot as heat comes over the sides; can melted the handle to whatever you put on there.  Works better with larger pots and pans.

Performs well enough in breezing conditions; if windy you will want a wind screen; either make one or bring one. – has an integrated wind screen.

No issues from the ignitor.

Fast boiling times; two liters of water in roughly 2 minutes.  Of course, timing varies on outdoor conditions.

Cons :

Storage box is a pain to open and to close.  Pinching fingers is a real possibility

It isn’t the most stable of stoves; if you are careful you won’t have any issues though – I do wish that the pot support legs jutted out further which would make whatever you put on it more sable.

Summary :

While not the first stove that I grab when it comes to a solo backpacking adventure, it is one that I think about for trips where I am with other people or if I was planning to do a lot of cooking.  The power and adjustability of this stove is excellent.

I haven’t heard of this brand before so there is no telling how reliability will be going into the future as the company doesn’t have much of a track record.  Also, they don’t seem to have a web site so you warranty is basically as long as you can return it to Amazon.  Something to consider.  So far it looks great though and I have had no problems with this stove and I have been testing it out for months now.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Setting Up a Day Camp in Heavy Cold Rain and Fog Adventure

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Rain is falling heavily in the oldest mountains in the world, the fog is thick and the temps are dropping.

In this episode, Luke is exploring the mountain tops and sets up a Day Camp in the rain to enjoy a nice steak.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

��The Unusual Mil-Tec Tripod for Alcohol Stoves - Review

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Different, definitely different!
In this episode you are going to see a tripod stove stand which is known as the Mil-Tec Tripod.

It's a spirit stove support and you likely haven't seen anything like it before.

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Price : $5 + shipping which is $10 flat to the USA

Weight : 3.4oz (7.1oz with a spirit burner)

Size :  4” high x 3.25” wide x 10” in diameter 5.5” from leg to leg when opened

Materials : Stainless steel

A handy little stand for your Trangia, or Mil-Tec made copy, spirit burner.

Some time back a viewer sent me this stove stand and only recently have I gotten it out to use.  I filmed an adventure with it and had countless people asking about it so here I am today with a video to talk about it and to go over all of the details.

It took me some time to locate this product as I have never seen anything like it in the USA and it turns out, this is a common product in the UK and is made by Mil-tec.  I did some searching and wasn’t able to find it being offered anywhere in the USA so I have included a link to the Varusteleka web page if you are interested in it.

Note : Varusteleka didn’t send this to me.  Mil-tec didn’t send this to me and I could care less if you bought it.  My reviews are agenda free and I’m only here to share my thoughts on products and you can make up your own mind.  No sponsored BS reviews on my channel.

Pros :

Well made

Very solid ; seems far heavier than 3.4oz

Simple and yet functional.

Holds stove into place while traveling

Legs lock into place

Cons :

I have heard that this stand won’t work with vintage Trangia military surplus stoves but I have tried it with multiple modern versions and they all have fit without any issues.

Is designed for larger cups and pots; small cups won’t sit correctly if at all.

The weak point for this stand is the springs which allow for the legs to be locked into place.  They can get hung and stretched.  I have had this happen and used a pair of needle nose pliers to fix it.

Summary :

When it comes to stands for Trangia stoves, this is by far in my opinion anyways one of the most interesting.  Also, it is one of the less expensive of stands that are out on the market.  The only other that I can think of is a Chinese made stand which basically copies an Evernew product; it costs $3.50.

I like the design, I also like the price.  For what it does it’s great but it won’t work with small cups and that is the main point to keep in mind as that may make or break your decision.