Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Andrew Skurka shares some of his accomplishments

National Geographic grantee Andrew Skurka gives a presentation about his record-setting, long-distance solo hikes. With stunning images and video, he guides us through his 4,700-mile, six-month trek around Alaska and the Yukon.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Review due soon

The OTHER book on ultralight backpackin' skills.

Please note, I plan on reviewing Andrew Skurka's new book. It'll be up soon, watch for it! Wanna see more? Click HERE!

This CAT FOOD STOVE image never made it to the book

I realized that this cartoon (above) never made it into the book. Drat! This cartoon shows a pot setting right on top of a simple cat food can stove. This is the most common way to use a cat food style stove and the way I recommend.

This illustration (above) is in the book on page 100. This is another technique to use a cat food stove. This set-up with the 3 tent-stakes (as a stove stand) is rarely used, but sometimes it helps improve the burning depending on any number of circumstances. It works, but not as well as the system shown in the top illustration. This was an oversight, I wish the book would have been published with both these pictures, with this lower image being labeled as another option. I realize this might seem confusing to the readers of my book.

Here's a video of UL Super-Star Andrew Skurka making a Fancy Feast Cat Food Can Stove. He shows in in use with a small pot. If you are using a larger pot, just make a larger stove with a 3 3/8 inch diameter aluminium cat food can.