How to assemble the Jetboil coffee press and brew the best cup of backcountry coffee.
Story and photos: Steph Davis
April is always a pretty volatile month for weather in Moab and it’s a little unnerving to put an outdoor event on the calendar, so I’m always more than a little nervous about my spring climbing clinics.
And I was more than a little thankful for the good weather we had for the Moab Women’s Clinic this season!
With a motivated and fun group of climbers, all with different experience levels and interests, we were able to climb at some of the best spots around Moab, starting with face climbing (the most familiar style), and then moving into crack climbing.
Instructor Mary Harlan deployed herself as a crack simulator to make sure everyone got the feel of hand and foot jams before plunging straight into vertical cracks.
A while back I reviewed the Coughlan's Folding Stove and ran across it on my workbench today. It is still a useful bushcraft item and I will be taking it out for a test soon!
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Nesting together for easy transport and storage, Eureka!’s Camp Café quickly brews quality coffee for the whole crew and cleans up in a snap.
Staying Light While Maxing Out Speed And Performance
For any veteran backpacker, packing light is an essential skill; one that is built with time, experience, and lots of mistakes to really know how to dial in non-essential weight from their packs. Luckily for you, Jetboil has always been the global expert at shaving off weight while maximizing performance and speed, and it starts with Jetboil originating and perfecting the ability to focus every possible BTU directly into the cooking vessel, via its FluxRing technology, to achieve unmatched boil times with less fuel used. When combined with precision fuel regulator valves and ingenious materials construction, Jetboil delivers a range of light weight and ultralight backcountry cook stoves that ensure every ounce you carry goes farther, to enable you to go farther, faster.
We can leverage our deep experience to teach you how to identify the unnecessary weight while ensuring you have peak performance for your most crucial piece of life saving and reward-inducing gear : the best light weight or ultralight backcountry cook stove.
A lightweight backpacking or ultralight camping stove is the one piece of gear you simply cannot (and should not) be without, and going ultralight is easier (and less expensive) than you probably think.
With the expert tips and suggestions we’ve compiled here on perfecting the art of lightening your load, we can start you on the right track towards becoming an expert ultralight backpacker yourself – by choosing the right lightweight or ultralight backpacking or camping stove, and some simple planning before your next trip.
Fast AND Functional Means Cutting the Right Ounces
Pro tip # 1: Not all ounces are equal. Would you throw away your favorite hiking boots just to save a couple of pounds? No, of course not. That’s why you would be crazy not to pack your backcountry cook stove – you have to stay warm, you have to stay comfortable, you have to survive, and you also need to be able to reward yourself with a good cup of java or cook a mountain top gourmet meal when you reach the summit. Alright, maybe the last one isn’t critical, but if you can do it and not take extra weight, why wouldn’t you???
Pro tip # 2: As with all survival gear, buy the very best lightweight backpacking stove system you can afford, so that you know it will work every time you hit the trail, and because it will ultimately save you grief and stress. Trust us, this is not something you want to learn through experience.
So, knowing that every ounce you cut from your pack weight will make you faster, and knowing you have to pack the best lightweight or ultralight backpacking cook stove that your body (especially your belly) depends on, then it is super important to know exactly what lightweight or ultralight cook system to choose, and why.
Which is why we’ve put together the list of the best lightweight and ultralight backpacking and camping cook systems on the planet – with a list of ounces for each stove – for any activity, any geography, and any situation. Because us Jetheads gotta’ stick together!
The Best Ultralight Backpacking Cooking Stove
KAVU’s Greenhouse print enjoys terrific booking, anticipated to sell out before mid-summer
SEATTLE – KAVU’s top new pattern for Spring 2019 is Greenhouse, and it’s already nearly sold out. A colorful array of desert succulents bursting out against a dark backdrop, the Greenhouse print permeates KAVU’s spring line, from jumpsuits and sleeveless dresses for women to men’s board shorts, belt packs and cross-body bags.
“Purchasing, naming, photographing, and then promptly killing a succulent may be more of a millennial rite of passage than caring for one,” reflects Alyssa Bereznak, chronicling the succulent’s meteoric ascendancy.
Thanks to the design team at KAVU, nobody has to kill anything now, except a whole lot of time in the sun this summer.
“KAVU loves the sun and warm climates just as much as the succulents do,” said Leah Evans, design director at KAVU. “We at KAVU like to make the fun happen … The Greenhouse print is just that – it’s fun yet wearable too!”
To see Greenhouse and full slate of evocative KAVU patterns in motion, check out the Spring 2019 video lookbook. Greenhouse highlights in the apparel line include the San Blas overalls, Ensenada sleeveless dress and Tepic short shorts for women. The Go Big board shorts will be the go-to for men.
“We knew we wanted a succulent pattern for spring ’19,” said KAVU founder Barry Barr. “They epitomize romance in the face of scarcity. They bring extravagance to arid, unforgiving landscapes.”
Greenhouse-patterned standouts among the bags and packs include Rope Sling, Mini Rope Sling, Market Bag, Singapore Satchel, Lunch Box, Takeout Tote, and Peak Seeker chalk bag.
Rounding out the must-have KAVU patterns of Spring ’19, Sasquatch, Chroma Stripe and Fish Fest remain strong, and Explore continues to earn kudos with its rustic blend of pheasants, bald eagles and park-inspired signage.
Founded in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, KAVU has created clothing and accessories for living life to the fullest since it all started with the Strap Cap in 1993. KAVU derives from the aviation acronym, “Clear Above Visibility Unlimited,” when there isn’t a cloud in the sky and you can see all the way to the horizon. That limitless feeling is the guiding principle in everything KAVU does. It means treating every day like it’s special, getting out there and doing whatever invigorates you. KAVU products are an expression of this approach to life: true outdoor wear designed to spread that good-time attitude. Learn more at www.kavu.com.
Light and versatile with deep, winding curves like the beachfront boats of the Caribbean and Central America, Panga is a large female frame for surf and sand. Tri-fusion bio-resin construction, integral hinge and CAM systems, combined with classic West Coast styling, make the Panga the ultimate companion for all your sun-filled adventures.
Fleece lined cylinder chalk bag, structured plastic ring at top to keep open when in use and draw cord-lock cinch to keep chalk within when not in use, padded bottom panel, adjustable and detachable webbing belt. Dimensions: 16” x 5” x 5”. Fabric: 12oz cotton canvas / 11oz 600D polyester.
It’s the season to deck out and represent the team and to fuel three hours of nonstop chanting with a feast. Eureka has got your back for hosting the premiere outdoor cooking experience.
Introducing the Gonzo Grill Cook System, the most flexible compact cook system available. A griddle top for pancakes or panini sandwiches reverses to a grill surface for burgers or portobellos—or functions as a stove for boiling water and sautéing. With a cast iron cook surface, advanced simmer control and a JetLink port, you can add additional Eureka! and Jetboil stoves to cook anything, in any landscape.
Cast iron cooking surface—grill or griddle
Designed to maximize radiant heat transfer, ensuring your food doesn’t dry out before it’s done
Repeated use seasons the cast iron to perfection
Removable, dishwasher-safe drip tray, for easy cleaning
Steel lid with vents keeps the heat and smoke just the way you like it
Recessed stove grate allows for standard cooking if grilling isn’t on the menu
Integrated grill scraper to prevent build-up on grill and griddle surface
JetLink Output Port allows for connecting multiple Eureka! grills or stoves running from a single propane fuel source
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This video will provide you answers to the various questions you may have surrounding our Rope Bag Collection! For example what is the difference between all the styles? Which bags are water resistant? How do I wash my Rope Bag? Please use the jump to timecodes below to fast track you to specific answers. Current Rope Bag Styles: Rope Bag, Rope Sling, Rope Pack, Rope Fuzz, Ropalooza, Ropette and Plaid Rope Bag.
1:05 - Rope Bag Features for all styles
2:57 - What is the difference in fabrics between the styles
3:13 - Rope Fuzz
3:33 - Plaid Rope Bag
4:05 - Rope Bag
4:16 - Rope Sling
4:30 - Rope Pack
5:11 - Ropalooza
5:30 - Ropette
5:50 - Which bags are water resistant?
6:52 - How do you wash your Rope Bags?
Discarded fishing nets and gear are some of the deadliest forms of plastic in our oceans. Every year, the amount of these grows by an estimated 640,000 tons. So we’re joining forces with Bureo, a dedicated team working with fishermen to prevent used nets from polluting our oceans and harming marine life. Together we can all help #UntangleOurOceans
Measure in seconds, not minutes with the latest Flash system from Jetboil!
KAVU is run by full-on fun fanatics seeking the next adventure. Our formula for living well is simple — build good times into everything you do. So that’s where we start. KAVU creates true outdoor wear, stylish bags, and other busy livin’ necessities.