Light Weight Hikers Blog proudly stocks the e2e Gram Weenie Pro Stoves

As part of trying to spread a lighter weight style of hiking here in Australia I have made an arrangement with a US based cottage manufacturer to sell his light weight stoves here. End2End Trail Supply’s owner George Carr has been perfecting light weight alcohol stoves for many years and am very pleased to be working with him, these stoves are great. The Gram Weenie Pro which can be see from the link here; weighs an amazing 19 grams. For those curious on how these work George has a youtube video; How to light GWP YouTube To keep things simple and cheap, I am selling the Gram Weenie Pro Stove, windshield, primer pan and Fuel bottle for $20.00 plus the cost of shipping anywhere in Australia.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wrist Computers

Each time I am out hiking, generally testing gear, the few things that I miss are the ability to accurately record the temperature and barometric pressure as to get an idea of how the weather is changing.

Temperature min and max is useful to record in trail journals (what ever form that takes) so that trip planning can be made with more knowledge. Each year I try to take in a weeks walk with fellow hiking buddy Andrew and it this does help with the planning. Also good for some overnight trips so that gear lists can be revised to include suitable clothing, bedding and rain protection if needed.

You could use the traditional mercury thermometer but they won't give a min and max, just what the current temp is, which is not much good during the middle of the night or early mornings which are generally the coldest.

So, this week I purchased a Suunto Core Lite Black, second hand from the BPL forums, cheaper by far that anything I could get locally here in Australia with all the features that I want.

I will post a review of the watch when I get a few km's out with it.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Tarptent - Moment

Brand new, hot off the press the new Henry Shires Tarptent Moment.

Check it out here.

Very light at 28 ounces, the Patent Pending Moment offers generous sit up space, sleeping area, and protected gear space. It sets up with two stakes in under 1 minute or completely free-standing with optional 7-ounce pole. Unobstructed and drip-free side entry.

Not the lightest tent in the Henry Shires collection however it does look to have some great features such as the ability to setup free standing, great for inside of huts if you are that way inclined. Head room looks to be very good at 102 cm.

Another great tent from Henry Shires.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

ULA Shipment delays due to injury

The below is posted on the ULA Website.

Brian broke his leg over this past weekend, crippling production.ALL SHIPMENTS ARE DELAYED as of July 12th!Please note:1) Standing orders will be fulfilled as soon as possible.2) New orders (after July 12th) will be tentative until personally confirmed.3) Rush Orders please include a note at check out with in-hand date.Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Monday, July 6, 2009

MYOG - Once ounce pack from Gossamergear

Gossamer Gear have some free for download instructions on their website for a one ounce cuben fiber pack, based on their famous G4 pack. You can find the full download pdf file here.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

E2E of the Bibbulmun Track

This week I will going though the materials I have to work out the shortest time it would take for me to End to End (E2E) or thru hike, as some of you may call it, the Bibbulmun Track.
For the past few years I have been section hiking this trail which runs for approximately 1000 Km's but the more I walk it this way the more I long to do it in the one hit. I think it's one of those things that I just have to do and get out of my system else I will never get the urge out of my mind.
At this stage I would looking at mid to end 2010, there is lots of planning to do and I will also need to convince the wife and family this is a good thing to do. It will take about 4-5 weeks so not something that I can enter into lightly. Stay tuned for notes and ideas as they come to my mind.

Friday, July 3, 2009

ULA Equipment new website

The redesign of the ULA website is really good. Brian produces some great gear. If you are not familiar with his stuff check out the site.