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.


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