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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Transitional Hiker: Australian Mark McLauchlin




Hot off the press :) My article for BackpackingLight will be published next week. Once I have the full link I will repost it. Below is a quick intro.

Transitional Hiker: Australian Mark McLauchlin chronicles his ongoing transformation from former hiker to getting-back-into-it-hiker to ouch-that-hurts-hiker to lightweight hiker. On the way, he becomes a devotee of other famous UL walkers, buys a sewing machine (successfully enduring the teasing of his loving wife), and plugs into the most devoted UL community on the planet in the BPL forums.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Not much of a pack freak!

Today I finished cleaning a second hand pack I bought for use when I take my son out and for an overseas trip in two weeks. Not exactly what you would call light, It's an Osprey Cresent 90 and weights about 3 kg, but I have to admit is it really feature packed (not that I indend to use it other than described previously). It is not only a top loader but also has bottom access and a large zipper running along one of the edges to make it a side loader. There are numerous pockets which Osprey are quite known for.
While I was cleaning this pack I thought about the others I own, so here is the list; Osprey Aether 60, Osprey Kestrel 48, Osprey Cresent 90(new), Golite Dawn, ULA Relay and with my BGT testing I have a Klamath 55 on the way for review, total of 6.