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.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bush Ticks in the suburbs


While out in the garden this weekend I found a nice little bush tick crawling up my leg, unusual as I have never seen one around the house before.

This species are not dangerous to your health, however if they manage to burrow into your skin they can leave a nice little wound that is quite itchy for several weeks.

I decided to keep this one and will use it to show the Joey Scouts. I used a small jar and pure alcohol to preserve it.

Be on the look-out!


  1. Hello Mark,

    They might not be dangerous themselves, but sometimes they spread very nasty infections. It happens very rarely, but the results can be very bad. I don't know the exact English term, it must be something like Lime's disease.

  2. Hi Sergei,
    You are correct, however on the West Coast of Australia where I live there the ticks we have here are not known to be carriers of harmful disease themselves.

  3. Use permethrin based fluids to treat clothing. It's the only way to keep ticks away from you