Category Archives: Backpacking

Still Learning to Wild-camp: Hobo Stove Issues


I’m publishing this post here at my lettersquash blog for now, but I’ve decided to split the blog into two – lettersquash will continue to deal with philosophy, religion, science, pseudo-science, etc., and I’ll move the posts about camping and … Continue reading

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Charcoal Camping Stove: Field Test


I went for a couple of nights wild camping last week and took my charcoal stove, after making a few more adjustments. I swapped back to the original stove can with a big opening, so that it could be used … Continue reading

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Charcoal Camp Stove: Update


I made a few alterations to my “pocket charcoal chimney”, and also tried it with natural charcoal instead of briquettes. I haven’t really described the making of the stove, not that it’s very different from a million others. I guess … Continue reading

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Backpacker’s Water Filter


I’m getting into the upcycling lark. Here’s how I made myself a camping water filter from a Brita (TM) filter cartridge and a pop bottle. Now, it’s not as high-tech as the backpacking filters where you pump the water through … Continue reading

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My Pocket Charcoal Chimney


Yeehar! I think I’ve finally cracked it! The weeks of thinking and design and testing and buying and taking back to the shop and nearly setting the house on fire are finally over! Not only that, I think I may … Continue reading

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