Whiteburn's Wanderings

One man's wanderings backpacking around Scotland plus the odd digression

Tag Archives: Gear

Winter Gas

My favourite stove for the winter months in Scotland where overnight temperatures may typically be down to -5C, or more infrequently below -10C, is the Kovea Spider. Having used this … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

HRP 2016 gear

I thought a short review of the gear used on my recent HRP Revisited trip was worthwhile for those planning a similar trip. On long treks I’m always trying to … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 4 Comments

Bits & bobs

Bloggers are often guilty focusing on their latest piece of expensive stuff, usually one of the Big 3 (backpack, sleeping bag+pad & shelter) well here’s a selection of some of … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Trailstar Vs Duomid

My much loved MLD Trailstar has now gone to a new owner whom I’m sure will get as much enjoyment out of it as I did.  I hadn’t really thought … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Another MYO stove

Sounds too good to be true; an alcohol (meths) stove that’s efficient, <15ml for a 500ml boil (1/2oz for 2 cups); simple to build, 2 mins; really cheap, ~£1.50 each. … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 18 Comments

Petzl MYO – RIP

Needless to say that I’m an inveterate fixer so when the Petzl MYO RXP ‘failed’ on my last trip (light flickered incessantly & then switched itself off, repeatedly) a ‘fix’ … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 4 Comments

More Pot Cosy’s

During this year’s Pyrenees jaunt I used a very simple cosy knocked up from 3mm flooring underlay & Ali tape; less bulk than my trusty sleeping mat cosy & less … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trouble with the Starlyte

Recently I experienced a couple of issues with my Zelph Starlyte alcohol stove. Firstly when hot flame would appear from around the edge of the reduction ring (Caldera cone version) … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

More Cosy Cooking

As mentioned in a post Cosy cooking, sometime ago, I’m a firm believer in using a Pot Cosy to help save fuel; particularly with using home dehydrated meals where simmering for … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

MLD Duomid A Frame

In a previous post, Duomid Pole Jacks, I’d been experimenting with an ‘A’ frame setup for the MLD Duomid using 12” jacks & lashing the handles together; it worked fairly well … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Air-mat inflator

With the purchase of an Exped Symat 7UL 2 – 3 years ago I started to look for a simple inflation mechanism; as Exped state “To prevent the accumulation of … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 7 Comments

Winter Fuel

After my recent dawdle in the Cairngorms I weighed the remains of my 230g Primus gas canister (~380g when full) & reckoned I’d used 150g of gas for a 2 … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

BD Trail Pro Poles

I’ve learned over the years that if you really want something specific for Xmas you buy it yourself & hand it over for wrapping. I’ve been eyeing the Black Diamond … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

MLD Trailstar Pitching Mod

In my previous post on the Trailstar I described my alternative method of rigging the ‘door’ guy with a separate line & karabiner.  Well after using this set up for … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment