Complete step-by-step instructions on building a home-made alcohol ultralight stove from a soda can. These work well on the trail. Boils a pint of water in just over 4 minutes on just a half-ounce of alcohol.
River cruising is a vacation all its own, and if you've never been on one, you may not know what to expect. So upon return from a wondrous Viking river cruise, one Fodor's editor breaks it down for us.
Making an upside down fire. The upside down fire technique rocks. It’s a cleaner burn with far less smoke and better combustion, gives off more heat, needs less tending and uses the embodied energy in wood more efficiently than the tipi-esque fire method.