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Ultralight Stove Kit - Designed for backpacking, but also great to include in a bug out bag or 72-hour kit. Basically, you use these to boil water and then add to dehydrated foods like instant potatoes, minute rice, or Knorr pasta kits. Fuel used is inexpensive HEET fuel additive (high test alcohol).

Ultralight Backpacking Cook Sets - Lots of these along the Appalachian Trail. You can easily make your own ultralight cook set and stove and use the money saved for a better sleeping bag. Your cook set should weigh less than a pound. These are about 6-8 ounces.

Complete step-by-step instructions on building a home-made alcohol stove from a soda can. These boil a pint of water in just over 4 minutes on just a half-ounce of alcohol. I'd consider keeping one of these and a small yellow bottle of HEET on-hand in my 72-hour kit.

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What's Your Survival Bag? Determining Which Emergency Bag You Really Need

Mom with a PREP | A Get Home Bag? A 72 Hour Bag? A Bug Out Bag? Exactly what type of bag do you really need?

Micro Sleeping Bag - Ultralight (1.5 lbs), small, but somewhat expensive (over four hundred dollars). Love the product and the manufacturer. Perhaps economies of scale or competition will bring the price down.

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23 Simple And Essential Hiking Hacks

Fashion your own portable utensils. | 23 Simple And Essential Hiking Hacks

Disaster Preparedness April 23, 2013 Looking for a bug out bag checklist to make sure your bug out bag isn’t lacking anything critical? Instead of another long written post about bug out bags, we thought we’d put one out there in pictorial form. Bug Out Bag Checklist Infographic

How to Choose & Use a Backpack - Infographic from REI. Recommend you ignore the 4-6 pound recommendation for an "extended" pack and get a 2-3 pound pack. If you're #backpacking 5+ days, you'll want the least weight possible. Big packs also increase your desire to fill them which increases weight. Tip: buy all your gear first, then buy the smallest, lightest pack that will carry it. Timothy has a 2 lb summer pack and a vintage 5 lb winter pack.

It’s sort of pathetic that I have started to bring the gram-shaving mentality of ultralight backpacking into the kitchen. Just ordered this Snow Peak fold-down coffee dripper.

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The “GoSun Stove” - Solar powered camping stove | 10 Incredible Things Maker Culture Has Brought To The World

Hiking Food For Long Distance Backpacking - 5,000 Calories Per Day - Probably the best video on what foods to buy and how to pack them. Timothy packs each days food into its own gallon ziplock with complete breakfasts and dinners inside quart ziplock bags. Tip: Enclose 1/4 paper towel square with each meal along with all needed condiments (salt, pepper, mayo, mustard, taco sauce).