Review: Bushbuddy Wood burning stove

My Bushbuddy stove is one of my oldest camping accessories. I somehow never got around to reviewing it even after owning it for more than two years. In the space of that time, a few other reviews, an interview with its maker and other pictures on various forums have cropped up. This was however not […]

Review: Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2

Ever since I got my Lightpath 2 tent (by Mountain Hardwear) I’ve wanted to pitch it, so when I got the opportunity to do so at our office retreat at Sattal Christian Ashram I jumped at the opportunity. Unfortunately time was short and I had to pitch and strike my tent (and trek to and […]

Review: Clikstand, Windshield for the Trangia burner

I’m out for a post lunch walk in Landour, Musoorie. Its good exercise, an opportunity to breathe the fresh mountain air and walk through the misty monsoon clouds enjoying the sound of the rain drumming away on my new leaky Tumi umbrella. I’ve always loved the rain and am making the most of it this […]

Review: Pacsafe eXomesh rucksack lock

Buying the best backpacking gear is expensive, so keeping it safe is a priority. Backpacks or rucksacks are not secured as easily as a suitcase is. Suitcases can be chained or tethered by means of a cable/chain and padlock, but how do you do that for a backpack? If you loop a reinforced chain or […]

Review: Glock Entrenching Tool

An entrenching tool ( e-tool for short)  is a compact digging tool which is a good thing to have in your backpack. It can be used for a variety of purposes, -digging a toilet pit,  digging a shallow trench around your tent to channel off rain water, digging for roots, mundane construction projects or to […]