Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t like camping in the cold. (Who am I kidding? I don’t like anything in the cold!) I haven’t even started booking anything for this summer because the weather right now just doesn’t really get me in the mood to go on a trip. A while back I had ordered a cheap backcountry stove to try and lighten my load a little bit when I’m portaging. Since I did that, a dear friend of mine gifted me a firebox stove. I think that this one is probably going to be the big winner of the season. I can build a fire in it with wood or kindling or even pine cones. Or there is a plate to use solid fuel, and it even holds an alcohol stove. It’s going to replace two of the other stoves that I have. I’m really really stoked to try it out on a trip!
There’s a few new things I’m trying out this year. At the end of last season I picked up a canoe cart on kijiji because of all the troubles I had portaging my kayak. It’s quite durable so I’m hoping that it makes the backcountry trips easier, meaning I can go farther in!
I’d love to hear about all the new things you’re trying this year!