Choosing a Backpacking Stove

A stove is among the most important items you’ll be toting as a backpacker, not least because food is going to dominate a lot of your thoughts out on the trail, and because heating water for tea, coffee, and cooking meals are natural linchpin rituals of your wilderness days. And obviously this is a subject matter very close to our heart here at Mountain House. If you’re a beginning backpacker, though, choosing a backpacking stove can seem a bewildering challenge given the number of options. That said, as with any piece of outdoors gear, the process of selecting the best … Continue reading

Road Trip Tested: Winter Edition

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again (and again and again): we’re not into stuff for the sake of stuff. But reliable gear that helps folks adventure and explore, we’re totally into that! Which is why we geared up a family for a winter road trip to test products from Mountain House, Teton Sports, Solo Stove, Orion Coolers, Coffee Wick, and GoCamp Rentals. And now one lucky winner has a shot at winning the same items (new, of course!). Enter by providing your email address below. And then tune in to Facebook and Instagram for chances to earn … Continue reading

The Essential Family Camping Checklist

As anyone who’s done it can tell you, few activities can deepen and enrich bonds like family camping. Even if you’re barely roughing it, there’s something about the routine of setting up a campsite, building a campfire, cooking outdoors, and listening to the night sounds from the cozy sanctum of a tent that awakens something deep-rooted and invigorating in all ages. Kids you have to push and prod to do their chores back home often become surprisingly helpful and competent around the campsite: maybe something to do with that primal stimulus of camping, or maybe—as with food—any task is simply … Continue reading