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A look into micro-stoves and burners for camping and paddling trips When I take off for an overnight paddling trip this time of the year, I set aside the granola bars, beef jerky and dried fruit for a warm hearty meal at the end of a long day and a hot cup of coffee in the morning. With limited cargo space and in some cases, time, I direct my attention to what I call micro-stoves — compact, lightweight and easy to use.
Since I just went through this experience on a recent trip down the Devils River in West Texas, I wanted to share with you what gear worked and didn’t work for us.
Last week a couple of friends, Steve O and Liam, and I took a long weekend up to southern Oklahoma for a few days of camping and rock climbing. Southern Oklahoma boasts some of the best granite slab climbing in the country and it’s practically right around the corner, just a short 6 hour drive from Austin.
I’ll start out by saying, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray”…. My father and I have been fishing at Matagorda Island State Park in Texas several times a year since I was a kid.