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rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Vargo Titanium BiFold Grill

Small and admirably compact, the Vargo Titanium BiFold Grill is designed for backpackers who want a lightweight grill option for backcountry use. A bit pricey and a little finicky to use, the 60-square-inch grill nevertheless serves its purpose well for solo or perhaps even light two-person use. It is recommended for those willing to put up with some minor annoyances for the sake of adding grill options to their wilderness cooking. When it comes to food, I tend to go with whatever I’m craving… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Paddy Pallin Spondonicles

Yep, Dave Noble is correct about the name Spondonicles. However the timing is somewhat earlier than 1978. I bought mine in the earlier 1970s from Paddy Pallin, while in the Mt Druitt Bushwalking Club. Any self-respecting true bushwalker wouldn't be seen without his/her Sponds. An essential piece of kit. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Rome Industries #49 Campfire Gripper Stainless Steel

These are very similar to the long-missing "Chinese Hoodlum Gangs" or "Spondonacles", once sold by Paddy Pallin. They are long tongs useful for lifting billies, frying pans, etc, off a camp fire. Their length makes them far more useful than most currently-available tongs, when cooking on an open fire. So, I've finally found and bought a substitute for long-unavailable billy tongs—the "Chinese Hoodlum Gangs" or "Spondonicles" formerly sold by Paddy Pallin. They are solidly made, and appear very… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Jetboil CrunchIt

A straightforward tool for bleeding and puncturing gas canisters for safe disposal. I try to completely use up and properly dispose of every gas canister that I purchase, but since they are not allowed on planes even in checked luggage, I have sometimes had to figure out what to do with a partially used canister before taking a flight home. I am not the only one. At resupply points on the JMT in 2014 and at hostels and huts on our recent visit in Iceland, we came across stashes of partially used… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Clikstand T-2/T-2G

A compact lightweight pot stand which is more versatile than other similar products. I have used both versions of this (stainless steel and titanium) and it's a great way to use an alcohol burner (Trangia style or Evernew). Though not as stable or protective as a Trangia set, it is more stable than other alchol based coooking sets I have used and offers more versatility other than simply boiling water. It also takes up a faction of the space when packed away. I have successfully cooked simple meals… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Primus Windscreen

I will not recommend to use, does not do job good. Does not protect fire from wind. It is easy to set up, holds firmly. Unfortunately protection is too low and does not cover open fire, as result it does not work on average wind power. I have Primus stove with piezo, somehow it is impossible to use build-in igniter because there is no hole for finger next to piezo side. After several attempts to use it I drop this idea and bought new foil wind protection. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
BernieDawg DragonTamer 3

This product, while expensive, by reducing the grossly excessive noise level of my MSR DragonFly stove, transforms the stove from something I did not use because of the excessive noise to a stove that I like to use. I really like my MSR DragonFly stove. Stable, rugged, easily repairable, has never given me a problem. BUT, it is SOOOO noisy that I quit taking it on trips. Instead I would take our 30-year-old gen 1 Coleman single burner. Great stove, but with a very narrow base, it was an accident… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Paddy Pallin Spondonicles

They truly were a most versatile piece of kit. I second the version name of 'Chinese hoodlum gangs'. It may be apocryphal, but my late father, former tiger-walker and CMW member, Brian Douglas Walker, claimed he'd been calling them that since they were first made. But as he didn't start bushwalking until the early Fifties, I do not know when Paddy first had them made.I certainly have a pair that belonged to my dad and would date from the Sixties at the very least. They are especially useful as others… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Primus Kamoto OpenFire Pit

From the beach to the riverside camp, take your campfire with you wherever you might want one. This is a really good, compact and easily stowed fire pit. You can cook and grill on this fire which burns either wood or charcoal. Best for car camping or canoe trips where weight isn't an issue, especially good when campfire rings must be portable and leave no trace. As members of another website, we’ve been testing out these products in exchange for a review in various boondocking and beach locations… Full review