hikin_jim

81 reviewer rep
426 forum posts
joined Mar 12, 2011

I am a: male hiker
Location: Orange County, CA
Occupation: Computer Programmer
Website: http://AdventuresInStoving.blogspot.com

Affiliations: I have no affiliation with any stove manufacturer or retailer. I've got no dog in that fight, so to speak. Neither do I have a devotion to any particular class or type of stove. I am a stove agnostic, agnostic in the sense that I think all stove types have their place and time. I use wood, ESBIT, kerosene, alcohol, white gas, and canister gas as I see fit or the conditions demand. I do make a small amount of money on my blog due to advertising, typically something like a $1.00 (USD) per day, but sometimes I receive more if I post more frequently. Lately (December 2014) it's been maybe $1.50 per day. That money goes toward paying my fuel and hosting costs. After fuel and hosting costs are covered, there might be some money left over, but it's not much. I pay for the food used in the tests usually out of my own pocket. I pay for the gasoline to drive to hiking locations. The blog just doesn't bring in very much. I am a Trail Ambassador for Gossamer Gear for which I receive no remuneration. I have received some complimentary Gossamer Gear equipment, namely one Mariposa backpack and one Headsweats visor. I like Gossamer Gear, and I'll probably say so. That's why I became a Trail Ambassador. I will not however push Gossamer Gear on people or try to unduly influence them. HJ

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Backcountry skiing

In the interests of full disclosure:  I have in the past occasionally written articles about stoves for Seattle Backpackers Magazine.  This was an unpaid relationship, but since the rules state that we should disclose any relationship with the outdoors industry, I mention that here.

HJ

Gear Reviews (1)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 Soto Muka 5/03/2011

Trip Reports

Aspen Grove Fall Color Hike October 13, 2011
Fish Canyon Falls & Darlin' Donna Falls May 16, 2011
10,000' Ridge -- Spring Conditions Ascent May 10, 2011

Forum Posts

The New MSR Windboiler December 12, 2014
Two stoves one pot January 28, 2013
Have you ever experienced a malfunction with compressed gas stoves? February 20, 2013
Optimus Vega Stove January 27, 2013
The Kovea Spider (KB-1109) Remote Canister Stove March 3, 2013
WTB: Snow Peak WG stove or cheap Omnifuel May 1, 2012
Anyone else go cold, no-cook? April 19, 2012
How Much White Gas Do I Need? April 6, 2012
Canister Stoves 101: Thread Care April 4, 2012
Jetboil Sol Review -- Complete March 31, 2012
Home made cozy for a backpacking pot March 29, 2012
stable stove suggestions for bsa backpacking March 27, 2012
Canister Refiller -- WARNING March 27, 2012
WTB: "Dead" Remote Canister Stove (for Parts) March 16, 2012
Happy 11th Birthday, Trailspace March 14, 2012
BushBuddy vs Ti-Tri Caldera Cone March 9, 2012
For Sale: Sigg Tourist Cook Set and Svea 123 Stove - With Optional Pump. March 5, 2012
Going to sell some vintage gear..pre-posting notice March 3, 2012
Wanted/Collecting old stoves, white msr pump February 29, 2012
WTB Coleman Apex II stove February 1, 2012