GEAR: DIY Ultralight “Cat” Backpacking Stove

I’m not huge into ultralight anything. My current backpacking stove, the MSR Whisperlite International, is a beast, but it gets the job done. As I’m thinking about taking day long and multi-day long fly fishing trips, weight starts to become an issue. When the main point of my trip is to simply hike a trail, I’m not so concerned about the weight of my stove as I would be in other situations. But certain situations call for lighter gear. During my reads this morning, I found this guy, a fly fisherman in the Midwest U.S. who came up with a pretty cool idea for an easy, cheap, lightweight kitchen that he uses when fly fishing. For around $12, he’s got a sweet setup. Check it out.

Chris Cavallari

About Chris Cavallari

Chris is a longtime digital content producer based in Maine. Since 1999, he has been an early adopter and active participant in blogging, podcasting, and social media, and has been guiding small and mid-sized businesses in leveraging video, social media, and digital publishing to the fullest. With an avid love of travel and the outdoors, Chris started in 2009 to give him a platform to showcase his outdoors and travel adventures, and to help educate others in doing the same.