MSR Backcountry Cafe: Recipe for Chunky Pesto Tortellini

Photos and Story by Lindsey Kunz This delectable pasta dish is guaranteed to make your friends and fellow campers drool! It’s a rich backcountry recovery meal, well suited to keep you fueled for another epic day in the mountains, be it ski touring, mountaineering, or alpine climbing. One pot is all you need. Servings: 2, plus leftovers for second dinner or next-day’s lunch

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New Video Alert! MSR Stoves: Liquid Feed Mode

Did you know that a MSR Whisperlite Universal or WindPro II stove can operate on canister fuel in liquid form? This allows the stove to perform much better in cold conditions and maintain higher fuel pressures over the life of the canister. Take a look at the new video above and see how it’s done. For more information on what fuel to use with your MSR stove.

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Outdoor Cooking with Tim & Christine Conners

“Lipsmackin Backpackin’” is an essential item for your packing list that outdoor enthusiasts Tim and Christine Conners have authored, along with six other outdoor cooking books.  These two are not only familiar with all things food, when not writing you will most likely find them camping, backpacking the Appalachian Trail and kayaking! Title’s that might come in handy while on your next adventure: Lipsmackin’ Backpackin Lipsmackin’ Vegetarian Backpackin The Scout’s Outdoor Cookbook The Scout’s Dutch Oven Cookbook The Scout’s Backpacking Cookbook The Scout’s Large Group Cookbook Expect a new series to be released this year for 2013 and visit Tim and Christine’s website to get one of these essentials for your outdoor equipment packing list!  

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My MSR Backpacking Stove Belongs in My Estate Planning

I bought my first MSR stove in 1993, soon after I started backpacking. A buddy and I just returned from a trip in the Southern Sierra where his stove exploded while we cooked dinner. I can’t say that we escaped unfazed. But, thankfully, we were unharmed. My friend’s stove was a cranky, burner-over-tank model from a well-known camping gear manufacturer. I was in the market for a stove at the time, and didn’t know what to buy. But our experience on that trip certainly narrowed the brand choices! Christine and I had yet to marry, but I already knew her to be a trustworthy source of gear information. Her backpacking debut preceded mine by several years, and she had already checked off some impressively long expeditions. She owned a Whisperlite…

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