Esbit Pocket Stove, video review

This time, I take a look at the Esbit Pocket Stove (combined with the Stanley Cook Pot set). The Esbit Stove is a compact design that burns the solid fuel tablets, which are handy for camping or power outages or that sudden emergency. I found the Stanley cook pot set at a very good price and added it to my gear. Here they are in action:

I had to burn a complete fuel tablet to boil the water properly. It was only about 12 ounces. Thus, if you’re planning on boiling more water for rehydrating a freeze-dried meal, be sure to have plenty of tablets with you. They’re small and light, so it’s not a burden to have them along. Of course, the stove folds neatly, making it easy to carry as well. Both items would be perfect for your get home bag or bug out bag.

Adventure Medical Kits, video review

A first aid kit is necessary for your vehicle, house, and even your suitcase when you travel. Today, I take a look at the World Travel model from Adventure Medical Kits. This one is rather large for personal travel. It’s designed to be used for up to four people on a multi-day trip. Hence, it contains quite a bit of the items you might need, from bandages and pain killers to a scissor and spare bottles for your own meds. Take a look at the video:

I would add a few things, such as a seat belt cutter, my personal medical info on a card, a penlight, and hand sanitizer. Still, this is a great kit to have on hand. Check the one you have and make sure the meds are current and that it is customized for your own personal needs.

Darn Tough Vermont (video review)

I saw Darn Tough Vermont socks advertised and decided to give them I try. VERY IMPRESSIVE. Now, you’re saying, “Socks, what’s the big deal?” Well, if you’re on your feet all day, maybe for work or maybe for play, good socks make a big difference. I went with the run/bike model, finding them to be everything they are advertised to be. Strong, light, VERY comfortable. Check out the video:

Having used them in various applications, I can say they live up to their name. Please note: I think the sizes run a little small, but they fit snug to the foot, which is important. You don’t want your sock shifting around; that’s how you get blisters. These socks do the job and are guaranteed for life, which is another amazing feature. As always, you get what you pay for. Since these socks are made in the USA and awesome, they cost a few bucks more. Worth every cent!

Also, if you saw my previous post, I really did have a collision with an SUV. Generally healing okay, thank you.