The Splitter Cooking Multi-Utensil Have a look at this handy gadget on kickstater looks a handy gadget. This popped up on my instagram feed the other day. I like the look of it as I have a deep belief that each item you carry has to be multifunctional.
Although I wouldn’t carry this whilst out on a multi day hike when using freeze dried food.
The Splitter Cooking Multi-Utensil would be handy if you where cooking fresh food over a fire as the spatula would be needed.
Although saying that you could just take the Spork to eat out of the freeze dried bags.
The Splitter Cooking Multi-Utensil
Full Windsor, an outdoor accessories brand out of Los Angeles, released The Muncher not long ago and with it gave us all the perfect tool for chowing down around the campfire. But how do you get your food to your plate so you can chow down by the campfire? The answer is The Splitter, the latest product from the company. Like The Muncher, The Splitter is a multi utensil. Unlike The Muncher, however, The Splitter offers you food prep tools, not food eating tools. It contains a spatula, spork, and, thanks to some ingenuity, a pair of tongs. Best of all, this thing is built for camping, meaning it’s lightweight, easy to pack, and super durable. You can back the project on Kickstarter and expect to receive The Splitter early next year.
I find that I constantly pack and repack and this was the case whilst Packing for four days in the Lake District.
The first thing I do is write down what I want to take with me then start to cross out things I don’t really need, mark things that would be nice and circles things that are a necessity (like Rum).
The plan is to go to the Lake District, Park at Bowness and head to Scoat Tarn and from there I’ll just see where it takes me in a circular route back to the car. I’ll be follow routes I’ve preplanned into ViewRanger
During the Fjällräven Classic last year I learnt a lot from my mistakes on what I took with me.
So have adapted my gear to suit what I need and what I don’t need. I’m terrible for “if you haven’t got it you can’t use it” attitude sometimes and have wanted to lower the weight of my bag so have done this in a few different ways.
I still could lower weight but we all know that when you lower the weight of certain items you increase the price of said items.
The plan is to tent camp but I also fancy the idea of tarp camping but I am a bit concerned about the mosquitos if sleeping under a tarp.
I’ve just picked up this lightweight tent of AliExpress. I’ve read a few reviews about it and for the price it seems ok. It’s a copy of a really expensive tent but looking at reviews it’s the same quality, hydrostatic head and weight.
This tent weighs just over 800gms and uses a walking pole as the main tent pole. It’s really small when packed away and for the price £54 well worth it (well let’s try it out first).
Tent (new light weight tent)
Tyvek ground sheet 180x 80
Uco gear candle lamp
Mosquito head net
Hat & gloves
Freeze dried food
The dog has her own backpack so I don’t have to carry her food.
Most of the meals our from a British Company called Fuel your preparation.
These are not marketed to the outdoor market but marketed towards disaster relief but the size, cost and energy of each meal looks promising (let’s just see what they taste of).
I plan to do another couple of nights hammock camping elsewhere so have other items in the car as I want to spend a night or so hammock camping.
Most of all of my photos and video are taken with an iPhone 6 and a GoPro. You are limited to what you can take with these devices so I have purchased a new app called slow shutter so hopefully I can take some low light shots.
I still find it very difficult not to take certain items in the back of my mind there’s a little voice “what if you need this?” What you take if you where Packing for four days in the Lake District ?
Lightweight multi use hammock and tarp tents. I like the idea of having a choice of whether to hang between the trees or ground dwelling when there are no trees or weather and environment puts you on the ground.
You have the ability to adapt and also being lightweight you are not carrying items that you won’t need.
To be able to deal with these scenarios my kit is as follows.
This then gives the ability to hang or ground dwell. In the hammock setup you won’t feel the cold on your back as the sleep mat will be used in the hammock with the sleeping bag.
In the ground setup with your can setup a a-frame tarp using a ridge line if you have anything to tie too or you can use your walking poles and guy lines.
Another option for Lightweight multi use hammock and tarp tents is the hex peak setup but this leaves the tarp open on the front but utilising the poncho as a door you can overcome water egress. In this setup there is plenty of space in side to keep out of dripping rain but it is vitally important to setup with the rear of the shelter facing the wind.
There is an option for a fully enclosed tarp tent, this will stop any water egress apart from running water underneath but down fall is it will heavily condensate up due to no air flow.
So using this setup you have the ability of both hammocking and ground camping. If you had the DD jungle hammock you could lose the poncho as the base of this hammock is waterproof but I like the idea of having the poncho if the heavens open whilst walking, using it as a temporary shelter whilst stopping for lunch etc or using it as a door with the hex peak setup.
This setup with the rest of your lightweight kit shouldn’t bring your weight over 10% of your body weight.