Jetboil Zip (Stove)

The Jetboil Zip is a minimalist compressed gas fuel stove. It is designed to do one thing well, boil water as fast as possible in an ultralight package. Like all Jetboil stoves it uses their patented FluxRing® technology which sounds impressive, but in practice means that the pot has a built-in finned heat exchanger (heat sync) for more efficient heat transfer.

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Meet Kelly & Heiko

A selfie to start the trip
As Tolkien aficionados, we’ve always joked that one of us is called to by the mountains (hence the dwarf) and one of us the sea (hence the elf).

Now that we have hobbits of our own, it’s a chance to share what we’ve learned (from the mistakes we’ve made). Read more ...


Incredible views over Healy Pass. Couldn’t have asked for nicer weather @BanffNP #backpacking

Sounds like an amazing experience!

Alpenglow at Burstall in the upper Spray Valley @BanffNP

Canada & US

Our Backpacking Trail Reports are mainly from Western Canada and the United States.

Our 2020 & 2021 backpacking hiking on the Great Divide Trail. View our planning and trail reports for sections A-G.