Creek Coffee

A video to just sit back and relax for a few minutes as I brew some coffee and chat about things.


Let’s see if I can get all of the visible gear listed below:

MSR – Mountain Safety Research – WindBurner
MSR – Mountain Safety Research – Titan cup
Gsi Outdoors – 3 Cup Percolator
Six Moon Designs – Flight 30 backpack
Kora – Xenolith Sweater
Solumbra by Sun Precautions – Active Pants
MontbellUS – UL Thermawrap Jacket
Sawyer Products – S2 Water Purifier
Black Rock Gear – Synthetic Beanie
Appalachian Ultralight – Prototype Trekking Pole
Enlightened Equipment – Copperfield Wind Shirt
Altra Running – Lone Peak 3.5 Mid’s
ROAD iD – slim, on both wrists
NW Alpine – 100% Merino Wool Tech Tshirt
Possumdown – Possumdown Plain Gloves
Headsweats – Long Bill hat
Hedgehog Leatherworks – EDC Compass
Therm-a-Rest – Z Seat Sit Pad
New Mexico Pinon Coffee – Piñon coffee
Jetboil – Stainless Steel Pot Support
Petzl – Headlamp/torch

8 thoughts on “Creek Coffee

  1. Delightful video John. Sure makes me want to ‘get out there’. Alas just ain’t possible these days as much 😞

    1. I have the same information on both.

      There are hundreds of reasons for having one on each arm. A First/Last Responder may not think to check both wrists, regardless of training. One might break off and thus I have a backup. One might get tucked up under a shirt arm and the First/Last Responder just does not see it, even if they do check the wrist. And so many other potential situations.

      I never show the context of my RoadID’s because I tend to treat mine as more of a “last responder” (coroner/s&r body recovery) than a first responder. Or for body identification. Because of some of the crazy remote places I end up while out attempting to build new hiking routes for future generations, it always felt like the best course of action to have that kind of info on my RoadID’s – which is something they do not recommend, but I am not the typical RoadID customer (runners, bikers).

  2. Great video with a lot of info John. The use of the MSR Windburner stove without the integrated pot system intrigues me. I have looked at the windburner before but was not entirely sold on the weight of the entire system. Is it fair to say that using the system as you do maintains the wind resistance factor of the stove , but allows you the flexibility of using a lighter pot. AS I do most of my hiking above treeline the idea of using this stove with an Evernew .9liter pot is appealing. What are your thoughts on using this type of system?

    1. Hey Gary,

      From a personal safety point, I, of course, have to say that doing what I did was against the “safety procedures” and “safe operational usage” of both products, and it would probably be something that MSR would consider an act of voiding the warranty of the WindBurner.

      From a numbers perspective, the WindBurner Cup/Pot is 8.6oz and the ECA252 is 3.8oz – that is a significant saving for a 100ml difference in volume.

      As for my thoughts: I have yet to find any canister stove that has the wind deflection abilities that the WindBurner has, even in the configuration that I show within this video. If the extra weight of the WindBurner stove (just the stove unit) plus the JB pot stand is not so much of a big deal, over a standard canister stove like the MSR PocketRocket 2 and a large windscreen, then yeah, safety disclaimer aside, it makes a lot of sense to me.

      btw, I put the WindBurner stove unit on my scale and it is exactly 200 grams.

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