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Devin Montgomery (dsmontgomery) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale one snowball away from big trouble
About Me Hiker, rower, bicyclist. I go light because I'd rather feel like a guy walking in the woods than a pack-mule hauling a load. Now the maker of the Backcountry Boiler, undeniably the baddest way to heat water on the planet.
CityPittsburgh
StatePA
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://theboilerwerks.com/

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All Forum Posts by Devin Montgomery

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Re: Wolves and Wilderness
An absolutely great report, Forrest. It's an odd argument for them to make - that somehow wilderness must have a certain degree of use in order to receive all the protection of the wilderness d...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rapids, Wolves, and Winter
June 09, 8:12pm

Re: JMT Ski
Thanks for sharing, Kevin! When I dream, this is what it looks like. This is the just the kind of trip that could only be undertaken in UL style, and is the reason I'm a member of BPL.

In Editor's Roundtable » Skiing the John Muir Trail
May 27, 6:45am

Re: Re: Production blog
Thanks Roger! I laugh about a lot of the details of where this project began. :) That lathe was certainly not an item that I could go the "cheap and easy to get" route. Here's a...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (ultralight chimney-boiler) reservations
May 21, 11:50am

Re: SHR Alumni: Thoughts on shelter
Hey Adam, my sister and I are making the hike in the last half of July. So we're not alumni yet, but I just wanted to give a shout-out to someone else tackling the route. We're both brin...

In GEAR » SHR Alumni: Thoughts on shelter
May 21, 11:34am

Re: Next Batch
Thanks Jason! If you send me your email address - at devin[at]theboilerwerks[dot]com - I'll add you to the mailing list.

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (ultralight chimney-boiler) reservations
May 20, 3:12pm

Re: Roaring Plains and Dolly Sods
Awesome! It sounds like we had very similar experiences there, just in opposite directions. That bushwhacking section sounds so appealing when planning at home, but when you actually get there and ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Roaring Plains and Dolly Sods
May 18, 6:07am

Re: Great Video
Hi Mike! >is the fire tending always that intensive? How is the performance if you don't stoke and blow the fire? I should start by saying that I wouldn't take the video as showing...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (ultralight chimney-boiler) reservations
May 12, 11:06am

Re: "Montgomery Kettle (ultralight chimney-boiler) reservations"
>LOL, let's hope for your sake that you don't lose a finger, cause there are some eager and happy buyers lined up for that kettle, excellent work. Thanks, Eugene! But seriously, that...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (ultralight chimney-boiler) reservations
May 12, 7:30am

Re: Re: Production blog
Thanks Steve! The motivation was welcome, by the way. It is pretty interesting to see what the process looks like from a 3rd person viewpoint. It does look like I'm pretty good - what a nice tr...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (ultralight chimney-boiler) reservations
May 11, 6:46am

Production blog
Hi All, I've started production on the first batch of kettles, as well as a blog following my progress: www.theboilerwerks.com. So if you're interested, check it out. I just posted a vid...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (ultralight chimney-boiler) reservations
May 11, 6:29am

All Reader Reviews by Devin Montgomery

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Ultralight Designs Blue Mini
This is aluminum bottle based alcohol stove similar to the "gram weenie" by Whitebox. I bought the stove because of its simplicity and because I could quickly get it for a hike I was taking ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
September 04, 1:04pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
These have been around forever, and I think just about everyone has used them at one time or another. If you're an absolute novice, use them once: chugging the resulting antiseptic rinse is a rig...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
May 01, 12:44pm

Micropur MP 1 Chlorine Dioxide Water Purifier Tablet
My rating of five here is for the Chlorine Dioxide method of treatment, this is just the brand I happened to use. Ultra lightweight, kills most wee-beasties in 20 min, with 4 hrs kills the few ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
May 01, 12:24pm

MSR Whisperlight / Internationale
For years, this was the Model T of backpacking stoves, and for good reason. Runs on almost any fuel, easy and reliable to use in all conditions, "light" for traditional packing. Can accomo...

In Stoves - White Gas
May 01, 11:51am

Marmot Precip Jacket Mens
After having my last rain jacket stolen out of my car right before a long river trip, I picked up a Precip on sale at the local outfitter. It was a good brand, waterproof, breathable, lightweight, and...

In Clothing - Raingear
April 29, 8:48pm

Snow Peak Trek 700
This was the first bit of gear that I bought in my lightweight conversion. Just under $30, plenty of capacity for solo camping (I never could finish a meal that filled it up),includes a lid that drai...

In Cookware - Titanium
April 29, 8:04pm