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Once Upon A Time . . .

I have been interested in lightweight backpacking for a long time, and would always tinker with my gear in the interest of making it lighter or better. More than 8 years ago, I got some titanium sheeting to play with and made a few things with it. One item that attracted the attention of fellow enthusiasts was a very light titanium cathole trowel.

Well, one thing led to another, and before I knew it I was making titanium cathole trowels in my spare time. I've now sold thousands to UL backpackers and thru-hikers. In fact, if you want to have one of the lightest cathole trowels on the planet, I am the only one in the world who makes a heat-shaped titanium trowel you can buy.

Not exactly the type of fame I ever expected, but there it is.
Can you dig it?

First trowels, then saws and stoves . . .

While on a long section hike on the AT over three weeks in 2011, I conceived of a way to make a really light saw. I never used to carry a saw to save weight, but maybe now I could. As I played around with materials and sourced the components for the saw I wanted, I realized I had another cottage industry product on my hands. Eventually, I developed a new product line of ultralight buck saws. More recently I redesigned an UL titanium wood burning stove I had made a few years ago and the FireFly Stove was born. Since then, I've added windscreens and other cooking accessories and cooking systems to my gear.

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