STOVE: Jetboil MiniMo

I have been a long time fan of the Jetboil Flash, but the simmer control of the MiniMo caught my attention when looking for a stove with more versatility. Coming in at 14.6 ounces, the MiniMo is light relative to its peers. Other aspects that have led me to landing on this stove are packability, boil time, and fuel efficiency. I have already taken the MiniMo out on a couple test trips, and I have to say I am still happy with my decision. The only drawback is the lack of wind and cold compatibility like you see as an advantage in the MSR Windburner. That's wind the good ol' fancy tinfoil will come in handy. 

Dimensions: 5” x 6” (127 mm x 152 mm)


SLEEPING PAD: Women's NeoAir Xlite

When researching sleeping pads, I was looking for a high warmth-to-weight ratio, small packability, and great comfortability. My current sleeping pad weighing in at a whopping 1 lb 14 oz knew at the beginning of my research that it would not be joining me on this trip. With a R-value of 3.9 and a thickness of 2.5", my new sleeping pad will help me sleep comfortable and warm from the highest peak in Colorado to the lowest point in New Mexico. The NeoAir Xlite is made with 30d Rip Stop Nylon on its top and bottom so to not sacrifice durability for its low weight. I have high hopes of this pad going the mileage and beyond.