Archive for the ‘Field Gourmet’ Category

PDW Ti-Line Cookwear

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Premium Titanium Cookware for Trekking, Camping and Overlanding


Prometheus Design Werx introduces their new collection of Ti-Line Cookware. Light, strong, durable and corrosion-proof, the first three pieces offered in their new cookware collection cover the baseline needs of the solo wilderness adventurer and explorer. The Ti- Line 600ML Mini-Pot/Mug, Sierra Cup, and Spork, all feature folding handles for easier packing inside a pack, and ideally suited for use with compact, pocket and survival stoves. From trekking, backpacking, camping to overlanding these essential pieces of premium titanium cookware round out your loadout for your next journey and adventure into the wilderness and beyond. Pieces from the PDW Ti-Line have a Lifetime Warranty.


The Ti-Line Collection from Prometheus Design Werx will introduce new models as they are developed.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“When it comes to durable performance cookware for the backcountry that will last a lifetime, there is nothing that can really compare to titanium for its strength to weight ratio, and of course, it’s impervious to corrosion. We actually found a special grade of titanium alloy to use in our pieces that’s unlike the other similar pieces currently on the market. Besides the well known benefits of titanium in backcountry cookware, ours also resists the oils from handling and finger prints, and forms exceptionally well to the tooling and molds we made to create these various cookware styles. Our 600ML Mini-Pot/Mug was designed to pair with pocket survival stoves, which fit neatly inside for efficient packing. It’s made to a sweet spot volume of 600ML which fits a pack of instant noodles and the appropriate amount of broth plus extras. As lifelong backpackers, we wanted to have our own version of the classic, versatile and iconic Sierra Cup, and what more universal of an eating utensil can you have than a spork. We’re working on additional models to add to our Ti-Line collection so keep an eye out for upcoming releases. Our first three offerings will be the essentials of a solo cookware kit for the wilderness adventurer.”

The new PDW Ti-Line will be available on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 12:00 noon PT via their website,

IWA 19 – Savotta Stoves

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Finnish brand Savotta displayed three different folding stoves for those who use fuel tabs or natural material while in the wild.

SHOT Show 19 – Ursack

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Ursack is an alternative to traditional bear resistant canisters. Instead, this food sack is made in the USA from lightweight, flexible, ‘bullet proof’ 7.6 oz aramid fabric.

There are two versions and one includes an aluminum liner, which weighs less than half similarly sized hard-sided canisters and a fraction of the space.

Introducing Strike Force Coffee

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Introducing Strike Force Coffee, real coffee that’s perfectly concentrated for 8 oz of water to make a great cup on the go.

Want a cold brew? Add a packet to 8 oz cold water.

Want a hot coffee? Add a packet to 8 oz of hot water.

Like other Strike Force flavers, it’s liquid and not grounds. However, since it is not a freeze-dried powder, this limited edition has an expiration date of 2019-04-04.

Available now

SPD Field Kitchen Knife Set

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Prometheus Design Werx’s Fine Cutlery Combo for Camping & Overlanding


This holiday season, Prometheus Design Werx releases their Field Kitchen Knife Set under their Special Projects Division (SPD) label. This fine Field Kitchen Knife Set is ideally suited for group camping to the discriminating, well-equipped overlander.


Featuring two knives; a 6” chef and a 4” paring, both of which perfectly nest in the folding box carry case-cutting board combo. The handles and carry case-cutting board are made with reclaimed American maple hardwood, felt lined and have retaining magnets. The knives are made with Carpenter CTS BD1N steel and at a 61RC. Many know that a well-prepared meal tastes best when savored outdoors and the FKKS will be help you achieve that end.

The SPD FKKS is hand made in small production runs and part of their made in the USA, CORE-Line.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“Some of us have been life-long backpackers and around 2006 really began to embrace vehicle based camping, also popularly known as overlanding. The advancements and smart design found in outdoor products notably improve with each passing season, but there is a distinct aspect about overlanding over backpacking, which has a particular appeal and that, is honestly, an ability to bring along more creature comforts. In particular, a wider variety of food, methods to prepare, offer a broader menu, and yes, we like that a lot. In addition to quality, usefulness, and durability, being organized in any backcountry outing is key. We saw an opportunity to improve on a product gap in the camp kitchen with our FKKS. We wanted useful, finely made kitchen knives with design considerations suited for backcountry vehicle based travel. Two knife sizes seemed to cover just about everything one could think of in most practical instances, and also an improved self-contained multi-functional case. While we all know how to improvise with existing products, we wanted to design and offer a finely made cutlery set for the field kitchen that met all of our design and usage criteria, and was just ready to go out of the box. Our FKKS is a finished backcountry product commensurate with an overlander’s dialed-in 4×4 and the rest of the curated equipment that goes along with it. Live Free Eat Well.”

The SPD FKKS will be available for purchase Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 via their website,

Natick’s Performance Readiness Bar

Monday, September 10th, 2018

The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is a U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command laboratory based at Natick, Massachusetts, also the home of the Soldier Systems Center. USARIEM’s Military Nutrition Division has developed the Performance Readiness Bar, fortified with calcium and vitamin D, to promote muscle growth and create stronger bones in order to prevent injuries for personnel in training environments.

US Army photo by Mallory Roussel

According to Army research physiologist Dr. Erin Gaffney-Stomberg they have been working on the bar for sbout six years. She characterized their initial research, “The results of the first randomized, controlled trial were that those who consumed a bar containing calcium and vitamin D daily throughout basic training experienced greater increases in bone density compared to those who got the placebo.”

Then they worked with Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center’s Combat Feeding Directorate to make a bar that Soldiers could eat while in a rigorous training environment. So far, the PRB has been rolled out to four basic training sites and is offered as a fourth meal, somewhere between dinner and bedtime.

Data is being collected and analyzed from 4,000 recruits who consume the PRB in order to determine exactly how such a supplement affects their performance during Basic Combat Training and into the first four years of their service.

Interestingly enough, the PRB replaces an under utilized commercial protien bar offered on Dining Facilities. The Air Force is also conducting a similar study, with Special Warfare candidates offered nutritional supplements.

ORSM 18 – Nomad Cooking Kit by Opinel

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Many know Opinel for their French-made clasp knives. Apparently, they also make kitchen knives which are popular in Europe. The new Nomad Cooking Kit is a bit of a crossover.


The kit consists of two folding knives (one is serrated), a folding vegetable peeler, corkscrew, along with a cutting board and cloth.

Available this fall from

Gerber Reimagines Backcountry Meals With New Multi-Tools: Compleat & Devour

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

PORTLAND, OREGON (July 23rd 2018) – GERBER, an industry-leading manufacturer of knives, multi-tools, and gear, announced today the introduction of two new multi-tools to cleverly streamline dining in the backcountry: the ComplEAT and the Devour. The first look at both products comes at Outdoor Retailer 2018 in Denver, Colorado, ahead of the products’ launch in early 2019. Both products are available in 4 distinct colors that aim to appeal aesthetically to the outdoor enthusiast: Silver, Flat Sage, Onyx, and Burnt Bronze. The ComplEAT Cook Eat Clean tool retails for $24.99 and the Devour Multi-Fork retails for $14.99.

“The goal was to create a multi-tool that addressed the entire eating process while in the backcountry: preparing food, eating, and cleaning up after,” says Eric Moore, Product Manager at Gerber. “Gerber presents two complimentary solutions to multi-task around the campfire or on the trail. The Devour is a minimalist tool at less than 1 ounce, with a removable solid state tool that mounts to the back and kickstands the tool to keep it off dirty surfaces and out of your cooking pot. The ComplEAT focuses on the organization of dedicated tools, working independently as well as configuring to a tong to bring the convenience of a home kitchen to the wild. Don’t go hungry with two solutions to keep your adventures nourished and Unstoppable.”

On the trail, the most important meal of the day is the meal you are about to eat. The ComplEAT tool has the bases covered with a long tine fork, deep basin spoon, dual-edge spatula, and 4 function multi-tool that nest for transport as well as snap together to convert into functional tongs. The multi-tool includes a bottle opener, veggie peeler, serrated package opener, and a can opener. Cook, eat, clean and get back out there.

Pictured: Individual Components [Silver], Nested Components [Burnt Bronze, Flat Sage, Onyx], Tongs Configuration, Storage Configuration.

At under an ounce, the Devour Multi-Fork is ideal for those who demand a lightweight, easy-to-use tool on the trail. Designed to handle mealtime from start to finish, the Devour has 9 tools on hand for prep, eating, and cleaning. The refreshed fork design doesn’t compromise function, and the detachable solid state tool offers 6 functions while keeping your multi-fork out of the dirt or pot with a unique kickstand design.

Pictured from Top: Individual Components, Kickstand Feature, Multi-Fork