For me, as a husband and father, I've tried to reduce the amount of 'stuff' and preparation time we take when going camping, but with my wife and two daughters, some comforts still have to be there; I consider one of those comforts the buddy burner. Ever since I started making and selling buddy burners, and learning one valuable lesson along the way, I now always take a few of them with me when planning a date with the Great Outdoors. To be able to have a strong, long-lasting fire right away is something myself, family members, and many others have really come to appreciate. Not long ago, I received feedback from one of my customers stating: "Second order! Love these for backpacking. A great option for a fire." Weighing in at two and a half ounces up to almost nine, the different sizes of buddy burners I offer are a great quick fix for getting a last minute fire going. I remember one of the trips we took right outside Goblin Valley State Park in a primitive camping area....my brother and I had to use one of our jackets to bundle up a bunch of flash flood drift wood we found in a slot canyon and then hike it back about two miles to camp as it was getting dark, all so we could have a campfire that night; the only alternative was occasional live sage brush here and there. It was our first trip ever down in that area, but I was kicking myself afterwards for not having brought a few buddy burners just in case. They would have really made all the difference...and since then, they have. There have been many instances where our fun has outlasted the daylight and the buddy burner has come into play.
To order one or more buddy burners, check out my Survival Store. In the meantime, enjoy a couple of shots from our trip to Goblin Valley, and as far as Outdoor Survival goes, "Never give up and never surrender!".