Gearing up, leaving Quebec City

I’ve been busy at MEC today. I bought a stove, a 1l fuel bottle, fuel, a pot / pan set, and two dry bags, a 20l one for my laptop and a 5l one for the stove.

The stove is in two parts, a fuel pump and a burner. The burner fits very nicely inside the pot set, without the lid in place. The snap shut handle of the pot holds the stove in place nicely. The pump can travel inside the fuel bottle, so the whole thing has packed down remarkably small. I’m really pleased to have my laptop inside a dry bag inside my waterproof cases. Any spills in there and the laptop will still be dry.

Here’s a video of the first burn on the stove. We made tea, it worked like a charm.

I’m leaving Quebec City tomorrow. I may be off the grid for a while as I’m now fully equipped to camp and cook wild! I’m heading for Les Escoumins to catch a boat over to Trois Pistoles, then up by way of Gaspes and back down to Charlottetown, PEI. Here’s a map of my proposed route courtesy of Google.


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2 thoughts on “Gearing up, leaving Quebec City”

  1. Wow! Loving the route map – more please! Gosh, so you are almost in Nova Scotia…How many miles have you done since you bought the bike? More pics – I have no clue how the part of the world you are in looks like (all I can think of is wilderness/trees/hills/bears!) JC.

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