Soto OD-1R Stove Giveaway

A month ago I gave away two copies of the excellent PCT documentary “Tell it on the Mountain.” That was fun; people had a lot of interesting things to say in the comments of that post.

This month I am giving away one brand new camp stove from Soto — the OD-1R. This excellent little stove is very lightweight (2.6oz) and comes with a built-in Piezo ignitor. So handy. I know at some points I wasn’t even carrying a lighter on my PCT hike (gasp!) because my stove lit itself (and could be used to light other things). SOTO does not recommend you use your stove to “light other things.” They do; however, make an excellent mixed fuel stove with titrate-able heat. It retails for $69.95.

This little tiny thing is an excellent addition to any lightweight hiker’s, backpacker’s, camper’s, bike tourer’s, or bikepacker’s cooking arsenal!

Do you want this stove or know someone who might? If so… tell me in the comments below:

How do you (or how would you) cook up your favorite warm beverage while camping? What stove, what ignitor, what other equipment, what beverage, and what process? How do you hope it will taste?

The more detailed, the better! Make us thirsty for it… this time the winner will not be selected randomly. My independent judge (I will not be judging) will be looking for a thoughtful process and a really tasty-sounding beverage. Please keep it brief (definitely under 840 characters), and no pictures or links. Winner will be announced January 31, 2014, and must provide a United States shipping address.

A big thank you to Tomo Sekiguchi at SOTO for providing this item.

The biggest and best drinking writers I know have weighed in to judge this contest! Entries, stripped of identifying information, were submitted for a tastiness review to:

Gabriel Amadeus (cocktails)

Elly Blue (maté)

Lucy Burningham (craft beer), and

My beautiful mother (wine)

The winner is LisaPeru2011, with her volcanic Turkish coffee! CONGRATULATIONS LISA! Another beverage that drew admiring comments was Kent’s Lapsang Souchong. Sure wish I had more than one stove, guys!