BPL: As those on the mailing list already know, a VERY limited number of the Boilers are now available to pre-order on Backpacking Light! I probably don’t have to extol the virtues of BPL to many here, but they have been instrumental in helping birth the Boiler. Not only was it incubated in their forums, but they came in early with a bulk order that really helped with quantity discounts on this first batch. The Boilers they (will) have are part of the first run, and will also include very low, individual numbers. Once they’re gone, it’s going to be a good while before more ship out, and they may or may not be the last to bear numerical identities!
Finland: I’m a big fan of Hendrik’s Hiking in Finland, and I’ve been blessed with a fine honor indeed: the first guest post on his blog! What started off as an email to him quickly became a very concise history of the Boiler and my thoughts on the project. Check it out, and stay around to read more of his fantastic material. Hendrik is among an elite corps of blogger who take their craft very seriously and produce some of the most authentic outdoor content anywhere, bar none. He’s working on a comprehensive series on ultralight backpacking, titled Ultralight A-Z. Only the teaser is public so far, but something, call it intuition, tells me there is great stuff to come.
Twitter: Talking to Sam over at BPL convinced me to finally jump on to Twitter. I had been waiting to do this until I could make meaningful use of the service, and now is as good a time as any. From my stream you can expect not only instantaneous updates on the Boiler, but also some notes on what I’m most keen on in the world of outdoor recreation. Most importantly, it provides a level, organic place for me to interact with all of you. Follow me!
Oh, and the Boilers get anodized next week. There will be some cool pics of the formed Boilers en masse, followed by hopefully some video of them taking their high voltage acidic bath. Ahhh, sounds relaxing.