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Old 12 June 2012, 03:03   #11
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I think nos got the decimal point in the wrong place. Aspen is expensive, but not that expensive!

I've got a Jetboil and a Kelly kettle for high and low tech tea making. Both excellent bits of kit for different situations, but to be honest I use a cheapo gas cartridge camping stove more often.
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Old 12 June 2012, 03:46   #12
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Assuming you are actually camping and not aboard your rib, I find a ring of stones or a hollowi cut in the turf with a pile of small twigs, covered with larger branches followed by a couple of small logs when it's all going works a treat....

Just remember some old newspaper in case the surrounding kindling (dead leaves etc) are damp!
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Old 12 June 2012, 04:25   #13
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P.D.'s probably in his caravan in feather now, but tomorrow when he see's this thread I'm sure he will be along with the make of brewing device that he uses
Yaaawwwnn, wot eh! somebody mention me?

I got me one o' these They ain't cheap but they are the danglies. I managed to pick mine up in Nevis Sport in Fort William when they closed down, I only paid 60 for it. As Kerny says, it's great on the boat, runs on anything & fierce. I made a small mahogany table (in the Chippendale style) that fits on the bottle rack, the stove fits snugly on there & is nice & stable. I've used, unleaded, Panel wipe & gas canisters as fuel & they all work fine. Unleaded tends to soot up the innards after a while & requires a bit more maintenance. Panel wipe is available from refinisher suppliers & is the same stuff (Naptha) that stove manufacturers sell as fuel for 3x the price, panel wipe is about a tenner a gallon, although it's apparently 135 darn sarf, that's the north south divide for you
On the Diamond Jubilee Pageant I used gas canisters for the first time. We tied up alongside during the muster, got the bacon out & had bacon butties & a brew. The gas canisters are easier, cleaner, arguably safer on a boat (no liquid fuel spilling about) but cost a bit more, but not much. The only downside to the stove is it's noisy, it's basically a small jet engine & boy does it show it.

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Old 12 June 2012, 08:00   #14
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Coleman "Featherlite" Dual fuel stove, Brilliant and also runs on premix 2 stroke fuel when you run short of straight unleaded.
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I've always struggled to boil a kettle while camping on a windy day, going to buy a new camping stove soon but didn't know if any of you lot have found a good solution? I was thinking about a metal wind break thing

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You can get just the burner or a whole kit including kettle and pots. Trangia 25 Cookset With Kettle & Spirit Burner: Amazon.co.uk: Sports & Outdoors

Good thing with it is you can get meths almost anywhere.
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Yaaawwwnn, wot eh! somebody mention me?

I got me one o' these They ain't cheap but they are the danglies. I managed to pick mine up in Nevis Sport in Fort William when they closed down, I only paid 60 for it. As Kerny says, it's great on the boat, runs on anything & fierce. I made a small mahogany table (in the Chippendale style) that fits on the bottle rack, the stove fits snugly on there & is nice & stable. I've used, unleaded, Panel wipe & gas canisters as fuel & they all work fine. Unleaded tends to soot up the innards after a while & requires a bit more maintenance. Panel wipe is available from refinisher suppliers & is the same stuff (Naptha) that stove manufacturers sell as fuel for 3x the price, panel wipe is about a tenner a gallon, although it's apparently 135 darn sarf, that's the north south divide for you
On the Diamond Jubilee Pageant I used gas canisters for the first time. We tied up alongside during the muster, got the bacon out & had bacon butties & a brew. The gas canisters are easier, cleaner, arguably safer on a boat (no liquid fuel spilling about) but cost a bit more, but not much. The only downside to the stove is it's noisy, it's basically a small jet engine & boy does it show it.

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I think I took a picture of that, with said table
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I think I took a picture of that, with said table
Ahh there it is at the far right of the pic I can't see the fruit cake though
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Ahh there it is at the far right of the pic I can't see the fruit cake though
That'll be in the flarebox
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Totally Agree, I use one for fishing, and am very happy with it. I do run it on unleaded, and have no problems.
Wow! I've always used rods & feathers, I must give it a go next time we're mackie bashing
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