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Old 12 July 2012, 21:07   #41
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The guy in Cotswold Camping said that the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme recommended them because of the reduced H&S risk....

Quite expensive at 10 for five fuel bags and 30 for a tupperware box

But it does give a flameless & microwaveless option

Having said that, I like Nos's curry and meatballs in a flask method, never fails
now waits for Willk to tell us how to make our own fuel bags !

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now waits for Willk to tell us how to make our own fuel bags !
Eh? Memory fails me - what ARE you talking about?
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lol - your the chemical expert here! I thought a man if your knowledge would know what is in these devices !

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lol - your the chemical expert here! I thought a man if your knowledge would know what is in these devices !
Oh yeah, I see where you where headed now. I was VERY puzzled as I had been doing just that very thing at work a while back, but I had kept the "experiment" absolutely QT. I use fairly large amount of Calcium Chloride in my daily do and it's as cheap as chips. It does this lovely exothermic reaction thingy when you add water. However, empirical testing demonstrated that while you can melt the @rse out of a plastic bucket, it won't cut it on the hills. I believe the real thing uses calcium oxide.

I use a Trangia 27, pared back to the bare essentials. It isn't the lightest or fastest system, but it is bulletproof and will work in any conditions. 250ml of fuel will see me through a 36 hour hike with spare to heat that last emergency mealie & a hot chocolate

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Just found another review and I must say I am quite intrigued...

Surly this means you can keep a cooker, fuel and food on board and if you ever needed it all you have to do is add water?

Sounds like a no brainer to me..

Here's the review:

trekmates flameless box cooker review - walkingontheweb
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you buy self heating food that use the same tech with no need to buy a stove...

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wayfayer food and hotcan is examples

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They do wind up torches, so why don't they do wind up micro waves...
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Come to think of it, I could cook a baked potato under the hood of my outboard
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They do wind up torches, so why don't they do wind up micro waves...
www.windupmicrowaves.com is a good wind up!

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The winder could be rigged up to the prop, plenty power for the micro wave
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Surly this means you can keep a cooker, fuel and food on board and if you ever needed it all you have to do is add water?
If it's just for the boat when you get delayed/whatever, maybe these are an option?
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www.windupmicrowaves.com is a good wind up!

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Hot Pack and Action Pack Meals some emergency rations to keep on boat!

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edit: Willk beat to it ....
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so why don't they do wind up micro waves...
Oh, I think SR4's microwave was a windup!
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Hey SPR, get outta my head
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I love the bit where the diagram points to the LIME & ALUMINIUM heater pad

How it Works
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maybe we need to do an update of:

Cooking great meals with your car engine. The heat is on. | Wise Bread

or the video version

http://www.howcast.com/videos/1225-H...our-Car-Engine

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Next time you're over mate, have a look at my 2 burner Coleman stove. it's fantastic and it's got it's own inbuilt wind shield.

]Coleman Unleaded 2 Burner Stove - Only 97.20 - Poingdestres

Don't run them on petrol though-use Aspen 4t, which Handy garden Machinery sell.it's about 13.5 quid for 5 litres but it still works out cheaper than using a gas cannister, uses less fuel than on petrol and gives more heat. 5 litres lasts me about 3 to 4 weeks camping.
Hi, Check out the Dark Ice Project they are using Aspen in their stoves at the Northpole!

Also check out Classic Motorcycle Mechanics mag this month (workshop News)

Please ask me any Aspen questions.

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I have used most of the appliances named above over the years,and it's not a one fits all thing.
Back packing,Boating,Camping,and Glamping ..all have their own requirements IMO..most are covered by a Good Quality liquid fuel stove like
a lightweight 'MSR' unit,a QUALITY Gas canister cooker also has it's uses and, is good on the Boat..in my experience a lot safer.
The Jet Boil system is great for liquids.I also use a couple of Brass 1950s Primus stoves which are Parafin powered and Great if you've more of a fixed Camp.
I also carry a Titanium 'Emberlit' stove as a Back up if all else fails!...weighs a couple of ounces and is great!
They actually Like the a Wind! And it has saved my Bacon,LITERALLY !,.a couple of times!
I would say as to windproofing any.. Method is preparation..I find whatever system I use a cheap collapsible ally wind shield I got From Millets years ago works a treat!
Oh and if you really want to get Anal about it...Have a look on 'British Bushcraft'Forum...you've been warned!
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Well I was considering a X mil derv stove so I can cook chips
http://www.spiritburner.com/fusion/s...php?tid/33108/
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