il padrone wrote:PawPaw wrote:Suppose I'll just keep using shellite, though it sucks they charge $5/litre.
Cheaper than Scotch
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PawPaw wrote:thx riffraff. was aware of the crap in unleaded, but it still appears to be used commonly by trekkers globally, and motorbike campers.
I presumed if I kept my head 3 feet upwind from the flame, and used a wok, contamination of the food and me would be minimal.
The Coleman Peak One doesn't have alternative jets for different fuels. I still have the box and instruction sheet. Great product, though heavi-ish.
AFAIK, white spirit = shellite = Coleman fuel, and is amongst the lightest and cleanest product of the fractionation process.
Suppose I'll just keep using shellite, though it sucks they charge $5/litre.
rifraf wrote:The Peak One does have a good following though and I came across many satisfied customers in my travels.
My cookware for the Optimus is my well worn, currently 15 year old, stainless Peak 1 set of four small pots that fit inside each other.
Thats how seriously I looked at purchasing one of their stoves.
RonK wrote:My favourite Chefsway dehydrated meals are not the rehydrate in the pouch type, and have to be simmered in 700ml of water I find the Chefsway (from Tasmania) products very palatable and their low packed weight and small size makes it easy to carry a weeks supply without resorting to a trailer. The spag bol is my favourite, but my wife loves the mushroom risotto. I alway buy the double serve size and find it's an adequate serving for two and a very generous serving for one, but just what I need after a long day on the bike or hike.
BTW, I reckon it's a myth that freeze-died meals are expensive - if you cost the ingredients and the time it takes to prepare and dry your own meals there is not much difference.
PawPaw wrote:Funny you mention all those pots. I only ever took one, but I mainly bushwalked solo or with 1-2 others. Mainly used on dried meals and caffeine.
I'd like to get my hands on some new breed US and Australian Army rations. They apparently cook in the pack when you break a seal or something, so no need for a stove.
I have just got back from four days riding
rifraf wrote:From your regular pics and posts IP,
it sounds like you belong to a great group that has a lot of
"get out there"
I'm sure the enthusiasm is contagious.
rifraf wrote:Did you take your new stove?
How did it perform and what culinary delights did you whip up?
Solo ride or did you take company?
Aushiker wrote:rifraf wrote:Ron tell me those Chefsway meals arnt $17.76 each for dogs sake
$10.77 each at Pinnacle Sports.
rifraf wrote:Ron tell me those Chefsway meals arnt $17.76 each for dogs sake
RonK wrote:rifraf wrote:Ron tell me those Chefsway meals arnt $17.76 each for dogs sake
Nah, never paid that much for them...$10-12 is the usual. I think that price is for a double serve.
I always start a tour with a couple of these meals in my tucker bag.
Other food favorites are Deb with Onions, Ainsley Herriots instant couscous and risotto, asian laksa cup of soup, Uncle Tobys instant oats gourmet selections, Safcol salmon or tuna pouches, laughing cow cheese wedges, salami, Vita Wheat, powdered milk, and Williamsons earl grey tea. These selections result from the rationisation of my load over many long bushwalks. They are foods that I find palatable, satiate my hunger and satisfy my energy requirements, are easy to pack and carry, and consume minimal fuel for preparation. These are the supplies I'd be taking when I tour to a remote place, otherwise I resupply daily where there are shops enroute.
rifraf wrote:What is Deb with onions?
rifraf wrote:What is Deb with onions?
rifraf wrote:The Uncle Toby's oat sachets I've had but not keen on the sugar content - will take some for a tour though.
rifraf wrote:I must trial the Trangia to see how to best deal with rice.
Baalzamon wrote:Those uncle toby oat satchels are what I took on my last tour for a bit of variety.
Baalzamon wrote:They became my mainstay breakfast and I'm too having 2 satchels.
rifraf wrote:Thank you Andrew.
I dont recall ever coming across instant "mash" before.
I'll have to put it on my "to do" list
RonK wrote:rifraf wrote:I must trial the Trangia to see how to best deal with rice.
Ordinary rice is too much trouble but look around the supermarket and you'll find a plethora of quick to cook rice dishes. These days I prefer couscous and Anslie's risotto. Cheap, light, quick preparation and filling - high in energy too.
RonK wrote:Other food favorites are Deb with Onions, Ainsley Herriots instant couscous and risotto, asian laksa cup of soup, Uncle Tobys instant oats gourmet selections, Safcol salmon or tuna pouches, laughing cow cheese wedges, salami, Vita Wheat, powdered milk, and Williamsons earl grey tea.
il padrone wrote:If you want quick, easy and tasty, try the 'Taste of India' Bombay Potatoes. Pack serves two (ONE cyclist) and takes just 5 mins to boil in the pack Mmmm!
RonK wrote:I've also tried some flat bread (mountain bread) but it didn't keep very well - kinda disintegrated after a few days. But there is a much better offering of flat breads available now so another look at them could also be worthwhile
il padrone wrote:Bega/Mainland Cheddar for sandwiches
rifraf wrote:Thought I'd get in before anyone else to request the knowledge of what everyones using to
get the billy boiled and dinner on the way.
I've been using my Optimus 111C since Christ played halfback for the Israelites and then some.
My latest move back to Aus has shown I've forgotten to pack my alternate fuel nipples
so I'll have to get onto that so I can once again start using metho in it.
Back in NZ Kero is the cheaper fuel of choice.
I do prefer the metho as it doesnt stink your pack out long term if theres a spill.
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