Sunday, 13 April 2008

Camp Kitchen 2

The stew is in the bowl in the cosey. The beef stew was made at home using lean mince, peas , carrots, onions etc then dehydrated and frozen until required. I now use a different pot with the above system and the weights are as follows :

Cosey 30g
Bowl and lid 20g
AGG stove 16g
Titanium Caldera 40g
MSR kettle 125g

Camp Kitchen

I have been experimenting with different set ups in the camp kitchen department. Last year I tried using just the titanium mug approach and carried nothing else. I found this to be very light but also annoying. The cup was small and whilst it was in its pot cosey cooking I could not make a cup of tea or coffee. Next I tried a small plastic bowl and put that in its own cosey. the picture to the left shows the bowl in its cosey. The cooking pot to the left is the Heiny pot from the USA with a home made cone shaped windshield.

The bowl was from Morrisons and is microwaveable and comes with a lid. It is 1 litre and weighs 66 g. I have recently replaced this as Morrisons sell a bowl in their plastic food bag department that weighs only 20 g, I think its made by Baco. I can now cook a meal put it in the bowl in the pot cosey and still have a pan for hot drinks. This for an extra 20 g.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Solar Tent

I saw Andy Howell's review so bought this last year and went camping in Sept high on the Corridor Route on Scafell Pike. It with stood a tremendous storm and we retreated to Seathwaite in the morning. It also withstood heavy snow during Easter high in the Lakes. We do find it a bit narrow as we had the old design Nallo 3 before this and it was like a palace. Having your own entrance is a boon especially at my age when you have to nip out in the middle of the night. I dont know if its crucial but i find it difficult to get the flysheet exactly central on the poles and it interferes with the zip at one or other of the side.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Other stuff

I have just been looking at e-bothies blog. I would recommend it. He has some great stuff on weather and climbing the Mattwehorn. I occasionally do some mild climbing with my son and his friends you can view the videos here I am the one driving the car.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Caldera Cone

Ive been out over Easter in the Lakes and the caldera worked well. Ive got the titanium model with the MSR kettle. I did find that because there were two of us we used far more meths than advertised in the TGO. 250 ml for two nights. Mainly drinks and one evening meal.