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by nick12
3 Feb 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: pop can stove. how to.
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: pop can stove. how to.

I have made that type too penny stove which needs the priming pan underneath to vapourize the meths and you need a pan support too. In my tests i found that it was not as Economical on fuel but a good little stove.
by nick12
3 Feb 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: pop can stove. how to.
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: pop can stove. how to.

More photos
by nick12
3 Feb 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: pop can stove. how to.
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: pop can stove. how to.

Aa few more photos
by nick12
3 Feb 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: pop can stove. how to.
Replies: 5
Views: 255

pop can stove. how to.

Today i thought i'd try the trangia in the cold weather to see how it would cope. Poured enough in to make a brew plus a bit to make sure. It took a few seconds for the meths to take and it seemed to be struggling to prime and get a constant flame without puckering. I lit one of my pop can stoves wh...
by nick12
30 Jan 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Charge Saddle and Warm Winter Jacket
Replies: 1
Views: 1396

Re: Charge Saddle and Warm Winter Jacket

Pm sent regarding saddle.
by nick12
7 Jan 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 41
Views: 1567

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

Update on the spritus. Arrived on mainland Sumatra at sibolga. In the first hardware store I got some spritus 7500 rp 40 pence for 330ml they had 1 litre bottles too but I didn't ask the price. Its a clear liquid. On my initial test wow I'm impressed its extremely flammable and primed instantly burn...
by nick12
31 Dec 2018, 3:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tropical sleeping bag
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Tropical sleeping bag

I think it depends where you are planning to sleep. Altitude and humidity and mosquitoes to take into consideration. I personally just use a sleeping bag liner but mosquitoes can bite through the single layer. On the 2 occasions I have slept out on this trip I have just slept in My clothes and been ...
by nick12
27 Dec 2018, 12:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Best thing found this year
Replies: 35
Views: 1314

Re: Best thing found this year

Its definitely not the best coffee at Mc D I believe they use robusta and not arabica beans which are usually for instant coffee but I may be wrong. Its a drink on a shopping trip that costs nowt . Its a shame that Mc D don't get charged by the council for the waste that they create and there client...
by nick12
27 Dec 2018, 4:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Best thing found this year
Replies: 35
Views: 1314

Re: Best thing found this year

I think you will find that the cannisters were actually laughing gas used by the yoof to get high..
One of my favourite finds is Mc D cups with stickers for free coffee. Up to date I've had over£300 of free coffee.
by nick12
25 Dec 2018, 10:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Chrimbo plans
Replies: 27
Views: 1285

Re: Chrimbo plans

Merry Christmas all. Well I've been touring around nias island in Indonesia a mini 3 day tour starting in the south of the island I headed to sirombu on the west coast a nice ride through the countryside and passing several beaches on the way. Second day I crossed over the island to the east coast a...
by nick12
21 Dec 2018, 5:37am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 41
Views: 1567

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

My wife says that the spiritus they used in nias was indeed a blue/ purple colour. She said that as a child she cut her leg and her father treated the wound with it. She said it dried the wound instantly. Not sure I'd recommend doing it.
by nick12
21 Dec 2018, 4:20am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 41
Views: 1567

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

That's a good link there brucey I'm sure it will be very useful to many people. Well according to the listing for Borneo it says that spiritus is meths and can be coloured purple although the stuff I saw years ago was clear . It says it is sold in old pop bottles. I remember it been sold in marqisa ...
by nick12
20 Dec 2018, 10:59am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 41
Views: 1567

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

I tried the alcohol hand sanitizer in the pop can stove it burns ok but the last bit tends to smoke and give off a bad smell so I stopped using it. I'm sure its ok as a primer though. The type I tried on reading the label had allsorts of additives.
by nick12
20 Dec 2018, 10:50am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 41
Views: 1567

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

Spiritus is used to heat the element on the storm light so that the kerosene minyak Tanah vaporizes it is not the fuel just used as a primer so that the mesh lamp and the glass doesn't soot up and blacken which leads me to believe that it is the equivalent of meths as that is what I use in my Tilley...
by nick12
20 Dec 2018, 9:41am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 41
Views: 1567

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

The cooking set I'm using at the moment is hard anodized. I do like it compared to plain aluminium but again not tried frying . I only really use it for brews and dehydrated food.
What's the problem with teflon enlighten me.