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Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 19 Aug 2020, 9:25am
by MikeTr
Oldjohnw wrote:
MikeTr wrote:I always make sure I take my knife and good coffee beans with me when i go camping. If i'm tired or freezing cup of coffee makes everything better. Also after breaking my ankle last year, I always taking some bandages and painkillers with me, just in case, you know.


Coffe beans, sounds good. How do you make the coffee?


I have small manual coffee grinder. Takes some time to grind coffee beans, but it's worth it. Btw I would recommend to take coffee beans that are better for espresso, since not everybody taking milk when camping.

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 19 Aug 2020, 10:22am
by Cowsham
Bike lock.

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 19 Aug 2020, 11:20am
by Oldjohnw
MikeTr wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
MikeTr wrote:I always make sure I take my knife and good coffee beans with me when i go camping. If i'm tired or freezing cup of coffee makes everything better. Also after breaking my ankle last year, I always taking some bandages and painkillers with me, just in case, you know.


Coffe beans, sounds good. How do you make the coffee?


I have small manual coffee grinder. Takes some time to grind coffee beans, but it's worth it. Btw I would recommend to take coffee beans that are better for espresso, since not everybody taking milk when camping.


Thanks. I don't have milk anyway. I take ground coffee and a little filter which I use for both coffee and leaf tea. Beans would be better - will look into.

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 19 Aug 2020, 1:08pm
by MikeTr
Oldjohnw wrote:
MikeTr wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
Coffe beans, sounds good. How do you make the coffee?


I have small manual coffee grinder. Takes some time to grind coffee beans, but it's worth it. Btw I would recommend to take coffee beans that are better for espresso, since not everybody taking milk when camping.


Thanks. I don't have milk anyway. I take ground coffee and a little filter which I use for both coffee and leaf tea. Beans would be better - will look into.

You welcome. Glad can help you.

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 16 Sep 2020, 3:53pm
by Aquila
Oldjohnw wrote:
MikeTr wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:

Coffe beans, sounds good. How do you make the coffee?


I have small manual coffee grinder. Takes some time to grind coffee beans, but it's worth it. Btw I would recommend to take coffee beans that are better for espresso, since not everybody taking milk when camping.


Thanks. I don't have milk anyway. I take ground coffee and a little filter which I use for both coffee and leaf tea. Beans would be better - will look into.


Educate me, why do you take beans and a grinder isn't ground coffee lots of little tinnie tiny coffee beans? I use this cup as a filter https://www.zyliss.co.uk/zyliss-red-hot-mug-cafetiere.html

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 16 Sep 2020, 4:01pm
by Jdsk
Aquila wrote:
I take ground coffee and a little filter which I use for both coffee and leaf tea. Beans would be better - will look into.

Educate me, why do you take beans and a grinder isn't ground coffee lots of little tinnie tiny coffee beans?

It comes nowhere on my camping list, but there are lots of plausible differences between freshly ground and preground coffee, including degassing, oxidation, and effects of a different grinding process on extraction.

But the real test is to compare them back-to-back and blinded. If you can tell the difference you can then make an informed choice. And if you can't...

Jonathan

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 16 Sep 2020, 4:18pm
by Aquila
It comes nowhere on my camping list, but there are lots of plausible differences between freshly ground and preground coffee, including degassing, oxidation, and effects of a different grinding process on extraction.

But the real test is to compare them back-to-back and blinded. If you can tell the difference you can then make an informed choice. And if you can't...


:lol: I must make more of an effort and try grinding some beans, what if I'm missing out here, I do like my coffee on a morning hence never leaving home without my zyliss coffee mug and ground coffee?

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 16 Sep 2020, 4:21pm
by Jdsk
Blind testing can be fun, especially if done in a group. And it can be a lot easier with a non-participating worker.

Coffee, wine, Scotch, audio systems, music media, TV resolution...

... bikes???

Jonathan

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 16 Sep 2020, 4:43pm
by Cowsham
Plastic bowl and mug which fits inside the bowl but I must have stainless fork knife and spoon. Hate eating with plastic cutlery.

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 19 Sep 2020, 8:46pm
by whoof
Cowsham wrote:Plastic bowl and mug which fits inside the bowl but I must have stainless fork knife and spoon. Hate eating with plastic cutlery.

I don't like drinking from a plastic mug. I've got a 500ml steel pot with built in handles and comes with a lid. I use it to boil water and then a mug to drink tea. It certainly tastes better than tea out of a plastic mug or even if the water has been boiled in an aluminium pot.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500ml-Stainl ... ect=mobile

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 19 Sep 2020, 9:05pm
by foxyrider
whoof wrote:
Cowsham wrote:Plastic bowl and mug which fits inside the bowl but I must have stainless fork knife and spoon. Hate eating with plastic cutlery.

I don't like drinking from a plastic mug. I've got a 500ml steel pot with built in handles and comes with a lid. I use it to boil water and then a mug to drink tea. It certainly tastes better than tea out of a plastic mug or even if the water has been boiled in an aluminium pot.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500ml-Stainl ... ect=mobile


1st World issues :lol:

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 19 Sep 2020, 9:06pm
by Jdsk
I wouldn't attempt to guess what material others prefer to drink from. But I would suggest including silicone in the candidates.

Jonathan

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 19 Sep 2020, 9:39pm
by Sweep
foxyrider wrote:
whoof wrote:
Cowsham wrote:Plastic bowl and mug which fits inside the bowl but I must have stainless fork knife and spoon. Hate eating with plastic cutlery.

I don't like drinking from a plastic mug. I've got a 500ml steel pot with built in handles and comes with a lid. I use it to boil water and then a mug to drink tea. It certainly tastes better than tea out of a plastic mug or even if the water has been boiled in an aluminium pot.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500ml-Stainl ... ect=mobile


1st World issues :lol:

no idea what this means.
i thought whoof's post of value.
one might throw the same lol at your tagline.

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 19 Sep 2020, 11:49pm
by Cowsham
whoof wrote:
Cowsham wrote:Plastic bowl and mug which fits inside the bowl but I must have stainless fork knife and spoon. Hate eating with plastic cutlery.

I don't like drinking from a plastic mug. I've got a 500ml steel pot with built in handles and comes with a lid. I use it to boil water and then a mug to drink tea. It certainly tastes better than tea out of a plastic mug or even if the water has been boiled in an aluminium pot.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500ml-Stainl ... ect=mobile


That looks handy

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Posted: 20 Sep 2020, 7:29pm
by JakobW
China or glass is, alas, still the best thing to drink hot drinks out of, but of the other options I personally prefer metal (whether a Ti or an enamelware mug) - you run the risk of burning your lips if you don't let it cool down, but there's no taint like you can sometimes get from silicone or plastic. Somewhere I have an 'unbreakable' plastic mug (lexan maybe?) that's ok for hot drinks, but it's a bit small for a proper brew, and I wouldn't want to boil water in it over a fire...