It is currently Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:26 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

Which Cooking system
Personal Cooking System (Jetboil) 50%  50%  [ 1 ]
Crusader Cookset 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
DIY Cookset 50%  50%  [ 1 ]
Other Options 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:24 am 
Offline
* *

Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:58 am
Posts: 272
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 24 times
Hello All

After a year of use, I am overhauling my search kit. Things I have learnt from the experience.
1. more water to be carried, carrying a backpack first aid kit and a backpack with extra water sucks
2. replace freeze-dried meal with Australian ration meal (essentially MRE entree)
3. try to make the survival gear more compact.

So, to solve the water issue I'm changing to SADF 2L water bottles, the catch is my cookset (canteen stove and cup) will no longer be suitable.

My options are a Personal Cook Set (Jetboil stove or similar), Crusader kit (extra water bottle, fits into pouches I already have) or a DIY cook kit (can be made more compact)

Which One? It will be used for heating meals and boiling water for drinks. has to fit in a MOLLE XL utility pouch

_________________
Vincent Tornado: 2013
Tropical Cyclone Ita: Category 5 landfall 2014
Tropical Cyclone Marcia: Category 5 landfall 2015
Tropical Cyclone Nathan: Category 3 landfall 2015


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:33 pm 
Offline
* * *
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:30 am
Posts: 742
Has thanked: 53 times
Been thanked: 123 times
https://youtu.be/iaf6bynPvhQ


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:53 am 
Offline
* *

Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:58 am
Posts: 272
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 24 times
flybynight, I want to stay away from wood stoves, they aren't really suitable for searches...or use in dry bushland... :gonk:

_________________
Vincent Tornado: 2013
Tropical Cyclone Ita: Category 5 landfall 2014
Tropical Cyclone Marcia: Category 5 landfall 2015
Tropical Cyclone Nathan: Category 3 landfall 2015


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:05 am 
Offline
ZS Moderator
ZS Moderator

Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:15 pm
Posts: 9167
Location: CT
Has thanked: 554 times
Been thanked: 440 times
flybynight wrote:


In my review of this stove I kill stuff and do things in the woods.... :D

Image



Your lightest most compact option for burning wood (other than a ground fire) would be a core 4 stove setup without gassifier parts or as a Core 3. You can run an alky backup as well.

Image

Image

Even has a little grill!

Image

The Jetboil is another all time favorite but I really like the MSR Packet Rocket. Beyond having a cool name there is little to go wrong and is very UL.

Jet boil in this case Canadian guy's when he came down this way.

Image

Image

My MSR Pocket Rocket. The canister fits inside the MSR Titian Ti kettle though for some reason I just swiped Canadian guy's. I wonder if he ever got that canister back?

Image

_________________
Image

"There's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing"
"Do not mess with the forces of Nature, for thou art small and biodegradable!"

Best of Woods Walker's posts.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:02 am 
Offline
* *

Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:58 am
Posts: 272
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 24 times
Again, no wood stoves...I do not want to start a bushfire which will burn me to a crisp. wood stoves work where the surrounding area is damp from rain...not in the average australian bush

I'm leaning towards the jetboil for its (ok) wind resistance and all in one nature. I run alcohol for hiking and, while it would work, I would like the power and ease of use gas has

_________________
Vincent Tornado: 2013
Tropical Cyclone Ita: Category 5 landfall 2014
Tropical Cyclone Marcia: Category 5 landfall 2015
Tropical Cyclone Nathan: Category 3 landfall 2015


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:31 pm 
Offline
ZS Member
ZS Member

Joined: Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:05 pm
Posts: 495
Location: North Jersey
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 23 times
Jetboil all the way. Mine is about 5 year old used several times a year and it's still going strong. It's really efficient on heating liquids or soup.
Last to.e we used it to toast hot dogs and make Smores on hike along the NJ palisades river trail.

_________________
A person should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog,. .., build a wall, set a bone, take and give orders, cooperate, analyze & solve problems, fight efficiently, die gallantly RH
http://johnfoberg.blogspot.com/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:36 pm 
Offline
* *

Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:58 am
Posts: 272
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 24 times
I ended up getting a Jetboil Flash.... wanted gas and it was on sale, that is all

_________________
Vincent Tornado: 2013
Tropical Cyclone Ita: Category 5 landfall 2014
Tropical Cyclone Marcia: Category 5 landfall 2015
Tropical Cyclone Nathan: Category 3 landfall 2015


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group