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Overlander's Handbook - Expedition Guide

Absolutely mandatory reading for anyone contemplating overland travel, camping or outdoor fishing.

Chris Scott is so intensely self-deprecating that I'm surprised he allowed his name to appear on the cover of the Overlander's Handbook. But his vast experience and that of around 45 contributors shows through in this 750-page bible, which should stand alongside Tom Sheppard's Vehicle Dependent "Expedition Guide" as absolutely mandatory reading for anyone contemplating overland travel.


There's everything here from vehicle selection to a comprehensiveselection of routes. Already a veteran? You'll still learn something, and the sidebar anecdotes and stories from around the world are entertaining. Lots of images both instruct and inspire - overlanders-handbook.com.

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When the temperature hovers - Camp Stove

cooking outdoors

Having a nice cooked meal, a hot cup of coffee or tea in the morning is made even more pleasurable simply by camping, but what kind of use best suits them. If you know your camper likes to hit the grounds in the Winter where the temps will be below freezing, don't buy them anything that uses propane.

When the temperature hovers or falls below freezing the propane in the tank can't generate enough vapor pressure to feed the burner. If you somehow find yourself in this situation, put the propane canister in your sleeping bag to warm it. That is sleep with it. Your body's warmth may be just the ticket to give you enough pressure to cook a hot meal.

FULL POWER - the EFOY fuel cell

Full-timing, wild camping,fishing trip or simply looking to give your power supply a boost? The new more powerful EFOY 210 fuel cell, launched with a fanfare , means you'll have you own electrical power source wherever you go, for camping and all you needs or entertainment.

The EFOY fuel cell also comes in four smaller and cheaper sizes depending on what your power needs are, 40 W to 105W watt hours per day.

Weighing in at a mere 7.1 kg - 8.5 kg, EFOY fuel cells ore compact lightweight units to fit into any tent or motorhome.

The Automatic Charge Control permanently monitors the battery's voltage level. Once the voltage dips below 12.3 volts, the fuel cell by Efoy cuts in automatically and recharges the battery. Once it's finished, it switches itself off again - It's simple and Very Usable for your outdoor holiday.


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To buy ..a camping stove

If you plan to buy a oven, also go camping with Dutch ovens, is not bad idea to invest some time before, when you go to purchase your first camping stove. Most camping stoves have been purposefully manufactured for certain segments of the outdoor market but not all of them are created equal. Some persons, conversely, want something more than a freeze-dried backpacking meal.

Dutch Oven

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A heavy cook pot, usually cast iron, with a tight fitting lid. There are two kinds of Dutch ovens. The Flatbottomed Dutch camping oven is made for use on a cook top or in an oven. The cowboy, or chuck wagon variety, typically has a wire bail handle, 3 small legs to allow it to be set over coals, and a slightly concave top which allows coals to be placed on the lid.

In published Article "Choosing a Camp Stove" from Tct magazine 2014 issue 1, Beau Johnston clarify the term "three factors" when choosing the stove for your holiday.

In Article (Part I,II) Johnston be examining the three factors you should address when choosing the stove that is right for you. Johnston goal is to provide the right info for making your camping stove selection, not to tell you the camp stove you should buy.

In Part I Beau J. you will see the trip factors into choosing a stove and the right types of meals, and in part II discuss the various stove features and designs and cover the camping stoves fuels.


CampStove™ from BioLite

With over 30 years BioLite Company are focused in market-based innovative approaches to poverty alleviation. They manufactures and develops energy products and stoves with wood while also providing electricity to charge LED Lights, Mobile cell phones and Various modern products.

Have fun and Support a better world!

The Innovative BioLite CampStove use thermoelectric technology that powers a fan to make the wooden fire most-efficient and surplus electricity is sent to the USB port for charging electronic devices and gadgets , such as e-readers, laptops, e-readers, PDAs or cell phones. You can use renewable biomass , such as twigs, wood pellets, pinecones and more.

Thatís right - all you need to charge your cellphone is a bit of wood.

This camping stove is designed to be more than it's designed to be safe, light - only 935 grams and compact (Width 5/Height 8.25 inches ),easy to use and fast to boil(4 to 5 minutes to boil One liter of water). It's perfect to have not only for camping or outdoor activity when the electric power system goes out.


How to make an efficient alcohol camping stove for 500ml water

Boil time for 500ml cold water; 6 minutes | Weight; 80g (3oz)

Amount of fuel used 25 ml (0.85 US fluid oz)

What do you need for this stove:

Two tins, both of the same diameter. One half the height of the other. Also you need some stove rope and glue. Apiece of sturdy wire fencing to make the pot stand out of, sime tools include a 3mm, 6mm and a 10mm HSS drill bit, drill, hammer and centre punch and a debarring tool.

How to make:

Do not use the ring pull type can for the taller can. Remove the lid using a wheel type opener, ensure that you leave the factory folded lip in place on the top of the can.

Mark out 10-15 holes in the base of the short can using the centre punch and hammer. Then drill them out using the 3mm drill bit. Up end both cans and place the tall can on the short can. Using the hammer and a block of wood hammer the tall can over the small one. Take your time, make sure they go squarely and evenly together.

Now mark out and drill 6 holes in the side of the top can using the 10mm drill. The holes should be 10-12mm up from the base of the top can.

Now measure 20mm down from these holes and drill a ring of 6mm holes.

10mm holes, 10mm up from base of top can.

6mm holes, 20mm down from upper holes.

Measure enough stove rope to go around the curcumference of the cans and stick it in place using the glue - follow directions on packaging.

Bend the wire fencing piece into a circle to fit inside the cans to

Tents with locks - Do you lock your camping tent up when you're out. Advice and opinions


Camping Gear

Enjoyable camping, especially camp cooking, requires some planning. The right Equipment and Gear can be a huge advantage in campfire cooking, so what gear for holiday you might want to bring with you for a camp cookout. - suggest choosing only what you need to bring based on what you plan to cook.

You should choose your meals while keeping in mind the amount of gear you'll need to bring to prepare them. The amount of right camping gear you need for many of these recipes will make them only suitable for car camping, so careful planning is very necessary if you are working with less space. Read More: the Basic and Optionals.

The good Camp-Foods is that you can find all the energy you need


Four great websites with awesome camping recipes and outdoor cooking tips:
1. tasteofhome.com
2. dutchovendude.com
3. seriouseats.com
4. goodcampingfood.com

Natural draft diesel stoves - Just like a wood burning stove.

Camp Kitchen & Gifts

Gift ideas for extra kitchen space when camping What you use for the camp kitchen is most often dictated by how much one is willing to haul. Car campers have it easy, being only limited by the space available in their vehicle.

The camp kitchens below are solidly in the corner of car campers. The camp kitchen is certainly an asset if you need to keep the picnic table clear for eating and don't want to juggle stuff around for room.

It guarantees you a designated area for cooking and prepping your meals. Adults also find it pulls doubles duty as a bar service. A terrific gift listed above, whether or not you've ever heard a complaint about a lack of kitchen space while camping.

GoSun stove

Heats to 500 Degrees Without Electricity

It's thin it works very well. It gets over 500 easy in sunlight and on cloudy days you can still cooking hot dogs and beans or veges etc. Might take longer but works people promise. Can't keep opening it to check. Wait till you see steam. Quality material I'd say buy carrying bag. I bought set with bag and 1 extra tray/ pan.

Here on the North American west coast we use hydro power. The harder it rains the more power you get. Some times you can bake for a month or so. said Mike T.

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Good quality gear - find a better stove, pack, sets, boots, and more

Exploring the newest gear for overlanding

Good quality gear & equipment

Good quality camping gear or cookware can sometimes make or break a Camping, Fishing & Hunting, and in some bad cases, save your life.

You can always scouring the trade shows, backpacking youtube channels, magazines, and web forums, as well as talking with other long distance backpackers and gear nuts in a "never ending quest" to find a better stove, pack, sets, water filter, boots, sleeping pad, etc. for your needs.

Below you can find, companies in the outdoor industry come to display their latest products.

If you looking for a way to lighten your pack,upgrade your gear, or improve your gear - This is the info-place you want to be.

Enamelware coffee-pot

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Local antique stores also offer plenty of enamelware to outfit your cabin kitchen. Antique or vintage pots may have nicks, rust spots and crazing (fine cracks) in the enamel. These signs of age just add character.

Whether you boil tea over a campfire,on a wood stove or on an etectnc stovetop, the enamelware coffee pot does the trick. Enamelware pots and utensils arrived on the shores of North America during the 1800s. A glass coating over a metal base gives the pieces a glossy finish, makes them easy to clean and prevents
corrosion of the metal.

The oldest pieces were white or gray. Today, you'll find enamelware in solid colors, like blue or red, or with speckled finishes called "graniteware." Pots vary in see. A search for "enamelware" or "graniteware" on eBay will yield an large array of choices.

GSI Outdoors - An American Manufacturer specializing in outdoor/camping backpacking cookware, equipment and accessories.

The Aluminum Dutch Oven by GSI Outdoors


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Made with highly-conductive aluminum, it's designed and built to give you excellent heat distribution, durability and performance. The edge lip of the lid holds coals and charcoal, and even better, the cast aluminum is easy to clean, rust free, and weighs 66 percent less than cast iron.

Tired of lugging around a heavy, sticky old pot. Next time you head for camp or Outdoor recreation, take along a GSI 10" aluminum Dutch oven for a great meal and a lighter load.

Camper Cookset from GSI Pinnacle


This integrated cooking and eating set is reconfigurable for
everything from 2-person backpacking to 4-person car camping. The GSI Pinnacle Camper fits a lot of utility into an ultralight and compact and light package.

GSI's attention to functional design is usually reserved for space travel , the ultra-compact locking/folding pot gripper especially. The cooking set Includes 2 pots and a trypan with interchangeable strainer lid made of BPA-free resin, plus durable and
slop-proof mugs, plates and bowls best for your outdoor activity.

Collapsible Fairshare Green Mug

The GSI Collapsible Fairshare Mug is the younger brother of GSI's venerable hard plastic Fairshare Mug. At 200 grams, it weighs a bit more than its rigid sibling
and carries less liquid too (650 ml vs. 950 ml), but its real advantage is an ability to shrink from a space-stealing volume of 650 cubic cm to a very packable 4.3 cm polypropylene disk and thick silicone . No more stuffing clean socks into your mug to save more space. The Collapsible mug is equipped with a solid folding handle and a secure, though not completely watertight, lid.

If a collapsible tea steeper isn't your cup of, well, tea, then consider GSI Outdoors'newest entry in the outdoor mug market: the collapsible mug. While not the first collapsible drinking cup, it is clearly among the cleverest and one of the most useful designs. For more details visit: http://www.gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/collapsible_fairshare_mug-_green/

Halulite MicroDualist & Minimalist


It provides many more options for cooking than just boiling water. The set includes a 1.4-liter pot, a lid with an integrated strainer, two 14-oz. insulated mugs, two 14-oz. bowls, two Sip-It tops, two foons and a bag that the whole thing nests into. The weight is a hefty 17.8 ounces, but my guess is you'll probably want to part out the set to customize what you take for your needs for a specific trip.

If you're looking for cookware to prepare complex meals or boil water, you ll want to take a look at GSI's cookware products and accessories. For the solo bivy hunter, or fisherman who dines on freeze-dried and other "hot water only" prepared meals, the 5 oz. The Minimalist may be simply just the answer.


In Fact: It's made of a proprietary alloy, Halulite, which GSI use to conduct heat better and more evenly than Titanium, yet it is just as light.

To create a scratch-resistant surface each piece is hard anodized. The pot will hold .6 liters of water, just enough to hydrate your freeze-dried meal. The pot also doubles as a mug for hot beverages; just slip the insulated cover over the pot and invert the lid to expose the built insipping port. It also comes with a spork, or "foon" as they call it, that has an extendable handle.

If you spend your time in the backcountry and don't want to be fighting over the cookware, look at the Microdualist. For more details visit: http://gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/halulite_microdualist/

Spice rack by GSI OUTDOORS

Don't leave your spices behind when you go camping, nature running or fishing trip. Check out the GSI Outdoors Spice Rack. The Spice Rack includes three completely waterproof, twin-compartment strong containers with preprinted and customizable labels for easy identification.


The pepper grinder includes an adjustable grinding mechanism and convenient dust cap. Waterproof screw caps keep everything fresh and dry.

Glass Act (wine glass) from GSI Outdoors

The manly art of camp craft requires stout gear, even if the sole purpose of said gear is to hold a healthy pour of pinot grigio. The Glacier Stainless Steel wine glass won't shatter en route, and its stowable stem unscrews to save storage space in the trunk. Another benefit of the wine glass is the steel keeps cool longer than glass, meaning well-chilled whites stays drinkable long after quiet hour.

Le Creuset Cook Dutch

Cook Dutch oven meals indoors and add a touch of class and a whole lot of flavor to your kitchen at the same time. Le Creuset's enameled ovens combine cast iron for its heat retention and distribution with enamel for its hard-wearing and non-reactive surface. Available in a variety of colors, this definitely isn't your grandfather's Dutch oven, but your grandmother would heartily approve.

Le Creuset
http://www.lecreuset.com/

Dutch Oven Dome

By trapping,diverting and circulating heat, you can use a Dutch oven dome to create an outdoor convection oven. Camp Chef offers one with a heat diffuser plate included to give you great heat distribution for cooking all your favorites with a outdoor Dutch oven. So you can easy Cooking a Turkey in a Dutch Oven.

for contacts:
Camp Chef
www.campchef.com

The Volcano Collapsible 12-inch Grill

Cooking Dutch oven for Camp Cooking meals can be challenging, whether you're at home or on the road. The Volcano collapsible grill, also propane is a tri-fuel cooker with a propane burner that can easily be removed so it can also be used for charcoal or wood. In its closed position the unit is only five inches high with a 15.5 inch diameter. By pulling up on the handle the entire grill pops open to 10.5 inches high, the legs unfold, and it becomes a self-contained grill. A standard 12-inch Dutch oven fits inside.

Careful using it in the garage though - need to have very good ventilation, and a carbon monoxide detector wouldn't be a bad idea. you have to be careful of carbon monoxide, but put my prep table and finished cans just inside the garage. Do it outside when it is hot enough to run AC in the house. In the winter the heat and moisture are nice inside the house. Outside would be safer.

for contacts:Volcano Grills
www.volcanogrills.com
info@volcanogrills.com

Primus "Omnifuel" camp stove

A fast pre-heating system saves time and fuel and flame control is exact Primus claims the stove will run on LP gas and gasoline, kerosene or diesel , and even aviation fuel, and will also attach to butane or propane canisters. Primus most advanced stove is low on frills and high on performance in extreme altitudes and all temperatures.

You can try it with some type of mystery fuel, an unlabeled canister of which you kicking around your basement for years. The 441 g / 15.6 oz. OmruFuel rocked it well with with camp stove fuel.

Primus Eta Lite - (Stove Solo-system)


Attaching your pot to the stove in an integrated cook system is usually pretty simple. As we pour our water with the canister attached, It's detaching the scalding hot parts that usually leaves us cursing.

Not with the Eta Lite. Credit a patented SOLO STOVE SYSTEM design-the burner looks like a flat triangle that twists smoothly on and off the pot-that also
boosts stability by lowering the center of gravity of the stove. But capacity is small - 5 liter, best for rehydrating meals.

It consistently boiled a half-liter of water in less than three minutes. On colder days you find yourself packing the stove in a quick-access area of your pack, so you
could break it out and have a hot brew in minutes It consistently boiled a half-liter of water in less than three minutes. Compact, more efficient all in one stove and Perfect for solo adventures or fishing trips, comes without Fuel.

For more details, or if you look for innovative outdoor products, stoves or equipment visit: primuscamping.com

Primus always create and test within the team, but the best way for us to get to know our users and what they really want and need is through feedback.

All primus users, some go for long hikes and want to carry light, some like to stay closer to home enjoying a break only bringing a vacuum bottle with hot coffee. It is important for us to make an outdoor life easy and tasty for all types.

Primus are always trying to minimize the impact on the environment. And this went already quite well for some parts. For some others they havenít found an alternative yet that meets our quality standards. But they always strive to find ways and materials that require less energy.

Dutch Oven Tripod

Make your life a bit easier with a Dutch oven tripod. Cooking outdoors is challenging enough without having your pot overturn thanks to uneven ground.

The one shown here has 43-inch legs made with '/2-inch solid bar stock and a 24-inch Chain. A adjustable carrying strap wit black polyester bag for transporting and storing makes unwieldy tripods manageable.

for contacts:
Lodge Camp Dutch Ovens
www.dutchovencookware.com

Dutch ovens

The annodized aluminum ones offer such great opportunities for sweets (cinnamin rolls, brownies, cakes, etc) without the weight of cast iron. In S.A they call this a flat bottom potjie "pot". If live in a state where people gather to Dutch Oven almost as often as they go to the grocery store - Ideal for fresh home made bread, the best biscuits and...best meals ever made in any camp come out of scouts black iron and charcoal.


Kinda hard to travel light with the Dutch Oven. Iit depends on the type hiking/trekking/camping your planning. That being said, you can have prepared meals on small burners and Duch Ovens, and with the right planning either will get the job done. You can use an egg poaching pan if you close it up it makes a little dutch oven and only weighs a pound.

The real advantage of a Dutch oven is the rim that lets you pile coals on top in addition to the ones underneath. That's what makes this a oven and not just a really heavy pot. With practice breads and even cakes are possible. Not a skill I can claim though but there is more than one way to cook outside. Try a variety of them. Learn something new.

Dutch ovens are slowly making the moistest turkey most flavorful Thanksgiving dinner(mashed potatoes,gravy,sweet potatoes,the works...) while he's in the back country miles & miles away from roads..and that's just one example! Don't forget dutch oven pineapple upside down cake. It's worth carrying the weight to bring the trappings of society out on a "camping" trip.

Note: a pit lined with hot roacks and coals works far better than the way you have it set up with a tripod. Pit cooking with a dutch over is very much like useing a crock pot only more versitile since it will do breads cake and other deserts. Even several hundered miles from a road my family eats well, thanks in large part to our dutch oven. Dutch ovens are the best when doing a day hike. No you dont have to pack it with you.. Get a hot hot fire going first thing in the morning in a hole in the ground for a good 2 hrs. Make your desired dutch oven meal, seal rim with aluminum foil and bury it, covering top with hot coals. Dinner will be ready about 5 hrs later.


Dutchovennet.com Check out this website! Many people in-law is in the Boy Scouts and he makes all kinds of delicious stuff with a dutch oven. Joined International Dutch Oven Society to learn how to cook in them, but if you are a girl or boy scout you should know how to use them. They put together this page a couple months ago with recipes! If you love dutch oven cooking you will like that page! You can also find him on Facebook DutchOvenNet. All these tools are for tools, all you should need while camping is what you can carry on your back, everything else is for those who would probably be better off staying home.

Cast iron Dutch ovens RULE! Chicken pot pie, Cicken and Dumpings, Chilli, Jambalaya, Gumbo, etc. and Breads - Biscuits, Corn bread, Cakes. Come on people get a dutch oven and learn to cook while camping. there is so much more to campfire cooking than just dogs, burgrers, and marshmallows. Pair an dutch oven and hot coals w/ a Coleman 425 white gas stove and the posibilities are endless.

You can Cook pizza, chery cobler, cake , almost anything you can think of on an open fire, not much for smores, but a Mountain pie is pretty good.

All you need is a Good Dutch Oven and patience unless you like black undercooked food. Nothing better than food cooked with coals from an open fire even if sometimes you have to bury the food and coals so you can cook and hike while being safe.

The "Lodge" Pro Grid Iron Reversible Griddle

by Lodge American Company covers two burners and provides a cooking hot surface with consistent cooking temperature. It can be used as a grill on one side and a griddle on the other. The" Lodge griddle" is a very good addition to your camp kitchen, especially when cooking for a group.

Sliding Long spoon by Optimus

When retracted, this 7-inch-long light plastic spoon is sturdy, maneuverable. and
easy to pack. Forget compromises.

Slide the telescoping handle out and you have got a 10-inch mega-tool fit for diving Into the corners of the deepest food bags or racks. It's more stable when short, but comfortable in your hand both ways. The two halves separate for cleaning.

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Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium stove


Gram-counters, meet the world's smallest and ultra - lightest, canister stove. This burner distributes heat well, and stay powerful on a gusty day, even without any kind of windscreen.


The Micro stove have one downside: the Olicamp Ion Micro's wingspan is 3 inches and boil time for a liter of cold water is a sluggish 6-7 minutes. www.olicamp.com

MSR Stoves

MSR  Stove - more expensive than jetboil though but very good in minus conditions

MSR is THE best product for outdoors. I snowshoe with the lightning ascents and filter with the sweet water. And looks like I'll get this stove too for camping or fishing.

For ultra lightweight camping this is great, yes the wind effects it but it's too easy to build a wind block. If your going for emergency/ SHTF then a Coleman duel fuel featherweight is best, burns Coleman fuel and Gasoline.

For the weight, price, consistency and being to get your fuel wherever, this thing is great. yeah if it's windy you'll need some shelter, yeah if it's raining you'll need some shelter. MSR also makes multifuel stoves which burn almost anything...the addition of the fuel stand is much needed especially when you only have the ground around you as a cooking base.

We used an MSR stove in Nepal during the earthquake relief efforts. It was pretty susceptible to wind and we couldn't procure the ideal fuel mixture because of widespread shortages. Other than that it worked pretty well. said Ian K.

Keep an eye out for our new 1.0 liter Reactor System debuting in January. It packs small and offers the same Reactor performance. Both the burner and a newly-shaped MSR 4oz canister (available in January) will fit inside the pot for small packing. The 1L pot will also be available seperately in the case that you already have a Reactor System. Also new for January: a Reactor hanging kit and coffee presses that fit the 1L and 1.7L pots.

MSR Flex SKILLET

The durable Flex Skillet by MSR has a DuraLite DX scratch-resistant, nonstick surface that makes this hard-anodized aluminum skillet perfect for everything from stir-fries to the perfect seafood or cake. And it Flex Skillet conveniently nests inside a Flex 4 System and outside 3. It includes one Talon pot handle. The Flex Skillet is easy to clean and scratch-resistant.


MSR -Flex 4 SYSTEM

The MSR Company Flex 4 System is a best option foryour backcountry kitchen if you are cooking for groups of four or more people, for hunters or anglers.

It includes one 3.2L nonstick DuraLite DX pot, one dual-handle 5.3L hard-anodized pot, four DeepDish plates, two strainer lids, ,four insulated stainless-steel mugs and one Talon pot-handle. Cascade Designs:www.cascadedesigns.com


The nested design saves valuable space and provide comfort. Iit's lean enough for
backpacking should base camp get boring.

Tuffy Steeper

The food-grade silicone Tuffy Steeper telescopes into a easy packing portable disc,
and at 57 grams, it's not likely to overload your canoe & fishing bag or backpack.

If you are a loose-leaf tea aficionado, someone who knows Lapsang Souchong from Special Estate Darjeeling, or one who just prefers not to use tea in a bag, the Tuffy Steeper just might be your ace in the hole. Unlike the fine mesh of a tea strainer, the larger holes in the Tuffy Steeper will let some of the finer granules through,
but not anything big enough for a good tea reading.

The hard plastic drip plate does double duty as a lid for cool mornings, and the silicone infuser is big enough to allow even tea leaves to unfurl in the brew.

for contacts: www.theteaspot.com

Evernew 900ml Pan (Titanium pot setup)

www.traildesigns.com

This simple titanium pan was another "love-at-first-sight" cooking Titanium item.

Having gone through several sets of aluminium pans, which soon became
scratched and dented, you'd changed to a different type - heavier but tougher stainless steel when you see first titanium pan in a US outdoor store.

That pan has designed to been used extensively ever since and is still in fine
condition.
The price is high but if you bought it - you will not regret anyway, it will easily outlast you.

Trail designs Camping stoves


(Camp Stoves: advantages and disadvantages)

For most backpackers, meths or canister stoves are
the most practical as these are easy to use, efficient and lightweight.

Trail designs Backpacking stoves can run on various fuels: methylated spirits, wood, solid fuel tablets, butane and propane canisters and liquid petroleum fuels and paraffin. With some stove meths, the burner can be replaced with a stand for solid fuel tablets or a grid for burning wood.


Meths stoves are also very easy to use. With no moving parts there is little to go wrong, though care needs to be taken not to crush ultralight burners made from cans.

The most convenient are Canister stoves as they have an easily controllable flame and theyare very simple to use, but they aren't field Maintainable. The most fuel efficient pots are Some canister stoves, bit but the pots are heavier than many without heat exchangers.


The disadvantages of meths camping stoves are poor simmering ability and the lower heat output of the fuel. However, fuel can be earned in PVC bottles that weigh far less than a gas canister and you only need to take the amount needed. A small measuring bottle or pot is useful for adding meths to the burner of stove.

"Caldera" Keg from Trail Designs



This revolutionary cooking system is particularly unusual, not because Caldera Keg from Trail Designs uses a beer can as a pot, but because it ousted your lighter homemade beer and can stove system from other kit list.

This cooking system managed this unprecedented feat by being the most fantastically and powerful efficient meths stove-system you can used. Even in a storm, the stove still burns like a blowtorch.

with the Caldera Cone Stove system in rack

The stove supplied is a double-wall open-well burner, with a priming pan for winter or cold weather use.

There are vent holes in the lower part of the outer wall and the upper part of the inner wall. It weighs 16g and while it is fairly robust compared with other drinks can camping stoves it's still crushable and needs to be packed in a pan or mug.

it heatsup very quickly

To use the stove you simply pour in the maximum 40ml fuel and light it. Note:It is important to only put the correct amount of fuel in the burner as it's difficult to extinguish the flame and even harder to pour surplus fuel from the burner. Then the camping stove gets very hot so is best placed on a piece of foil to protect the ground.


Because the top is blocked by the pan the Caldera Cone makes a superb windshield and it traps heat from the stove well, so you will reckon the Cone system (Caldera) is more fuel - efficient. You'll find out in warmer weather and that makes the Pot Cosy a good accessory for outdoor.

You could use other meths stoves, even the almost indestructible Trangia burner, inside the cone.

it's the best meths stove around at present - It's easy to use,
efficient in cold and windy weather and ultralight and You'll certainly be using it in the future.

windy weather

Using meths Caldera stoves in winds can be a hassle: they blow out easily and, even when they stay lit, boiling water is tricky in anything above a gentle breeze.

In windy weather foil windshields help but boil times and fuel usage are still high.
On rough ground Balancing a pan on top of a tiny burner can be awkward, over such problems you can use Trangias - encircling windscreen with built-in pan supports.

The Frontier Stove

Classically styled, the Attractive Frontier is easy to assemble, it also packs down neatly after use, and can be carried by hand.

This lightweight and portability outdoor stove ensures that the "Frontier" is the ultimate cooking facility for any outdoor and camping scenario. Any type of solid fuel can be used in this really wonderful
portable wood burner. The Frontier Stove will add a touch of nostalgia to any tent, and home too.

The Stove can also be used inside as a more permanent room heater and cooker.
With correct installation the Frontier stove will provide all the heat for your room. Its classic look will ensure you have a fully functioning cooker that will add a touch of nostalgia to any room.

You can find this retro fitted camping stove on on Amazon.com.

DPx HEST survival knife


It's an eminently sensible fixed-blade, U.S.-made DPx Gear knife with a plain 3 1/8-inch blade of strong, non-stainless 1095 steel, a comfortable micarta handle, Black textured powder coating and a minimum of bling a bottle opener, a usable pry lever, and a wirebreaker choil notch. Unscrew one handle scale and the skektonizod tang has room to stash some of that most important of survival tools: cash. You are tempted to proactively sand off the black powder coating, which can only go downhill lookswise, but otherwise this is a fine, practical outdoor tool - http://www.dpxgear.com/


Hudson's Bay - camp blanket.

The Chief blanket, with its signature design of black, yellow, green and red stripes on a white background is still produced by Pendleton Woolen Mills in Oregon and woven in England for Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company. Woven in England, wool blankets were traded with Native Americans for beaver pelts as far back as the 1600s and right through the 1800s.

Blanket designs became more varied as the fur trade progressed. Woolen mills created "Nava-jo" blankets that incorporated Native USA symbols. Later, these blankets were marketed to the general population as "Indian blankets." perfect for the outdoorsy lifestyle. In your log cabin, the Chief camp blanket can provide warmth on chilly nights, as well as classic cabin in a bunkhouse or bedroom.

Cabin Classics

- Getting outdoors is what cabin living is really about.

Tried-and-true accessories will make your log retreat picture perfect with http://www.classiccabins.com.au/ Cabin Classics.

A log cabin standing at the edge of the woods, a lake lapping at the dock out front. If you were the set designer, what props would you bring in to make the setting true to life.

While you probably aren't in charge of movie-set dressing, considering the scenario can hone your vision of a log cabin. Cabin style is personal, but if you're searching for iconic cabin flair, include these four elements, straight from central casting.

With these cabin essentials in place, it's time for a few choice accessories. How about a canoe, fishing pole or hiking boots.

GCI Wilderness Recliner - A Best Seat in the Garden

The most important piece of car camp furniture? A place to park your butt
that's so comfortable you won't miss your couch divot. The GCI Wilderness Recliner (Patented BackComfortô Technology) is the one of the best You can have found, thanks to a pair of GCI webbed straps that can be adjusted to any angle with a tug. The movable lumbar support and beer holder are bonuses. official web: www.gcioutdoor.com | You TUBE Video chanel

Fishing and Outdoor

- Dry and happy feet


Block snow from your boot tops with gaiters or snug-fitting pant cuffs.


Moisture drains heat from your feet. Once your feet cool down, it takes a lot of
energy to re-warm damp socks and boots. Keep them dry, keep them warm!


Carry a pair of dry socks to change into.

Winter campers should bring their boots (or liner boots) into their sleeping bag to avoid frozen morning footwear. Put them in a plastic bag to keep moisture out of the sleeping bag.

Consider vapor barrier liner socks, a thin non-breathable layer added between a liner sock and thicker outer sock. VBL socks prevent foot moisture from escaping into your boots in the first place and add significant warmth. Plastic bags will even work.

Booties

Use boot protection from wet and cold. Want to upgrade your summer hiking boots for cold-weather use? Occasional winter warriors can consider a pair of over-booties from Crescent Moon Snowshoes. Constructed from thick 6 mm neoprene, they slip entirely over summer footwear and add significant insulation and water resistance for winter use. Available in two sizes:menís size Ė up to size 8, Sm/Med: fits women size 6-9.5.Available for sale at www.crescentmoonsnowshoes.com.

To keep the chill out during breaks or around camp or fishing trip, stand or rest your feet on a piece of wood, which conducts cold much more slowly than snow, ice, or rocks.

Revo Transom Titanium - exactly like a pair of sunglasses


The tagline for these shades is Aviator Inspired and Sherpa Approved. They work exactly like a pair of sunglasses is supposed to. The polarized crystal lenses keep the glare away, while the titanium frame is light, but durable and the spring hinges keep everything functional and more functional.

" I have only worn Revos since 1993 but when Luxotica took them over they nearly killed the brand and have taken away all the design flare and innovation. I still won't wear anything else, because they are STILL better than the others in their stable and still fit the best, but Revos ain't what they used to be. I have over 10 pairs going back twenty years..check them out on the vintage sunglass sites".said Nigel A.


While not the oversized shades that are all the rage this summer Revo's Transoms will keep the sun out of your eyes for as long as you can manage not sitting on them or losing them.

for more details: revo.com

Harry Bunnell - Adirondack wooden chair "Westport
Chair"

You'll find them on cabin porches, lawns and docks wherever folks head for summer R & R. Like many legends, the story of this quintessential summer lounge chair varies, but Harry Bunnell, a carpenter living in Westport, New York, patented a low-slung, slant-backed chair with armrests in the earty 1900s. This "Westport Chair," with its low center of gravity and down-sloping seat, made a stable perch in hilly locations. The ample armrests served as tables for a cool drink and
a good book, ideal for the wealthy urbanites who flocked to the Adirondacks for the summer.

The design evolved over the years. Today's chairs are often constructed of narrow boards, but the onginal Westport Chair was built from wide planks. And they
have gained popularity well beyond the Adirondack region.

Campfire Cooking and Stove

The key

Cooking in camping has its own challenges - mostly dealing with moisture caused by cooking. Truth be told, it is easier to control prolonged heat over a stove than a campfire. The key is have a good camp stove that does not produce so many BTU's that it burns everything to a crisp or a stove that does not have enough power to boil tfhe water.

It is of most importance to remember that you are in essence playing with fire when cooking over an open flame. Accept the risk you take in working with open flames, be careful, and have a lot of fun. Use use all cautions necessary including eyewear and good fire proof gloves. Always keep first aid kit and a fire extinguisher or bucket of water nearby.

Preparing

To cook over the fire, some recipes are just easier to prep at home and bring camping. Cooking over the fire is fun and gives food a wonderful flavor, but not everything has to be done at the campsite and it makes things easier. Painstakingly re-evaluated your recipe selection to make sure these are not too difficult for the camping stoves knowing that most people like to keep the camping menu simple.

From Camping to Mountain tents

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Stoves & burners - inside the Backpacking camping stoves and Meths burners.

Where to buy online - The GO Outdoors shop

GO Outdoors Company based in Sheffield, UK is the Biggest Outdoor Stores for camping gear and eguipment include tents, Stoves, sleeping Bags, Camping Cookware, Chairs and much more with a strong reputation in outdoor segment for excellent customer service.

They offer a huge range of backpacking quality stoves for outdoor persons and camp people and alos for any type of backpacking adventure, covering just about everything you can think of.

"Campfire In A Can" Products

The Gas CAN

Minimize and the the most versatile Campfire In A Can announces The Gas Can, a portable propane fire pit, with a pedestal base.

The product stores a 10 foot propane hose and regulator, and it includes a one-piece log set with super glow wood chips for an authentic appearance, a removable cooking grate, an adjustable shut-off valve and a propane regulator. The can canister top functions as a stand and a carrying case and this The magic of a camp fire now you can enjoyed anywhere.

So it's not exactly an aerosol can that spits fire. But it's still a relatively small - 14-inch by 10-inch, lightweight, aluminum canister that runs off propane. You can adjust the size of the flame, the heat intensity and use it to cook or heat up a pot of coffee.

It's also our obligation as Americans to find a way to put everything we need in a can. It's summer camping time again. And as Americans, it's essential we grill out, lounge poolside, camp and build bonfires.

The one of the innovative team at Campfire in a Can saw this hole in the outdoor market and designed a portable propane fire pit, The Gas Can, to help us through the season.

The company also has thrown in natural-looking logs, a long propane hose that stores inside the canister and a collapsible handle for easy transport.

WOMP'EM Sticks

Letting the kids make their own roasted pockets and just setting out a do-it-yourself buffet of potential stuffing goodies gives the camp cook a break and lets the kids use their imagination. The only limit to stuffing ingredients for Womp'Em Stick biscuits is your imagination.

Campfire In A Can have Womp'Em Sticks, produced by the folks who also make the amazing Campfire.

In A Can portable propane camping fire. This fun product consists of a set of two wooden sticks that have fat ends just perfect for wrapping tube biscuits around, then roasting the biscuits over a wood or propane campfire till they're fully baked, browned, and deliciously warm.

Once you remove them from the sticks, you have a handy pocket just begging to be filled with something delectable. What you do with them after that is up to you, but you can stuff them with ingredients as varied as ice cream, or pizza fixins. Probably not all at the same time though.

Womp'Em Sticks by "Campfire In A Can " can be used to make full meals, snacks, desserts or all of those.

Learn the Ways To Light a CampFire Without Matches or a Lighter

Instructions are included.

For contacts: www.campfireinacan.com

The EzyStove by "Wild Stoves"

Wood fuelled camping cooking


At the pinnacle of decades the EzyStove camp stove, one of the most clean-burning, fuel-efficient an durable wood-fuelled camp cookers for everybody!

As such, it's particularly good for near-immediate cooking heat ,it really is ready to cook on within a minute or two, and is highly efficient due to insulation and double-burn. But it's no good for space-heating.

Pine for camp stove

Do you use pine for firewood - Is it because it is readily available everywhere and very cheap. Seasoned softwood has only a slightly lower heat value than seasoned hardwood. Seasoned softwood for generating quick heat. Hardwood for keeping the stove in and for overnight.


It is Interesting question." I burn a lot of pine, so based some of my research on that. I find it a good fuel IN A GOOD BURNER: certainly in a leaky stove or open fire it burns real fast and spits, but dried split pine in a controllable well serviced stove can punch out a lot of heat, and because you're controlling the air supply, doesn't just disappear in minutes. But I agree - hardwoods are often better if available".

Well for me its the work involved - example if you get 12" dia logs they really need splitting, which takes time. If you have the option it's better to get 4" dia logs as no splitting. also if you split them they do lose moisture faster, but they need keeping in the dry, if they are split they may take on moisture easier if not kept correctly. Maybe You also like mixing pine in with hardwoods.

Wild Woodgas Camp Stove MK IIt

This photo makes the stove look like the sides are anodized to a black color, but this is just the lighting in the photo. Wild Stoves don't do an anodised version. That's only really possible with Aluminium. The stove does darken with use anyway.


As to the use - only the top section darkens, which is exactly why you would love to get a "pre-darkened" stove so that the bottom would more closely match the darkening top.

The Atom Boat Stove MKII

A full size cooker for the micro-galley and a removable table for added galley counter space

The company ordered some pressure kerosene stoves wholesale from the manufacturer and have since fabricated and installed Atom MKII stoves on several sailboats. These cookers have the advantage over other small boat stoves of being able to handle full size pots including a 10-inch frying-pan. Baking is done in a heavy aluminum pot covered in aluminum foil. For sailors in US waters who prefer to cook with gas, a MKIII version is in the works which uses standard disposable propane or butane camp stove canisters.

No orders are being taken at this time, but you may find similar stoves available at camping equipment suppliers. Feel free to copy this stove design and make your own gimbal system or have a metal fabricating shop make one for you.

Although the design is simple and looks easy to build, a first unit takes at least 8 hours to complete in a well-equipped shop. The pot holder is 3/16-inch (5mm) stainless steel round bar and the bracket support is 3/16-inch X 1 1/4-inch (5mm X 30mm) stainless flat bar. Atom has only a single leg, but a U-shaped bracket support is available.

This new pressure kerosene stove is similar to the stove we used for 20 years. The gimbaled pot holder bracket has been improved by adding a lead counterweight and gimbal lock.

In this view the stove gimbal is locked for cooking in port by a T-bolt through the upright bracket that threads into a nut welded to the gimbal frame. A U-bracket is used on installations where there is no bulkhead or cabinetry to fit one end of the gimbal into.

Handmade Camp stove

You can make something like "Cola Camp stove"

At first take a Metal cola can cut a 1 inch or so strip down both sides, also you could use 2 or 3 but i used 2 about 1/2 to an inch downward and fold into can. Use plyers to roll edges so they are not sharp. make slits between to folded in strips and taper can top inward so you can sit your cooking can/pot on top. punch 2-3 holes in side of bottom of can for airflow. place candle or sterno inside can light and place cookware on top.

Fire Torch

For anyone interested in outside cooking - campsite cooking trick - this a great idea

Usually just make an early morning fire, let it burn for a while, then use the sparks. But that works too, if it doesn't tip over. Your food doesn't hit the ground cause it should be cooked before that happens. And if you clear or the fire pit you can put it in there n start a fire afterwards.

You can use an axe as well... split the log in half and notch out the centres of both sides and notch out a hole on both sides halfway down for air to circulate... then wrap the two peices back together with snare wire or other wire... its hard to explain but it works even better and the log doesn't burn down as fast!

You can pre-cut the log and then take it with you. The only issue I see is possibly the log collapsing or toppling. You wire the pieces together at the top...and they'll stay together. Maybe you still prefer to just use a cast iron skillet over any fire, no need for something fancy.

Now for all of campers that hike and camp, it's practical. But very few people really do that. It's a great idea, and you will try it just for fun.

The pellets

The pellets are a little difficult to get going but if you create a hollow in the centre of the pellets and light there, it seems to work! You love the way in which the hot gases help direct the flame. Agree that the slightest of wind blows it, so I want to place an order for the wind shield. The pellets lasted a long time, was impressed with the entire fuel efficiency! On the whole, , perhaps you have a loose one.

If you already have purchased a Wild Woodgas Stove MKIIt, and cosmetic darkening would not affect the utility of the stove.

This could be used inside the Wild Woodgas Stove, but it's really not like it in any way, as the Wild Stove burns wood; gasifies it then burns it really cleanly.

Camp pizza ?

portable pizza oven

Interesting design - This camp device is specifically geared towards the use of pellets made for central heating systems, which can be bought very cheaply. The reason is it's a uniform, very clean and hot-burning form of wood. Fuel is fed via the hopper (the bit sticking up) so sticks / chips would catch.

Get a simple to use,renewable resource and then invent an intensive process reliant on fossil fuels to produce little pellets.

Portable Heater Up cool-weather activities

On crisp nights aboard the boat, in the RV or at a campsite, the addition of a little heat can make an excursion a more comfortable experience.

The portable Origo Heat Pal 5100 (on photo) is designed to be used anywhere extra warmth is needed.

The Heat Pal is a safe, compact heat source. It measures 11-1/4" in diameter, 11.5" high and weighs only 5 pounds. Using a pressure-free alcohol system, it radiates about 7,000 BTUs of heat.

To operate the Heat Pal, the user pours denatured alcohol into its stainless steel canister, where a wool wick absorbs the fuel and draws it to the surface. This simple, non-pressurized design eliminates leaks and keeps maintenance to a minimum.

With the ability to boil a quart of water in about 10 minutes, the Heat Pal can also be used as a single-burner stove. Its 1.2 liter canister holds enough fuel for 7 hours of cooking or heating. Once lit, the burner produces an uninterrupted flame. The heat output is easily regulated using the unit's slide lever.

The "Heat Pal" is not only convenient and portable, it is also safe. It has a wide base, which prevents it from tipping over. In case of an emergency, water can be poured over the mouth of the stove to extinguish the flame. Should a spill occur, the alcohol fuel evaporates quickly, unlike kerosene or diesel fuel.

Its durable construction includes an aluminum shell and a stainless steel burner. Other features of the Heat Pal include stainless steel rods mounted to the base to support a saucepan or coffeepot and a non flammable carrying strap. The heater's compact size allows it to be easily stored in a cabinet, under the sink or in the garage, basement or shed .The Heat Pal can even be used as a backup heater for the home.

Retail price for 2014 of the Origo Heat Pal 5100 is $194. From westmarine.com.

Pie Irons


For making delicious hot sammy's and treats for Camping


Hopefully your bread will be large enough to reach over the edge of the iron. This is good. Don't spread or lay sandwich fillings all the way to the edge if you can help it. When the iron is closed it will pinch the bread and leave the crust exposed on the outside. Remove the excess with a sharp knife before cooking. In the fire the bread inside the iron usually seals itself and prevents the filling from running everywhere.

Out of the firePie irons make cooking in the fire fun. If it's really smoking, I hope you saved it in time! There will be food casualties, as everyone burns something sometime. That's just part of the fun and experience. Kids love these because they get to cook something for themselves in the fire. There isn't much that brings a warmer feeling to the heart than seeing those happy faces flush with success.

You'll only discover in camp that your bread fits right into the pie iron. It's not the end of the world.

Leave some space between your contents and the edge of the bread. Whatever you put in will spread out and ooze about a bit. Cheese or anything else that makes its way out might cause your sandwich to stick to the pie iron. You'll have to pry it out. Clean the iron thoroughly with a paper towel or the next sandwich may stick.

Pie iron tamale - the best is cast iron ones (you can see some offered for sale on left side) to the aluminum kind hands down. Over time the aluminum will warp from too much heat. You also can't build up a non-stick surface. The truly inexpensive, cheap-o variety wind up with their metal rods wilting in a hot enough campfire. No toastie treats for those poor campers. That's why most people have only recommended pie irons with steel rods. Your pudgy maker shouldn't be a treat for the fire.

Range of Backpacking stoves, Multi-fuel burners, gas Hiking Stoves, portable cookers, GoSystem Rapid Stoves, MSR Universal Canister Stand, Trangia Series and other manufacturers include lightweight performance burners and accessories.

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FULL POWER - the EFOY fuel cell

Full-timing, wild camping,fishing trip or simply looking to give your power supply a boost? The new more powerful EFOY 210 fuel cell, launched with a fanfare , means you'll have you own electrical power source wherever you go, for camping and all you needs or entertainment.

The EFOY fuel cell also comes in four smaller and cheaper sizes depending on what your power needs are, 40 W to 105W watt hours per day.

Weighing in at a mere 7.1 kg - 8.5 kg, EFOY fuel cells ore compact lightweight units to fit into any tent or motorhome.

The Automatic Charge Control permanently monitors the battery's voltage level. Once the voltage dips below 12.3 volts, the fuel cell by Efoy cuts in automatically and recharges the battery. Once it's finished, it switches itself off again - It's simple and Very Usable for your outdoor holiday.


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To buy ..a camping stove

If you plan to buy a oven, also go camping with Dutch ovens, is not bad idea to invest some time before, when you go to purchase your first camping stove. Most camping stoves have been purposefully manufactured for certain segments of the outdoor market but not all of them are created equal. Some persons, conversely, want something more than a freeze-dried backpacking meal.

Dutch Oven

- A heavy cook pot, usually cast iron, with a tight fitting lid. There are two kinds of Dutch ovens. The Flatbottomed Dutch camping oven is made for use on a cook top or in an oven. The cowboy, or chuck wagon variety, typically has a wire bail handle, 3 small legs to allow it to be set over coals, and a slightly concave top which allows coals to be placed on the lid.

In published Article "Choosing a Camp Stove" from Tct magazine 2014 issue 1, Beau Johnston clarify the term "three factors" when choosing the stove for your holiday.

In Article (Part I,II) Johnston be examining the three factors you should address when choosing the stove that is right for you. Johnston goal is to provide the right info for making your camping stove selection, not to tell you the camp stove you should buy.

In Part I Beau J. you will see the trip factors into choosing a stove and the right types of meals, and in part II discuss the various stove features and designs and cover the camping stoves fuels.


CampStove™ from BioLite

With over 30 years BioLite Company are focused in market-based innovative approaches to poverty alleviation. They manufactures and develops energy products and stoves with wood while also providing electricity to charge LED Lights, Mobile cell phones and Various modern products.

Have fun and Support a better world!

The Innovative BioLite CampStove use thermoelectric technology that powers a fan to make the wooden fire most-efficient and surplus electricity is sent to the USB port for charging electronic devices and gadgets , such as e-readers, laptops, e-readers, PDAs or cell phones. You can use renewable biomass , such as twigs, wood pellets, pinecones and more.

Thatís right - all you need to charge your cellphone is a bit of wood.

This camping stove is designed to be more than it's designed to be safe, light - only 935 grams and compact (Width 5/Height 8.25 inches ),easy to use and fast to boil(4 to 5 minutes to boil One liter of water). It's perfect to have not only for camping or outdoor activity when the electric power system goes out.


How to make an efficient alcohol camping stove for 500ml water

Boil time for 500ml cold water; 6 minutes | Weight; 80g (3oz)

Amount of fuel used 25 ml (0.85 US fluid oz)

What do you need for this stove:

Two tins, both of the same diameter. One half the height of the other. Also you need some stove rope and glue. Apiece of sturdy wire fencing to make the pot stand out of, sime tools include a 3mm, 6mm and a 10mm HSS drill bit, drill, hammer and centre punch and a debarring tool.

How to make:

Do not use the ring pull type can for the taller can. Remove the lid using a wheel type opener, ensure that you leave the factory folded lip in place on the top of the can.

Mark out 10-15 holes in the base of the short can using the centre punch and hammer. Then drill them out using the 3mm drill bit. Up end both cans and place the tall can on the short can. Using the hammer and a block of wood hammer the tall can over the small one. Take your time, make sure they go squarely and evenly together.

Now mark out and drill 6 holes in the side of the top can using the 10mm drill. The holes should be 10-12mm up from the base of the top can.

Now measure 20mm down from these holes and drill a ring of 6mm holes.

10mm holes, 10mm up from base of top can.

6mm holes, 20mm down from upper holes.

Measure enough stove rope to go around the curcumference of the cans and stick it in place using the glue - follow directions on packaging.

Bend the wire fencing piece into a circle to fit inside the cans to make the pot stand.

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Camping Gear

Enjoyable camping, especially camp cooking, requires some planning. The right Equipment and Gear can be a huge advantage in campfire cooking, so what gear for holiday you might want to bring with you for a camp cookout. - suggest choosing only what you need to bring based on what you plan to cook.

You should choose your meals while keeping in mind the amount of gear you'll need to bring to prepare them. The amount of right camping gear you need for many of these recipes will make them only suitable for car camping, so careful planning is very necessary if you are working with less space. Read More: the Basic and Optionals.

The good Camp-Foods is that you can find all the energy you need


Four great websites with awesome camping recipes and outdoor cooking tips:
1. tasteofhome.com
2. dutchovendude.com
3. seriouseats.com
4. goodcampingfood.com

Natural draft diesel stoves - Just like a wood burning stove.

Camp Kitchen & Gifts

Gift ideas for extra kitchen space when camping What you use for the camp kitchen is most often dictated by how much one is willing to haul. Car campers have it easy, being only limited by the space available in their vehicle.

The camp kitchens below are solidly in the corner of car campers. The camp kitchen is certainly an asset if you need to keep the picnic table clear for eating and don't want to juggle stuff around for room.

It guarantees you a designated area for cooking and prepping your meals. Adults also find it pulls doubles duty as a bar service. A terrific gift listed above, whether or not you've ever heard a complaint about a lack of kitchen space while camping.

Cooking gear, Stoves and Accessories

Choosing a Stove

Living comfortably in harsh weather requires a constant heat source that not only heats but dries. Propane excels for cooking, but as a wall tent heat source it produces too much moisture to keep you comfortable during downpours and snowstorms.

Camp stoves can get heavy in a hurry, so choose carefully. I believe the best stove on the market todav is the cylinder type. Not only are they built of heavy gauge steel, but they also have a good, flat surface for cooking and a great stainless water reservoir that hooks on the side, giving you hot water on demand. However, they are heavier than most other types and sometimes their overall weight becomes too much to manage.

Wood produces dry heat and is the best choice for your tent.

The main factor to consider when choosing a stove is weight, which is determined by the amount of square footage you are trying to heat and the construction of the stove. Area heating specifications are determined by the manufacturers; use them as a guideline. Just remember that a stove built out of heavier gauge steel will usually.

Cooking gear

Cooking gear includes the following necessities: a good cook stove i nothing less than the two burner Camp Chef with 30.000 btus of power) with a griddle, grill box, and a I2n Dutch oven as accessories.

With this set up you can bake, fry, grill and/or heat anything in my grub boxes. In a pinch you have also used the top of many woodstove, but usually that becomes a warming tray at dinnertime.

"You can use propane inside your tent is to power a lantern. However - use the white gas Coleman style lantern, and in fact one Coleman lantern that illuminates my tent was built in the 1950s."

Replacing the generator once in a while keeps them reliable after heavy use. Nothing brings back memories like the hiss of a lantern.

Chairs can be whatever you want. Most people prefer a folding canvas camp chair with a side table. This allows everyone a place for his or her beverage during dinner.

For a table, you can use everything from folding card tables to my current selections, both of which roll up for easy transport.

One is made in Maine out of hardwood, and the other came out of Washington and is covered in PVC.

The roll up style helps to keep everything in a manageable load. When selecting a cot, I suggest you buy the largest you can find. Cabela's offers a "big man" cot (Don and Lori Thomas call this model their "Biggie Hoffman Specials"' that makes a great platform for the rest of your sleeping and personal gear.

Water filtration by GRAYL

The Grayl is an ingenious new water filtration and purification system that will turn anything from saltwater to murky bog water into drinkable, clean, odorless and safe drinking water in just 10 - 15 seconds. It is designed to protect you against waterborne bacteria and protozoan cysts, and as such - it is perfect for the traveling fly fisherman, camping fans who finds himself camping out at a remote river or hiking in to fly fish a pristine river or lake. http://www.thegrayl.com/

Sleeping bags

You can even purchase a rack that attaches to your cot for storing clothes and other gear.

Sleeping bags are a personal choice. Most people prefer comfort over convenience, so my current hag is a very large, flannel-lined rectangular bag - good quality sleeping pad. One good choice in that department is the Big Agnes insulated pad, which is far superior to an egg crate foam or sell-inflat- ing pad. Use what you have, but your cot. Nothing is harder or colder than a canvas cot without padding.

Showering?

Another accessory that keeps you in the field hunting longer and harder is a shower. You can have experimented with several options.

Solar showers are a joke unless you are hunting in 90-degree weather.

You can heat water on the stove before pouring it into the bag. I once set mine out to warm during an Idaho September elk hunt, and used it later to cool my beer for the next couple of days.

Camp Chef stove

"I now have a system that works on top of my Camp Chef stove. It has a pump that supplies continuous hot water for a long hot shower. The only drawback to this system is that it needs some type of shower stall. Having the wind blow up your backside while bathing keeps one from showering every day, and it definitely keeps your spouse from wanting to spend time with you in your canvas palace. However, I've been working on a couple of lightweight designs, so stay tuned. If weight and space are not a problem, most of the tent makers offer a suitable shower tent.

Everything I have described above, with the addition of a couple of grub boxes, two hunters* worth of groceries, and hunting gear for a week to ten days, can be organized to fit into the bed of a full-size pickup. And you will still have room for a couple of critters upon your return."

So what's stopping you from going back to the future, gearing up, and roughing it! All you have to lose is a monthly payment on that piece of lawn art.

Accessorizing your Tent

The Throne

A portable potty chair of the type used in hospital settings or sold to the public for convalescing at home. These often show up at yard sales, Ilea markets, and thrift stores. John paid a couple of bucks for his plain Jane model; you can spent $5.00 for your silver-plated royal throne! After a little shovel work, one has a throne fit for a king, hut good enough for the queen. Don't forget the wet wipes for that civilized touch.

Next come the accessories that make your wall tent a home. Cots, sleeping bags, tables, chairs and fold up kitchens all can be added to provide all the comforts of home. If you have a large enough wall tent everything can be set up inside, also cooking outside of the tent if possible. Smell and moisture can make your living quarters uncomfortable. One solution is to have a rain fly attached to the front of the tent to provide a dry cooking area; another option is to erect a tarp over your kitchen area several yards away from your tent.

This is especially important if you are camping in bear country. Another option is to set up a smaller tent for cooking and eating just like the big boys!