Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Wednesday, 25 December 2019
Preliminary Christmas Load Out: Less Than Optimal
Hmpffff. For the last couple years I have been struggling with the great Stubfart's Dilemma: how to make fast, convenient coffee on the go. Sorry - I don't do instant coffee, nor any of that flavoured faggy stuff. I want an honest coffee, perked or filtered - don't care which, strong enough to float a horse shoe ... and other than that, whatever's in the jerry can is fine.
Somehow, even after 30 years of camping... I've never really played with the liquid heating fuels like sterno. I've dabbled with those hexane tablet stoves but jeez louise… they are so slooooooow. Up here in Canada, where we actually get winter (Where's my warble gloaming Greta? Gard darm your retarded arse!!!) - errrr…. did I just say that out loud? Sorry everyone!!! (And get stuffed, Greta!! (and did you get my coal for Christmas, you little chit?!?!?))...
Where was I? My Tourette's acting up again. Oh yes: jellied cooking fuel! For Christmas my wife bought me some coffee gizmos and the perker will be just right for tailgate coffee when I have the oh-so-trusty (and officially M approved) Jetboil stove. But I would like something more compact than even the Jetboil for making coffee on the trail, when I am out with the Dawgs, or X country skiing or something like that. Whilst digging through the wife's preps, I found a 100 year old can of sterno and decided to give it a go.
This is in the house where it's 18C and nice and warm. I tried for 20 minutes to burn some water for coffee and it got close - but I gave up on it. This will never work outside when it's -20C. Looks like I am going to be packing a bulky (but officially M approved) Jetboil for now in my arse pack. I will boil the water up and then put it through a pocket coffee-dripper thing that only makes a cup at a time. For now I guess it will have to work.
I will be doing some long range dawg patrols shortly - and would appreciate your company and thoughts if you decide to come along. My wife got me some snow gaiters for Xmas too - and I am just cranked to try them out!
Hope you got something cool for Christmas too! God bless you and yours and take care in the New Year!
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The only, and I do mean THE ONLY, M household approved coffee maker is this type:ReplyDelete
Accept no substitutes. They are available also in the larger multi cup size. Preferably used on a gas or liquid fuel burner.
Yup, I got an upgraded version of that - apparently the wife got it from Ikea, of all the places.Delete
Good, glad to hear. Now load it up with some good french roast. I buy the store brand stuff in the purple bag from Wallyworld. It will set you straight.Delete
That will work for my truck supplies but I still need something that will work on a trail and ride in an ass pack...Delete
Did you ever try coffee singles? They're not bad for packing in the wilderness. I used to take them on camping trips.......ReplyDelete
I did Tam. A couple years back I had some coffee-in-a-teabags that worked great - good coffee, simple and fast, all ya had to do was heat the water.Delete
Unfortunately I used them all up and the replacements I got were shite. I keep my eyes peeled for them and hopefully I can find a good brand again.
Glen, make yourself one of these, full instructions in the video. They work great. I use one as my primary cooking stove on extended backpacking trips.ReplyDelete