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Old 11-26-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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Moto Camping - Cooking Gear

Has this been done?? I googled and could really find what i was looking for.

What are the Australian riders using for cooking?

Tell me what you have from the Heximine stove to the Gas Stove with solar powered rangehood.

Pictures, pros and cons of your cooking, eating, drinking setup. Whats worth getting and whats worth leaving in the shop.
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:31 PM   #2
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I really like my jetboil.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:56 PM   #3
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I really like my jetboil.
The Jetboil rocks!
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:03 PM   #4
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I've been using this pepsi can home made setup for motorbike and hiking trips.
Stove is chimney type made out of Pepsi cans with V can reservoir. Some scrap mesh for pot stand.
Pros: Runs on metho, very light, efficient, CHEAP, compact (fits in pot)
Cons: fragile so store in pot (it's lasted me years), some consider slow to cook
Other: Requires simmer lid (smaller chimney hole) to simmer
I've just replaced this homemade stove with the Weenie gram pro which is a side burner design. I've tested it but haven't cooked on it yet. It's sturdier and more compact (doesn't require pot stand).



Cooking on these little burners isn't bad - I do all my cooking/eating/drinking in the one pot to save weight/space. You can cook some pretty decent meals in one pot, or you can just fall back on the premix backcounty meals that just need hot water.
These stoves are really not that slow - can still get a cup of water boiled in 5 minutes.

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Old 11-26-2011, 07:40 PM   #5
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The Jetboil rocks!
I had a jetboil but found it limited in terms of anything other than 2 minute noodles so have gone for a dual fuel.stove with msr cook wear
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:46 PM   #6
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Hi Dunno where.

I go for the $10 special metho stove from BCF and the custom 2mm staino BBQ plate that sits on top of my rear fuel tank when traveling, wouldn't even know it was there.
Cheers Fogo...
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:49 PM   #7
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Cooking gear

I use a Trangia. The small one is a good size for one to two people. Simering with the metho stove can be tricky but you get used to it ok. Tried the gas and multi fuel add ons (Optimus nova+) but the metho burner is just so simple and effective.

I've cooked all sorts of things on the Trangia, made some chicken with chilli & basil from scratch at the Trout rally and I've done Fettecini bosciola at the TTT a couple of years back.

Good food is so much better than two minute noodles when your camping.

Cheers, Dave.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:19 PM   #8
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for the metho stove users, with a set up like BBRadar's: say you're using something like the Gram Weenie Pro how many times would you need to add metho to the flame to boil 1L of water? seems like a quick, light & simple way to carry and using cooking gear but I'm just wondering how hard it'd be to control temperature and such.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:19 PM   #9
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Has this been done?? I googled and could really find what i was looking for.

What are the Australian riders for cooking?

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I prefer vegetarians but not the skinny ones, they taste a bit gamey, better a bit plump. Cooked slowly
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:20 PM   #10
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I always use to use this ww2 Remake mess kit, metho stove, works well, boils slow though.





Now i just upraded to this fancy elcheapo propain canister cooker, its got a pizo ignition, a few bucks on ebay, boils quickly, after seeing a mate on my last bikeathon camping. i have some square alu mess pans, or just use the pans from the old one. yet, to test it out properly yet.







but i have been looking at buying something like this, as i like the idea of just a kettle, add hot water etc for tea coffee noodle cups, no cleaning of it. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-3in1-...item19c690b720

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:31 PM   #11
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Nice pillow, got the matching PJ's?
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:47 PM   #12
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for the metho stove users, with a set up like BBRadar's: say you're using something like the Gram Weenie Pro how many times would you need to add metho to the flame to boil 1L of water? seems like a quick, light & simple way to carry and using cooking gear but I'm just wondering how hard it'd be to control temperature and such.
1L is a fair bit of water for a small stove like the ones I use - if you needed that much I'd say go for a bigger stove.
On my old one 500ml of water is about 10 minutes and I generally wouldn't need to refill for this much water. I've made quite a few different drink can stoves and some have had lower fuel capacity which would need refilling - probably only once. To refill you need to wait till it's gone out completely.

Just tested the Gram Weenie Pro and 1L of water (had to use a pot from the kitchen) - refilled it once, and it only used less half the second load of fuel (each load was 30ml metho) so ~40ml total. Time was 20-22mins including priming and refill. This was to get a decent boil.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:39 PM   #13
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Now i just upraded to this fancy elcheapo propain canister cooker, its got a pizo ignition, a few bucks on ebay, boils quickly, after seeing a mate on my last bikeathon camping. i have some square alu mess pans, or just use the pans from the old one. yet, to test it out properly yet.




Looks like the one I got to replace my expensive ($70+) one that I lost.

Worked great up until my Tassie trip, and then the auto lighter thingy was hard to start and the arms became very stiff...

So stiff that I left them extended for the entire trip.

Might have to give them a spray with lube after use...
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:41 PM   #14
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i love cooking in aluminium, but I can never remember the meal or where i left it!
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Nice pillow, got the matching PJ's?
matching bed spread actually :-)

got the double, and a single for my daughters one
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