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Old 02-16-2013, 06:00 AM   #46
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Quickest - what does a minute or two extra matter when boiling water for a cup - or cooking a meal? Those are sociable events that should not be rushed! And scones? For those who have visted Southern Africa , dunk a few buttermilk 'boere beskuit' or rusks!

I have used may types of stoves. I always come back to my 40 year old SVEA. Takes time to get going, but works realiably even at altitude (Top of the Swiss Alps, Rockies in the US and Drakensburg in S Africa) . Small, fits inside my cooking pot and uses cheap white gas or unleaded from the bike. It has become pricy over the years - but it has been used on three continents . The example below is a newer generation to the one I have.

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:19 AM   #47
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I use a "Supercat" style alcohol stove. You take a small cat food can, or one one of similar size, and make two rows of holes around the top (I used a paper punch for this).

It is super easy to make, tiny and light, and pretty much disposable.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:38 AM   #48
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Quickest way?

Boil your water at breakfast. Put it in a thermos. Now you have hot water ready for a cupper when ever you stop. If it is not hot enough then simply put the hot water on the stove, less time to heat something up that is already hot.

Ha!

No really:

Jet boil for the win.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:21 AM   #49
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I've only had a scone at Starbucks, it was a pumpkin spice I think. it was really good. Tell me more about these scones?
heathen, thats not a scone!
a nice afternoon cream tea involves tea (in a proper teapot), scones, butter, clotted cream and jam. dont know how you would keep the milk and cream cold, best to go to a tearoom run by old ladies, the older the better in my experience. with young pretty waitresses hopefully.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:07 AM   #50
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heathen, thats not a scone!
a nice afternoon cream tea involves tea (in a proper teapot), scones, butter, clotted cream and jam. dont know how you would keep the milk and cream cold, best to go to a tearoom run by old ladies, the older the better in my experience. with young pretty waitresses hopefully.
Add fresh Jersey cream and strawberries for high tea at 5pm!
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:39 AM   #51
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Quickest - what does a minute or two extra matter when boiling water for a cup - or cooking a meal? Those are sociable events that should not be rushed! And scones? For those who have visted Southern Africa , dunk a few buttermilk 'boere beskuit' or rusks!
For cooking, I'm inclined to agree; I usually eat lunch cold on the trail (when I want to eat quickly) and the evening meal is pretty much all there is to 'do' at camp after the tents are up, so I'm fine with it taking a little while. For making hot drinks though? I love that when hiking, I can stop, make fresh tea/coffee for two people drink it at a leisurely pace and be packed up and on the move again in about 7 minutes, start to end.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:27 PM   #52
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If you're looking at the JetBoil, also consider the Primus Eta Express. About the same price but far more versatile (the stand/burner lets you use it with other pot/pans if you like), standard canisters fit inside the pot unlike the JetBoil, and it boils faster.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390596

I've been a happy owner since 2008, nary a problem with hundreds of uses. I even found a set of GSI nesting plastic camp bowls that fit perfectly over the bottom of the pot for transport that also protects the heat exchanger fins, and the lid for the bowl makes a nice top cover, all fitting inside the mesh carry bag.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #53
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I use a "Supercat" style alcohol stove. You take a small cat food can, or one one of similar size, and make two rows of holes around the top (I used a paper punch for this).

It is super easy to make, tiny and light, and pretty much disposable.
+1......I too like to drink alcohol and eat cat food straight from the can.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:18 PM   #54
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I like the size/weight/case of the Monotauk Gnat that I have, if you go with a canister stove.

For a daytrip, I'd probably just take a nice tea thermos like a Zojirushi full of hot water. Those have their own separate dry container for tea bag / Starbucks Via packets.


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Old 02-19-2013, 06:21 AM   #55
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Quickest was a poor choice of wording, I'm mainly looking for simplest/most economical. I think it's going to be either the Esbit stove or the Pocket Rocket depending on how broke I am by time the roads are clear. Renovating my house so money is tight. The cheapo DX stove looks good, but I like the "Made in America".
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:43 AM   #56
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Just curious why you are refusing to look at any of the myriad of alky stoves?

they fit your bill well ( cheap, and simple)

and you could make one in 5 minutes for about $1

they are closer to made in america than the esbit. or the pocket rocket
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:57 AM   #57
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:13 AM   #58
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Another vote for alcohol stoves. I have made close to 100 of them, all styles and shapes. Esbit stoves leave a sticky residue on the cookware. Denatured alcohol and Heet are widely available and a weeks worth fits in a 20 oz bottle.

I cut up some heavy foil from a disposable roaster pan and made a windscreen. that rolls up and fits inside the water pot, along with the stove.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:38 AM   #59
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I can stop, make fresh tea/coffee for two people drink it at a leisurely pace and be packed up and on the move again in about 7 minutes, start to end.
7 minutes? I can agree that making tea in 7 minutes is possible, but not also "consuming it at a leisurely pace", and packing up too.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #60
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I like the size/weight/case of the Monotauk Gnat that I have, if you go with a canister stove.

For a daytrip, I'd probably just take a nice tea thermos like a Zojirushi full of hot water. Those have their own separate dry container for tea bag / Starbucks Via packets.


I never saw their vacuum bottle before. Where did you buy it?

I have a Zojirushi "egg" rice cooker, best small appliance ever if you eat a lot of rice.



Expensive, but was a gift, and has worked flawlessly for quite a few years. Have not used it on the motorcycle yet though
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