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£6.50 Portable Dutch Oven

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Hammock_man, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Hammock_man

    Hammock_man Full Member

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    2 times 2 quid for bowls
    1 times 1.50 for clips
    1 times 87 pence top plate
    13p allowed for bolt !!!

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    The two bowls are clipped to together using all metal clips. A bolt with a hook end is used to fasten a steel plate to the top bowl. The plate will be filled with coals in use and the hook allows the whole thing to be placed on and removed from the fire.

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    Here you can see the bolt passing through top Bowl / Lid and just make out the upper coals tray

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    There is room inside to put a billy can which will be used to cook the bread in.

    Next stop BUSHMOOT.......
     

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    Tengu Full Member

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    Thats brilliant.

    Have you, um, tried it??
     
  3. Hammock_man

    Hammock_man Full Member

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    As you can see from the outer surface it has been used 42 times .
    As you can see from this reply I am a cheeky git. ( cos I can not spell sarcastic )

    Not used yet. But should have an after action report at the weekend.

    I think it is light enough to be backpacked.

    Was going to used Poundshop bowls but the wilko ones are much thicker.
     
  4. Robmc

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    I like it!

    It's years since I went into Wilko's. I must pay them a visit!
     
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    it never fails to amaze me how resourceful folks are on here :You_Rock_. Nicely done mate, hope it works well.
     
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    looks great and a lot lighter than cast iron
     
  7. bushwacker bob

    bushwacker bob Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I think you've undervalued the bolt by several pence.
     
  8. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    A true Bushcrafter would use a stainless steel eyelet bolt, high polish it then engrave a nice Celtic design on it...

    Well done. I am sure it cooks just as well as it looks like!
     
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    Is it not enough that I dug the ore, grew the tree that provided the charcoal, hammered it using my forehead, used my teeth the cut the thread OK too much......breath...breath...breath
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Ok, ok!
    You are a true Bush crafter!
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Great idea but just a thought..

    Getting the bulldog clips hot may alter the spring temper ( Correct me if I am wrong. )

    It might be worth looking at another method of securing the edges, screw clamps for example?
     
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    stick a microwave grill thingy on the top and you also have a bbq.
     
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    Wonder if screw clamps would be too much trouble / weight?
    Do get the point mind.

    If anyone has any thoughts on this please shout out
     
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    That's spot on ! Well done :)
     

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