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Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Wayland, Mar 28, 2007.
They won't fit into a 10cm billy.
then get one of a size you can cook a proper meal in, problem solved
That folding spork caught my eye and I found it for £6.99 at http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/ with free delivery.
They also had some small Nalgene bottles which I thought looked useful for holding meths.
Good link, some useful stuff there.
The first time I used a spork was about 30 years ago, you would have them at parties to eat your buffet food with.
Thanks for the ideas Wayland, just made my own stove kit. hoping to test it this weekend
thanks again Mark
i've recently been trying to put together a 'Wayland Morrisons' hobo stove (makes him sound like a C&W singer). I've tried the smaller version but could'nt get hold of a 10cm Zebra or anything like. I just used a Metal waterbottle cup, similar to a crusader. It seemed to work well enough, truth be told i though it was a great idea and had to have a go.
So, having already got a 12cm Zebra billy, i thought i would try the Morrisons 'Large' s/s container. I did exactly the same as the 10cm version, however, the 12cm Zebra would not quite fit into the larger container. I re-read Waylands thread and saw that he had cut some slots in the side of his to allow the handle brackets space and the rest of the Zebra slots in.
Now then, after i cut these slots, i found that the hole at the top of the container is now oval. I'm thinking that the strength of the container is in the rolled over portion at the rim. This is no 'biggie' but, asthetically, i was not really satisfied.
The problem is solved by buying a Morrisons 'Biscuit Barrel'! They are big enough for the large s/s container to fit into, but only just, so i figured they would house the Zebra snuggly.
Result! works a treat. Big enough for a brew, boil in the bag food and stable enough to hold a small frying pan!
They are near the s/s containers in Morrisons but have an enamel finish on the outside (cream or black) however, they are a seamless s/s container underneath, just a little bigger and at the same price. Oh yes, and they say 'Biscuits' on the side, but that disappears when you cut out your hole.
Just thought i'd share that with you
Hello wayland. you have made a great job of your but i wonder was it hard to cut and drill.
thanks a lot Paul.
The steel is quite tough, you need a good drill bit and a drill press makes the job a bit easier.
The bit heats up so keep a cup of water handy to cool it off.
The cutting was done with some aviation snips that went through it like butter. I drilled 4 holes and just cut between them.
I keep trying to come up with something similar which will cope with 2 people minimum with a possible 4. Anyone found anything which nests nicely?
Just a quick heads up about my previous post on the 'Wayland Morrisons' biscuit barrel hobo stove.
I took mine to the Moot this year and during it's first use i discovered that the coating on the outside is paint. Which caught fire when used. Which is not good.
After extinguishing the fire (i usually hear sirens, but this time it was laughter!) i sat the stove in an open fire and allowed the paint to burn off which left the bare steel below. After this it worked a treat. Used in conjution with a 12cm Zebra billy it produced enough boiling water to make brew's for three and left enough for rinsing the cups afterward!
Just thought i'd best mention the fire risk
If its not too late to ask, do you still have the base on the morrisons tin that is upturned?
just thinking if it was more of a tube then it might not 'wobble' but sit more solidly albeit would mean having the ash to clean rather than it being self contained in the pot?
The base is still on the Morrisons tin so that it contains the ash and embers.
Part of the reason for the hobo stove is for use where an open fire is prohibited due to fire risk and the like.
gotcha - i figured that but wanted to check - dont i sound like a noob lol
No problem mate. Nobody minds being asked a question on this site.
There are no stupid questions but you might get a few stupid answers....
Just picked up an enamel coated (although I reckon it is paint!) drainer for the 12 cm zebra Billy I got for my birthday. Early birthday present! It fits absolutely perfectly, and i have chopped it up a bit with the dremel and it fits in great and stows away nicely. It needs tidying up a bit at the front, but all in good time. I'll be bringing it to Delamere to give it its first run. I also found a computer fan finger guard for the light weight Trangia pot holder, and it fits in the base of the 12 cm billy perfectly, so I am gonna grab the 10 cm billy and get that packed inside (wire bail arm) and start to get this kit finally perfected for me. There are a few bits and bobs that would make the setup really nice, but I can do without if I need.
where did you get your drainer spam, another morrison's ?, i had a look in the one in chester but could,t find them
No, I got it from a local garden and DIY type shop. On the bottom it has a sticker saying www.premierhousewares.co.uk which I have yet to check out. I'll go have a look now. I think it cost a shade over two quid and is a lovely shade of red, but not for long!
It appears you need some sort of log in details that you can only get by becoming a seller of their kit. never mind, suffice it to say that it is pretty robust with a rolled over edge, Holes are small at the bottom of the stove and get increasingly larger towards the top and it is of stainless construction. The 12 cm sits so perfectly inside it it is beyond belief!
just checked that site looks like you have to be registered, i'll have a llok tomorrow in our local wilkinson's store, no big deal if i can't find one yet, it's work in progress, i'v got one of those evilbya pocket stoves that i want ot try so i'll bring that along