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Non expensive kit

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by rik_uk3, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. petrochemicals

    petrochemicals Full Member

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    just thought i'd say, the adapter for standard butane cartridges arrived today (see earlier post). Works well even with cold gas and weather, (11th December) kovea design, doesnt look like it will ever leak, especially as a remote feed liquid stove is used. All the way from china. Lots of designs for them.

    STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES !

    p.s. cost me a fiver
     
  2. petrochemicals

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    update on the kovea butane adapter :

    using butane only cartriges is good, fast push and twist connection.

    Burning butane in subzero through a liquid feed stove, resulted in liquid butane spilling onto the floor and resulted in the most spectacular fireball i have ever seen of my own creation, even better than petrol!
     
  3. Vulpes

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    +1

    You can get some very good vintage tools at boot sales - box wood spokeshaves, record stilsons and stanley planes just to name a few. Much better and more durable than what you'd get in b&q.
     
  4. petrochemicals

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    another update on the kovea adaptor (i don't know whether it was expensive santa)

    I have found out that I can run it off certain butane lighter refill, avaliable in newsagents and supermarkets worldwide (if anyone wants to know more I'll post photo's). They hhave to be the narrow neck one but yes. The cannister weighs 50 to 75 grammes depending on the volume.

    (this is run with a Primus spider with a vapourisation tube, runs to 5g a boil in my kitcken equaling the "jetboil" using a normal 600ml aluminium pan)

    easy fuel pick up for me, given I do use my stove more than , twice a day for more than 1.5 litres (more like many for 8 litres)
     
  5. dave89

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    i got a 3 in 1 torch from sports direct its small quite bright has a wistle and had a setting where the handle glows blue and also flashes plus it has a neck strap. 99p BARGIN
     
  6. petrochemicals

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    update on the kovea adapter.

    Ripped the rubber seal out of the adapter using cigarette lighter gas , cant use it with cigarette lighter gas no more !
     
  7. Dave-the-rave

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    The best ten quid I ever spent was on my Army Norgie shirt.
     
  8. jacko1066

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    Here is something I got today, I lost my ti long handled spoon and have been looking for something similar for getting righ to the bottom of packet foods etc. So I bought 2 sundae spoons off of the bay, £2 delivered ad weigh about 20g each!!

    Perfect for rat packs and freeze dry foods too!!

    Cheers
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    I got one of those, it was great until I'd washed it a few times and it now would fit Mr Tickle.
     
  10. Dave-the-rave

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    :lmao: Yeah mines is a big long and baggy too. It's light and warm though, at least as warm as an Army jumper.
     
  11. Folcwigga

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    The warmest jumper i own is a knitted woollen jumper i got from Primark for £3. If it's windy and you haven't got a jacket on top then the wind cuts right through you, but in calm conditions or with a even a lightweight waterproof on top it's brilliant. That and a marks's thermal under a lightweight windproof jacket kept me nice and toasty when i was in Sweden this winter.
     
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    Poundland had some enamelled bowls, they looked ok so I bought a couple. How durable they will be, I'll find out in due course but for the price, you can't really go wrong.
     
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    Got one and it's actually quite good! :)


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  14. Jonbodthethird

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    How about non expensive boots?! I posted about a month ago about buying some boots and the response was like over £170 one person out a set on my post that was £260! I don't think I'm spending that sort of money just to go down the woods!


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  15. Quixoticgeek

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    This is a very good example of the Sam Vimes law of Economic Injustice. There is a lot to be said for the charity shop/surplus kit. My summer staple is an ex German army shirt, I have one that was a quid off Watford market back in 1995, and another black one I got in about 2004 for a fiver. But conversely, I went through 3 different "cheap" cook sets from the local surplus store (He won't sell them to me any more since I melted through them)[1], before giving up and investing the money in an MRS Alpine set. The alpine set has proved cheaper in the long run.

    J

    [1]MSR Whisperlite stove seems enough to melt through cheap pans...

    [Edit: Apologies for the thread necromancy, hadn't noticed the start date when I started reading.]
     
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    Instead of buying a long handled spoon to get to the bottom of your boil in the bag meal, which are normally less than half full, cut the bag down, and use a normal spoon
     
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    The lightweight option as well.
     
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    or turn the pouch on its side and cut down the long edge ;)
     
  19. Jonbodthethird

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    So far I've bought some £30 karrimoor boots that boast to be watertight and I've tested them on 3 outings and not got wet feet once. Being a size 13 I'm chuffed to bits with them so far. Warm and feel like trainers. So all good.


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  20. John Fenna

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    My billies are charity shop coffee/tea/sugar/biscuit tins - good solid stainless steel with fence-wire/knitting needle bails and home made wooden nobs on the lids... they last forever on all sorts of stoves and fires! 009.jpg 004.jpg 015.jpg
     

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