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What do you keep in your mess kit?

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Martyn, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. Adi007

    Adi007 New Member

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    Anyone (any braniacs who've already measured it! :wink: ) know the capacity of the bottle that comes witht he trangia? If not, I'll measure the capacity of mone (when I find it again!).
     
  2. Martyn

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    Mine was just sitting here on a shelf Adi, so a quick fill and measure says exactly 1/2 pint, about 290mls or something. I think the sigg bottle might be 250mls - I'll check next time I unpack it.
     
  3. Martyn

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    Yeah, it's a slight annoyance Kath, but it's no big deal really. I know how it all fits ...it's not that much of a "krypton factor" exercise, honestly. :naughty:

    I have it arranged that even if I consume all the contents, the empty containers will still make a snug fit and stop the contents of the mess kit rattling arround. I absolutely hate rattling mess tins.
     
  4. Adi007

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    :biggthump :You_Rock_
     
  5. TheViking

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    Hi...

    Now here's the picture. That was the most important things IMO, I could fit in. :wink:

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    And here's it all kitted out! :D :biggthump I had to let go of the rice, cause there were simply not enough room. :roll:

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    Cheers
     
  6. Kath

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    That's not a Triangia - it's a Tardis! :nana:
     
  7. TheViking

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    OK. Didn't know that. Well, it's definately a swedish army mess kit. :wink: :nana:

    Cheers
     
  8. Kath

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    Um Sorry! The Tardis was a 'vehicle' used by a character on a television show in the UK called Dr Who. The inside of the Tardis was very much larger than its outside ... meaning your Triangia can fit a lot more inside it than you would expect! :wink:
     
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    :rolmao:


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  10. JakeR

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

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    Martyn like his hot foods!
     
  11. Viking

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    Here is some small tips:

    - The mess kit when its packed correctly be very quiet with the pothanger

    - No potgrabber is needed, it can be made of a stick that looks like a Y

    - The small pot is perfect to use as a frying pan and if put a small stick in the D-rings you dont have to be close to the fire

    - The small fuel bottle that comes with the mess kit contains 300 ml, but there is also a bigger one thet contains a 1 litre, but that one has another design.

    - Dont use the "Trangia burner" it will burn the ground and thet could end up bad. Had burnmarks on my floor after a test with the two burners.

    - Do not have any fuels or burners in the mess kit, if it leaks all your food will taste bad

    /Viking, long time user of the mess kit
     
  12. TheViking

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    Just my thought. But last time I had a fire, I forgot to try it out. :?:

    Never did, never will. :biggthump Caryy my fuel in an empty coke bottle.
     
  13. TheViking

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    Whoops. Did I type: 'never did'... :shock: I have the burner in the pot, but not the fuel bottle. The burner has never leeked in my time.
     
  14. Hogan

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    Sorry, I don't understand the "don't use the Trangia burner" bit. Can you explain further?

    Thanks in advance
     
  15. bothyman

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    So how do you stop the pot hanger rattling???

    without cutting it off
     
  16. Martyn

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    Yep sure do, but it's also to hide the taste of some less than tasty stuff you find. To quote Crocodile Dundee "...you can live off it, but it tastes like s:censored:".

    :D :D
     
  17. Martyn

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    Packed and snug aint a problem, it's the rest of the time, "...clang, clang, clang!"

    wus driving me nuts. The hanger had to go. ;) :D

    Q: How do yopu find a Swedish soldier?
    A: Sit quietly and wait for him to brew up!

    :D :D
     
  18. Viking

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    The trangia burner that are made for Trangia kitchen will burn the ground, but the burners made for the mess kit will not. If you clean the burner it will work a lot better.
     
  19. Viking

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    You donĀ“t hear or see a swedish soldier and he will hopefully know how to use the mess kit properly.

    There is also another kitchen that is mostly used by rangers and looks more like a normal trangia.
     
  20. Martyn

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    I tried them both and didn't see this. I'll have to try them both again.

    Thanks for the other tips Viking, great stuff. I think I will continue with the pot grabber as I like it so much, but the Y stick is a great tip for if ever I loose or misplace the pot grabber. :biggthump

    The fuel is in a Sigg bottle, I have great confidence in it. The burner is inside the kit, but also inside a plastic bag. Though I have more confidence in the commercial trangia to not leak, than the military version. I think the threads on the commercial version are better.
     

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