Finse Hardandgervidda Norway , Trip planning thread ....

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Twodogs

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The planning still chips on :)

Stove and fantastic company service :D.

I couple of months back K9 and I were mincing around Anchor supplies in Ripley and in a large box marked scrap were a loads of burners I noticed they were marked MSR and that was all I knew about them having only owed Optimus and Primus in the past having chatted to the sales chap I managed to get the lot as scrap for £10 :)..



After we skip off to my car with a big bag of burners we have a better look and it seems they have all been scrapped from 22 SAS..



Three gas burners and a flock of MSR XGKs ,,,



So internet time mega snow melting stoves ,,

Selling a few off and I manged to buy the fuel pumps and spares kit ...happy days ,




I did think about fitting it into a trangia but I think it might melt it and dont want to take the risk .

Pan wires hmmm I need the pan wires search the net not a thing :( , So I email Needle sports as a very long shot I get a fast reply back telling me that Cascade Designs have them and asks me for a postal address ...

http://www.needlesports.com/6027/st...LgFTRwOFTD9gjvR6CUBvvML0tUUXR2xTPV6+XNY1cQw==


A week later two sets of pan wires arrive :) WOW thats fantastic service from both ...





Happy days theres my snow melting stoves sorted



The base under the stove is a piece of aluminium laminate to stop the stoves melting into the snow .



I found out that after trials with the Norwegian Military MSR have brought out a Arctic fuel pump so ,,,had to get one .



Stoves sorted ;)
 
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decorum

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Moving forward nicely, Cliff :D

What's the clearance between the top of the vapouriser and the panwires? IIRC the gap was increased to decrease the amount of carbon monoxide put out ~ but that increase also lead to a decrease in melting speed :(

(I know Cliff already knows but before someone else says it ... standard warnings of using in a well ventilated area apply ... but if you'daft enough to pre-heat one of these in a tent then you'll probably create a well ventilated area! :rolleyes: ;) ... and it'd be much needed ventilation as I rather susect that the various warranties might not be the only thing voided :eek: :yikes: )
 

Janne

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I am sure you already know this, but when there is a chance of strong winds, store the survival bag ( and survival gear) outside the tent, well anchored and if you can, buried in snow if in winter.
 
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Twodogs

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Just finished another bit of cold weather kit for my ever growing pile :)

A action man and Blacks anorak with a hint of Twodogs .



Fabric I have been lucky to get my woolly mittens on some vintage fly sheets made by " Conquest " bit thicker than the Vango force ten flys ,,Ideal :D







Same as the original blacks anorak I went double lined making it very windproof ,







I reused the conquest makers mark on the front pocket just to keep the history





Arms and lower pockets sorted unlike the original i went with velcro on the cuffs



The finished anorak



Arr wrong photos ;)







As wind could be a problem up at Finse maybe a pair of windproof over trousers next :D



Thanks for looking

Twodogs
 

Imagedude

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I mounted my MSR in a Trangia and it works a treat. Have used it in Canada and Norway with no melting of aluminium parts.
 

wildrover

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Hi Cliff,
Always love your threads on this sort of stuff. Super informative!
How did the trip go?
Did you manage to get away?

Glad I found and reread the thread!
Couldn't get the links to work to the original thread! Gutted.
I will search it out tho'!

Cheers