Swiss Ranger Volcano cookset

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Re: Swiss Ranger Volcano cookset

Post by zelph » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:53 pm

He made a post over on WB and said:

Swiss Ranger Cookset, it burns dry Grass/Twigs/hexi/Triox/
Tea lite candles/a dab of sterno/ or a Gram Weenie Alchy Stove.
which fits through the slot just fine.
I also use a Jiffy Heat alcohol stove and a Jumbo sierra cup.

It would be nice to know how his Chilian hike went. (did I make a new word there :mrgreen: )
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Re: Swiss Ranger Volcano cookset

Post by Ridgerunner » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:10 pm

Here is a pic of Stumpjumper using his new volcano stove with wood as his fuel source. It worked well and blackened his cup nicely. :lol:
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Re: Swiss Ranger Volcano cookset

Post by zelph » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:26 am

Was there enough oxygen to keep the stove going properly? Did he have problems?
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Re: Swiss Ranger Volcano cookset

Post by Ridgerunner » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:24 pm

zelph wrote:Was there enough oxygen to keep the stove going properly? Did he have problems?
The pic you see is right after he lit it. It burned good. I'm not sure if he had an oxygen or green wood problem as it was throwing off a lot of smoke for awhile. :lol: It had no problem boiling his water for soup.
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Re: Swiss Ranger Volcano cookset

Post by Username75 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:41 pm

I tried to reply quoted, I was in the Andies 4 months
took 47 rolls of 35 mm with my trusty Nikon FG-20
with 3 lenses 17-35 mm/35-70mm/&28-200MM
I'll be getting them back soon and go through them
btw I also brought along Zelph's Altoid Starlite also
but only used it for Coffee in Lima.
as it slipped to the bottom of My Pack

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Re: Swiss Ranger Volcano cookset

Post by zelph » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:56 pm

Show me your Altoid tin stoves
btw I also brought along Zelph's Altoid Starlite also
but only used it for Coffee in Lima.
August of 2007 is when I made that one. :D

My oh my, how time flies. I sure would like to go roaming the hills of Peru and do the archeology trails through Machu Pichu(close enough) ;)
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Re: Swiss Ranger Volcano cookset

Post by Ridgerunner » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:37 pm

I know the quality of 35mm is great and you have maybe more flexibility but it seems to me that a top end digital camera would be a whole lot lighter and with memory cards, you could save a lot of space there also. JMHO
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Re: Swiss Ranger Volcano cookset

Post by Username75 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:42 pm

I am now lusting after a Nikon DSLR,
now if I have the will to save up enough
to get one, depends upon how many Meva's
or Jiffy Heat ,or Simon stoves end up on Ebay.

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Re: Swiss Ranger Volcano cookset

Post by Ridgerunner » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:02 pm

Username75 wrote:I am now lusting after a Nikon DSLR,
now if I have the will to save up enough
to get one, depends upon how many Meva's
or Jiffy Heat ,or Simon stoves end up on Ebay.
What Meva stoves do you have?
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Re: Swiss Ranger Volcano cookset

Post by Username75 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:57 pm

It is a later Alcohol Model.
I have 2 they look like a bigger version of
the Varik tea kit abot 3 times larger
it all fits in the lidded pot
the Base windscreen and Alcohol burner.
which looks like a Chaffing dish stove.
instead of the wood knob on the lid it has a metal
Steel wire triangle.
but looks just like the later Varik models
the pot holds 3 cups.
a jumbo sirra cup just fits on top of the windscreen.
i use this getup when I go out watching California condors
and photograph them.

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