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Re: group cooking

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:23 am
by GiroToGo
I am going snow camping this weekend. I am just going to use the regular fancee feest that hold 3 oz. It boiled 6 cups of water in 15 min. and total burn time was about 20 min. Does anyone have experience using the fancee feest to melt snow , how much fuel should I take on an overnight trip. Going to cook for 3. Dinner and breakfast + lots of hot drinks. Thanks. Any comments, suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Re: group cooking

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:35 am
by ConnieD
I have experience melting snow: reserve some water for the bottom of the pot, then, don't just dump the snow in to fill the pot, add the snow to be sure all the water at the bottom of the pot isn't absorbed. Scorched snow water smells and tastes bad, and, puts the scorched smell and taste in the pot as well.

Other than that, I know nothing about it. I haven't got a Fancee Feest, and I haven't used an alcohol stove to melt snow.

I am going to remedy that, soon.

Re: group cooking

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:21 am
by zelph
Take enough water with you for the first day. Experiment with snow melting on the first day after a meal has been prepared then experiment with melting snow.

Follow Connies sugestion so you don't scorch it. I burned water once :mrgreen:

I have not used it for melting snow.

Re: group cooking

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:37 pm
by russb
I have used the FF to melt snow. The aforementioned advice is to be heeded. The amount of fuel? Think of it this way. You are changing the state of water from frozen to liquid (melt). This is the same as changing it from liquid to gas (boil).Thus, in general you will need the same amount of fuel to melt the snow to water as you will need to bring the cold water to a boil. So double your liquid to boil fuel needs.

Re: group cooking

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:55 pm
by GiroToGo
ah...that makes sense. snow to water, water to boiling. double it. Thanks.

Re: group cooking

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:27 am
by zelph
How many days will you be out snow camping?

Re: group cooking

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:22 am
by GiroToGo
just one night. still learning.

Re: group cooking

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:40 am
by zelph
GiroToGo wrote:just one night. still learning.
Ok, then just bring your water and use a little in the bottom of the pot to get you started when you plop in the snow. Bring along a couple bottles of Yellow HEET for testing the stoves abilities. I think I was able to boil 1 gal of water with the three ounces of fuel. I also remember pressure cooking a couple of chickens with the Fancee Feest. Photos are here somewhere. Probably in the FF thread.

Re: group cooking

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:58 pm
by GiroToGo
wow....3oz to melt snow and make 1 gal of water boiled. can't wait for the weekend.

Re: group cooking

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:39 pm
by zelph
GiroToGo wrote:wow....3oz to melt snow and make 1 gal of water boiled. can't wait for the weekend.
3 ounce to boil not both melt and boil........oops :D