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Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:09 pm
by zelph
Not bad at all.......it's putting out some serious heat and the pot is suckin it in. I like that one. I'll keep one eye open on ebay for one. I wanna make an "Impossible Pie" in it. Going to ebay right now to check :D

Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:40 pm
by oops56
i got one of them cook kit its made by trangia model 210 its a small lone there is a big one also

Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:45 pm
by zelph
I checked ebay and ther are 2 listings. Hmmmm, I'll look again tomorrow.

Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 10:21 am
by steamjam
oops56 wrote:i got one of them cook kit its made by trangia model 210 its a small lone there is a big one also
The french mess kit is on the left. Trangia 210 on the right. The French mess kit is much sturdier then the Trangia by far, and can take much more abuse. However the Trangia is lighter.
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And this is what makes this mess kit such a strong contender: I can store a mojo pot stand, a retail Trangia stove, and a fuel bottle all into the inner pot and it all fits together like they were designed to to so. They fit together so well, once you close everything up nothing rattles, or bumps around. Perfect fit.
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Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 12:48 pm
by zelph
Nice photos of both, thanks :D

What kind of treatment can you give to the handles of the French to cool them off like the Trangia?.

Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:03 pm
by steamjam
zelph wrote:Nice photos of both, thanks :D
What kind of treatment can you give to the handles of the French to cool them off like the Trangia?.
The French kit's handle gets warm, but it hasn't gotten so hot during use I cant touch it yet.I have found that the thicker the aluminum pot walls are, the cooler the handles are when in use. My Czech round mess kit is pretty robust and exhibits the same behavior. I have a *cheap* Chinese made thin wall "czech mess kit" replica and I have to wear gloves when I use it or I'll get burned. My cheap-o thin wall aluminum canteen cup handle becomes too hot to touch within seconds of being put on the stove. Its the same for the Trangia 210. Its made out of very thin aluminum. The rubberizing on the handle starts to sizzle and melt when trying to boil water.

Which brings me to my #1 complaint about the Swedish mess kit. You had better use the stick rings on the pan handle or your hand will get scorched.. :( Learned that the hard way!.. :(

Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:24 am
by steamjam
I decided to test out my well used and ever reliable G.I. canteen cup. I use it with a monster energy drink can stove instead of a retail trangia because its much smaller and fits just right in the aluminum stove stand. I also have the 1943 stainless version with the "swing away" handle, but I prefer these newer ones because the butterfly handle stays so much cooler when in use, as well as being a bit sturdier.
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Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:58 pm
by zelph
The BCB lid is heavy :mrgreen: but is good in a pinch.

I forgot to include a few military pots :oops:

Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 5:36 pm
by steamjam
zelph wrote:The BCB lid is heavy :mrgreen: but is good in a pinch.
Yeah. The Heavy Cover lid isn't really all that useful. The bean shape of the canteen really limit the kinds of stoves i can use with it without doing modifications.

Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:30 pm
by Ridgerunner
I would think that most of your beer can type stoves would work. Zelph makes a nylon type lid for the odd shaped military cups. I'm not sure of the weight savings ?