This is my new bushy cooking set, quick to assemble and not so large to fit inside my backpack.
After searches on the web, i’ve find this very interesting and functional made by Gary Waidson (http://www.ravenlore.co.uk/) and decide to replace my old cutlery drainer hobo stove. I find this kit very useful basically because it’s bombproof and follow a modular approach, obviously it’s no lightweight but it’s stainless! I don’t like aluminium, it’s less reliable and strong, especially when you use fire.
As you can see my cooking kit it’s quite similar but i’ve add different elements and personal upgrade to the stove. Let’s start to explain the kit. In the upper photo you can see from right to the left:
- cheap stainless steel camping cutlery set bought on amazon.
- small tin can opener (i’ve a SAK that do better this job )
- Swedish army trangia alcohol burner
- Stainless hobo stove outside and inside a 12 cm Zebra billy pot, held together by a mattress strap
- Small stuff sack (to contain all the kit).
In this photo i show you the content of the pot, from right to the left.
Now, the stove. This is a diy stove made by a cheap stainless lunch box (dia. 14 cm). To realize this stove I have removed the locking element on the side and the lid. Then width a small rotary tools and and a saw i’ve opened a rectangular window large enough for a pinecones (wonderful fuel) and cut on the upperside two opposite small housing for the pot (necessary to fit together the elements).
Near the base i’ve drilled all around holes to let the air to blow from the bottom. Then i’ve added a support with three foot for a better insulation from the terrain (to not burn the soil) and for an easy and stronger air recirculation (this element is reversed when all the kit it’s packed to help to hold all firmly). In the top of the stove i’ve also drill four small holes for the skewers, they serve as a stable stand for the pot.
This Stainless Steel hobo is a multifuel stove so inside can be used to burn pinecones, wood, and other organic material, or solid fuel tablets like esbit or other brands. Can be used also as a windshield for alcohol burner like Trangia.
A pic of… woodland frittata! 🙂
And after an hot tea!