Archive for the 'Cooking' Category

US GI Mess kit

( Cooking )

This mess kit can be purchased at any surplus store, eBay and many other web sites. I have been using this Mess Kit for many years in the woods. The clamshell design makes it easy to keep the stamped stainless steel knife, fork and spoon inside. The lower half is a bowl, with swing-away handle. […]

Czech mess kit

( Cooking )

Czech mess kit is a nice light compliment to any stove. It only weighs about 1 LB, and there are three pieces total made of aluminum. Large pot is a little over 1 quart, the smaller pot is about 2/3 of a quart. The lid can be used as a frying pan, although I have […]

Coleman 533 Dual Fuel Gas stove

( Cooking )

Coleman has had this model of Dual Fuel stove available for many years. It has been my de-facto camping stove for many years. While not light, its construction is bomb-proof, and fuel is relatively cheap. This is actually my second Coleman stove. The first one was lost somewhere. I either forgot it at a camp […]

Trangia Stove and pot set

( Cooking )

The two Swedish Trangia alcohol stove sets arrived today. (Check out for current production mess kits and stoves). Looks like both pots are coated with paint; some sort of heat resistant paint. I have poured maybe an ounce of denatured alcohol and lit it. The little legs inside go up, and press against the […]