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Lightweight kettle

Discussion in 'Camping Sites & Equipment' started by MIKETHEBIKE, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. MIKETHEBIKE

    MIKETHEBIKE Active Member Forum Supporter

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    I'm after a new kettle for the national. Mines give up the ghost it was a cheap and nasty heavy bulky thing anyway. Been looking at the aluminium quechua. Any better ones out there
     
  2. MIKETHEBIKE

    MIKETHEBIKE Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Also after a couple of gas burners the folding ones. Mine turned into molten metal last weekend.
     
  3. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Trangia Mike :thumbsup:
    Tried the tripods, didn't work for me.
    I am a lazy sod when it comes to campsite cooking, need all my kit in one place, hence the Trangia :D
    Get the teflon pans :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    :thumbsup: 2nd vote from me for the Trangia :thumbsup:

    After "borrowing" Lowflyers for a Euro trip many years ago, I was sold and got my own set soon after my return, and have since "upgraded" to the coated pans.

    Un-like Lowflyer, I went for the light-weight eaters set-up and not the fay boy kit that John has :D

    Steve T

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  5. MIKETHEBIKE

    MIKETHEBIKE Active Member Forum Supporter

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    So what's the difference between the 25 and 27 and what's best the spirit burner or gas. I only wanted a kettle and burners now I'm forking out £80+
     
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    it had to happen
     
  8. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    Tone - Nothing "light-weight" about that beasty.

    Mike - 25 / 27 - its a size thing I think . . . . or maybe a weight thing . . . . . maybe?

    I tried the spirit burner and got so frustrated with the length of time it took to cook stuff, I nearly took up drinking the meths instead of burning the stuff :rolleyes: :confused:

    Have used the gas burner for years - it's wot Lowflyers set up was when I borrowed it. So I'd say if your going the whole Trangia route, then get a gas burner.

    By the way, Trangia do a dedicated kettle for their kit - heats up in no time due to having the heat hitting the bottom and all the sides of the kettle due to the way the kettle sits within the cooking set. Its also an "extra" with most trangia kits :oops:

    Just my ramblings

    Steve T

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  9. MIKETHEBIKE

    MIKETHEBIKE Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Nice one I'll look into it
     
  10. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    The "fat boy" kit isn't that bad :)
    I think the difference is in the capacity, one is one man, the other two or above.
    Tbh when they are packed away, don't think there is that much difference.
    Gas is the way :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Hamster

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    Have a look at these on eBay mike. Both work really well ( especially kettle)
    Pack down small and don't cost a fortune.
    Can recommend both.
     
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  12. austin

    austin Well-Known Member

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    On the trangia thing, also have a look at a “Trangia Triangle”. Very simple windshield arrangement that takes either the spirit burner or the gas adapter. Kettle of your choice but the Trangia ones are very good.

    Tamarack Outdoors here in Garstang has a good range of stoves on display most of the time and are very good with advice based on real life experience. Mike is your man there.
     
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  13. Paul-S

    Paul-S Active Member Forum Supporter

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    I've got the same burner from Go outdoors, an own branded Vango item. I have similar kettle as part of a powder coated aluminium kit from Gelert that I paid £10 for
     
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  14. MIKETHEBIKE

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    Cheers lads I've decided to just get a kettle and burner for now. I just missed out on a trangia set brand new on eBay for £30. I'll keep my eye on them. TBH I don't motorcycle camp enough to justify. We have just got a new 5 man tent and new cooking gear for ourselves.
     
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  15. MIKETHEBIKE

    MIKETHEBIKE Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Just got this NGT cooking set £25 plus a new burner £10. Will do me for my needs. 20190817_130144.jpg
     

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