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5.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not a Trangia replacement., 29 Sept. 2011
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The burner is a different base size to a Trangia or SVEA burner. For the Swedish Army Surplus kit, this doesn't matter a jot, nor does it matter if you make your own stand/windshield.
The snuffer cap/simmer ring does fit a Trangia, but not the SVEA.
The supplied stand doesn't fold, nor does it come with a windshield, nothing two minutes with a couple of soft drink cans and a pair of scissors cant cure windshield wise. The product photo with the kettle on it shows a simple shield, and that is all you'd need really. Perhaps a second, taller one made from roof flashing, or beer cans as a supplement for windy as opposed to breezy days? Half the fun of these spirit burners is making your own accessories anyway.
It lights easily, blooms quickly and performs on a par with my Trangia and SVEA stoves. The simmer ring is still a pain to get right, but that goes for all these stove types. It is never recommended to store fuel in these if you're on the move, and as this model doesn't have any internal wicking material, it is easy to drain back once cooled. For the Trangia and SVEA, I just let them burn out.
The stand does keep the burner base clear of the ground, so it is suitable with all the precautions needed for cooking in the tent porch. If you don't know the precautions, learn them before trying!
Really, I can't fault it for the money just to have ( another ) spare. It is the same price as the Tatonka stand on its own.


BCB FIREBALL FIRE LIGHTING FLINT STEEL STRIKER SURVIVAL
BCB FIREBALL FIRE LIGHTING FLINT STEEL STRIKER SURVIVAL

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sparks good. Fire good!., 28 Sept. 2011
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Lanyard crap and broke first use. Not an issue. All these type steels are supplied with a lanyard that's too short anyway. Use a shoelace and cut it to your comfortable working length.
If you've never used a firesteel before, youtube has some good videos. Practice moving the steel instead of the striker if you use an alcohol stove, and the striker not the steel for kindling. You'll find out why with use that sometimes one method is preferable to the other. You really don't want to knock an alcohol stove over just as it catches.
As supplied, the steel has a coating on which must be worn off before it sparks. For newbies, this is called practice :-)
I didn't realise the significance of the V-groove on this, but since playing with it, I'd have to rank it as one of those simple ideas that is really brilliant. Two contact points instead of one equals more lovely sparks.
Why should a happy camper have one? Piezo igniters can fail when wet. They can also give a nasty jolt if they get really wet and so are you. Matches don't like getting wet and lighters run out.
Firesteels just work. Why pay more?, plus, making fire without resort to matches or lighters is just a damn cool bloke thing to do.


Coleman F1 Lite Lantern
Coleman F1 Lite Lantern
Price: £24.48

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for outdoor use. Good for indoors during power cuts., 28 Sept. 2011
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This review is from: Coleman F1 Lite Lantern (Sports)
Puts out a heck of a lot of light, seems OK on gas consumption. Mantles easy to fit once you've got the knack. Without the knack I fully appreciate the 1 star reviewer!
I prefer candle lanterns, but this is great if there is a group of you just kicking back, having a brew and chewing over the day. That wasn't the only reason I bought it though. I bought it for a main room light during power cuts. I find LED lanterns harsh over time, and whilst in a tent, candle lanterns are superb, at home, the added light this kicks out will be welcome when the powercuts start. We always get a few 24 hour ones over winter and this will make cooking and eating easier ( I have children, they like a lot of light whilst eating ), then back to candles.
So, small, light, efficient and Amazon seem to be the cheapest out there. Go Outdoors, at the time of writing want £36!


Trangia Spirit Burner with Screwcap
Trangia Spirit Burner with Screwcap
Price: £11.00

38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I like stoves., 28 Sept. 2011
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It's true, I do. This is -not- an unbiased review.
Trangia burners last for ever. They are slow, need a priming pan mid winter, can be a pain to get to simmer and there are lighter stoves out there now. Pepsi can penny stoves are about as cheap and light as you can get, and if you build them properly are darn good too.
This is just the burner. It needs a pan rack and wind shield as well. I bought this as a backup/second unit for my Swedish Military kit so if one burner runs out, just light the second one, transfer the wind shield across and carry on. I could/should plan my fuelling better :-)
For making your own cookset, either a Trangia or Penny stove is perfect. Lets face it, there is nothing to go wrong. I don't do backpacking or bicycle touring, but do enjoy solo touring on my motorbike and to me, there is nothing more pleasant than being in the middle of nowhere with silence as company, watching the blue flame.
The forced relaxed pace over a gas stove adds to it for me. Add to that they almost never go wrong, are cheap to fuel and as simple as a stone.
Yes, I am a zealot. Those who used to use them and went to gas only regale me with tales of how good theirs was. Gas users mock us, but remain fascinated by our stoves and the rituals we perform to make our brew. More than once I've had "I've got to get one of those"
Come, join us on the slow side and see why we reject so many whizzo turbo flames having tried them and keep returning to our beloved Trangia and Optimus Primus type 96 stoves.
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Temple Of Rock
Temple Of Rock
Price: £12.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Think McCauley/Schenker, 26 Sept. 2011
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This review is from: Temple Of Rock (Audio CD)
A little too middle of the road for me. It's also a pity Michael has fallen foul of the loudness war as the dynamics seem rather flattened on this.
Content wise, nothing stands out to me. Lyrically it seems rather inane and this is the damning one, musically formulaic. Having seen the renewed, revitalised Michael. The player supreme, Mr.V at his finest, I was expecting more.
Very radio friendly but fails to engage.


Trangia Mini Cookset With Spirit Burner
Trangia Mini Cookset With Spirit Burner
Price: £24.80

57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slow, but reliable + cheap to run., 24 Sept. 2011
A must for winter camping. When it gets to real brass monkey weather, the gas stoves begin failing unless you've pre-warmed the gas cylinder. Hexamine stoves taint the flavour, paraffin stoves are the best of course, but a bit of a faff. If you are only going away for the weekend a couple of times a year, then the Trangia may be all you need.
Yes, they are slow, but you're not in a hurry are you?. They work in very low temperatures that defeat some of the gas stoves. For the cost of 1 medium gas cylinder, you can buy enough fuel for a year + you aren't tossing away the expensive container.
They're silent. This has to be appreciated in the middle of nowhere on a crisp morning or your last brew of the night.
Fuel is easily available and cheap.
So why not kick back, wait 6 minutes instead of 3 for your brew and enjoy the silence.

No in tent cooking!, not even in the porch unless you have something twixt stove and groundsheet. Yes, in tent cooking can be dangerous at the best of times. These things get hot all over, and a melted groundsheet or spilled fuel is not funny in a tent. Unlike their larger brethren, these are a little unstable. Controlling the flame for simmering or slow frying is a bit of an art and make sure you have enough fuel before you start as you cannot re-fuel the stove until it has fully cooled. Don't store fuel in it while travelling as they do leak a little and the meths makes your clothes smell funny. Not as bad as paraffin though.

For a day stove, for a spot of hiking and a brew/pot noodle, they can't be beat. For winter camping, they are damn good. Packs up very small too. For boil time comparisons, Gelert gas screw-on 3:00 mins. Optimus Primus 96 3:30 + a minute to start it. Trangia, 6:00 minutes + a minute to start it. Those times are very much rounded out.

For windier outdoors brew ups, you really do need a windshield of some sorts. The Trangia won't blow out, but the flame velocity is very low on these stoves and the heat gets blown away from your pot without some shielding. Roof flashing makes an excellent screen, as do those foil serving trays, suitably cut up.
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1GB PC2700 DDR 333MHz 200pin Memory SODIMM for Notebooks
1GB PC2700 DDR 333MHz 200pin Memory SODIMM for Notebooks
Offered by KOMPBAY
Price: £8.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Have Ronseal trademarked the phrase?, 7 Sept. 2011
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Because this does exactly what it says on the tin, so to speak.
Usually I avoid cheap memory, preferring the branded stuff, but after two DOA SODIMMs from better known manufacturers, I was wondering if it was time to replace my beloved, and well used IBM X40 rather than just upping the RAM to cope with a recent update to SuSE 11.4
The X40 soldiers on!, now with 1.25GB of memory goodness. I replaced the HDD with a compact flash to IDE adaptor, which has astonishing read rates compared to mechanical drives[1], but really suffers if the operating system is short on RAM and it ends up paging out a lot, hence the upgrade from 512MB to 1.25GB.
I ran memtest86+ ( free and damn useful ) to test the RAM continuously for a few hours and it came back clean, so for half the price of big brand RAM, I've extended the usable life of a seven year old machine even further.
[1]they were fitted with slow and fragile 1.8" drives originally.


Start-Europe - 2 Replacement Cartridges Ink Cartridges Replacement for HP Module Number 337 black 343 Colour C9364EE C8766A- also suitable for the following printers: HP Deskjet 5940, 6940, 6980, D4160. HP Officejet (All-In-One) 6310 / 6315. HP Photosmart 2575 C4180 D5160. Immediately insert the ink Cartridges-No chip conversion - 100% level Indicator-Top Ink-We deliver quality Ersatzpatrone. 1 x black and 1 x Colour 337 (343)
Start-Europe - 2 Replacement Cartridges Ink Cartridges Replacement for HP Module Number 337 black 343 Colour C9364EE C8766A- also suitable for the following printers: HP Deskjet 5940, 6940, 6980, D4160. HP Officejet (All-In-One) 6310 / 6315. HP Photosmart 2575 C4180 D5160. Immediately insert the ink Cartridges-No chip conversion - 100% level Indicator-Top Ink-We deliver quality Ersatzpatrone. 1 x black and 1 x Colour 337 (343)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Half the price of genuine HP...., 7 Sept. 2011
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...And I can't tell the difference.
Note the cartridges aren't the high capacity variants, but for our occasional colour use, this isn't an issue. For text, we still use the laser as its running costs are so much lower than any inkjet, but for full A4 colour, these remanufactured/refilled/reset cartridges are just the job.


BT Graphite 2100 Single DECT Digital Cordless Phone - Black
BT Graphite 2100 Single DECT Digital Cordless Phone - Black

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent call clarity and good battery life., 7 Sept. 2011
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Good range too. Clear signal throughout the house. Sufficient features to satisfy our needs, such as stored numbers, last ten numbers recall and the all important mute button for leaving cold callers on 'hold' for ten minutes while you make a coffee. That may just be me though :-)
It doesn't have an answering machine facility, and the keypad is a little tricky to see in low light. These things make no odds to me, but if your eyesight isn't quite all it could be in low light, and you haven't got the number stored, it may frustrate. The blue backlight screen is clear, easy to read and pleasant on the eye.
One more thing. This isn't a hook twixt shoulder and ear type phone. You'll press random buttons trying.


2 TINS OF ZIPPO FLUID 125ML UK DEL ONLY
2 TINS OF ZIPPO FLUID 125ML UK DEL ONLY
Offered by geekparty
Price: £3.04

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zippo fuel smells different to other fuels., 7 Sept. 2011
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It does!
They're all supposed to be naptha, but I'd swear I can detect lighter ( hah! ) fractions in there too, which may account for it's generally superior performance.
It doesn't cost much more than Swan or Ronson fuel, and I'm noticing it's trickier to find any sort of Zippo-esque fuel in newsagents nowadays. Even some Supermarkets don't seem to stock fluid, preferring to sell disposable gas lighters. You can't beat a petrol lighter though. The only exception is a fine cigar which should always be lit with a wooden match that has been allowed to burn halfway down.


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