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by Allen
Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Cooking rice and grains: easiest method?
Replies: 27
Views: 1073

Re: Cooking rice and grains: easiest method?

I cook white rice at home the way I like it. Then dry it with a food dryer.

When I need to eat it, I just add hot water and wait a couple of minutes. :)
by Allen
Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Homemade lifeboat ration recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 1710

Re: Homemade lifeboat ration recipe

Hey guys!

I make those from time to time. I usually replace them after 6 months or so. There's an old thread here somewhere with variations on the recipe.
I'll bump it if I see it.

God Bless! :)
by Allen
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: whats your mess gear?
Replies: 86
Views: 12501

Re: whats your mess gear?

I've added a small nonstick frying pan to my kit.

It's the T-fal One egg Wonder pan. 6.00 at Wallys.

It's 4.75 " wide, and works great with an alcohol stove.

You can even bake in it. :)
by Allen
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: mountain house mac and cheese taste test
Replies: 23
Views: 1096

Re: mountain house mac and cheese taste test

I think I'm going to redouble my efforts to figure out a dehydrator recipe for it that has way less salty. I cook the pasta from a 50 cent box of Kraft Mac & Cheese, drain, rinse with cold water to stop the cooking, drain again, then dry the plain pasta in the food dryer. When you're ready to eat t...
by Allen
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever
Replies: 28
Views: 1484

Re: Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

Bump!
by Allen
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ode To The Swedish Mess Kit (56K look out!)
Replies: 403
Views: 48351

Re: Ode To The Swedish Mess Kit (56K look out!)

Guys our burners aren't trangia, they are SVEA, a SVEA burner has a smaller jet ring but it has more fuel capacity. Trangia and SVEA split in the 60-80's and if your kit says like NC66 (which is mine) it means (i don't know what NC means though) it was made in 1966. Both of mine are SVEA. BTW, I ca...
by Allen
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello! :)
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Hello! :)

Real_Ale_Act wrote:Welcome back. :)
Thanks! :)
by Allen
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello! :)
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Hello! :)

Hi Everyone!

Haven't been around for a while, so I thought I'd say hello!

Hope everyone's well!

God Bless ZS! :)
by Allen
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What the *&$% am I doing wrong... (Popcan Stove)
Replies: 21
Views: 1222

Re: What the *&$% am I doing wrong... (Popcan Stove)

The last one I made was perfect in every way, in fact so perfect that the bottom part of the inner wall sealed too tightly against the bottom of the stove and now it takes two-three minutes for the alcohol to seep into the inner wall. This makes for a not so efficient stove. You can fix this by add...
by Allen
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Allice Bag
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Allice Bag

The frame helps keep the pack off your back so you don't sweat so bad. The frame fits both the Large and Medium ALICE packs, so i suggest You buy the frame and both a Large and Medium ALICE.

Cheers!
by Allen
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What the *&$% am I doing wrong... (Popcan Stove)
Replies: 21
Views: 1222

Re: What the *&$% am I doing wrong... (Popcan Stove)

I'm not a big fan of the penny stove. I don't feel that they have a consistant flame pattern throughout the burn. If You insist on making them, it does help to add a wad of fiberglass insulation inside.And don't skip the process of making a nickel sized flat spot for the penny to rest. You need to g...
by Allen
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Bottomless Salad Dressing Bottle of Holding
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Bottomless Salad Dressing Bottle of Holding

Thanks for the recipe Jeriah!

You can add herbs and stuff to Your vinegar too. Add it to the bottle, or use an empty wine bottle, and let it season for a little while.

And +1 to Michael Pollan.

Cheers!
by Allen
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Sugar Free Red Pepper Jelly - Looking for recipe
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Sugar Free Red Pepper Jelly - Looking for recipe

Can You use Splenda? It gives me a headache, but tastes like sugar.

My Mom makes awesome pepper jelly, but She uses real sugar.

Cheers!
by Allen
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Stove Necklace
Replies: 34
Views: 4049

Re: Stove Necklace

Beautiful Stove. Reminds me of the "Borde Bomb". Thanks for the post! Cheers! ETA: If anyone want's to clone this stove, the fuel tank looks like a bullet case, and the burner is a plumbing end cap stuffed with pumice stone. Small holes are drilled in the pumice for fuel jets. In cold weather this s...
by Allen
Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ode To The Swedish Mess Kit (56K look out!)
Replies: 403
Views: 48351

Re: Ode To The Swedish Mess Kit (56K look out!)

S-L-X is expensive here for some reason. 8.00 per qt at Wally's, but it burns fine for me. I usually burn HEET because it's cheaper.

According to the S-L-X MSDS they try to shoot for a 50% Ethanol 50% Methanol blend, with a varaible of 8%, but it's possible someone got a bad batch.

Cheers!
by Allen
Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Trangia Swedish Army stove review (no 56K)
Replies: 48
Views: 6735

Re: Trangia Swedish Army stove review (no 56K)

Does anyone know where you can get replacement sealing rings? Welcome to ZS! Any hardware store should have the proper sized O Ring. I'll try Your tip on using the lid upside down as a simmer ring. Cheers! P.S. Someone above posted about ISO HEET in the red bottle. Don't use it! Stick with Methanol...
by Allen
Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Home made MRE's
Replies: 35
Views: 2013

Re: Home made MRE's

Ya im gonna go fish the Sierra Nevada Mountains up in bishop,CA so ill be camping right by a stream and i need a water filter...whats you thought....katadyn pocket or iodine tablets It's my understanding that the water there is safe to drink. You should find out for sure though. You should have a w...
by Allen
Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: One day food packet in 1qt ziplock 2095cal. (3 med photos)
Replies: 26
Views: 2599

Re:

May swap rice for the potatoes if I can figure out a way of cooking it, without large amounts of fuel. But that will have to wait till I have more time to run some tests. Miles Cook it the regular way at home. You know, 1 part rice to 2 parts water, bring to boil, Stir, cover, greatly reduce heat, ...
by Allen
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mantracker 36hr pack.
Replies: 38
Views: 4245

Re: Mantracker 36hr pack.

Im going to +1 all the suggestions on light and fast. An off thought I just had regarding foot wear. Why not a pair of moccasins or similarly low weight, generally nondescript sole impression leaving footwear? That's been done on the show, and yes, it does make it harder for Mantracker. Not using a...
by Allen
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Home made MRE's
Replies: 35
Views: 2013

Re: Home made MRE's

I dry food for this purpose all of the time. It's cheaper than Mountain House, and it tastes better. I usually just use Ziplock freezer bags.

Cheers!
by Allen
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mantracker 36hr pack.
Replies: 38
Views: 4245

Re: Mantracker 36hr pack.

Chef wrote:... I'm unfamiliar with this show, but from the commentary I assume it's desert..
It varies. Most I've seen are some mix of mountain trails, woodlands, and scrub brush. Mantracker travels for each show, but he has a local guide each time to help him. Check the show out, lots of SAR tips.

Cheers!
by Allen
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ode To The Swedish Mess Kit (56K look out!)
Replies: 403
Views: 48351

Re: Ode To The Swedish Mess Kit (56K look out!)

If You burn 70% rubbing alcohol You will have a brownish watery residue left in the wicking material between the inner and outer walls of the stove. If You keep doing it You eventually won't get flames from the small holes around the stove, just the big hole in the middle of the stove. The stove wo...
by Allen
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ode To The Swedish Mess Kit (56K look out!)
Replies: 403
Views: 48351

Re: Ode To The Swedish Mess Kit (56K look out!)

Scott Henderson patterned the "Pepsi can" stove after the Trangia, but the Trangia has a wicking material (not sure what it is) between the inner and outer walls of the stove, that shouldn't get wet with water. There are alcohol stoves built to burn rubbing alcohol, I even have a couple in my "Bug I...

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