Canteen cup stove: US army cup + Dutch army cup

A canteen cup as used by the military is very useful to prepare a meal or boil water for coffee and tea. A very efficient cooking setup is the Swedish army ”Trangia” system. This is a cooking pot nested in a special designed windscreen. Inside this windscreen is a folding pot stand. The heat sourceContinue reading “Canteen cup stove: US army cup + Dutch army cup”

HPV Salsa regulating alcohol stove

At some point in history alcohol stoves or Spiritus stoves with a controllable flame were widely manufactured and used. These stoves are also called gravity fed alcohol stoves or valve controlled alcohol burners. The alcohol fuel isn’t under pressure as it is in petrol stoves. In the past many of them were manufactured in Germany.Continue reading “HPV Salsa regulating alcohol stove”

Kerosene types and gradations

Kerosene is a quite generic term and also known as Paraffin, lamp oil, Jet-Fuel or Petroleum and can be used in camping stoves, heaters and lamps. It is usually made from crude oil by cracking and distillation. The distillation is done at different temperatures in order to obtain different fractions based on their boiling- andContinue reading “Kerosene types and gradations”

Aspen Alkylate fuel for camping stoves and lanterns

Aspen fuel is marketed for usage in small gardening machines like chainsaws and lawnmowers. Lesser known is that it is a excellent fuel for camping stoves and lanterns. It burns fiercely without any smell. Aspen fuel is a brand of so called Alkylate Petrol. This type of petrol is made by a synthesis process insteadContinue reading “Aspen Alkylate fuel for camping stoves and lanterns”