The (British army) Rucksack Other Arms vs The Osprey Porter

The Rucksack Other Arms from the British army and the Osprey Porter are both “single” compartment backpacks where you can hide the shoulder straps. This allows you to use it as a hand carrying bag. Both the backpacks are not very high compared to their width. If you spend most of your time carrying yourContinue reading “The (British army) Rucksack Other Arms vs The Osprey Porter”

COLEMAN 533 Sportster stove

Single burner stoves from American manufactures Coleman have been used by armies since WW2. Not sure if the model 533 was also in military service. The single burner stoves from Coleman like the 442 Feather and the 533 Sportster are nowadays very popular in the Motorcycle camping world. The ability to work on regular automotiveContinue reading “COLEMAN 533 Sportster stove”

Fuel cap rubbers on classic camping stoves

The fuel cap on man classic camping stoves (Kerosene stoves such as the Primus 210, Primus 96, Optimus 45) made in Sweden or elsewhere in Europe are basically the same. A screw cap with a outside diameter from 23 mm, inside diameter 18 mm and a pinhole screw that can be opened to release airContinue reading “Fuel cap rubbers on classic camping stoves”

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”

(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”