My cooking equipment for boating in the summer


Hello hello! Aand… …let’s see… …about my… …cooking equipment. So… This is the boat. And I have a system for the… …for my equipment here. This bag… …is: water, …and food, …and a cooking set. Yelp! I almost fell backwards to the water… It’s a bit heavy with all the water in the… …in the.. in the bag. So, let’s be careful. Aah, the moon is… …starting to show Hello! Now we are back at the campsite. I have still like fifteen minutes before the sun sets over there. So, let’s see about the cooking equipment. So, my bag, it’s a… Austrian, not Australian, Austrian… …military surplus bag. …and there are these Swiss gas mask pouches on the sides. I have modified them a bit with extra Velcro. There is never too much Velcro. So, inside… …this one I have… …either firestarting… …bits. Or actually I can cook with these as well. BCB… …Fire Dragon -bits. The red bag is… …my stove. I’ll show it soon. And there is also a can of… …can of gas. Then, on the other side, we have a… …thermos flask… …a bit bigger… …some canned food… …tuna, ananas, so on, pineapple. Here we have some… …cooking stuff. There is a… …foldable cup… …toilet paper, …a bit of that, I have more… …spork… …matches… …fire steel… All right. And actually inside the thermos flask, it’s a food-… …kind… …Hydroflask. It’s not too slippery, the surface… That’s good in winter. Because they (thermoses etc.) will… They will run out from you… …on the ice and snow. Yeah, it’s a wide… …model so I can put food in there. Here is a Source… …water… …hydration… …system. I have modified the original… …lock a bit. And as you can see also these attachment points, different types. This is the actual water bag. And then I have a drybag… …which contains extra food… …and a second canister of gas… …and more of those Fire Dragon -bits. The amount of food and gas and stuff it depends on the… …length of the trip I am planning. So this is the basic setup, we will get back to… …the actual cooking… …kit… …bit later. Welcome to the cooking show! So, I am… …showing you my equipment… …a bit… …as I have been thinking of doing for a while. And a… …for cooking systems I… …have… …combined a set… …like this. This is mainly for summer use. We have a BCB, or similar, I don’t know, it’s a British… …cooking pot (=mess tin, 1,5 litres) …a titanium… …Light My Fire… …spork. Aand a… …this. This is the… …support for the gas canister, as, especially the smallest ones, … …can be a bit shaky. This… …away. Then we have a … wind screen. Looks like a peace of garbage, but actually it’s… …opens up. We have a… …coffee pot (about 0,7 litres) Inside… We have a steel… …mug, or a… …yeah… …empty. There’s actually a bit of space left inside, if I… …absolutely need to cram in more food or other equipment I can. In here… Matches in a vacuum bag. That’s a… just… that is an extra. This is what I use normally. It is enough. This…is the.. my main summer… …stove. There are fancy and expensive MSR and… …Primus… …and other stuff like this. But this is from the local “dollar store” Biltema. Yeah, Ok it is quite expensive for a Biltema… …piece of equipment. I think 25 Euros even. Maybe even more. Yeah, it tends not to work after a while if it’s… …not tightened really hard. Like that. But yeah now it works. In here… It has also a piece of… …steel wire here. It’s… I can actually attach a handle, a piece of wood… Sometimes when I have an open fire I do that. And I can use this as an cooking pot… …or a pan, to fry things. Inside… Piece of thick aluminium… …foil. This I use underneath… The… especially underneath the wood burning stove. And finally… Inside, in a plastic… baggy… …a zip-lock-bag… …we have a wood burning stove. So, this is the Varusteleka… Särmä risukeitin Which is quite handy, it’s a bit heavy. …on the heavy side. But it doesn’t matter , especially with the boat. I do carry this in a backpack as well. It’s not that heavy. So it has small slots in the corners. And these should… …fit together… …this is the front with the opening, bigger opening. All the sides have small openings at the bottoms. Now I have to… …put this… …please note that there is… …these. This is the bottom. And it… All right… It fits these slots here… …that one goes over there… This is the front, and now we are… No, this can’t be for that way, it has to go this way… It’s a bit of a puzzle at the same time, that’s fun. Especially when it is cold and freezing and you are hungry… Nice to solve a small puzzle before you get your dinner. There it goes… …like that. And then we have this… Very simple… These are laser cut…. …from… …steel. So… …it won’t break quite… …very easily. I think you really have to do work to break it. I will… …use the aluminium. Even though I am not burning… …wood this time. We’ll be cooking with… …the Fire Dragon -bits. Yeah, you can have a look. Yeah, they say approximately eight minutes burn time. It has ethanol, it smells a bit like mosquito repellent. I have found out that… …If I wan’t to do the whole setup… …meaning a… …one full pot… …0,7… …litres, so… …seven desilitres of… water. Plus… …one meal… …a de-hydrated meal… …I think maybe… …four… 0,4… let’s say one litre of water altogether. To boiling. And then boil this meal for like… …seven, eight minutes. It takes three packs. To do that. One thing I have… …I am using as well, it’s a part of my cooking kit, Sea to Summit… …water bag. I have the Source -water bag I showed you earlier…. …as well but… …I have found out that the… …that is quite good… …to keep my camera on top of (kind of a bean bag) when I am on the boat, so… …I’ll empty this one first. Also this is easier to use like this, for cooking. But if you are on the trail, on a hike, and want to drink then this is not so… …not so handy, but… …in the camp this is much more convenient. It takes… officially four litres, but I have found out that it’s about three litres I can… …fit in. But that’s just… …just the correct amount for one day… …of water for one person. But here I will take two days… …water, always one day extra. So, just in case… I’ll put the… ..BCB system first. So, it’s packed like this. It’s quite solid. It doesn’t… (crack) …heh, it DID… …break up a bit, but… …I have had firestarting… …bits that, they… …fall apart when you look at them… …in a angry way. But these are very solid. Yep… (sniffing) It smells a bit like, yeah, mosquito repellent. Oh yeah, one thing I forgot to tell you; This will melt. It will liqvid… liquify. Sorry for my english, but… “Turn in to liquid.” When it’s… …damn… The gloves… …they are wool and they will stuck to things… So, yeah… One thing I have to do, and I learned this the wrong way as well… I need a… some sort of a cup. …to burn this. Normally of course… …this “Risukeitin”… Does not need any extra burners, but… But nothing sto… Yeah, why not, you can use them. Put a Trangia ins… Trangia burner inside. Why not. Actually, sometimes when I am… …using just the gas… …coker, I don’t use these, but I put the… Yes, I’ll show you. Even… especially with the smaller canisters… …that I sometimes take with me… This fits in. And it won’t fall down. Gives a bit of protection from the wind, not… …high enough, but I can use the extra… …protective sheet, here. …let’s put the tunafish in the… …cooking pot… Here we go. So, it will make a bit of noice because there is… …oil, from the tuna. Yeah, it is supposed to be summer… It’s the second of june. And, as you can see, I… …still have to use gloves. …as it is, I don’t know, seven degrees Celsius at the moment. Yeah, seven degrees… …Celsius… …during the day. Now it is getting lower. And a, yeah, the forecast was that in the night it’s something like… …plus three Celsius degrees. And, with the wind chill factor it goes to negative… …I don’t know, four… And it was also possible that it would be snowing today… …perhaps not his south, but… …in the eastern and northern parts of the country. Yeah, from there… It really does light very, very easily. No problem at all. So, now I am basically cooking tuna first… Yep, all right! It is finishing, and our meal is… …it is ready, I would say. Yep, so… That’s it for tonight. Thank you for watching!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *