7.7.13

The hottest day of the year ............. and I go hiking??


 
Being a newly fledged pompey person I thought I'd take advantage of my first day off since moving here with work and go hiking. More to the point I wanted to try out the exact kit I PLAN to carry for Fjallraven challenge next year ............. the route I planned was a little over 11 miles with some up hill work just for fun - little did I know it would be the hottest day of the year with the temperature of the downs registering at over 100 degrees F on my little thermometer ............. blimey Anyway great hike - good route only one piece of kit let me down and that was my stove - decided I needed a more stable set up. Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice pics, you've moved to a lovely part of the country by the looks. How about a report on the kit you carried and why the stove let you down? Also what stove will you be using in its place. Look forward to any updates.

Mike said...

Just discovered my perfect solution to wood and hexi use since i last posted a comment that I used Hexi stoves -
The Firebox Cube stove.

Survivall said...

I'll look it up mike - my stove on this occasion was a trangia stove with the ring off a swiss gel cooker - small, compact and light but lacking stability.

I think I will try the same but with the mini trangia stand/wind shield might work - failing that it looks like I will have to rethink the ultra light stove set up .........

Anonymous said...

Yeah ive often wondered what is the best light weight stove setup. I use a optimus crux and gas with a foil wind shield. Thing I find with a trangia, although its fairly light its the meths and bottle that can push up the weight.

I did watch a youtube vid on Chris Townsend and he was using a pop can stove with a big windshield that held the cooking pot aloft the stove. But admitted for longer trips he used gas, as the weight of fuel obviously omits the advantages the more you carry/need. Guess all these parameters change according to how long your trip is.. One stove cant rule them all lol!

Anonymous said...

Here's the Chris Townsend video mentioned above

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g5RqMpljsI&list=FLrusIGe1OblT3z2nBE-twjA

6:43min in

Cheers

Survivall said...

Interesting I have read Chris' book and that's some good info - I have a crux so maybe that's worth a look - my problem is as I go Scandinavia a lot trangia fuel is available everywhere but gas isn't, hence why I am tending to favour trangia ..........

Mike said...

Have a go back with hexi just in different stoves. Still my preference and you load gets lighter without empty gas canisters.

Hope your new career in Hampshire works well. I spent many a time in Southsea. Pop into the jolly sailor pub. Used to be good.

Survivall said...

Mike for hiking aka the Fjellraven next year I want light and simple - they supply the fuel and its a choice between meths or gas so going with meths.

That said for bushcraft and if I were ever to do my dream hike or anything in really wild areas I use the woodgas stove.

I have a load of hexi and also alc gel stoves but these are really limited to day hikes these days

moose said...

nice hike gary. the picks are cool the new forest is a great place to go. you can take a hike in the forest and also take in a few coastal views. the pub break is crucial as always. they sell hot food and cold beer no kit to go wrong their, only if you forgot your wallet. well enjoy clive