Pete_59 wrote:With regard to cookers, I was thinking of getting one of these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT any comments?
I bought one to try out and my comment is that they're rubbish. They're so small and the cooking ring is so unstable that a brit mess tin is in constant danger of falling off it, even on a flat concrete surface. German mess tins might be better because they're not so wide at the base but it would still be a risky exercise.
The heat output is also laughable. Half a large pan of cold water takes about 4 minutes to properly boil on a normal gas hob. An Esbit / hexamine cooker will do it in around 5 minutes. After 12 minutes (and half the fuel) this cooker was still only just simmering the water and I got the feeling that this was the limit of its ability.
The best thing about them is that they come with a 1980s era matchbook featuring a picture of a German man with a big moustache.