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Mad Mike

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If I'm going to make coffee I throw grounds into a pot of boiling water. let it go for about 5 minutes and then let the pot sit a minute or 2. The grounds sink and then you're good to go.

All that said the usual routine is our last warm beer from the night before while breaking camp and then maybe we stop for breakfast or maybe not until a chip truck appears around lunch time.

Unless it's something on a stick over an open fire cooking means cleaning dishes and that's just something I don't want to do while camping. We often camp rough and potable water is limited.
I'm ok camping rough, but there's no compromise on the drinks.

I carry a red Melita 1 cup dripper, a tin cup and a pound of excellent quality coffee. I don't mind eating crappy food, but the morning coffee needs to be good. So do the end of day drinks -- no James Ready's or Alberta Springs.
 

Rotten_Ronnie

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I'm ok camping rough, but there's no compromise on the drinks.

I carry a red Melita 1 cup dripper, a tin cup and a pound of excellent quality coffee. I don't mind eating crappy food, but the morning coffee needs to be good. So do the end of day drinks -- no James Ready's or Alberta Springs.
There is a Canadian YouTuber, Mark Young in Nova Scotia that really appreciates a good cup of coffee.

Coffee in the Woods - YouTube

He really likes his AreoPress:

On one episode he even roasted his own beans!

Thankfully I'm a cuppa tea man, myself. :)
 
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Rotten_Ronnie

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Speaking of tea and coffee, this past winter I ordered a couple of Titanium 750ml mugs from AliExpress as they were $25 each with free shipping, and that lead me to wonder how I could get a stove that would fit inside them with an absolute minimum of moving parts and replenishables...



Enter the cat can stove, or in this case, a tuna can stove. I'm running this on Methyl Hydrate Alcohol purchased at Canadian Tire in the automotive or paint department, and while not nearly as many BTU as a gas cartridge stove, or a white gasoline stove, it will get the job done.


I really do need to find a smaller bottle for the alcohol.

What you see is the stove/potstand and the windscreen, a lighter and an 8 oz bottle of alcohol. You'll need about 2 oz per burn, less if you are boiling less than 500ml ( a water bottle) of water.

Why do I like it? I can haul my favourite SVEA123R as the main stove, and then pop open my mug and out drops everything I need to heat up some wash water, or to cook something completely different for the girlfriend while camping.


Incredibly lightweight
No moving parts
Alcohol is available everywhere on the planet
Super budget friendly
Packs away very neatly and small
DIY project
Or I can make you a set for $149.99, shipping extra unless you are a Prime member... ;)

Confessions of a Stoveaholic
 

jc100

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There is a Canadian YouTuber, Mark Young in Nova Scotia that really appreciates a good cup of coffee.

Coffee in the Woods - YouTube

He really likes his AreoPress:

On one episode he even roasted his own beans!

Thankfully I'm a cuppa tea man, myself. :)
I have two Aeropresses. One comes with me camping. Sometimes we take the other one when travelling if there’s no coffee machine where we are staying and I used to have one in my office. It’s the next best thing to an espresso machine. Not quite filter and not quite espresso. Very very good though, light and packs down very small.

I roasted some green beans a week ago in a popcorn maker. Made a god awful mess with the chaff that comes off the beans and some of the beans flew out of the maker but the coffee was wonderful. Wife also instructed me not to do it again due to the mess.....I’ll carry on doing it outside though.
 

Rotten_Ronnie

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Thank God tea comes in a wee sachet and the only thing I have difficulty with is buying 250ml of 2% just before pitching my tent. :D

Caroline looked at some silicone filter holders at the dollar store similar to this ...
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Then she saw this and said "I can use regular filters and a chopstick!"

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KJM

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Back Road Coffee Roasters in Port Credit have made little disposable pour over kits. It's not really on their website but scroll down to the bottom to their IG section to go the post.

They also have bike nights every other Thursday with the 22nd being the next one.

 

MacDoc

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unL33T

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Speaking of tea and coffee, this past winter I ordered a couple of Titanium 750ml mugs from AliExpress as they were $25 each with free shipping, and that lead me to wonder how I could get a stove that would fit inside them with an absolute minimum of moving parts and replenishables...



Enter the cat can stove, or in this case, a tuna can stove. I'm running this on Methyl Hydrate Alcohol purchased at Canadian Tire in the automotive or paint department, and while not nearly as many BTU as a gas cartridge stove, or a white gasoline stove, it will get the job done.


I really do need to find a smaller bottle for the alcohol.

What you see is the stove/potstand and the windscreen, a lighter and an 8 oz bottle of alcohol. You'll need about 2 oz per burn, less if you are boiling less than 500ml ( a water bottle) of water.

Why do I like it? I can haul my favourite SVEA123R as the main stove, and then pop open my mug and out drops everything I need to heat up some wash water, or to cook something completely different for the girlfriend while camping.


Incredibly lightweight
No moving parts
Alcohol is available everywhere on the planet
Super budget friendly
Packs away very neatly and small
DIY project
Or I can make you a set for $149.99, shipping extra unless you are a Prime member... ;)

Confessions of a Stoveaholic
What's a bottle of alcohol cost? Any known risks using what sounds like an industrial alcohol? I got a stove that runs on gasoline and a few places online say it can contaminate your food with some nasty stuff so it should only be used if you can't find any other fuel but I haven't noticed a taste or anything on the rare occasion I make toast on it. Anything else should be fine since it's in a pot or pan. I figured with gasoline I don't need to carry an additional type of fuel and it's actually way cheaper (like maybe 10-20% the cost) than the camp fuel the stove will also run on. I found using the stove tricky because the heat doesn't spread well so only one bit of the toast gets cooked and with my cast iron pan only the middle gets hot. Thought about getting an aluminum or copper heatspreader to see if that helps but those things usually add a lot of time to preheat your pan in my experience.
I have two Aeropresses. One comes with me camping. Sometimes we take the other one when travelling if there’s no coffee machine where we are staying and I used to have one in my office. It’s the next best thing to an espresso machine. Not quite filter and not quite espresso. Very very good though, light and packs down very small.

I roasted some green beans a week ago in a popcorn maker. Made a god awful mess with the chaff that comes off the beans and some of the beans flew out of the maker but the coffee was wonderful. Wife also instructed me not to do it again due to the mess.....I’ll carry on doing it outside though.
I found the Aeropress to be too much of a pain just to make a little cup of coffee. I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to make a whole pot while camping. Tried the pour through as well and I dunno if it's my filters or what but I find they only make 0.5-1 cup and then the water just sits on top of the grinds and won't pass through. I'm thinking of trying what my coworker calls "cowboy coffee" where you just boil grinds directly in your water and then pouring that through a filter after the fact. Might not taste right, though.
 

jc100

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What's a bottle of alcohol cost? Any known risks using what sounds like an industrial alcohol? I got a stove that runs on gasoline and a few places online say it can contaminate your food with some nasty stuff so it should only be used if you can't find any other fuel but I haven't noticed a taste or anything on the rare occasion I make toast on it. Anything else should be fine since it's in a pot or pan. I figured with gasoline I don't need to carry an additional type of fuel and it's actually way cheaper (like maybe 10-20% the cost) than the camp fuel the stove will also run on. I found using the stove tricky because the heat doesn't spread well so only one bit of the toast gets cooked and with my cast iron pan only the middle gets hot. Thought about getting an aluminum or copper heatspreader to see if that helps but those things usually add a lot of time to preheat your pan in my experience.

I found the Aeropress to be too much of a pain just to make a little cup of coffee. I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to make a whole pot while camping. Tried the pour through as well and I dunno if it's my filters or what but I find they only make 0.5-1 cup and then the water just sits on top of the grinds and won't pass through. I'm thinking of trying what my coworker calls "cowboy coffee" where you just boil grinds directly in your water and then pouring that through a filter after the fact. Might not taste right, though.
We used to fill the aeropress to the max line and then add boiling water to what we made for an “Americano”. True, it’s not going to make a full pot but you can get a decent amount out of it. The other thing you can do is get an old school Italian espresso maker for the hob/stove. That should make enough to add boiling water to so you get a decent pot. They are pretty light too.
 

danp

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Too much work. Get you a packet of instant coffee and mix it into some peanut butter, then just eat that. Easy way to get caffeine in the morning without having to boil water, and tastes amazing too.
 

MacDoc

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$8 at Timmies gets a steaming bowl of chili, a whole wheat bun with butter, a steeped tea with 4 milk and an Apple fritter.
no contest. :love: 🥴 :p

and WIFI
 

Mad Mike

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What's a bottle of alcohol cost? Any known risks using what sounds like an industrial alcohol? I got a stove that runs on gasoline and a few places online say it can contaminate your food with some nasty stuff so it should only be used if you can't find any other fuel but I haven't noticed a taste or anything on the rare occasion I make toast on it. Anything else should be fine since it's in a pot or pan. I figured with gasoline I don't need to carry an additional type of fuel and it's actually way cheaper (like maybe 10-20% the cost) than the camp fuel the stove will also run on. I found using the stove tricky because the heat doesn't spread well so only one bit of the toast gets cooked and with my cast iron pan only the middle gets hot. Thought about getting an aluminum or copper heatspreader to see if that helps but those things usually add a lot of time to preheat your pan in my experience.

I found the Aeropress to be too much of a pain just to make a little cup of coffee. I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to make a whole pot while camping. Tried the pour through as well and I dunno if it's my filters or what but I find they only make 0.5-1 cup and then the water just sits on top of the grinds and won't pass through. I'm thinking of trying what my coworker calls "cowboy coffee" where you just boil grinds directly in your water and then pouring that through a filter after the fact. Might not taste right, though.
I travel with a campfire percolator. It also works as a kettle and pot. Doesn't take much space because you pack your coffee inside the kettle. You can get them from $10 to $150 depending on brand and store. Normally I don't 'perc' my coffee, I prefer to use a 1-cup drip filter -- I just use it as a kettle.
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jc100

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$8 at Timmies gets a steaming bowl of chili, a whole wheat bun with butter, a steeped tea with 4 milk and an Apple fritter.
no contest. :love: 🥴 :p

and WIFI
Every year I seem to get Timmies gift cards. I have a stack of Timmies gift cards still with all the cash on them. You literally couldn’t pay me to step into Timmies.

Ok....maybe an exaggeration....I do get the occasional iced coffee thing from them.
 

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