GOING CAMPING and drinking and fishing

Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by CRAZY CRAB, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. CRAZY CRAB

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    Off for a week or two camping, depends on weather, just taking a few stoves just in case one breaks down, got a mix of stoves, petrol, meths and kerosene, no paraffin stoves :),

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    Be careful that you don't put paraffin into those kerosene stoves, then!
     
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    Your lamp to stove ratio is WAY off.
     
  4. CRAZY CRAB

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    got this as back up :) 2 times D batts, not taking any paraffin, got 50Lt of kerro to burn off

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    just found this 2, got to take these,

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    That sounds fun. The national forest here is closed. No dry fire conditions where you are?
     
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    Per @shueilung.2008

    One of 3 Svea 123 style stoves in the set...

    A few things that are a bit different to the Svea but at least it's available new. Can be bought with a pot set it fits into.
     
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    Paraffin is kerosene… at least in your country, I thought. :-k


    Cheers

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    Tony,

    I'm not sure who that was directed at, but the only time I've seen 'paraffin' in the US, it was liquid candle wax, primarily for small wick lanterns and definitely not intended for a pressure lantern. I've seen it sold as Ultrapure lamp oil. It costs a lot more than lamp oil, but is smokeless and odorless. I'm not suggesting it wouldn't work, but I wouldn't try it in one of MY lanterns or stoves.
     
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    @Jim Lukowski

    The Australian use of “paraffin” is very much along the same lines as the US. But not so to the denizens of the UK where “paraffin” is used instead of the word “kerosene”.

    My comment was to what Mr Crab said:

    Cheers

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    My own comment was because kerosene and paraffin are the same thing, especially for a Brit, so I thought the Crabster's post an interesting way of putting it.

    I don't agree with Jim L. In the US, before one encounters Brit usage, 'paraffin' means a white wax, solid at room temperature, used extensively in my youth and in preceding generations as a sealant for home-canned goods. (True, it could be used for candles...)

    Not so long ago, in my childhood and youth, my mom and grandma would regularly can fruits in season. This was very common, but isn't anymore.

    They used Mason jars. The jams or preserves would fill the jars. They'd be heated to high temperatures in vessels. They would be topped off with molten paraffin, a wax.

    When cooled, the now-solidified wax would form a sterile and impenetrable seal. The product could remain on the shelves for years, safely.

    That was 'paraffin' to a Yank, until he encountered the strange Brit nomenclature....
     
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    in UK, cant change that flag , it wont let me, there is a difference in kerro and parr, one is price, its around 1/2 the price, paraffin goes though a extre filter to make it smell a bit nicer, and less smoke, ish, why pay a £1 when you can spend 50p, thats extre beer money, heating oil is even cheaper, just as good, even more beer money, plus I got 50Lt of Kerro for 2/3 of normal price, even more beer money, the people I got it from made a small mistake, as for the Lixada , its good, the pots are very good, "BUT", it gets very hot, properly because it is made of stainless steel, when you turn it off, you have to wait abit to release the pressure
     
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    That lixada stove seems interesting. Does it have a safety release valve somewhere?
    If not maybe its is designed to run on kero?
    The large priming pan would perhaps make it possible to self pressurize.

    If no built in srv, maybe it's possible to fit a cap from an 8r or similar. Unless the threads are different of course...
     
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    @Ed Winskill

    They still sell that hard paraffin for canning and candles. Gulf Wax is the brand that comes to mind, but I was only referencing the liquid stuff one might use in a lamp designed for it, and not a block of wax. For some reason, the Ultrapure brand, which is the only one I've seen on store shelves, is now in a dark container. This is an example of what I was referencing:

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    no safety valve, runs on petrol, the thread is different to a 8R, have tried,
     
  19. CRAZY CRAB

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    just made a oven for me bread, used a bread bin with draw , old oven insulation high temp aluminium tape

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    Thanks @presscall, that thread had escaped my memory.
    @CRAZY CRAB good on you for getting out. Also nice to see the oven set up. Did the trip go as planned?