Lamb petrol stove and overnight cook kit

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  1. Twoberth

    Twoberth United Kingdom Subscriber

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    This is my little Lamb, with custom pot holder stand which all fits into a small brew kit/cook set.
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    The stove is complete with a travel cap, and there doesn't appear to be any evidence of a circular finger handle ever being fitted.
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    The pot holder stand was made from three pieces of 304 stainless flat bar riveted together.
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    and the stove fits inside the pot holder, which then fits inside the cook set with pot gripper and lighter.
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    The aluminium windshield wraps round the outside to complete the pack.
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    Because the cook set and pot holder stand are stainless steel there is no problem of galvanic corrosion with the brass stove during storage, unlike with aluminium cook sets. However to stop the inside of the cook set from smelling of petrol, I keep the stove in a zip lock bag.

    The stove has no controls, but it has a lovely hot clean flame
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    so it is ideal for boiling water and simple cooking. The main container will boil water for making drinks, cooking rice/pasta, and heat boil-in-the-bag meals.
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    and the lid can be used as a (small) fry pan,
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    I have 'conditioned' the lid to cook eggs without sticking and it makes a mean egg bango sandwich!
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    Better than Mary's!
     
  3. Tony Press

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    That's a fine set up, @Twoberth. :thumbup:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Great setup - well done and ditto documented !
     
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    Just the job. :thumbup:
     
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    thanks very neat, I'm fortunate to own a cased version and was surprised by it's performance, nice to see yours being used in anger

    :)


    (what is the green silicone widget called?)
     
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    Great presentation of this classic stove! I do like your
    new pan support very neat and practical.
    Best Regards
    Kerophile
     
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    @ally
    Green widget is an ‘X Band’, which is a twin-strand rubber band with two nodes so you can secure 3D objects. Available from office supply stores like Staples.
     
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    thank you

    :)
     
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    Excellent setup! :thumbup:
     
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    No regulator? How do you shut it off?
     
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    @SveaSizzler

    Just snuff it!

    Like a Primus #70

    Cheers

    Enrique
     
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    Thanks, Enrique. I had to fiche thru the SRG to learn about the Primus 70. I had no idea they were made like that, without a throttle mechanism. I was familiar with the 71, as a peripheral to the Optimus 80, and Svea 123. I would not be comfortable camping with a burner that was On/Off, and had to be snuffed to shut down.
    I keep a damaged 2 gallon stew pot on hand, as a snuffer, when I'm fettling a new stove, and if it gets out of control, I top the fireball with the stainless steel pot. Wait a few minutes, let get cool, and see what happened.
    But I see where hard core collectors would get a kick out of having a 'Dangerous' stove, like the 501 Coleman.
     
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    You can extinguish an operating Lamb or similar Primus stove by blowing out the flame. ...Or dropping an empty can over the burner to deny the flame oxygen.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    I know. I use a baked bean can to snuff out a Svea military alco burner. And a short tuna can to snuff a Mini Trangia and its chinese-cloned Esbit duplicate. I guess this was concurrent with other runaway burners like the Stesco Coil burner. Let it run til it's outta fuel or deny its O2.
    A simpler mechanism has fewer elements that can fail.
    These were for Petrol [white gas] or Paraffin ]kerosene]?
     
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    Petrol or when it became available Coleman fuel.
     
  17. Simes

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    Very nice @Twoberth.

    Also thanks for the education that SS can be conditioned/seasoned, had to look uo the technique as I hadn't thought to do it before. Will probably do it on a couple of SS items I've always thought of as pointless because of sticking issues.

    Any particular oil or technique you found better than others?

    Every day a learning day.
     
  18. Twoberth

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    @Simes
    No particular oil.
    I happened to use sunflower as it was in t'cupboard. Heated until really smoking, held for 2 mins (with extractor on full), and allowed to cool in the pan.

    Also, when I fry eggs I use far too much oil (according to her inside) - so it's more like deep frying but at a lower temperature since I don't like fried eggs with a brown rim.
     
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    Cheers @Twoberth. Nice to confirm with a teliable source the technique actually works.

    I have something I'm looking forward to practicing on.