Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wood gas stove re-visited

I brought my wood gas stove for overnight camping this time.  Humidity was quite high for a few days, with light rain too.

Again, I picked short branches on the floor for burning, no large branch required.

I used this it boiling water.

I only bought a can of gas with only 10-20% content, and this is mainly for starting the fire quickly.  I also got a small fan to improve the combustion when smoked came out.

My pots were darken, but then the cleaning was easy.

I cooked potatoes, ox tail with curry... which need small fire for a long time, wood stove is perfect for that purpose, I don't even need to look at the fire!  Just add some wood after a couple of minutes or so.

Finally, when it was not in use, just leave hot ashes alone, I believe it could keep hot for over half an hour.  In case you wanted to restart the fire, just add some branches and turn on a small fan, the fire will go strong again in a few minutes.

I really love wood gas stove.  Great for solo camping, or a secondary stove for cooking something slow in the background, and when you're concentrating at cooking something else.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


淘寶睡袋都扺用, 當然要小心價錢特別便宜的...

上面四個都係淘寶買, 最便宜和最舒服的, 是上面那兩個... 它們都很暖, 很軟... 但問題是非常大!一個 60L 背包, 放兩個進去, 已經沒有空間了~ 左邊那個看起來小一點, 但其實只是因為那袋有壓縮功能...

下面兩個比較小, 先說右邊那個, 它的體積是有上面的一半, 但當然沒那麼暖和軟, 牌子是 Nature Hike (所謂 NH 世界第一, 呵呵), 標示溫度是 9 度, 極限是零度, 但我發覺 9 度應該是極限溫度, 而舒適溫度大約是 12-15 度左右... 它有壓縮袋, 相當方便... 香港一般冬天日子, 不是特別冷的時候都合用, 所以我最喜歡這個...

上右那個灰色的, 是翼馬牌羽絨睡袋, 充羽量不多, 但體積細少, 我試過在大東山上, 山上溫度只有 10-12 度, 在外加上外套蓋著, 也睡得頗舒適, 因此上山要輕便來說, 是非常好的選擇...

聽說黑冰最好, 但還沒有機會試... 家中睡袋太多, 還是不買了...

最後, 我試過兩個睡袋一起用 (下面那兩個), 感覺非常好, 應該可以應付香港所有天氣... 最上那兩個也可以, 甚至更舒適, 但還是太大了吧, 若不用帶自己的營, 是不錯的選擇...!