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Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby ofuros » Mon 19 Nov, 2018 12:53 pm

Messing around with an old classic...for overnighters & day trips.
Bon appetite. :wink:

Hot smoked salmon over mushroom & rice...
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Thinly sliced spuds, onions, garlic, mushrooms, half a stock cube, knob of butter, cream & warming spices...
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Steamed prawn dumplings with toasted sesame seeds...dipped into your favorite sauce.
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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby ChrisJHC » Tue 20 Nov, 2018 12:32 pm

Ah, the old "dixies"!

Over the years I've changed my cooking approach so that everything is done in one titanium mug. I don't do anything more complicated than boiling water then adding stuff to it.

Mind you, I'm very much in the "eat to hike" camp rather than the "hike to eat" one.

My progression:
Dixies -> 2 x Cups, Canteen, Steel -> Trangia -> 1 x Cup, Canteen, Steel -> Titanium mug.
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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby ofuros » Tue 20 Nov, 2018 1:46 pm

ChrisJHC wrote:Ah, the old "dixies"!

Over the years I've changed my cooking approach so that everything is done in one titanium mug. I don't do anything more complicated than boiling water then adding stuff to it.

Mind you, I'm very much in the "eat to hike" camp rather than the "hike to eat" one.

My progression:
Dixies -> 2 x Cups, Canteen, Steel -> Trangia -> 1 x Cup, Canteen, Steel -> Titanium mug.


Me too !
Then I got bored & went retro ! :wink:
Most ingredients are prepped beforehand...all I'm doing is some assembly, then applying heat by boiling, smoking or steaming.


Smoked Pepperoni pizza...

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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby north-north-west » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 10:23 am

ChrisJHC wrote:Ah, the old "dixies"!

Over the years I've changed my cooking approach so that everything is done in one titanium mug. I don't do anything more complicated than boiling water then adding stuff to it.

Mind you, I'm very much in the "eat to hike" camp rather than the "hike to eat" one.

My progression:
Dixies -> 2 x Cups, Canteen, Steel -> Trangia -> 1 x Cup, Canteen, Steel -> Titanium mug.


+1

Although that food looks awesomely delicious and tempting, ofuros.
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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby ofuros » Sun 25 Nov, 2018 4:08 pm

Thanks North-North-West.

Todays Hinterland smoko...finger food.
Steamed sticky rice with pork belly drizzled with sweet & spicy chilli sauce...

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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby crollsurf » Sun 25 Nov, 2018 9:19 pm

Thinking retro/bushcraft, how do you work all this magic with an open fire?

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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby ofuros » Mon 26 Nov, 2018 3:04 am

I'm usually walking in NP's, so no open fire.
Roughly, fires burn at 600-1000°c & aluminium melts @600°c so you have to be careful.
Pull coals to the side between a row of rocks/logs for height adjustment, grill across these, then place the pot on top of grill or if its a billy with a handle, it can be suspended higher above the fire.

Apart from just being careful, it's just another heat source.

+ a small lightweight thermos acts as a baby fridge, keeping your prepped-at-home goodies cool. They keep food/drinks hot/cold between 4 - 6hrs depending on make.
A frozen thermos & goodies lasts a little longer & adding a lightweight insulated reflective cozy stretches the time it stays cool.
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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby crollsurf » Mon 26 Nov, 2018 8:07 am

ofuros wrote:I'm usually walking in NP's, so no open fire.
Roughly, fires burn at 600-1000°c & aluminium melts @600°c so you have to be careful...

Thanks ofuros. I thought it maybe a silly question but I'm glad I asked now.
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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby ofuros » Mon 26 Nov, 2018 9:19 am

No silly questions here.
Small stick fires are fine...if your dragging logs to feed the flames or warming your hands from 6m away, it might end in tears. :wink:
Flames cooler, coals super hot. Just keep your aluminium pot above the red hot coals.
They were issued to armys around the the world so they have to be fairly robust.
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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby wildwanderer » Sat 01 Dec, 2018 11:49 am

Looks delicious ofuros!

Im also a titanium mug man.. however PLAN: 'Get GF into overnight walking' may require some more culinary effort on my part, so I'l likely be donning the chefs hat and trying my luck. :?
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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby ofuros » Sat 01 Dec, 2018 2:14 pm

Thanks wildwanderer...and goodluck ! :wink:
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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby ofuros » Sat 01 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm

Aluminium or Titanium, works with both. :wink:
Just practice at home first.

Titanium sierra cup, lined with aluminium foil...jasmine rice.

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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby ofuros » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 9:26 am

Native wild raspberrys for brekky while out walking...Lamington NP.
Combined with some overnight yogurt they would have been really really nice :wink:

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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby Neo » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 6:02 pm

I just picked up big stainless mug. Fits a mini gas and stove, put a sock over it. Going to try it as a do-it-all pot/crockery!
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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby ofuros » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 6:11 pm

Have fun Neo !
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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby ChrisJHC » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 7:22 pm

Massdrop has titanium mugs available right now if anyone is leaning that way. Should arrive in Aus mid-Jan.
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Re: Mess Tin Malarkey

Postby Neo » Sun 02 Dec, 2018 7:35 pm

ofuros wrote:Have fun Neo !


A half steak and precut salad.
Vego nachos.
Any version of a curry...

Doing a pasta sauce then the pasta seems impossible in one pot. I might find a way!
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