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Swiss Mess Kit/Cup and Corked Flask

Swiss Mess Kit/Cup and Corked Flask
Swiss Mess Kit/Cup and Corked Flask

Versatile, lightweight aluminum mess kit for backpacking. Corked flask fits into stove and cup snaps ontop of kit to keep water from leaking in backpack. Canteen flask holds just short of 1 liter or about 32 fl oz., cup holds more than 16 fl. oz and fit ontop of stove for cooking. Entire kit weighs less than 1 pound.
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Swiss Mess Kit/Cup and Corked Flask Swiss Mess Kit/Cup and Corked Flask
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Re: Comments on Swiss Mess Kit/Cup and Corked Flas by Rebecca on January 31, 2008 @20:27
I have one of these and I made a beer can alcohol stove to fit inside. Talk about a little turbo set.....!!! My boyfriend who is an old mountain man from the hills of Tennessee wants me to get him one and make him a stove for it. We both wish it was a stainless cup and bottle, too. Ain't timed the burn but it heated water for coffee pretty durn quick.

I have a larger swiss mess kit/w alcohol stove but it is a bit much for overnighters or weekend treks. And the stove was too large to fit the Torpedo set. So I went online and followed the diagrams for making a Pepsi-can stove. Though I used two Miller cans. (I don't do soda). It fit in their just perfect and the draft causes it to burn hot and furious.

All in all I say it is a good deal. I plan on my next camp out to coat the kit inside and out with a light coating of oil and bake it over some coals to coat the metal so there is less contact with the aluminum and my eats and drinks.

Baked on oil/grease equals safe, environmentally friendly teflon type coating that old timers always coated their pans with. Such as the well seasoned cast-iron skillet.

Cheers and happy camping, cricket

Re: Comments on Swiss Mess Kit/Cup and Corked Flask by mcniac on March 30, 2005 @21:56
i have used my torpedo las weekend in a two dayhike over "Sierra de los Difuntos" ( a nice place around here ) and i must say that the stove is really cool, i used it with some wood and also i used some waxed cardboard as stater (i have to that ) , it boiled a little less that half liter of water (2 cups aprox ) in 6 minutes aprox (with the cardboard plus some small pieces of dry wood.

btw, i get mine from a friend some time ago

Cheers
Esteban

Re: Comments on Swiss Mess Kit/Cup and Corked Flask by edgewise on April 5, 2005 @16:14
The Swiss Army Torpedo is interesting because the water bottle fits inside, so the extra bulk of the heater is close to "zero." And, it has the potential to be a bit more versatile that the Kelly Kettle. But I don't like the aluminum cup and water bottle. I've replaced the water bottle with a 1L Sigg bottle (which is coated inside to keep the water from contacting the aluminum), and have a stainless steel cup with a folding handle that fits into the package...but isn't "stepped" to fit down inside the Torpedo heater to allow the heated air to flow all around the sides of the cup. If someone made a Ti cup in the same configuration as the cup that comes with the Torpedo heater, that would zoom to the top of my "gotta have it" list!

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