Friday, 10 July 2009

How about stoveless? Oh and here's my jacket.

I know it's a little late in the day to be thinking about gear changes, but - as suggested by Chris Marquis (and Emily too) - what about NOT taking a stove at all? I'd save hassle in getting fuel, save space and can probably make do with cereal, cheese and ham sandwiches and plat du jour eating out at night.

On another tack, my PHD gilet turned up today. Tiny isn't it? :-)


  1. Stoveless certainly isn't a bad idea en Francais. Find a decent charcuterie or delicatessen and you needn't be restricted to sandwiches. Pots of mushrooms a la grecque (sorry!), shredded carrot and celeriac salad, rillets etc.

    Dammit I'm hungry now!

  2. Ti mug (750ml), tiny meths stove, fuel bottle and a spork. All you need when you fancy a brew or something hot to eat at 3am. Also great for porridge at 5:30am when the sun comes up, you wake up and the shops / cafes don't open for hours.


  3. I'm with Alex. An alcohol stove can be small as a cat food tin and you can carry just a small amount of fuel if you like. The ability to heat up a warm brew when you're cold and shivering on a wet morning could be lovely.