One person compared with two?
I'm trying to work out best stove option for imminent trip to northern Sweden & Norway. It'll be my first big trip alone and I will carry 14 days supplies on first 12 day leg, allowing 2 spare days for delays by rivers etc. On our normal cooking, we can just about squeeze 4 days out of a '250' cylinder in these conditions. I would guess that this might be 6 days with just me but does anyone have any reliable comparison? The pot would be smaller of course.
I'm thinking if I used gas alone, 2 cylinders would suffice for the first leg, augmented by wood when I can get it. If it looked like I'm running low, I would cut back on non-essentials like tea (shock horror!).
I'm also looking at using wood with meths as back-up, but our crap summer makes me wonder what it would be like trying to rely on wood if I had the same prolonged wet spell there...
FWIW I work on a 250 plus a 100 for a 10 day trip on my tod, based on boiling water for coffee breakfast, main meal and coffee evening -- no simmering and being careful (eg don't turn stove to max, turn off imediately when done, measure exact water needed). Usually I've plenty of gas left. If it were me doing your trip (and I am very jealous!) I'd work on 2 x 250 canisters.
For backup, I wonder about one of Bob's very light woodburners which could also be used with solid fuel and take a few tablets? Maybe overkill.
Thanks Chris. I wonder what temps this is at? Based on two previous trips there at same time of year, it could be a bit below freezing at times - but I plan to go up a little higher, camping at the foot of glaciers etc for part, so the water will be colder.
Like you, I am careful to boil only what's needed. I have a pot cosy but never really used it. Not sure if it's worth it or not, just for one simmer per day.
Re wood, The current wet spell here (it's been horrendous today and getting worse) is making me think hard about actually managing there should the same conditions be found. Bad enough if wet for days, but not having the ability to cook easily could be just horrid! But it could be as it was for the previous trips, almost perfect.
Going late Aug for about 3.5 weeks, possibly more. It's a good area - do try to go! Take daughter soon?
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