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Discussion in 'Kit / Clothing / Equipment' started by WB, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. WB

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    I've 'acquired' a few of these recently and tried them out during a lengthy stay in Bunker drain. Despite what you may think they actually taste pretty yummy, and no need to carry around pans, stoves and other cooking guff with you!

    Handy if you are spending the night underground or something. :thumb
     

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    yep, we've reviewed various ones on here over the years. the hotcan came out best and is already the one listed on here on the catacomb packing list.

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  3. WB

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    Cool, have you a link to the original review?
     
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    How long did you spend in the concrete nightmare otherwise known as Bunker? I can't get out of there fast enough usually, never mind having dinner down there LOL. As for Hotcans, yeah they are deffo the best, I still have half a box knocking about.
     
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    important to remember that a hotcan alone is nutritionally incomplete. if you want to survive properly it must be combined with other food groups as detailed below:






    self heating meal can + self cooling beer can = total nutrition :thumb

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    5 hours, lol. We had our 'All day breakfast' at the RAEL chamber. :thumb

    @styru Self Cooling beer + Self Heating food = Prohobonirvana :p
     
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    Cool Cans never really made it! Has anybody seen them on sale?

    I have a few Hotcans in the car along with 'Self Heating' sleeves for 'Boil in the bag' but Hotcans win every time.
     
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    They used to do tizer years back that tasted cold but was all down to it having menthol or something in so not strictly cooling cans apart from that dont think ive ever seen them.I like the us mre ...
     
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    oh god i once got addicted to hot can coffee it was evil stuff made me look like a crack addict
     
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    Pfft, Jetboil FTW. Just as convenient, and not made of gristle...
     
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    If you're just wanting one hot meal I reckon it's Hotcan all the way, two or three and the Jetboil wins I figure.
     
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    They are good, but cumbersome. A small burner, gas bottle, enamel cup and tin of food can be packed away to the size of the average beer can :)
     
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    Exactly, they are good for what they are but if you require more than one a trip then go with a gas burner, metal cup and some cans instead. Id highly recommend that approach for the cattas, its alot lighter and less bulky, alot cheaper in the long run and you can make tea with it too!!
     
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    Absolutely. We did the Hotcan thing for a while, but they're so heavy per meal, and after a while it's a limited choice. God for one meal on a day trip I suppose, but now we take more fresh bread and cheese, and various cans of anything we fancy. A micro highlander stove and small gas canister that's small enough to fit in a stainless steel mug that can be used to brew tea is the finishing touch.
     
  15. WB

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    Yeah thats a fair point, if you are doing a stay of more than one night then yeah they are heavy things.

    I was thinking of just single night stop-overs where you don't really need a stove, well not unless you can't live without tea. :D

    PS, I hear ya on the value for money argument but I failed to mention the ones I 'acquired' were free.
     
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