The Bimbler

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  1. The Bimbler

    The Bimbler Backpacker

    I started a blog in late summer 2014 to document my particular brand of idle adventuring and share some of the tips I've picked up over the years.
    There's a new update once a week, generally light on words and heavy on images. Hope you enjoy what I'm up to and feel free to suggest new topics...

    www.thebimbler.co.uk


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  2. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Thanks for the link, ill check it out
  3. rorymax

    rorymax Section Hiker

    Well, I checked out your blog and have to say I like the style (good pics, succinct, informative and interesting), so much so that I have subscribed.

    Thumbs up from me, well done.

    Maybe you don't take questions (so no worries if you do not care to reply), but your tent, wood burner, heat seal on tent etc, really interests me, I would like much more detail on all aspects of your setup that is depicted in your " A Night At The Bistro".

    Thanks,
    rorymax
  4. The Bimbler

    The Bimbler Backpacker

    Hi Rorymax and thanks for the comments. I could give you a shorthand answer here and now but it sounds like you might be better off waiting a few weeks until I've finished a comprehensive article I'm writing on 'hot tenting'
  5. rorymax

    rorymax Section Hiker

    Sounds good The Bimbler, look forward to your article. :)

    rorymax
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  6. Big Si

    Big Si Trail Blazer

    Just read all of it mate, loved it and the pictures.
    Si
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  7. The Bimbler

    The Bimbler Backpacker

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  8. rorymax

    rorymax Section Hiker

    Excellent Bimbler, I enjoyed and will try this.

    Those silicone cups - I'm impressed that they can withstand the heat, have you ever melted one?
  9. The Bimbler

    The Bimbler Backpacker

    Thanks Rorymax!

    Never melted one and the only way I could imagine that happening is if the cup was sat on the base of a dry pan.

    Let me know how you get on... they're my favourite baked goods when out wayfaring and in need of sugary motivation :D
  10. The Bimbler

    The Bimbler Backpacker

    btw Rorymax I'm hoping to get out next week to get on with the hot tent article so will post a link when it's done.
  11. rorymax

    rorymax Section Hiker

    I'm registered with you so should receive a notification also, looking forward to it.
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  12. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    It would be good to have this kind of stuff on the forum rather than directing us to your blog bimbler, I'd like to get the content built up on here if we can and that would drop nicely into the Kitchen section.
  13. The Bimbler

    The Bimbler Backpacker

    Ah... ok Shewie I didn't realise it was bad etiquette so won't do it again
  14. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I wouldn't say it was poor etiquette and I certainly don't have a problem with it at all, but it would be good if you could copy and paste your stuff into some threads for us, especially the useful instructional stuff.
  15. The Bimbler

    The Bimbler Backpacker

    Ok I understand now and will do that from now on :)
  16. Big Si

    Big Si Trail Blazer

    I've been working on and off for the last couple of years trying to make soda bread in a trangia. I've failed a lot, never thought about steaming. It's a good idea! I shall be off to wilkos this week and I shall report back soon if successful. Have you tried trangia pizza (See youtube)? I've done this meal with explorer scouts and it was a success.

    Si
  17. The Bimbler

    The Bimbler Backpacker

    Not tried Trangia Pizza but have done loads of campfire baking (including pizza) over the years which I find more controllable. Steam baking is a bit of a one trick pony but does reliably remove the risk of burning unless it boils dry for more than a minute, I'm off to look on YouTube!
  18. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Hi, I got myself sorted for steam baking last summer. Much the same set up but I just put the silicone baking cups straight into the water - no second pan - my regular camp pans don't fit together that way. I suspect my muffins were a bit soggier as a result - but still tasted good :). I also developed a very small meths burner with a low flame so I can maintain a simmer with the water, no boiling dry - the crux factor for steam baking.

    I also used dried egg powder in the mix - don't really know how much this affects the texture or not. Flavour-wise I did dried cherries and choc. chip muffins . Sorry no pics, they got eaten too soon :D

    I have successfully baked Irish soda bread on a camp fire but that was using a special double wall camp oven. I was feeding 20+ folks :D. I also made marmalade on the camp fire to go on the bread. - How win friends and influence people :D:cool:
  19. Big Si

    Big Si Trail Blazer

    There is a mod that you can do with the trangia simmer ring to make it burn with a much lower flame I'll try to get some pictures up in the week.

    Si
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  20. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Si, the burners I make weight 5g - I can carry several. Why would a carry a Trangia burner? :D
  21. The Bimbler

    The Bimbler Backpacker

  22. Big Si

    Big Si Trail Blazer

    To use in a trangia stove? I realise that some people go for all out lightness but some of us just enjoy a gentle stroll and a good feed before bed. I do not want to summit all the hills, I like to look upon them from the valleys whilst drinking tea and eating cake. I need to lessen my pack weight I know but I won't cut the handle of my tooth brush. Cathy I hope you're not offended, that was never my intention.
    Si
  23. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I did use a Trangia for years so I know it's merits, and I still prefer meths as a fuel. Just that when we started going out with 2 kids in tow then the Trangia just doesn't have a big enough capacity. I discovered the Caldera cones :D and am a firm convert - lot lighter, more fuel efficient and I'm not stuck with only pans in the size Trangia makes them. I've since been trying different burners too -lots to choose from none of them as heavy as a Trangia burner. 'My burners' do not fit a Trangia.

    As a small female, sometimes on my own with 2 kids, gettting weight down was a priority, in order to get out at all. Now various health issues plus no longer being 'youthfull' - means lower pack weight is highly desirable :).

    Sorry if I was a bit sharp in my reply above. I don't cut the handle of my tooth brush either - but it is super light anyway :D
  24. rorymax

    rorymax Section Hiker

    Cathy, more details on this burner of yours please, perhaps you have posted details before, if so linky please.

    Thank you,

    rorymax
  25. rorymax

    rorymax Section Hiker

    lil ol me

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