Yup another long post from the "REDNECK GEEK", is that an oxymoron?. Please "bear" with me and I will get to the point. Just have to "Get er done" or i will explode.
If you find this silly, a waste of time, hokum, or just unacceptable in anyway please feel free to disregard, your loss.
I am here to preach and convert the choir on a new passion, applies to EVERYONE on the planet.
A few day's back a member innocently inquired about needing a way to heat up some coffee while on a rally, nothing worse than being out in the woods and not having a good cup of brew to get you going, and wondered if using his bike's electrical system to power a 12v coffee pot or "kettle" would work.
In my addled condition on that particular morning images flashed into my mind, the REDNECK i had locked away escaped
and, I LOST IT. After getting up of the floor and brushing back the water from my eyes, the REDNECK took control and let fly
and a laugh riot ensued.
(The overwhelming consensus was NO do not attempt that, damage is sure to occur)
I spent a lot of time trying to remember where i saw a particular discussion on an item that had struck me as kool, A DIY portable camp stove, and finally found it. Much to my amazement i learned a new term "wood gasification", the process of converting scrap wood and other combustible material into burnable hydrocarbon gases (hydrogen, methane and combustible carbon), without creating great quantities of smoke and other pollutants. After searching GOOGLE and YOUTUBE, i found huge amounts of information and videos about the subject, note to self, must get out of my cave more often.
Found a web site that offered a portable unit, that is small enough to carry on the bike and powerful enough to cook breakfast if needed, great to roast marshmallows, roast hot dogs, make s'mores or just heat up some coffee.
The fuel is "dirt cheap" pick up twigs or scrap wood from the ground or carry a small amount of pelleted sawdust, VERY CHEAP and easy to keep dry, with you. No pressurized container's to discard or worry about puncturing and creating a possible explosion hazard, and no worry about leakage and possibility of fire as with liquid fuels. The heat is contained inside the unit, except for the burner area, and i believe could be used in a no burn area since no sparks or flying debris will escape.
I have found and purchased a unit which I consider to be of superior workmanship and quality, constructed of stainless steel for long life, you did know i like shiny, right.
With the moderators permission and the members acquiescence (I love google), and having no affiliation with, nor commercial interest in, as i purchased one unit and will likely purchase many more, as gifts for my family, I would like to recommend the site to the forum.
Great customer service, the owner and creator (one man operation), was happy to answer all of my rapid fire questions and shipped the next day.
"As with all heat generation products this unit is NOT recommended for unsupervised operation by children or those less responsible adults", yes I require supervision sometimes, as this sucker gets hot like a blow torch.
If you have made it this far, GOOD ON YA MATE. If you feel the need or compulsion to ask for deletion, I have satisfied my need to inform the people of what I consider a most excellent group.
Thank you for your time and indulgence.
"WE NOW RETURN CONTROL OF YOUR SCREEN TO YOU"
Ride Safe and keep the shiny bits in the air.