Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Black Watch NZGR


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
Like Tree8Likes

Thread: Hexamine Tablet Cookers

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    69

    Hexamine Tablet Cookers

    Greetings all

    Just wondering of those who use these cookers if you can use the standard fire lighting cubes we can get from supermarkets/hardware stores? Do they contaminate your food/brew?

    The fuel tablets burn pretty smokey/dirty, however if its just a case of cosmetics then would be happy to use them instead. They are much easy to buy and alot cheaper, they also burn alot hotter and more intensely than the Hexamine variety.

    Cheers

  2. #2
    Member gadgetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    11,360
    Honestly, with the price of little gas burners and pots from China I wouldn't bother.
    223nut likes this.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    4,802
    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Honestly, with the price of little gas burners and pots from China I wouldn't bother.
    +1

  4. #4
    SiB
    SiB is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Invercargill
    Posts
    1,088
    Plus they stink. Gas doesn't. And your pot stays clean.

    Hexamine? Nah. You're making work for yourself

  5. #5
    Member gadgetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    11,360
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

  6. #6
    R93
    R93 is offline
    Member R93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Westland NZ, PNG
    Posts
    11,575
    Yup no worries to use firefighters and stuff.

    I will never miss using them.

    You soon get sick of the smell, and the mess when when your dug in and underground for a month😆

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

  7. #7
    Member Tommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    3,264
    But if you do want the hexi tabs, they sell them at army surplu cheap as chips.

    Either on their own https://www.armyandoutdoors.co.nz/co...ets-pack-of-24

    Or as part of a small cooker https://www.armyandoutdoors.co.nz/co...4-fuel-tablets
    Identify your target beyond all doubt

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    4,802
    As Tommy says army surplus is the place to go for hex tsblets. Have had good dealings with kiwi disposals

  9. #9
    Member outdoorlad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    1,184
    I'll sometimes take my stainless mug & a hex tab on winter day hunts, find a couple of stones to sit your mug on, hex tab underneath & presto a hot cuppa soup/tea for lunch. Bit of tin foil over the top while it boils.
    Dublin, Tommy and Cigar like this.
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

  10. #10
    OPCz Rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Nor West of Auckland on the true right of the Kaipara River
    Posts
    24,036
    I have eaten quite a few meals from over hex but these days even though I still carry some, it is the back up to my backup for gas.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

  11. #11
    Member Marty Henry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Tararua
    Posts
    1,507
    Yep its convenient and burns hotter and cleaner than fire lighters like rushy I still carry some for day hunts takes less room than the gas.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    69
    Awsome, magic all! Fuel tabs it is then! Yep have got a stash of Hex tablets from Armyoutdoors prev. kiwi disposals, however only did so as was already ordering some other bits of kit. The fuel tabs are just alot cheaper and can get them anytime when out and about.

    Re army and outdoors, bought quite a few bits and pieces from them and only once had a bad experience. Got some really awsome gear from them, some of the army surplus stuff really is way underrated. Just got a couple of gortex jackets from them and there absolutely bomb proof, very impressed with them!

    Oh and re the gas stoves, yep got quite a few of them but when out for a day hike i prefer to just take along me cup and the hex stove as there small and light. Thanks again all, a wealth of resource!!!

    gadgetman likes this.

  13. #13
    Member Micky Duck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Geraldine
    Posts
    950
    the coleman ones from H&F work but be aware they will break down and go all soft and leaky if left exposed to the air.
    yip gas is quicker and cleaner but a mug and hexy is easy in daybag and if you leave it behind not a biggie.

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    4,802
    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    the coleman ones from H&F work but be aware they will break down and go all soft and leaky if left exposed to the air.
    yip gas is quicker and cleaner but a mug and hexy is easy in daybag and if you leave it behind not a biggie.
    Gas canister, cooker, gas stand (tripodthing) spork, lighter and Jeds coffee bag fit in 800ml tooks cup. Fits in side pocket of a pack, yet to find anything better
    gadgetman and ROKTOY like this.

  15. #15
    Member Dundee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Way East of D'Vagas
    Posts
    15,470
    My old army hex cooker got confiscated at Wgton airport.Don't miss the smell of those things at all.
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

    http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown...7&font=cursive

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Cooking systems - gas vs hexamine stove/ open fire
    By Dawg in forum Gear and Equipment
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 26-10-2016, 12:38 AM
  2. Android tablet maps
    By sako75 in forum Off topic
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-06-2016, 08:41 PM
  3. cookers
    By longrange308 in forum Gear and Equipment
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 29-12-2013, 02:20 PM
  4. windows XP tablet 2005
    By sakkaranz in forum Off topic
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13-10-2013, 09:16 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!