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    thermette for water boiling

    mum and dad are after one for the camping gear not keen on anything alloy due to health risk copper would be ideal but stainless or what ever considered


    if you don't know what a thermette is you probably don't have one but its basically a round metal container with a tube in the middle when filled the water surrounds the tube you then light a fire in the tube which boils water super quick

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    You can still buy them new I think? Remember my Granny using one, very efficient, all the railways guys had them
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    Plenty on Trademe.












    Just next to the Baikals.

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    yeah been looking on trade me nothing on there that is really what we are after yep can buy them new but trying 2nd hand 1st as would prefer copper and they are quite a bit new
    its gotta suit the primitive camp as well

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    I got a brand new one from Spiroloc Tubing in Christchurch a few years back. 6 litres, stainless steel, you could also get a trivet for the top so you could cook on it as well. Was under $200 from memory. A good size if you get out with a bigger group.

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    Copper is fine, no worse than drinklng water from copper plumbing inyour house

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    That brings back memories of cups of tea while I was a teenager down the Rakaia River mouth with my Grandad many years ago.

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    Spyralock In Ch Ch make them , not far from my place , If you can't find them in North Island I could sort one . Different sizes 5 & 10 lts . Stainless steel with a hose tap fitting . Ive got a 10 ltr .Great bit of kit , Was used extensively after the Ch ch earthquakes
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    E Hayes in invercargill carry the copper thermette on their shelves.

    The stainless larger ones on trademe by sprayloc are pretty good too

    The copper one should come with a meths dish too so you can use without hunting for bits of wood.

    I wouldn't 4WD or camp without mine

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    https://ufocooker.co.nz/product/ufo-rocket-two-in-one/

    I one of these. Great for camping. Can cook over it as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    You can still buy them new I think? Remember my Granny using one, very efficient, all the railways guys had them
    When I was a kid my parents called theirs a benghazi. A trip from Fanganui to Taupo in the old Bedford required a stop mid way and a boil up. The distance between the 2 places is massively shorter now
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    Got last one of trademe.
    The old copper ones are still good to use.
    They are painted but that is not an issue.
    The old steel ones rust out too quick.

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    zimmer -the bengazhi term originated with 2NZEF in the WW2 African desert campaign and carried through into the Italian campaign.mum&dad had one when we were kids -it can be fuelled by a large tin of sand soaked with petrol.stand back drop a match.
    Im also in the market for one to add to my shooting basecamp kit.

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    i just remember the tankies always had them in waiouru , ... as we idiot grunts tried to war up water in out little times with hexamines they had a roaring great supply of hot water ......

    although , i seem to remember them calling them "chuffers" or some such
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