Archive for the ‘Field Gourmet’ Category
The Days of Old Podcast covers elements of WWII from the perspective of ordinary people. Using letters, interviews and diaries, the show focuses on the human side of history.
The third episode is all about food, rations and field cooking which should be of some interest to SSD readers.
Tritensil is a Veteran owned company. It’s also the name of their product which combines knife, fork and spoon into a two-piece set. The Tritensil was inspired by 25 years of wildland firefighting and military experience. First off, it’s made from Nylon 66 which is both lightweight and strong.
The innovative interlocking handle design provides a nesting configuration for compact storage without the need of special clips, bands or cases. Not only are the fork tines protected from damage while nesting inside the spoon bowl but the storage configuration keeps the two Tritensil pieces snuggly secured to each other minimizing the chance of loss and unwanted noise. The interlocking design also allows the Tritensil to be configured into an extended Spork almost doubling the overall useable length for those times you may find yourself eating out of a pouch.
So what is Strike Force. It’s little packet but packs a huge strike…(cough) force! This packet contains the same amount of energy as 2 Redbulls but is sugar/calorie free. A StrikeForce box holds 10 packets (picture) and retails for $10. MATBOCK also offerS 100 qty boxes as well.
I’ve tried it several times and I like the taste. What’s more, this liquid can be added to any potable water so there’s no need to transport loads of energy drink cans.
Jetboil fans rejoice. At OR Summer Market they released a new double burner basecamp stove for the field gourmet.
The Genesis uses a butane cartridge to offer 10,000 BTUs per burner although I’d say that the 9 lbs 14 oz design is better suited to vehicle operations.
The system comes complete with double burners, butane connection hose, windscreen, ceramic coated frying pan, 5 liter pot with Flux Ring which really speeds up boiling, pot lid, and carrying case. Notice, there’s also a standard size burner attached via hose for coffee.