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    Quote Originally Posted by bopdude View Post
    I know what you mean about burnt lips, I now carry a Swedish folding cup, and my Trangia is getting used more, bomb proof
    Those are nice. In the army we called it a scrounging cup. Everyone always had one in the pocket, and if someone had a brew going, they very well had to be prepared to share or fight, lol

    I have several of them, and keep one in very kit i case I forget my kuksa. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishyFolk View Post
    Those are nice. In the army we called it a scrounging cup. Everyone always had one in the pocket, and if someone had a brew going, they very well had to be prepared to share or fight, lol

    I have several of them, and keep one in very kit i case I forget my kuksa. :-)
    They are handy to carry in a pocket, as you say, in case of a nice kuksa is on my list of to buy things but I would like a half decent one, something of beauty and function, you know what I mean, there were some beauties in Sweden but out of my price range.

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    A bit of electrical insulation tape around the outside of the cup just below the rim will generally stop your bottom lip from burning - obviously you can't "boil in the cup" like this.

    I used to carry lighter fluid to light my hexi blocks. A little squirt onto the block and then light it. I'm not sure if it would work with the blocks coming straight from Rune's shed though.

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    The electrical tape idea does not strike a man with ten thumbs like something I want to faff about with...specially not with a cup full of boiling water... :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishyFolk View Post
    The electrical tape idea does not strike a man with ten thumbs like something I want to faff about with...specially not with a cup full of boiling water... :-)
    Ha ha! I put some on my tin mug about 20 years ago and it's still there. Best applied whilst the cup is empty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehecatl View Post
    obviously you can't "boil in the cup" like this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehecatl View Post
    Best applied whilst the cup is empty!
    Ehem...and how should I boil my water after applying the tape?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishyFolk View Post
    Ehem...and how should I boil my water after applying the tape?
    Consider the taped cup as your "scrounging cup"
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    But then I need to bring another cooking thingy to boil the water...so I might as well just briung that...a propper tea kettle, and drink from my Kuksa :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishyFolk View Post
    But then I need to bring another cooking thingy to boil the water...so I might as well just briung that...a propper tea kettle, and drink from my Kuksa :-)
    Lateral thinking would dictate that water is in fact boiled in your mug and prior to drinking, the tape is applied to your bottom lip. In this instance, I think lateral thinking must be abandoned.
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    Yes, I'll go for the tea kettle...

    In fact I like them so much that while most bushcrafters seem to go for the one pot to cook them all idea,
    I do the same with my kettle. It has obvious advantages...unlike lets say a typical bushcraft fashion item like a zebra billy can (which in reality is a Thai lunch box),
    it has a spout which makes it possible to pour water from it without scolding your hands.

    And it has a large enough lid that should you decide to cook your morning porridge in it, or a stew...it is easy to clean afterwards...and it can hold a folding cup, sugar, tea, instant chockolate, salt, pepper etc,
    even a trangia stove with pot stand inside. :-)
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