How to use a HEXAMINE cooker....

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How to use a HEXAMINE cooker....

Post by German_EPA » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:04 pm

How to use a HEXAMINE cooker....

found that picture in an eastern-europe online shop

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Post by kman » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:02 pm

Isn't that cooker upside down??

Here's how I've always seen and used it:

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Post by bl00k » Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:28 am

^Yes, i think German_EPA meant it as a joke :D

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Post by German_EPA » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:57 am

not a joke... this picutre is shown in the shop as you can see it here... and its not a manipulation - see the fuel.

they used it how kman said "upside down" :lol: :lol: :lol:

there are 2 ways to use this cooker: true and false. this picture shows definatly the false way :wink:


i dont want to be bad to anyone - but its really funny....
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Post by C-rats » Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:33 pm

Are you supposed to put your canteen cup on it upside-down as well? :wink:
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Post by dermeister025 » Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:36 am

Come to think of it, that upside-down method could actually work in some cases...

For example if i was trying to heat something with a smaller base, like a sierra cup... i might have to try it sometime.

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Post by bondiboy66 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:49 pm

Gday - first post from me!

I've seen plenty of diggers using their hexy stoves like this, particularly on less than even ground. They shove the 'toothed' bit of the stove into the ground for stability. I always turned mine over the normal way - but they work as pictured too. But the bottom of your 'cup, canteen steel' or whatever gets covered in hexy crap pretty quick.
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Post by Baldy » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:51 pm

bondiboy66 wrote:Gday - first post from me!

I've seen plenty of diggers using their hexy stoves like this, particularly on less than even ground. They shove the 'toothed' bit of the stove into the ground for stability. I always turned mine over the normal way - but they work as pictured too. But the bottom of your 'cup, canteen steel' or whatever gets covered in hexy crap pretty quick.
Yep, I've seen that done as well. I can also vouch for the amount of black crap left on your cup. IIRC, recruit instructors considered it a heinous crime if you didn't get it all off.

It was also pretty common for guys to snap off the middle 'teeth' on the stove top to make a more stable surface for the cup. This made sense because 99% of your 'cooking' in the field involved the cup - I don't recall many people using the rectangular mess tins.

About the time I left, there was a real fad for the kidney-shaped (same size & shape as the cup) one-piece stoves instead of the traditional hexi stoves.

By the way, g'day BondiBoy66, nice to see another Aussie.

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Post by kman » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:03 am

Welcome to the forums, bondiboy66!

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Post by housil » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:14 am

bondiboy66 wrote:Gday - first post from me!

I always turned mine over the normal way - but they work as pictured too. But the bottom of your 'cup, canteen steel' or whatever gets covered in hexy crap pretty quick.
The German hexamine, called "Esbit", causes the same black, "hexy crap". As long as hot/warm, we always use a wet sheet of s**t paper to just wipe it away pretty easy. If it got cold... :cry:

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