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Re: usmc arctic camp

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:06 am
by norge
had to take down my camp today due to bad weather :(
we have a storm coming in... and i dont think the tent
need to be ruined.

but when good weather next time = camp in the woods with the kids :D

cheers ken

Re: usmc arctic camp

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:12 pm
by Treesuit
Norge,

Maybe you can get some picturs of the kids with MRE's... :D We all know liks love them.... :lol:

Re: usmc arctic camp

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:50 am
by Macaroni
Nice tent,I have a stove like that,its a yukon stove M1950
I bought it about 15 years ago brand new in the box never opened until I got it and fired it up a few times,works great :D

Re: usmc arctic camp

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:48 am
by norge
yes its a greate stove,i have use gasoline,diesel,cerosin,wood
and it heats good.
in the summer time i never use a stove in the tent,only a smal stove for
heating water and food.
here is a picture from saturday,we didnt go to the woods
since we had to much dry snow that makes it hard for the kids
to ski in or even use the snow shoes...
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so we made a lunch outside,can of spagetti with meat sausage.
the kids didnt complain eating outside :D

cheers from ken

Re: usmc arctic camp

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:26 am
by German_EPA
is this the optimus hiker fuel stove?

Re: usmc arctic camp

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:16 am
by norge
yes its the optimus 111,the one the norwegian army uses.
this one is multifuel type,you need to change the needle and seat if you use
gasoline or white fuel(naptha)
not when using diesel,kerosine,lamp oil,white spirit
or other diesel famely oils.

its a bit heavy but it heats food and water in no time for a 10 man team.
heating a tent is no problem to,you can wear a t shirt afther a hour heating
in minus 30 celsius.(did it in the army)

but they cost shit lj3r 09u in norway,about 250 to 300 $.

cheers ken :D

Re: usmc arctic camp

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:26 pm
by dirtbag
Nice!!
Actually, there's a guy in Norway, name of Finn Hjelmerud, who sells them new and used.
Contact fhjelmer@nokab.no
I bought a Brand new 111 (multi-fuel Roarer) from him several years ago.
The 'Official' Norwegian Army stove does cost more, It has the Olive drab paint job.
I have:
1- new 111
1-111b (gasoline only version)
1-111c (cobra burner)
2 111T (silent multifuel)
Best stove ever made, in my opinion!
Ken collects Militaria and Rations.
I collect Stoves and Rations (and cast iron fry pans, and ...)

Re: usmc arctic camp

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:52 pm
by norge
dirtbag! thats a nice collection of stoves!!!! :D :D

i have a smal type of the 111 its called ranger or something
i can post a picture if you like?
if interrested its up for trade in other us army stoves
or other cool army gear rations. :D

cheers ken

Re: usmc arctic camp

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:30 pm
by norge
and here is the pictures of my optimus "ranger"
its a lot smaler than the 111 model.
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i put the mre matches there as a size mesure,i didnt find my inch ruler.

there is no pump since it burnes white fuel naptha,but you need to preheat it
just like the 111 but when heated and burning the fuel vapors just like gas
up to the burner.

i painted it camo when i fresh up my 111 army model,the original
blue paint was not good.green was better :mrgreen:

cheers ken

Re: usmc arctic camp

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:06 am
by dirtbag
Hi Ken,
this is a optimus 10 'Ranger'
I believe what you have is a Russian clone of the swedish optimus 8R.
Good little stove, but its parts are not interchangable with the 8R