Bench top gas cooker wanted

  • 13 Feb 2019 23:42
    Message # 7163331

    Has any Kiwi JRA member got a single/two burner gas cooker that they either don't want, or are willing to lend to me for 'the duration'.  The one I've been using is dying on its feet and I'm too mean to buy one.

  • 14 Feb 2019 05:56
    Reply # 7164816 on 7163331

    You are cooking on gas? I am shocked!!

    I can think of two inexpensive options. One is the single burner gas stove which take the canister cartridges. The stoves can be picked up very inexpensively at Bunnings and other stores, but you would need to find a cost effective source of the gas canisters. The other option is the cast iron stand alone gas burner, available wherever BBQs are sold, Bunnings once again I imagine. 

  • 14 Feb 2019 07:46
    Reply # 7164881 on 7164816
    Anonymous wrote:

    You are cooking on gas? I am shocked!!

    I can think of two inexpensive options. One is the single burner gas stove which take the canister cartridges. The stoves can be picked up very inexpensively at Bunnings and other stores, but you would need to find a cost effective source of the gas canisters. The other option is the cast iron stand alone gas burner, available wherever BBQs are sold, Bunnings once again I imagine. 

    Just in the shed, David, until I've finished building, which is why I don't want to buy anything.  The butane cartridges are prohibitively expensive and create even more rubbish in a world overflowing with trash.

    However, Graeme Kenyon has very kindly offered to lend me a nice little Kiwi boat stove, which I shall take care of and hope to return in good shape - before the end of the decade!!

  • 16 Feb 2019 07:01
    Reply # 7168130 on 7164881
    Annie Hill wrote:

      The butane cartridges are prohibitively expensive and create even more rubbish in a world overflowing with trash.


    Well you are right about the trash. As I get older I think more about this. I have just made a new sail cover for Footprints. So I finished the cover this afternoon and then was suddenly struck with the question of what do I do with the old cover. It is reasonably bulky. Do I keep it in a cupboard some where, put it in a rubbish bag to go to land fill, maybe burn it but that could cause damage to the the environment from all those burnt particles going into the atmosphere, maybe start my own landfill in a gully somewhere on my land?

    No matter what we do do we seem to create waste which in a past less enlightened age we would 'put out in the rubbish', and then forget about. but to those of us who are prepared to think about our responsibility to the planet, how do we navigate through a world of disposable everything such as the disposable butane cartridges?  I like to think that if I put those cartridges into my recycling bin that they would get recycled, but I am no longer confident that everything that goes into the recycling bin actually does get recycled.

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  • 16 Feb 2019 10:29
    Reply # 7168191 on 7163331
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I like to think that what I put in the garbage bin will at least not end up littering the rivers and beeches, although it may not be recycled. The challenge is to consume as little as possible, and one way to do that is to re-use as much as we can. Last year I found that canvas, left over from my sailmaking, could well be turned into useful stuff, like shopping bags, or any ol’ sort of bags or tool racks. My home-made shopping bags have cut my use of plastic bags to nearly nil. The paper pattern for that bag, plus for the parachute drogues I make, are stored and ready for use. Old sailcovers and sails could easily be transformed into useful things. Maintaining, repairing, re-using and keeping stuff for as long as possible, is everyman’s best way to reduce consumption. My car is 19 years old, my boat is 45, and my house is 105...

    Arne

    PS: Ooops, this thread was to be about a gas stove for Annie. However, she does the right thing  by looking for one that is just lying around, un-used. Better putting it back in operation than to dump it and buy another one...


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