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Re: I usually boil water for tea using a(n) ...

by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
on Feb 01, 2013 at 14:32 UTC ( #1016564=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Boil water for tea you say?

For the most part I do not drink tea on a regular basis per se. I usually drink coffee (which I'm Jonesing for really bad right now.) But in the past I have under certain circumstances brewed up some tea to take the chill off. Especially back in the days when I spent a lot of time backpacking and exploring the wilds.

Looking at the list of options I will admit to using the following at one time or another:

  • Campfire. Of course. When in the Great Outdoors&tm; this is a no-brainer. I realize some folks nowadays don't do that and use some new fangled gadget to boil water, but I'm and old school outdoorsman. Thought I haven't slept on the ground in about two decades. Getting too old for that sh*t.
  • Exhaust manifold on a {car|truck|motorcycle|Mike-8 boat}
  • Coleman camp stove
  • blow torch. (Nothing to do with being in the woods.. more of a prank)
  • and at home in a proper tea kettle:
  • electric stove
  • gas stove

I am horribly addicted to ice tea. I would have never bought this for myself but a friend of mine gave me a Mr. Coffee™ iced tea maker. That gets fired up all the time, especially when my mint is growing, to make iced tea.

Somehow I never developed a taste for hot tea.

Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
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Re^2: I usually boil water for tea using a(n) ...
by tubaandy (Deacon) on Feb 12, 2013 at 16:31 UTC
    If you're backpacking, I'd recommend a JetBoil. 2 cups of boiling water in 2 minutes, the device is light, cools down fast, it's really the way to go. I bought one in 2011, and have taken it on every other camping trip I've been on, backpacking or not. Then again, I'm a big coffee drinker, so Starbucks Via packets are nice to have in the backcountry...

          If you're backpacking,

      My last backpacking trip was in 2002 with a bunch of youth from our church. My knees won't deal with backpacking any more unfortunately.

      Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
      Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
        That's no fun, sorry to hear that.

        I have used a JetBoil for quickly boiling water on regular campouts as well, sometimes to impress youth campers, sometimes just to brew up a cup of coffee because I wanted one. Much easier than turning on the stove or starting a fire. And way cooler. :)


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