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DATE: 1st August, 2009
Murphy's Law came to the fore when I had my first use of the MSR Quick 1.
Our long Indian Summer weather conditions (even though it is winter)
broke with a vengeance and the rain decided to play catch up with the
annual average which was streets ahead of actual rain fallen to date by
200 mm (7.8 in).
My camping location was Potters Gorge which is on the banks of
Wellington Dam in the South West of the state. Elevation is 100 m (328
ft) and the average overnight temperature was 8 C (46 F).
From when I pitched my tent at lunchtime before our walk (it was just
spitting) and got up in the morning at 6.30 am, the area had 56 mm (2.2
in) of rain with 25 mm (1 in) falling whilst in bed. Wind was from the
WNW averaging 10 knots with frequent gust during the evening/night
between 18 and 21 knots. (Source: Bureau of Meteorology).
The above sets the scene for the conditions in which I used the cookware
at the evening meal.
A colleague and I jerry rigged a tarp over a park table and seats to dry
off and use as our cooking/meal area in the rain.
tarp over table
I used the pot to boil jacket baby potatoes and the slightly thawed
frozen peas to have with the veal schnitzel that I cooked on another stove.
When the potatoes and peas were ready, I went out into the rain and
drained the boiling water off through the strainer holes on the lid. The
lid was attached to the pot. The strainer holes worked very well and did
not get clogged. All the water that I had left after removing the food
was about a teaspoon.
After the group had eaten their respective meals under the tarp and the
rain coming down heavily, I made up two pots of mulled wine using the
Quick 1. As the pot is limited in volume, I did one brew up on my gas
stove, dished it out and then cooked up another batch. The amount of
wine I used each time was 750 ml (25 fl oz) which is one bottle. Then I
added sliced orange and lemon, brandy and spices.
All agreed that it was a good drop and they backed it up by having thirds.
As my drinking vessel I used the insulated mug without the lid. It kept
the mulled wine hot as I sipped it in the cool and wet conditions.
Firstly, I tried drinking from the long side but I felt uncomfortable
doing this as I was anticipating the mulled wine to spill past the
corners of my mouth as I tilted the cup against my lips. It didn't, but
irrational feelings overrode the reality, so I drank from one of the
well rounded corners. The same applied in the morning with my cup of tea.
In the morning I used the pot only to boil water for my cup of tea under
the tarp. It was still raining.
My next outing was back to my old stamping ground of Prickly Bark. It is
located at S 31° 42.800' E 115° 56.981 on the Coastal Plain Walk Trail
and sits at an elevation of 83 m (272 ft) as measured by my Garmin Geko
I spent two nights at this location.
The first night the weather was fine with the wind blowing at an average
of 7 knots from ENE and swinging around to NNE. Relative Humidity
averaged 70% and the overnight temperature was 11 C (52 F).
The Quick 1 was used for two breakfasts, one lunch and two evening meal
times. Most of the time I used it to boil water for cups of tea and hot
water for washing up purposes.
Where I deviated from the norm was in the evenings when I used the pot
to boil up vegetables and make more batches of mulled wine. The strainer
holes worked perfectly each time.
By the end of four pots of mulled wine over two evenings, the pot showed
no signs of any staining inside the pot from the wine being warmed up on
the gas stove.
making mulled wine
The last evening of my camping trip, I had the pleasure of rain again so
the atmosphere of darkness, wind and rain made a lovely ambience to sip
on mulled wine from the insulated mug. Yes, I added a slice of orange
wine in insulated mug
To date I have been very happy with the mug and pot.
They both cleaned up extremely well in hot water that I heated up on the
stove and I did not experience any sticking of food products on the
sides or bottom of either vessel.
There has been no change to my "Likes" and "Dislikes".
See my Long Term Report in two months.
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