Now you’re cooking!
Yesterday was Rebecca’s first day of classes and like the dutiful husband that I am, I walked her all the way to the school. My task, after dropping her off, was to try to sort out a solution to our temporary propane shortage. While I didn’t manage to get the tanks filled, I did stumble upon a backup camp stove that will serve us just perfectly for the next few days. The stove works great. It cooked our dinner last evening and boiled water for our coffee this morning. Of course, once our propane tanks are filled, it will probably end up tucked away in some locker but still, it’s nice to have a backup available, and it might come in handy the next time we have a beach party / sleepover.
Speaking of portable stoves, we actually had a pretty nice one that was part of our camping kit back when we lived on land. Regrettably, we sold it along with all of that other stuff before we moved aboard our boat. I’ve always thought a really versatile backup stove would be one similar to the Primus Omni Fuel Stove. It works with just about any fuel including LP gas, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and even aviation fuel, and will attach to butane or propane canisters. Sound awesome? I think so. Anyway, the one that I purchased was not too expensive and will run on the same propane cylinders that will fuel our barbecue. It is perfect to get us by for this week.
On a completely different topic, while doing some cleaning yesterday, I happened to take a peek at the fine print on the bottle of our hand soap. Perhaps this would not be the best choice of soaps for use in the marine environment!