If you read my post yesterday, you’ll have noticed that I had my sights set on the Optimus Crux Weekend HE cook system. They happened to have one at the store today when I was browsing and decided to go ahead and pick it up.
I have big plans for this thing and it’s going to get used A LOT. I have a couple options when it comes to eating lunch at work: bring something to cook in the microwave and eat at my desk (since they forgot a break room when they built this building!??) or go out and get fast food.
With this, I plan on bringing more stuff that I can cook on the stove, soups, pastas and whatever else. Then I can go to one of the nearby parks, sit down under a tree or on a bench and have a hot meal not only away from the office, but it will likely end up costing me less in food. At least that’s my justification for spending $80 on the thing!
It’ll go camping/hunting/hiking and what not as well, but I think the frequency of use I have planned for it of at least 3 or 4 days a week should really prove whether this little guy is as good as the reviews I’ve been reading on it.
My first entry into Bushclass is for the improvised cooking implement made out of metal.
I took a stainless steel bain marie pot and a mis-matched lid (for another brand, doesn’t fit), some picture hangers and 14ga. galvanized wire and made a hanging pot/billy can out of it.
First major step was making the lid fit. I used the hammer side of my Cold Steel Trail Hawk to bang out the rim of the lid until it fit around the brim of the pot. Then I used JB Weld to fix the picture hangers, one on each side, and made bails out of the galvanized wire. It’s been used 3 or 4 times now and it works well.