Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Equipment, Travel > Equipment Reviews

Equipment Reviews Post YOUR REVIEWS of ANY Motorcycle, Camping or Travel Equipment and accessories. Tell us what worked and didn't work for you!
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Parts & accessories for adventure touring motorcycles including GPS mounts, panniers, luggage, protection, dry bags, camping gear, tools, books & DVDs.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 13 Jun 2009
Alexlebrit's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West London
Posts: 921
Anyone for toast?

Ok, so I know it might be a bit of a luxury, but everyone likes a bit of toast every now and again, so I thought I'd say a quick word about the folding Primus Camping Toaster.



I bought one 21 years ago in Australia and it's still going strong,

So how's it work?

Simple, you just unfold it from it's flat state, pop it over a flame and the wire guaze spreads the heat fairly evenly over the bread which is sat on top. Obviously if you're using a petrol or meths stove then it's not going to taste nice, but camping gaz or wood or coals all work fine.

Sure a toaster's not the most needed bit of camping equipment, but if you like a taste of home, then this and a small pot of Marmite certainly cheer you up on a wet day under canvas (assuming you can get bread of course).
__________________
Happiness has 125 cc
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13 Jun 2009
mattcbf600's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: London, England
Posts: 706
oh that I do like..... now I wonder how well that'll work with my new Optimus Nova + ?

m
__________________
------------------
http://thelondonbiker.com/blog

Watch some of my camp cooking videos

AIM: mattcashmore
SKYPE: matthewcashmore
MSN: matthew@matthewcashmore.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 14 Jun 2009
Alexlebrit's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West London
Posts: 921
As long as it burns gas not petrol so it doesn't taint the toast yes. And the odd thing is, I bought mine in Melbourne.

So you can have you Vegemite, mate.
__________________
Happiness has 125 cc
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 14 Jun 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Staffordshire. uk
Posts: 776
I think Matt is a Marmite man, unless he's gone native!

I agree being able to have toast on the road would be lovely. I have one of these to do a toasted sarnie. Works well on my petrol stove.

Diablo Sandwich Toaster - I Want One Of Those
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 15 Jun 2009
Alexlebrit's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West London
Posts: 921
Oh a jaffle iron, I've been looking for one of these for ages, thanks for posting it... ahh it takes me back to a lost weekend in Tasmania.
__________________
Happiness has 125 cc
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 17 Jun 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: London
Posts: 305
Oh AX!

Doesn't the egg leak through all those holes?

And how do you know if the toast is done... since it doesn't have a pop-out mechanism - and it clearly doesn't go 'ping!' either.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 17 Jun 2009
stuxtttr's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Lutterworth,Midlands, UK
Posts: 471
looks good but I just toast by putting the bread in the fry pan/pot on the base then flipping over a couple of times works a treat or add butter for a yummy fried bread.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 17 Jun 2009
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: London, England
Posts: 142
Strap your bread to the radiator. Not only do you have a snack ready whenever you stop, but the added benefit of extra protein from flies Like a nice crunchy seeded loaf.
__________________
http://bigben.to/ London to....? The big bike annual rally.
http://www.mongolbikers.com 125cc London -> Mongolia.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 17 Jun 2009
Alexlebrit's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West London
Posts: 921
Quote:
Originally Posted by XT GIRL View Post
Oh AX!

Doesn't the egg leak through all those holes?

And how do you know if the toast is done... since it doesn't have a pop-out mechanism - and it clearly doesn't go 'ping!' either.
What are you on about Tues, clearly the egg doesn't leak through the holes, there's no way the shell would fit.

There is an optional pinging mechanism, it's called "bloke" and is cheap to get hold of, although the running costs are a bit high.
__________________
Happiness has 125 cc
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 18 Jun 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: sunny England
Posts: 789
just toast sliced bread in the bottom of a dry frying pan, works fine.
__________________
dave
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 19:05.