The Wyre Forest weekend was the testing ground of two new pieces of kit. The first was what is known as a Penny Stove. This was made for me, out of a Heineken can, by my friend, Ian Fraser, who became our third team member on the TGO Challenge last year. At 16 grams it makes my usual Varga titanium stove at 28 grams seem heavy. It burns meths and was just as slow as the Varga in bringing water to the boil but it's fine as long as I'm in no hurry, which I wasn't this time. It's kept in place by three tent pegs which also serve as a pot stand. I like it.
See above for the second posting.