My Dirt Time The Adventures of Tom Sciacca

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My favorite pocket cooker

My Dirt Time This is my foldable Pocket Cooker and I love it! It is a little heavy because it's made of pretty good quality and thick metal. However, it's lighter and far less bulky than other cookers I have seen, great to take camping. Especially the cookers that need fuel such as the Jetboil. With this pocket cooker, you donít need to carry fuel. Just use natural materials such as sticks and twigs. It does take a little longer to get going than a Jetboil for example, but I still love it. In fact, Mark and I were on another hike and got to the top of a mountain and he had his jetboil with him. He just pulled it out of his bag and fired it up. We had a hot MRE in just a few minutes. I didnít even bother getting my cooker out. But again, I can fit my cooker in my backpocket. If you put a Jetboil and the fuel in your pocket, youíd look pretty funny (if you could even get it in) and would be very uncomfortable.

In the inset picture you can see me blowing on the cooker. Thatís the great thing about this cooker. If you have very dry perfect wood, no problem. Just get it going, stuff it full of wood and itíll cook anything you have. However, if the wood isnít all that great, just bend down and blow on the fire/coals and youíll still be able to cook anything you want. This cooker really cooks and couldnít be simpler.

It's funny that right after I uploaded these pics I noticed the camera in my hand. I forgot about this camera. These pics are all Mark's pics. I bought a disposable digital camera for this trip and none of my pics came out. Drives me nuts. I finally got myself a nice camera and now need to become a "picture taker" and made sure I stay on top of this stuff. It's not about the END OF THE WORLD - It's not about surviving a hypothetical PLANE CRASH - It's about the SATISFACTION YOU GET knowing you can take care of yourself and/or your family in ANY SITUATION, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

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