Ready for a new video? Good!
I got the inspiration for my latest video from a recent entry on Mud and Nettles, a blog from the U.K. According to Mud and Nettles’ author, Muddy Mum (aka Clare), one of her goals is to get her family outside for fun and adventure as much as possible, and if there is a bit of geocaching in the mix, so much the better. Is this not starting to sound like another sorta familiar blog?
Anyway, in her latest entry titled “Oh Deer! A Trip to Mildenhall Woods”, Clare describes a recent adventure with her family in a nearby patch of woods. Her young daughters wanted to go for a walk in the woods and stop to enjoy some hot chocolate along the way. OK, I’m not going to tell the whole story…you have to read it for yourself to find out what happened as there’s a bit more to the story than hot chocolate.
But I will tell you this…when the troop stopped for their hot chocolate, Clare’s husband, Mr. Muddy, broke out a “Hexi stove” to heat their water with. I’m a little bit of a stove nut and had not heard the term Hexi stove. I guessed it might be a stove that uses a solid hexamine fuel tab, commonly called an Esbit tab in this part of the world. I sent Clare a note asking if that’s what it was and she confirmed that I was correct. We traded a few notes back and forth about different kinds of stoves and Clare ended up giving me the nudge that I needed to put a quick video together. Here’s the link:
Check it out, maybe make yourself a super simple alcohol stove and most importantly…Get Out!!
BTW, just for the record, the first Get Out! Entry was posted three years ago today on January 19, 2013. Don’t remember it? Here’s a link: