I have recently made some new purchases and will be reviewing them during the next couple of posts.
I find that for day-to-day living in the UK my crusader cup is rather large for my needs so I recently purchased a Lifeventure titanium mug. In order to boil water in the cup I wanted to make a lid so firstly I cut out an aluminium disk.
I drew around the cup of the cup and using a piece of half round post
and a small hammer, gradually bent the edge of the disk to create a lip for the lid to keep it on the cup
The aluminium must be shaped gradually otherwise it will crack. I cut a strip of aluminium and shaped around a pencil, riveted it to the lid, added a keyring ring and clip to finish it
I made a reindeer leather pouch for the cup and when the draw-string is closed on the top of the bag, the whole thing can be clipped on a belt-loop to carry around
I wanted to design a cooking stand for the cup similar to the one I designed for my Crusader mug
I carved several pieces of Hazel to achieve a satisfactory design but I was unsuccessful and so decided to just hold the cup over the fire to boil water, but having discarded the pieces of wood I noticed two pieces had landed in a crossed position and it was seeing that, that gave me the solution to my problem. Two pieces of wood pushed into the ground at an angle to form a cross which supports the two parts of the handle.
A cup of water was boiled in 6 minutes