Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mainstays 1.5 L Grease Pot (Walmart)

I bought this at Walmart to use as a water heating pot for hiking and camping. It is lightweight aluminum. Seems adequately made. I think it was $6.

I just wanted something to put water in and heat it up on the trail. I acquired it back in late November of 2012, and promptly set it in a cupboard.

(I originally wrote this post back in March of 2013, but never posted it for some reason).

Monday, January 26, 2015

Guy Fieri Pepperoni and Mozarella Beef Patty

I was grocery shopping at Walmart earlier and saw these for sale. The pepperoni and mozzarella burgers were priced at $2.50 for six 1/3 pound burgers. The other varieties were a lot more.

However, since just regular hamburger is now more than $1.25/lb, I figured I would give them a try and bought a box.

I fried one up when I got home. Pretty darn good.

Only 4 carbs per patty.

Not much on the web about them. I did find this:

I snipped this from the above URL.

ETA: 2-16-15
I haven't found any nutrition information for these on the web so I took this lousy cell phone camera picture of what the box says.
I have also noticed that the burger is thick enough that it does not cook all the way through when using the same heat settings as with regular 1/4 frozen burgers. I usually either cook it at a lower temperature or put it in the microwave and give it a partial cooking before frying it up.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

2015-01-17 cat can stove Walmart grease pot

Wilma and I went hiking in a nearby forest preserve. We stopped at a picnic shelter to see how my Walmart grease pot works for heating up water on a cat can stove I made. The grease pot is a little large, but the size means I can store a nice sized plastic coffee mug (handle removed) inside it. The coffee and tea fixings go in bag inside the plastic mug. The whole thing fits nicely in a gallon ziplok bag. I like that the pot has a handle on it. The cat can stove worked OK but I think it might work better with a pot stand. I read a few articles about them on the Internet that suggested aluminum cans work better than steel cans. Mine is steel because I thought it would hold up better.

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Wilma and I hike in the slush and snow at a local forest preserve. It's one of the more well used preserves in the area and we ran across several people out on the trail. We also ran into a creek that had flooded its banks and then frozen so there was a solid sheet of ice I did not want to traverse so we went back and bypassed. I also tried out the cat can stove I made a while back along with the Walmart grease pot. I think the cat stove needs a pot stand The grease pot is just a little big but worked fine at heating water. Never really liked trying to heat water up in the SS cup or the enameled steel cup I was using. It made the cup too hot to drink from. I got a plastic coffee mug and cut off the handle and it fits inside the grease pot with room to spare. I had to cut off videoing when it got dark. Not much to video anyway.