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Wood or Gas – Useful Information

Wood or Gas – Useful Information

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Listed below are product tips for using the nCamp wood burning camp Stove, espresso-style Café, and the Prep Surface.

nCamp Multi-fuel Stove Tips:

The nCamp Multi-fuel Stove is designed to burn wood sticks/twigs, solid fuel tablets (heximine) and gas (such as isobutane-propane – with the nCamp Gas Adapter). It can also use liquid fuel (such as diethylene glycol or alcohol – with a burner that fits the top plate opening – less than 2.5in/65mm in diameter).

Tips before you start:

– Read the instructions provided with the nCamp Multi-fuel Stove.

– Decide if you are going to burn wood, gas or another fuel – ONLY USE ONE FUEL AT A TIME (for example, don’t add wood when you are burning gas). If you would like to use gas, you need the nCamp Gas Adapter. Please read the Adapter instructions for proper installation.

– If you are going to burn wood, it is best to pre-treat your pots or pans, and the stove with a 50/50 dish soap/water mixture. This will make it easier to clean off the creosote that comes from burning wood. An old spray bottle is useful for mixing and coating. It is OK to let the mixture dry.

– It is best to gather 3-4 chamber-loads of dry twigs before lighting the stove. Break them to about 4 inches (10cm) long.

– Be sure to set up your stove on a non-flammable stable surface.

Tips for using the stove with wood:

– The wood will catch faster if you use starter sticks, paper or fine twigs.

– Carefully keep loading twigs if you want to keep the fire going.

– When boiling water or cooking soup, keep the pot covered to contain the heat. – Periodically tap the bottom of the combustion chamber with a stick to clear ash away from the air vents.

– When you are ready to stop cooking, stop loading twigs and let the fire burn out.

Instructions for using the stove with wood:

1) Unfold legs and telescoping combustion chamber.

2) Place stove on a stable non-flammable surface.

3) Collect dry twigs and break them to fit within chamber.

4) Place 3-5 sticks into chamber.

5) Light a stick (nCamp Lighting Sticks or other fire starter sticks recommended) and carefully place it into the chamber.

6) When a fire starts burning, carefully add sticks until the chamber is full.

7) Be sure sticks burn below the hot plate before cooking.

8) After use, allow stove to cool before handling. Remove ash and stow.

Instruction for using the stove with solid fuel tablets (hexamine):

1) Leave stove in the closed/flat position (top facing up).

2) Place stove on a stable non-flammable surface.

4) Place solid fuel in cup and light.

5) After use allow stove to cool before handling.

6) Remove residue and stow.

Instructions for using the stove with gas (isobutane-propane):

1) Open the gas port on the bottom cover.

2) Attach the gas adapter (see adapter instructions) and fuel canister.

3) With the stove upright, push the gas head up to the hot plate opening. This can be done by pushing up on the bottom cover.

4) Start the flow of fuel (low), light and lower the head into the chamber.

5) Adjust the flow of fuel as needed.

6) After use, allow stove to cool before handling. Remove the fuel canister for storage. The stove may be stored with the gas adapter attached.

Instructions for using the nCamp Stove with liquid fuel (diethylene glycol):

1) Unfold legs and telescoping combustion chamber, place on stable surface.

2) Carefully place a liquid fuel burner into the combustion chamber (less than 2.5in/65mm in diameter). Avoid spilling fuel.

3) Carefully push up on the bottom cover to lift the burner and light. Avoid spilling fuel. 4) After use allow stove to cool before handling.

Tips for after you are finished:

– Let the stove cool completely before you handle it.

– When you are ready to clean it, rinse it with water and scrub it with a scrub sponge and/or scrub brush to the level of clean that you would like. The top surfaces should clean to their original finish, the inside of the combustion chamber will blacken and the combustion chamber exterior will discolor due to heat. These things do not affect the performance.

– While completely open/unfolded, allow the stove to dry completely before storing.

– When folding for storage, place top side down, collapse the combustion chamber, fold the narrow leg, then the wide leg.

Be Careful:

– Do not put more than 30lbs (13.6kg) on the stove – the legs may collapse.

– Do not force sticks into the combustion chamber or aggressively pull the combustion chamber open – the chamber rings can pull apart. If they pull apart it is possible to reconnect them.

– Read all safety warnings on the instruction sheet.

Safety warnings

– Never use indoors or inside a tent.

– Use in well-ventilated areas.

– Never operate near flammable objects.

– Not recommended for use in temperatures below 50°f (10°c) do not operate for more than 30 continuous minutes

– Keep hands and face away from the stove when in use.

– Do not handle the stove when in use or when the stove is hot.

– Do not use gasoline or any highly-flammable fuel not listed above. During and after use, the stove is extremely hot – use care to avoid burns. Never alter or use the stove in any other device or manner other than stated above.

– Keep out of children’s’ reach

The nCamp Café Coffee Maker:

The nCamp Café is a compact coffee maker that makes espresso-style coffee in minutes. It is designed for these who enjoy the outdoors and strong, flavorful coffee. It is a perfect companion for the nCamp Stove, but it can also be used with many other camping stoves and on most stove tops. It is made of stainless steel for safety, durability and corrosion-resistance. We hope you enjoy it for many years.

Read the instructions CAREFULLY as they provide important information about safety, use and maintenance of the nCamp Café. This manual is an important part of the product please keep for future reference and provide it to subsequent owners.

This coffee maker requires a heat source for brewing and develops pressure inside. Failure to follow the instructions may cause the risk of a burn or the coffee maker to burst.

Before each use, make sure the coffee maker is not damaged and has all its parts. Check that the valve, funnel, gasket and filter plate are intact and in position (see diagram). Make sure the valve is clear of any debris or grounds. If you have any doubt about any of the parts or assembly, please contact the manufacturer ([email protected]).

This coffee maker is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or that lack knowledge and experience.

Keep out of reach of children and do not allow children to be in the proximity of the coffee maker when in use.

Do not leave unattended during use.

Do not touch the hot surfaces of the coffee maker, carefully use the handles.

Use the coffee maker for the purpose it was design for. It is designed to use water (in the boiler / lower chamber) and ground coffee (in the funnel). Not for use with other products (grains, tea coffee extract, instant coffee, coffee for percolators or espresso machines).

This is not a commercial grade coffee maker, it is intended for personal use.

Never use the coffee maker without water in the boiler (lower chamber).

Only use water in the boiler (lower chamber) and do not add liquid to the upper chamber. Orient the valve away from those using the coffee maker.

Make sure the coffee maker is properly closed before use – the lid should be closed and the top chamber and boiler (bottom chamber) should be tightly screwed together. Do not open or close the coffee maker using the handles.

After use place the coffee maker on a heat-resistant surface and allow it to cool down before opening.

When replacing parts, only nCamp spare parts for this specific model.

Never use the coffee maker in an oven or microwave.

When using a gas heat source, the flame must not go beyond the rim of the boiler (lower chamber). When using an electric or induction stove only use the medium setting – do not use the highest heat. In case of a malfunction, contact the manufacturer ([email protected]).

Tips before you start:

When using the coffee maker for the first time, wash is thoroughly with water only and make at least three cups of coffee (discard these – do not drink), following the brewing instructions. Check to make sure the coffee maker has all its parts (including the valve, funnel, funnel filter, gasket seal and filter plate) and is correctly assembled.

Tips before you brew:

– Read the instructions provided with the Café.

– You can use the Café with most stoves, however it is designed to use on stove-tops where the flame is close to the bottom surface of the coffee maker.

– If you are going to use a wood-burning stove, like the nCamp Stove, please follow the use and safety instructions including with that product. It is best to pre-treat your coffee maker (and the stove), with a 50/50 dish soap/water mixture. This will make it easier to clean off the creosote that comes from burning wood. An old spray bottle is useful for mixing and coating. It is OK to let the mixture dry.

Instructions for brewing coffee:

– Fill the boiler (lower chamber) with cold water up to the valve.

– Insert the funnel into the boiler (lower chamber).

– Fill the funnel with ground coffee, do not pack down or overfill and do not get grounds on the edges of the funnel or boiler (lower chamber).

– Tightly screw the upper chamber onto the boiler (lower chamber). Do not use the handles to tighten.

– Place the coffee maker on a stable heating surface and heat until the upper chamber is filled with coffee. Carefully remove from heat and pour.

Instructions for cleaning and maintenance:

– Before cleaning or maintaining the coffee maker, wait for it to cool completely. It is recommended that you regularly maintain the coffee maker to keep it in good working condition. – After each use wash and rinse with warm water. Do not use detergents or abrasive materials when washing.

– Allow the coffee maker to dry completely before assembling or store disassembled. – Do not strike the funnel to remove grounds – this can damage or change the shape of the funnel.

– Regularly decalcify the coffee maker by; 1) filling the boiler (lower chamber) with water below the valve, 2) add two tablespoons of vinegar or citric acid, 3) assemble and brew once, without coffee grounds), and 4) dispose of the solution and proceed to the ‘before using’ instructions.

– Regularly check the holes of the filter plate to ensure they aren’t blocked. Use a soft brush or needle to remove blockages.

– Regularly check internal components for wear or damage, including the gasket, and contact the manufacturer for replacement parts ([email protected]ampgear.com)

The nCamp Prep Surface:

The nCamp Prep Surface is a lightweight, collapsible work surface designed for backpackers, campers and outdoorsman. It can be used individually or it nests with the nCamp Stove, providing you with a clean, elevated surface, without adding bulk to your pack. It is made of bamboo, which is naturally anti-microbial, and aluminum and stainless steel which is durable, light and corrosion-resistant.

Tips for caring for the nCamp Prep Surface:

After use, wash only with mild soap, and rinse and dry immediately. Lightly coat the bamboo with mineral oil every few months (wipe with oil, let it soak in for 15-20 minutes, then wipe it off).

Instructions for nesting the Prep Surface with the nCamp Multi-fuel Stove:

1) If you are nesting the Prep Surface with the Stove ensure that it is completely cool before handling or nesting.

2) Place stove top side down on a stable surface.

3) Align the Prep Surface (nesting details down) over the Stove.

4) Insert the 4 nesting details into the space between the stove frame and top cover, then press firmly (friction will hold the parts together).

5) Place nested prep surface/stove in a pack or bag.