I am going to have to get my own TV show I think...

Submitted: Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:40
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... why? Because I invented a way cool idea for ya all.

When I was away for this long (Wolfie long four day) weekend, Tracy put me in charge of making the toast whilst she was cooking the eggs, at each breakfast time. She handed me the gas ring attached to its bottle, along with the little fly wire toaster we have all come to love.... or hate.

"I like mine WELL done Ian, not like that insipid warm bread that you have!"

So trendsetters, as I started cooking the toast, I noticed a small make-up mirror laying on the table, probably from one of Tracy's zit picking episodes.

IDEA!

I slid the mirror, shiny side up (of course), along the table top, under the gas ring, right hard up next to the bottle, looked into the mirror, and could see when to turn the toast!

No burnt fingers.

No dropped toast on ground.

No underdone toast (warm bread).

This is a quantum leap for the culinary skills of Wolfie, trust me, although when I shouted Eureka, all I got from Tracy was that eye rolling thing she does......

So, if not a TV show, maybe a camping with Wolfie DVD...... not!

Cheers

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Reply By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:44

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:44
ummmm - is that zits on toast or toast on zits you're makin there?
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:47

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:47
... or.....

"Izit ready yet?"

Lol!

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:48

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:48
I'd larf 'cept it might encourage you.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 10:55

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 10:55
Wolfie ,
You are the toast of the camping world with this incredible breakthrough .
Willie
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:45

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:45
Ian,

Don't give up your day job.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:48

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:48
Funny, that's what Tracy said as well....

Bugger.

Cheers

Wolfie
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:49

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:49
Hey Ian,

Maybe you could patent it and make thousands of dollars for yourself!

Now here's a further challenge for you in developing a "universal toastie reflector".

I need one that can sit under the burner of my Coleman Stove, but wont be affected by the heat produced. (polished Stainless steel?)

My problem is the heat produced from the COLEMAN is a bit fierce and there is a real danger of burning the bread if you attempt anything else but watch it like the proverbial hawk.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 23:01

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 23:01
Hmmmm like the flashin lights,....I gotta learn me how to do that with me ambers
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 23:02

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 23:02
"...heat produced from the COLEMAN is a bit fierce..."

Not as fierce, as Tracy, if I muck up her toast!

Cheers

Wolfie
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Reply By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:50

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:50
That it is a stroke of genius! You could call the DVD 'Wolfing Down Toast'. BTW, I like insipid warm bread.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 23:16

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 23:16
You have toast.! I'm impressed.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 00:37

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 00:37
I'm wondering what comment I should pass about this one ????

UuuHhhhhMmmmm!!!!!! Did you take a photo?
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Follow Up By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 00:59

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 00:59
Or a video?
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Reply By: russ36 - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 06:07

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 06:07
bright idea,worked well in your set up, i can just see everyone now, running around looking for portable mirrors on their next trip...for those who cant come up with a suitable mirror position, comfort yourselves in the fact that camping wouldnt be camping without less than perfect toast
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Reply By: Kiwi Kia - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 07:06

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 07:06
Have you sugested it to NASA ?

Do you have an agent ? (The guy that sells petrol catalyst products would probably take it on :-))
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 08:11

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 08:11
I haven't perfected it yet.

I want to make a parabolic mirror, and adjust the focus to a light sensor, so when the bread darkens, the amount of light reflected, lessens, and the sensor will then trigger a mechanism, which will turn the toast. The turning mechanism will be made from salvaged parts from a 3.0 litre Nissan Motor, and be very Heath Robinson in its construction.

THEN, I will approach NASA, and offer them the rights, to have automated toast turning devices in space, which when you think about it, is a bit like perpetual motion..... toast spinning in space.

Perpetual motion, now here's where it gets interesting, maybe another time...

Wolfie
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Reply By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 07:28

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 07:28
We love our little fly wire toaster when we can't toast over the campfire. We cook on the coleman and turn it when the smoke just starts.

By the way if anyone is up at the Pineapple camp ground in the VIC high country and finds a home made campfire toaster made from a bent coat hanger and a stick from a gum tree, its mine! I made it up one trip when we forgot the toasting fork and we have used it for the last 12 years!

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Reply By: Des Lexic - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 09:07

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 09:07
That's much ado about nuthing cos Tracey doesn't have zits and your lucky (like me) that we keep things on EO to ourselves.
I do concede though that Tracey rules the roost.
Was great to catch up.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 11:27

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 11:27
She was obviously close by as you typed the last bit :))
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 09:14

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 09:14
G'day Wolfie,

You need an add jingle,

Do you want t your toast well done or done well - it doesn't matter with the Wolfie parabolic perfection toaster you will get perfect toast every time. This handy little toaster is not just a toaster it can also be used a safe tanning device by focusing harmless sunshine on your pale face and it will have you looking like George Lazenby in no time. But wait there is more, if you buy one today it will come with 6 quality butter knives, 1 kilo of butter and a litre of tanning solution. And if you pay by credit card we will include a genuine billy can so that you will be totally equiped for that next outdoor adventure.

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 12:33

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 12:33
Wolfie would be across between Scot Cam and Russell Coight.

I can just picture it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 14:26

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 14:26
Crikey mate I was thinking of Harry Butler and Homer Simpson. Possibly a bit of MacGivor and Mr Ed thrown in.

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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 17:25

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 17:25
seriously buddy, chuck the guaze cheapie and find a shop that sells the toasters made in canada, they are the best thing i have seen yet, truly cooks the toast - not just scorch the sides.

They are round and have a pressed steel base plate and 4 bent wire arms that lock up to form a pyramid shape, can do 4 pieces of toast at a time, to a standard of a good home toaster.

Mate brought one back from canada, and we have since found then at a few shops here. one of the guys found one in a shop at echuca , $ 8 . damn bargin....

can be used over any gas ring, and no doubt over hot coals as well.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 17:43

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 17:43
Funny you mention this contraption, We threw ours out, literally. We found that it was taking too long to toast, unless there was absolutely no wind, and if we only wanted 2 or 3 slices, then the heat loss on the unoccupied spaces was a concern.

Before we threw it out, we wondered what else we could use it for, but nothing come to mind, except maybe a novel way of drying a beanie over a gas ring after it had been rained on.

Cheers

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