We boil the billy for a cuppa,.........of tea or coffee?

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It seems these days coffee is the big winner!,..dosen't matter but black tea and two sugars thanks.


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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:16

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:16
Get with the times Axle - when all else fails, light a fire, boil a billy, sip on a latte.......then get on the sat phone and wait for the rescue to happen :-)
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Follow Up By: Axle - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:25

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:25
Geeez Phil, ..Didn't think i was that far behind..lol.



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Reply By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:19

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:19
Black tea ??? No ! ......tea with milk (long life is ok) bit of honey...Yes please, unlimited cups.

Coffee....one good cup per day. None of that instant stuff, if possible.

Can never drink too much tea IMHO, especially on a chilly morning, after exiting the swag to stir the embers of the overnight campfire into life.

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Follow Up By: oz doc - Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 20:51

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 20:51
Sorry Fred I have to disagree.You certainly can have too much tea and or coffee. Especially on those cold nights when you have sat around the fire sipping away until late. Then retire to the swag and get all nice and cosy- only to be reminded of just how many cups you have had by your screaming bladder!cheers, doc.
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Reply By: Croozerute - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:24

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:24
black billy tea .. can't beat it!
(escept when it hits beer o clock of course!)

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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:38

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:38
We boil the dingo for coffee in a bag on the road and green tea or black tea at other time for me. Oh and real coffee from our expresso machine when we are at home.

Except at beer o'clock

Axle, I have replied to you in the pet hate thread about the Dmax.



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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 08:24

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 08:24
Boo Boo.....how do you get the dingo into the bag???? hahahahahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 19:43

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 19:43
G'day Fred

Normally I just throw a chop in first and the dingo just follows it in! LOL

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Reply By: SDG - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:48

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:48
Coffee please. Standard. Usually a minimum of 10 a day, but never more than 20.
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Follow Up By: Axle - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:59

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 20:59
Gee SDG,.. have another 4, and thats a fuel economy of i an hr....LOL.


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Follow Up By: SDG - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 21:05

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 21:05
I need to sleep sometime. lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 08:26

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 08:26
Geez mate your doin' ok, you won't get it.......

If you are male and drink coffee regularly, at least six cups per day, your chances of developing prostate cancer will be lower, and your risk of getting the more lethal form of prostate cancer that has spread to the bone is 60% less than men who never or rarely drink coffee, say scientists from the Harvard School of Public health.

LINK


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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 21:06

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 21:06
I love a billy tea with damper and golden syrup off course! Mind you, a fine cappuccino with chock sprinkle is pretty good if made with some freshly ground North Qld beans - black mountain to be precise.

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Reply By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 21:34

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 21:34
Strong white tea for me no sugar - but it has to be billy tea with a handful of tea leaves dropped into the boiling billy and boiled for a bit and then taken off the fire to settle.

I tap the side of the billy to encourage the tea leaves to sink, although I think the real effect is to bring the punters with their pannikans.

Just prior to pouring the first cup, pour half a cup of cold water in and the rest of the tea leaves sink leaving perfect tea. It's a pretty poor old day camping if I don't have at least 3 or 4 cups to get me going!



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Reply By: Member - OnYaBike - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 22:44

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 22:44
Coffee heartstarter for breakfast, tea for the rest.
Camping is the only time I use actual tea leaves nowadays.
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Reply By: Member - Terra'Mer - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 23:28

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 23:28
What ever someone else is making is good :)
Moroccan mint tea, mild green tea, ginger and honey tea, spicy chai. Double hot chocolate, sweetened condensed milk coffee with pack of tim tams if I'm feeling naughty.
Don't mind a teaspoon of veggie stock in cup of hot water or cuppa soup.
Always nice to end the day with a cuppa :)
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 17:07

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 17:07
Lapsang souchong is good around a campfire, or Russian caravan tea. But then so is Earl Grey, or straightforward billy tea.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 21:39

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 21:39
What about some "Sleepytime" just before hitting the swag?

The same mob that make S'time (Celestial Seasonings, I think they're called?), used to make a tea called "Morning Thunder". Had a charging bison on the packet, from memory, and really made one feel like a.......errr, a charging bison, or buffalo.

Can't beat a Cup-a-Soup on a cold, windy day either, with a couple of slices of wholemeal, or multi grain toast, to dunk with, or even add as croutons.

Now I'm all hungry again.........

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Reply By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 05:25

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 05:25
Hi all,

For me billy tea.

My mate Dave is so keen for a cuppa in the morning, he boils the billy the night before, fills the flask, then empties it into the billy in the morning so he gets his cuppa faster.
I call him Desperate Dave.
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 12:23

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 12:23
Mate, desperation is when he's using the hot water out of the hot water bottle he's had tucked doen the bottom of the swag all night!!!

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Follow Up By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 13:48

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 13:48
You've got a point there Mick.

I must watch him because I'm usually a recipient of his fast cuppa's - couldn't stomach a hot water bottle refill - ugh.
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Reply By: Rod W - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 10:39

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 10:39
If you want a cuppa to remember call into Diemals Station and have a chat and cuppa with Tony.
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Reply By: disco driver - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 14:13

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 14:13
"Real Men" have black coffee, no sugar with an overly generous shot of Scotch or rum to wake up with.
It don't half get the heart pumping on a cold morning.

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 16:02

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 16:02
Disco! You are on the right track but please ditch the coffee!!! :) Michael
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Follow Up By: Axle - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 16:41

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 16:41
Disco,...I'D imagine the same dose gets the deefers fired up pretty quick as well...LOL.



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