For those who don't like the fuss of cleaning a French press in the BC or car camping, maybe try the aeropress? it's my go-to for car camping, and I think it's the closest you can come to actual espresso without an espresso machine. Clean-up is super easy--you just pop the used grounds out. (If you're casting them upon the ground--which I probably don't approve of--make sure you pick the little paper filter disk out.)
Ah ha! So that's what that thing is. I found one, weathered & beaten to heck, on a remote wilderness river bank last month. Despite it's surprising weight I decided to add it to the other 3 lbs of collected garbage I was carrying and hauled it out. Forgot to pull it out of the garbage bag before I tossed everything. Indeed, I'd completely forgotten about it until I saw this photo. The filter itself must weigh a pound at least. Like cweston
I'm going to end up like Gabby and his stoves, with 17 different ways to brew coffee... :D
I heard that! :^)
Well, it's not a good thing, this "being like Gabby".
But I'm "rethinking" lately. I've even started thinking about leaving the phone at home most of the time. I'm also thinking about a garden (something I did a year or two ago, but then abandoned - seems short-sighted now fer sure) and driving less - lots less. I may even "thin out" the stove herd. (Picture someone gritting their teeth in resolution.)
I went for a 7 mile walk just in my neighborhood 2 days ago (because the nearby park is much more crowded now with those suffering from severe "cabin fever" - it gets "close" on the trail, and I seem to be only one of a few who "detour" around others to make sufficient passing room).
I spent this recent outing measuring the length of 1) simply going around the neighborhood perimeter vs. 2) going around the length of one side and taking each of 5 crossing streets (between major streets around the neighborhood) on the way back vs. 3) taking each of the 5 crossing streets going both ways. Route 1) is 1.2 miles, route 2) is 1.8 miles and route 3) is 2.4 miles. I took 2 2)s, then a 3), then a 1) on Thursday, for almost exactly 7.2 miles.
Now I shouldn't need to take my phone to know how far I'm going. I already know how long the park trail is, and I know almost to the exact point on the larger route around the entire area (which we've walked so many times it's ingrained in memory) where the "mile markers" are. (The pig's house - the pig my wife loves so much she gives it too many dog biscuits through a knothole in the fence - is at ~3 miles.) I'll just have to judge by my effort how fast I'm going. Probably a better method anyway - I'm not all that fast. I'm reminded that, once upon a time, I used to run 5 or 6 laps around a park in Dallas when I lived there in the 90s, and kept the 1) number of laps, 2) time for each lap and 3) relative "feel" on each lap in my head - because I didn't have a watch with the ability to record each lap - I had to look at the timer on the watch and simply remember it.
So, "simplifying". Now to take a look at those stoves...and tents...and ...
I guess for my next video, I need to take my Aeropress for a walk in the woods. There are YouTube videos, on how to make YouTube videos. It is basic, "day one" know-how to ask for subscriptions, and likes. Also, Amazon requires you to mention that you generate revenue through their affiliate links. I truly appreciate all of you that tolerate my presence on this forum. I truly appreciate all of the knowledge, y'all are willing to share. Wether I am buying boots, or a new tent. (I owe y'all a review video of that tent.) This is the first place I go. On this forum, folks have always been nice to me, that has not been the case on other forums. I am currently laid off from work, and stuck at home, like a lot of folks. I am spending a lot of time working on my YouTube channel. Every-other day, I am putting ~20 miles on my bicycle. That, the sunshine, and beers on my back porch, are keeping my mental health in a real good spot. My mental health is so good, in these hard times, I almost feel guilty. Thank you all for being here. Thank you for your know-how. I appreciate you.
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Never apologize for being in a good spot in the middle of a hard place. Glad you're weathering it well. I haven't offered much to the video discussions because I'm not really all that qualified, knowing little about making vids and the like. If they help to give purpose and add some value to your day, then keep making them.
This thread inspired me to dig out my aeropress and make myself an espresso earlier today.
15 grams of dark-roast beans, ground at the finest setting in my burr grinder. Filled the aeropress exactly to the "2" mark with slightly off-boil water (maybe about 180 F).
It's actually better than the espresso made by baristas with fancy equipment at many shops. (And definitely better than that made by a cheap home espresso machine or a moka pot (which over-extracts to bitter compounds IMHO due to the boiling water). It even has crema. It's a pretty remarkable little device.
I don't plan on purchasing one, but this looks like a possible option for the coffee snob: Aeropress Go. Looks like a miniature aeropress that packs inside a mug, total weight of 11.5 ounces. Wouldn't need to carry the scoop or stirrer. Since the plunger in an aeropress is hollow, you should be able to pack some coffee inside. You wind up with a compact little puck of grounds, which would be relatively un-messy to pack out. I have an aeropress that I use occasionally at work, I've got to admit it makes a great cup of coffee.
I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. -Soren Kierkegaard