Discuss Mess Tins in The Training Wing on The Army Rumour Service; As you know if you use the Hexi Bonfires, they leave a huge big, black filthy burn. Here is a new trick for you (unless you already know it).
That is before you put on ...
As you know if you use the Hexi Bonfires, they leave a huge big, black filthy burn. Here is a new trick for you (unless you already know it).
That is before you put on the fire, coat the whole of the outside in Fairy Liquid, you only need a small amount. Then do what you have to do regards cooking. All you need to do is get a WetWipe or something and just wipe it off. Thats it it takes about 10seconds. Opposed to absolute ages without the fairy liquid.
It has to be fairy or something of similar quality.
Rubbing ordinary soap on the outside of the mess tin before use is an old Boy Scouts trick, but avoid putting it within 1" of the rim unless you like soap-flavoured tea - washing up liquids have an added laxative effect! A wipe on damp grass completes the cleaning.
When the mess tin is still warm, you can rub off the hexi residue with a still-warm teabag (even if you didn't use the soap technique).
Scotchbrite is also effective (surprisingly!), but avoid using it on the inside of the mess tin unless you've got detergent and a good supply of water to rinse off the aluminium particles.
I once had a set of stainless steel mess tins. They cleaned with a wipe but were a bit heavy.
Another technique is to use the Buddy-buddy system to best effect. Use your mate's mess tins.