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#3
kingburn_99 said:
i was given a hexi stove just this Friday....will post to you for £10 postage included, go on you know you want one
Typical of a Gunner to want to sell something he was given on Friday the 13th. :D
 
#5
Reminds me of a conversation I had at Nice Airport with a pretty young French swollower. My son was returning his hire car and he asked me to hold onto his phone. I promptly offered to sell it to the pretty French whore, slut, babe... she asked: "Is it stolen?" "Not yet." I replied.
 
#6
kingburn_99 said:
ok then, i can get you 2 for £15. last offer

I'll send you 3 with a £10 note.


Haggle if you want, it's expected.
 
#7
See that's looking better already.. any offers over the 3 with a tenner ladies and gents?

E.g: 2 with a tenner.

Or 2 with a tenner and 15 giant size boxes of matches to light the fekkin things.
 
#9
Any truth that the Hexi stove was first isued to the BEF in 1940, and has remained the same ever since?

It must have been considered revolutionary at the time. But I would have thought their would have been a shortage later in the war because isnt hexi (in certain forms) an explosive or used to produce explosives?
 
#10
electric_citizen said:
Stoves and hexi blocks are still available. If you are missing your spangles try here and want a trip down memory lane:

http://www.sweetieworld.co.uk/A-Z/

Don't do Spanish Gold though. Is it just me that remembers it?
I remember it too. Used to be a dingy tiny little sweet shop on the way to primary school, and a little indian guy ran it, and sold every type of confectionery you can imagine, usually of the loose, individual or in jars type. If I had the dosh, I'd have spanish gold for breakfast, monster munch for lunch and a sherbet dip for tea.
 
#13
walt_of_the_walts said:
I remember it too. Used to be a dingy tiny little sweet shop on the way to primary school, and a little indian guy ran it, and sold every type of confectionery you can imagine, usually of the loose, individual or in jars type. If I had the dosh, I'd have spanish gold for breakfast, monster munch for lunch and a sherbet dip for tea.
And diabetes by nightfall??
 
#14
I'll swap you a hexy cooker for a toggle rope.
 
#15
I cant imagine 'THEY' have used hexi's since the 40's (if ever)...they are hardly tactical are they, you can smell them and the matches from about 4k's away!
 
#16
kingburn_99 said:
I cant imagine 'THEY' have used hexi's since the 40's (if ever)...they are hardly tactical are they, you can smell them and the matches from about 4k's away!
Do you mean the continuous three hours of trying to get the hexi blocks to light, or the smell of the nail varnish on the waterproof'd matches.

Must have smelt like a burning brothel in Borneo.
 

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#17
Cuddles said:
walt_of_the_walts said:
I remember it too. Used to be a dingy tiny little sweet shop on the way to primary school, and a little indian guy ran it, and sold every type of confectionery you can imagine, usually of the loose, individual or in jars type. If I had the dosh, I'd have spanish gold for breakfast, monster munch for lunch and a sherbet dip for tea.
And diabetes by nightfall??
My that was cynical even by your standards. Recent lab studies with rats indicate that a high intake of sugar and fat is needed daily for several weeks before diabetes ensues. So it would be diabetes by easter old boy and gangrene by summer cos the nerves in his feet had died and he couldn't feel the abcess developing.
 

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#18
BanjoBill said:
kingburn_99 said:
I cant imagine 'THEY' have used hexi's since the 40's (if ever)...they are hardly tactical are they, you can smell them and the matches from about 4k's away!
Do you mean the continuous three hours of trying to get the hexi blocks to light, or the smell of the nail varnish on the waterproof'd matches.

Must have smelt like a burning brothel in Borneo.
Not at all. Nowhere near as bad, trust me.
 

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