Richard Bucker

hard boiled egg without the boil

Posted at — Jun 30, 2016

I’ve watched a number of videos where a bushcrafter makes a small hole in the top of an egg and then sets it into the warm embers of a cooling fire. I’ve also watched videos where users of the bush buddy or stolo stove have handled their stove while a fire was raging telling stories of how it’s not hot. OK, it’s hot from about 1/3rd from the bottom to the top.So I got to thinking, can I hard boil an egg [a] without the boil and [b] without the firepit and [c] without the exploding eggs. I built this contraption to [i] chip a hole in the top and mix the contents [ii] hold the egg close to the side of my solo stove.the contraptionThere are two loops. The egg rests in the bottom loop and the top loop hold the egg in place. The rod to the right is used to poke a hole and stir the contents. The length of the down rod is also long enough to reach the grid at the bottom of the solo stove.the contraption installedI wish it would have worked. It usually takes 15 to 20 minutes to hard-boil and egg, however, after 30 minutes and plenty of twigs the egg was still a mess. Only about the bottom 3rd was cooked. There is a chance that some other type of radiator would have helped.