Southwest Disk or Tembo Tusk Skottle?

#46
My setup is all Coleman dual fuel (2-burner, lantern, and single burner) so I wanted a skottle/disk/wok that worked off the single burner. Contacted TT and Discadia, no dice there. So I made my own this weekend!

Winged it really. A bit of a hack-job, but I'm happy. I cannibalized a couple tripods, and bought some various aluminum plate, angle, u-channel, etc from Mcmaster.

Folds compact, hardly weighs anything
 

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#47
You bought a disc that needs custom Fab and a lid that is meant for a larger disc... And value your time and labor at $0...among other details... such as carrying bag etc.. and you are comparing your price to a fully setup, ready to go kit...???

:rolleyes:

Bless your heart...
*carrying case that's 22", not the lid.

And taking the 2.5 minutes it takes to weld on leg sockets isn't worth the extra $200.

Thanks for the blessing.
 
#48
Ok, had a chance to cook breakfast on the Skottle over the weekend.

So since I now own both I feel as though I can better compare the two.

The Southwest disk with the burner I bought from them definitely has more usable cooking space, of direct heat. The Skottle still does a good job and has to use less fuel, just gives a smaller cooking area under the direct heat.

For traveling the Skottle edges out the Southwest Disk. It still wasn’t compact enough for me with having to use a separate bag for the legs, but I fixed that tonight with the help of my bandsaw. Now it’s compact, everything I need fits in the Step 22 Gear bag (which it absolutely badass by the way). I can fit my 12’ hose, cooking utensils, legs, cover and lid all in one bag, pretty darn sweet.

So it boils down to this for me, if I’m cooking at home the Skottle can’t compete in my opinion, but for cooking while camping the Skottle is the total package of light weight, compact and gets the job done well.

I have decided that the 20” Southwest Disk with the lip is perfect for home use, but it’s way too heavy to be traveling with in my opinion.







 
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#49
Ok, had a chance to cook breakfast on the Skottle over the weekend.

So since I now own both I feel as though I can better compare the two.

The Southwest disk with the burner I bought from them definitely has more usable cooking space, of direct heat. The Skottle still does a good job and has to use less fuel, just gives a smaller cooking area under the direct heat.

For traveling the Skottle edges out the Southwest Disk. It still wasn’t compact enough for me with having to use a separate bag for the legs, but I fixed that tonight with the help of my bandsaw. Now it’s compact, everything I need fits in the Step 22 Gear bag (which it absolutely badass by the way). I can fit my 12’ hose, cooking utensils, legs, cover and lid all on one bag, pretty darn sweet.

So it boils down to this for me, if I’m cooking at home the Skottle can’t compete in my opinion, but for cooking while camping the Skottle is the total package of light weight, compact and gets the job done well.

I have decided that the 20” Southwest Disk with the lip is perfect for home use, but it’s way too heavy to be traveling with in my opinion.

How did you create legs that fold into the Skottle bag? Brilliant

I use the small green cans of portable fuel... That screw directly to the stove...

Your assessment makes sense.. I love the Skottle for travel... Agreed.. nothing better.. the whole package...

I think I will buy the southwest for home use...

You like the lip better than the flat version?
 
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