Primus LiTech kettle.
Mors and a GSI Minimalist for me:
I found nothing at the local outdoor chain that really interested me. But I wasn't leaving without something ! Looks like I will have to order online to get what I really want..............I started to put my winter trunk tub together. More to go yet. The emberlit and pots will be tossed into the tub for the winter. Easy access anyway. Everything is made in China these days, the enamel is probably loaded with lead.
You might check out the GSI Cascadian cups, bowls, plates and tableware. I don't remember where they are made but they are tough and light.
Haven't had time to test it yet, but I think the higher thermal conductivity of aluminum and the lower flatter shape should make it boil with less fuel than my titanium pot.
I'm grabbing some tiny cookware for that little stove. Mihkail went fishing and is doing another shipment Monday, which is cool. Being outside is a higher priority than work for me also.
I re found an old mess kit that I've had and didn't use for years. Are these things any use or a toss it item ?
Tag and bumping this back up to see if anyone has any other good suggestions. I will mainly be using mine for solo hiking but the wife and little one do often tag along so a bit more isn't a problem.
It's touchier than a Vatican summer camp in here-Expatriated
Proud supporter of hard use knives
Busse Combat, --- Oink soldier
Horton Knives-- built for bad times
Jk knives - your design or his.
I read in a few posts about the lid locking was a nice feature to stow stuff inside the pots. Agreed. But even if the lid doesn't lock on the pot, you can always take to pieces of elastic fabric, make two loops and sew them together to make a cross like piece that you can put over the pot and the lid. I do this to my pot so they don't rattle.
Have two setups, one Stainless Steel base on the Nalgene bottle and ss cup, the other one a small Titanium pot.
Each kit contains a Titanium spoon and fork, fuel tablets and, of course, coffee !!
The bottle kit is for stand-alone use, or with the Murse.
The titanium pot is for when I'm more geared up like for SAR stuff.
Really would like for Nalgene to come up with a titanium version of the bottle and nesting cup...!
I use an aluminium Trangia kettle exclusively for water. It doesn't need to be made from anything else because it only ever has water in it so cleaning isn't an issue. It does suffer from calcium build up but I don't care about that. The important thing to me is it is light and efficient and keeps water separate from other flavours, [I'm a bit particular and don't put anything other than water in vacuum flasks either for the same reason]. Often this is enough 'cos I only want hot water to drink or tip into a food bag................Some trips I also use a small set of three copper bottomed stainless pots. Sometimes I'll take all three and other times just one with its lid. The largest of the three weighs 194g with built in handles and without lid. With the lid pushes it up to 266.6g. The capacity is 1liter and it will accommodate my Trangia kettle. I don't really dig on cleaning pots in the outdoors so I'm willing to put up with the weight penalty for a huge convenience pay-off.
Just got a Snow Peak mini solo. Haven't tried it out yet, hopefully tomorrow. Seems like a great piece of gear.
My concerns with titanium on an open fire are:
1) Food burns more easily
2) Harder to Clean (it doesn't seem as "smooth" as stainless)
3) Thin titanium will not last long when scrubbed with heavy duty abrasives (like steel wool or scotch brite pad)
4) Warping at super high heat (?)
I should put question marks on all those because I'm just starting to try titanium cookware on open fires. I recently bought a (titanium) MSR Titan Pot set and boiled water with it by setting it directly on campfire coals but I want to do some more work with it. (Some of the places I go I don't bother with even elevating my pot on rocks I just stick it straight on the campfire coals) It's just so light, but also way thin. I travel a lot so I really like how light it is. I am still working on if I should move to titanium or stick with stainless steel. My stainless pots have been working fine.
My favorite is the original GSI doulbe boiler set I don't use it much on a fire (I have around 20 stoves) and they don't make it anymore but, it is the best pot set I have tried
I tried my Snow Peak Mini Solo Ti cookset. Works like a champ with my pocket rocket. I did discover that I cannot stand the feel of the Ti cup against my lips when drinking from it. May check out an aluminum alternative for a cup. The pot itself is wonderful, my only problem is my own quirk. It works great and I love how light it is.
I really like my GSI kettle, the teflon did not last as I use it right over wood fires, never used a fancy gas stove.
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Nestles inside my pot, not sure the name of it but it's like these, the handle is a major downfall but no real big complaints.
I have the Coleman Guide set I think it is and it comes with three different size pots.
Also have the small Zebra billy. I don't get to melt snow in anything very often here
in East Texas. But They work good for noodles and soup and coffee and tea just about all my
out door cooking needs.
Last edited by Hawkeye5; 11-26-2012 at 11:46 AM.
River-8 tell us more about the bags holding your kit! Home grown?? Awesome well used kit. I likey!
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Thanks, Remo1. That might just do the trick. I am going to order a set.
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