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#123444 - 02/11/08 08:16 PM Re: Camp Cook Ware Opinions [Re: JerryFountain]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2884
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Aside:

Unless I'm going ultralight, I always take one of these "Outback Oven" heat diffusers when doing any serious cooking on a camp stove. You can even simmer porridge on an XGK! They're light, durable, and excellent.



http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441777289&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302696309&bmUID=1202764023820


Edited by dougwalkabout (02/11/08 08:19 PM)

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#123471 - 02/11/08 10:12 PM Re: Camp Cook Ware Opinions [Re: Blitz]
LED Offline
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Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
Trangia makes a line of 25 and 27 series stoves in both plain and non-stick HA. A bit pricey.


http://www.trangia.se/english/5615.27_series_ul_ha.html


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#123477 - 02/11/08 11:08 PM Re: Camp Cook Ware Opinions [Re: JerryFountain]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
"I only wish I could find my favorite design (my old SIGG billy style pot) in stainless."

Have you seen the 2-qt Zebra SS billy pot? It's not the same design, though.
http://store.sundogoutfitter.com/Items/ZBR2018

Sue

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#123494 - 02/12/08 12:22 AM Re: Camp Cook Ware Opinions [Re: Susan]
Blitz Offline
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Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 535
Loc: MA
That's pretty cool Susan. Thanks.

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#123496 - 02/12/08 12:34 AM Re: Camp Cook Ware Opinions [Re: Blitz]
Blitz Offline
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Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 535
Loc: MA
WOW, thanks everyone, such a wealth of information on this forum. I'm not sure but I think, for car (FJ Cruiser) camping, I'll go with stainless. For the BOB I would like to find something lighter weight, the hard anodized looks good if I can find some without teflon.

I found a relatively cheap titanium set here:

http://www.basegear.com/snow-peak-titanium-cookset.html

Not sure yet.

Thanks to everbody for your input. You guys are great - grin

BTW I'm not affiliated but Basegear is great, I've made 2 orders with them recently. Good prices and free shipping over $50.00 quick.

Blitz


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#123523 - 02/12/08 03:32 AM Re: Camp Cook Ware Opinions [Re: Susan]
LED Offline
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Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
Thanks for the link Susan, great stuff. I also found a review of a homemade stove setup with the zebra billy can. Really nice setup.

http://www.ravenlore.co.uk/html/cooking_kit.html

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#123558 - 02/12/08 03:09 PM Re: Camp Cook Ware Opinions [Re: Blitz]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
I don't keep track of the mfr so much as I just walk into a place like Bass pro shop or Gander mountain and look for their cheap house brand basic anodized gear, usually on clearance or marked down. The last such item I bought was at the local Gander mountain; a basic 1 qt pot with lid in a mesh bag for $5.00 or so. It was just anodized aluminum, no non-stick at all. MSR and GSI have made anodized alloy pots and such, but the price on that stuff is way too expensive, and looks like anymore it is non-stick coated anyways.

It is getting harder to find the "just anodized without non-stick coating" items, but they are out there. You will just have to look. My search on the internet yeided nothing this morning, other than the expensive stuff. I know there's plenty of the cheaper basic kind out there, just not being advertised.
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#123566 - 02/12/08 04:01 PM Re: Camp Cook Ware Opinions [Re: benjammin]
justmeagain Offline
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Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 67
Trangia's duossal material is very nice, I like mine a lot.

My Sigg billy pots are a sentimental favorite.

If you are not carrying your gear - cast iron all the way.


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#123590 - 02/12/08 05:57 PM Re: Camp Cook Ware Opinions [Re: justmeagain]
Hghvlocity Offline
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Registered: 01/12/05
Posts: 248
Loc: Oklahoma
I have used a GSI Bugaboo set several times and like it alot..works great on campstoves.

I have a stainless set that I think I will use for an emergency kit.
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#123639 - 02/13/08 01:34 AM Re: Camp Cook Ware Opinions [Re: Blitz]
desertrat1 Offline
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Registered: 02/16/06
Posts: 144
Loc: Kingman AZ
Well if weight isn't an issue IMHO Cast iron beats all the rest.
With a 15" and 10" skillet and a 12", 10 and 8" Dutch ovens there is nothing you can't make. They are scratch resistant and Non-stick if properly cared for.
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