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#272770 - 11/10/14 03:27 AM A pot.
TeacherRO Offline
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I'm adding a pot ( 1l or 1q) to some of my kits. The ability to cook, or just boil water is useful and a pot is simple and light

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#272771 - 11/10/14 05:40 AM Re: A pot. [Re: TeacherRO]
barbakane Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 205
Loc: Florida
I went to the goodwill store by my house and got a heavy duty one for 99 cents. Been with me on numerous scout outings and general camping.
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#272772 - 11/10/14 06:47 AM Re: A pot. [Re: TeacherRO]
Mark_R Offline
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Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 849
Loc: Southern California
I put a 2 qt pot in my emergency kit. The ability to cook means that I can stock the kit with dry goods like cous cous, instant rice, and angel hair pasta. More nutrition per weight and bulk.
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#272774 - 11/10/14 02:13 PM Re: A pot. [Re: TeacherRO]
Byrd_Huntr Offline
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Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 1160
Loc: MN, Land O' Lakes & Rivers ...
If I could carry only three things in my neck of the woods, they would be:

medium sized blade
pot
fire starter

I have some sort of pot in each bag and vehicle.
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#272777 - 11/10/14 03:20 PM Re: A pot. [Re: TeacherRO]
Russ Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4915
Loc: SOCAL
I like titanium, light, strong and doesn't mess with flavors. I keep a Snow Peak titanium Trek 700 mug in my small GHB (nested with a Nalgene bottle) and a Snow Peak Trek 1400 Titanium Cookset in my truck's kit. Since my GHB is in the truck it's available too. For the simple process of boiling water there's an old all copper Revere Ware kettle in the truck, that brings water to a boil quickly.

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#272780 - 11/10/14 04:39 PM Re: A pot. [Re: TeacherRO]
barbakane Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
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Loc: Florida
Also got one of these at Target...compact, boils water quickly. Don't use the included cups but my DIY alcohol stove fits inside it.

http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Adventure-...oleman+cook+set
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#272784 - 11/10/14 05:54 PM Re: A pot. [Re: barbakane]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6583
Loc: southern Cal
My absolute minimalist pot is a sierra cup with folding handle in stainless steel - http://www.rei.com/product/765762/rei-campware-sierra-cup

The same item is available in titanium,, but at less than one oz. weight savings, and at double the price, ss works just fine. Inside the cup I have a stand for esbit tabs, along with the tabs , firestarter, and a mini Bic -just the basics.
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#272787 - 11/10/14 06:10 PM Re: A pot. [Re: hikermor]
Russ Online   content
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Posts: 4915
Loc: SOCAL
Yeah but... the titanium Sierra cup comes with a lid -- Vargo - Ti Sierra 750 Cup
OTOH I've never been fond of the Sierra cup ergonomics, maybe just didn't give it enough time. What is it that makes the Sierra cup so popular?

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#272789 - 11/10/14 07:13 PM Re: A pot. [Re: Russ]
Teslinhiker Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 1379
Whenever the subject of pots comes up, I think that one of the best threads on this forum is of this very subject and provides a lot of great info.

For the past few years, I have been using a Zebra 12cm Billy Can. Great versatility and I like that there is bail handle on it which makes for easy hanging over a fire when needed.

The all stainless can holds 1.5 L and also comes with a SS bowl insert for food cooking and eating.

I think I posted this pic here previously.
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#272790 - 11/10/14 07:15 PM Re: A pot. [Re: Russ]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
That is the oversized Sierra cup on steroids. The classic cup is about half that capacity. I fashioned a lid for my cup - take a piece of aluminum and cut away everything that doesn't look like a lid.

Actually, I wish there were a source for a snap-on lid for the S cup. It would be much more useful that way.

The "pot" in the mini-Trangia cookset is also about 750ml. It is my favorite solo cookset. It can always work as a cup, as well, but I prefer a separate cup, usually.

The sierra cup/bowl is a classic, versatile design which is fairly light weight. It also works as a shovel if you need to dig for water in a desert stream bed. I suppose you could even fry bacon in it....
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