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#272800 - 11/10/14 09:35 PM Re: A pot. [Re: TeacherRO]
gonewiththewind Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
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Some sort of cooking vessel is one of my essentials. Sometimes it is a cup that a Nalgene rests in, or a titanium cup that is a bit larger than 12 ounces.

Sometimes I carry a metal coffee can with a hanger made into a handle.

I generally carry a 1 quart titanium pot when backpacking.

They don't take up much room because you can pack stuff inside them, and they are light. So unless it is a pocket type survival kit that I am limited to, I am carrying some sort of cooking pot.

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#272810 - 11/10/14 11:01 PM Re: A pot. [Re: Teslinhiker]
boatman Offline
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Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 424
Loc: Michigan
+1 on the twelve cm ZEBRA Pot.And I agree 100% on having a bail.It can be used on a stove or a fire both.The 12 cm is good for one or two people.More than that get the fourteen or sixteen cm.I got mine from Bensbackwoods.He also carries the lighter weight anodized aluminum "Mors bushpot" in 1.5 and two quart sizes.I also recommend a pot gripper to go with any of them.Makes handling much easier....

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#272811 - 11/10/14 11:06 PM Re: A pot. [Re: TeacherRO]
Ren Offline
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Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 245
Toaks have Ti pots with butterfly handles and bails.

http://toaksoutdoor.com/

Also Self Reliance Outfitters have an SS version of the bushpot

http://www.selfrelianceoutfitters.com/pathfinder-stainless-steel-bush-pot-cooking-kit/

Though 1.8l

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#272817 - 11/11/14 11:25 AM Re: A pot. [Re: TeacherRO]
frediver Offline
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Registered: 05/17/04
Posts: 213
Loc: N.Cal.
I use a coffee can with a long wire coat hanger bail. Having a long bail is really handy for dipping water out of a creek, the bail on mine is about
10in tall.

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#272820 - 11/11/14 05:44 PM Re: A pot. [Re: Teslinhiker]
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7292
Loc: southern Cal
Thanks for the reference to the earlier thread, which pretty much seems to be identical and even began in the same manner. Does ETS go to pot periodically? It would seem so....

There is good info on these threads. It should be summarized somewhere.
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#272838 - 11/13/14 08:15 AM Re: A pot. [Re: TeacherRO]
LED Offline
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Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
I really like the British military crusader canteen cup. Slightly larger than the USGI model and very sturdy.

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#272841 - 11/13/14 03:57 PM Re: A pot. [Re: TeacherRO]
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1774
I use the trangia mess tin as emergency cookpot. Big enough to be usefull, has a little lid and acts like a proper container to store things. In my opinion, for emergency only use. A pot as the main contain is beter, then a cup nestle in canteen options. You can shrink the size of a canteen (take a flexible one), but can't really shrink the size of a pot. Ofcorse unless you have a filled water container.

I do have to say that I generally do not carry a from of cooking pot as emergency gear. Too big and I really do not get that far out of civilisation while being in the outdoors in europe.
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#272844 - 11/13/14 04:22 PM Re: A pot. [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3360
Loc: USA
If I'm carrying a bag in the outdoors, it has some kind of cooking vessel in it, at least a swiss cup but usually something a bit bigger. All my kits bigger than pocket size have something like that in it. Boiling is one of the best methods to disinfect water, especially if you have fire and plenty of fuel for same.

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#272845 - 11/13/14 05:28 PM Re: A pot. [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2431
...At a minimum, I have a metal water bottle when hiking...moved away from plastic for this reason

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#272846 - 11/13/14 07:52 PM Re: A pot. [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 939
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
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


Mine is the Primus LiTech Trek Kettle Pot, in which I put my Bush Buddy stove, alcohol stove, mini-Bic lighter, folding spork, j-cloth and tinder. It is a 1-litre pot and micro fry pan/lid. It is in my BOB / get-out there pack.

My definition of a get-out there pack includes the basics of everything I need if I decide to go camping for a weekend on a moments notice. grin
I delete unnecessary items at the trail head. I just need to top it off with a food kit which I am currently working on.

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