Cooking set thread. I'm looking to update my few year old cooking set.
With titanium cup
Any other ideas? My last set up was stanley adventure series and it never let me down. But I see a lot of people hailing the 40 oz bottle with cup and that would give me more storage for water filters and what not
What part of outer sleeve cup used for boiling don't you understand?
I use a snow peak 750ml titanium pot with a kleenkanteen Kanteen 32oz that fits perfectly inside of it.
When I just take my snow peak, the system fits together perfectly with a fuel canister, stove, spork, and salt/pepper shaker. All inside a durable mesh net. Very lightweight and compact.
I googled a pic, but if you're interested in what it looks like, I guess I can be bothered to dig it out of my pack.
tl;dr get an ultra lightweight kettle and if you need to cook for more than one have a pan or pot that nests if possible.
I saw this set up at REI or another /out/ oriented retailer recently. Is it a pretty sick set up and nests on nests on nests on nests so you have tons of stuff in a seemingly contained profile. However, after looking at it in detail it seems a bit overkill, especially for any trip of length that isn't in a car. It is significantly heavier than my current set up and seems like it would be rather bulky in a pack. I really like that idea of it but I can't justify adding the weight and size. I always go camping with my camp buddy and we try to make as many things work for two people as possible. Carrying two of these just for cooking would take a lot of space. I really am torn.
I carry one of these and pic related. This way I can clean up water, make tea, boil meals, etc. while using the stanley to do any of those simultaneously. If I am not going far I also carry a 2.6L stainless pot that folds the handle over the lid for carrying and leave the stanley at home. It really depends on the situation. I always recommend kettles though, you can do so much with them.
In all honesty, I wonder how you guys cook in just a sierra cup. I guess part of it is I am always cooking for two but even with a single person I don't see it being enough.
And while the hardness of aluminium is only half that titanium, the atomic weight is also about half, so you can use twice as much to produce products with the same weight and strength, with ten times the thermal conductivity by using aluminium.
Titanium is a meme.
not him but that sort of thing is good for boiling/steaming vedgies and taters and crawfish and such.
It's a meme that's sticking because it's hard as fuck not to fine camping equipment that's not titanium now these days, I just want a stainless steel cup and my only choices are aluminum and titanium
Wal-Mart has a $5 stainless cup. Its what I use. Needs a lid, though. I borrowed the lid from my Stanley cook kit, but if you ask them for a replacement, they'll send you a lid for free.
Walmart's SS cup also nests nicely with the Stanley cook pot allowing you to get rid of the heavy bulky green cups it comes with. And like you said, the Stanley's lid also fits the cup.
Pretty good combo...
The point of the double wall is to create a vacuum to protect what is inside the container from the outside. They don't work all that great now where they are a single piece, having something detachable would render it into practically useless territory.
I noticed this as well. My Stanley is modified to use the handle as a bail for campfire cooking, and I considered taking it with, but can't justify the weight when I'm doing all my food as BIB. All I need is a couple cups of water for anything.
Also, it's not good for boiling but heats water well for drinks: the Stanley fits a large sterno can perfectly.
What's your definition of premium, though? The reason I'm going with >>668100 is because it weighs practically nothing, and >>663551.
The stove was made from an aluminium bottle, so unlike the soda can stoves, it hasn't bent, crushed or warped. Plus no moving parts to break or get gummed up. Not to mention it'll run on anything from gasoline to nail polish remover.
Thank you. Like I said, though, sterno is really only good for making tea of coffee. Takes about fifteen minutes to boil room temperature water.
The back plate from an old Mac laptop. It basically just thin aluminium sheeting I had lying around, used a hole punch for the vents, if that gives you an idea of the thickness.
Here's a pic with the handle removed and some paper for contrast, to show where I dremeled the clasp. This (a feature Stanley should seriously implement) allows using the handle as a bail to hang the pot over a fire.
I think you need to re-evaluate what constitutes an "upgrade to something premium" I looked at the Stanley-Mountain-Vacuum-System (SMVS) and IMO it's actually not as good as the Stanley-Camp-Cook-Set (SCCS) that you have now. The SMVS's 20 oz cook pot holds 4 ounces less than the SCCS and doesn't even have a lid - (the lid only snaps onto the top of the vacuum bottle). The SMVS appears to be intended for heating / preparing food, then transferring it to the vacuum bottle to be transported and eaten later. I really can't think of a scenario where I personally would need to do this... If you really want to "upgrade", then try to decide what the SCCS's shortcomings are for YOUR usage. For my usage, an upgrade from the SCCS would be wider, slightly shorter and hold about 32 oz. A skillet w/ folding handle that nests with it would also be nice.