View Full Version : First time out with evernew 900 short wide pot

01-17-2015, 21:50
I wanted to try out a more traditional shaped cooking vessel for backpacking. I have the snow peak trekker set and love it for its durability and overall features. But I wanted something wide like the 1400 made by snowpeak but shorter.

I snagged an Evernew 0.9l ultralight.

It is noticeably lighter and the pot will flex some where the snow peak did not but this is like I said. Noticeably lighter. And it's titanium material means stronger than you'd think.

The overall shape means I have to relearn how to pack my stuff. For example, my windscreen wrapped around my water bottle instead of inside the cook pot.

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So far I really like the traditional shape of this pot, the wider surface area for my alcohol stoves as well as a traditional and functional lid.

I was able to cook a regular sized complete box of Mac and cheese and have room to add some meat to it such as dehydrated hamburger or summer sausage.

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I was able to get a perfect simmer using the simmer ring on my Trangia stove.
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No burnt noodles or sticking of the food.

Clean up was super easy with the wide shape.

So far I love the purchase!!

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01-17-2015, 22:09
Picked one of these up to try, very pleased so far. I found that if I cut the windscreen to fit inside the pot, it worked. I use a catcan as a heat source, if using a taller... or canister, prolly windscreen would need to be taller. I'm a fan of storing it in the pot, along w/ the stove etc.

01-17-2015, 22:24
Wrapping the screen around a water bottle isn't too bad but I too am used to having it inside my pot.

01-18-2015, 09:21
What I also like is that I can get my stove, spoon, lighter, rag and an extra snow peak trekking bowl in it.

Makes up for a heavier lid on another set I have that acts as a bowl.

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01-18-2015, 09:54
Thanks for the share. Many times I almost pulled the trigger on that pot. I would think it works well as a bowl / plate in itself, and it's wideness would allow more then just 'stew making' and steaming cooking, but one can actually do things like frying which opens up so many more cooking options - especially if one carries a bit of oil and many do for calories. It would be nice to give that a try and do some stir-frying cooking on the trail and fresh eggs over easy with sausage or bacon in the AM, but it is hard to justify another $Ti pot.

Odd Man Out
01-18-2015, 15:08
I am using a 900 mL Olicamp XTS pot. One reason I chose this one is that it has about a 1:1 height to diameter ratio. I find this size ideal for me. It is wide enough to make it easy to eat out of and reach inside to clean. It's anodized aluminum so clean up is easy. It's also wide enough so it isn't so prone to tipping over. But it is tall enough that I can a very tall windscreen and still have it fit inside. Having it a bit taller makes spilling food when stirring less likely. The width, plus the heat exchanger bottom makes it efficient (very little heat is lost going up the sides). Also, this 1:1 H:W ratio gives the highest volume to surface area ratio. Having a low surface area allows it to maintain heat longer and minimizes weight.