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11-29-2005, 16:16
On PCT-L, was asked what my potstand looked like (use a bent coathanger). I warned how beatup and worn my cookset was. People believed me after seeing the pics. Anyway, thought some of you may get a kick out of it!

For anyone who is curious, my lovely cookset with the
"bent coat hanger potstand" (TM).

The total cookset weigh is below:

2 qt. Alum. Pot w/ tinfoil lid
4.500 oz
Beer Can Stove .375 oz

Windscreen 1.250 oz
Coathanger Potstand .875 oz
Ziplock Bag .375 oz

I like a big pot for my thru-hiker appetite. a 1 qt
pot does not cut it. I think a 1.5 ltr pot would do
the trick...but my pot has too much mileage on it now
for me to give up. :) (Long Trail, PCT, CT and
whatever else I've done since 1999).

The entire cookset in pictures:
http://www.magnanti.com/t2/aaa.JPG (Time to upgrade
the windscreen? :D)

The bent coathanger potstand:

My preschooler-esque stove:
(Used this one since 2001, there have been others)

The stove, stand and pot. Hard to believe I eat from
this setup. :)


11-29-2005, 16:44
Love is blind.

Auntie Mame
11-29-2005, 23:19
That was a pleasure to see! Probably one of the most radical acts possible in this great nation of ours.

Bianchi Veloce
11-30-2005, 04:31
The best pieces of gear are the ones that get used rather than sitting in the back of a closet. Way to go, Man!

Two Speed
11-30-2005, 07:16
Pretty dadgum ugly, but if it works, it's perfect.

11-30-2005, 10:20
That's the second ugliest thing I've ever seen! My brothers wife is first!!

11-30-2005, 12:10
Pretty dadgum ugly, but if it works, it's perfect.
Some would say that about me as well. ;)

11-30-2005, 16:17
It looks functional AND loved. A thing of beauty IMHO!

My stoves / pot stand never get to looking like that, usually after one trip I end up giving it to some friend or the other, then make a new one for me.


Uncle Silly
12-01-2005, 02:26
yeeeeaahh!!! now that's hikertrash!!