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05-03-2007, 21:24
What size pot is the most popular,1 liter,1.5? Would you need anything larger than that? Are you pretty much sticking with the titanium?

05-03-2007, 21:29
Is this a poll ...or just a question regarding what size pot everybody uses ?

I use the Evernew 0.9 Liter Titanium


05-03-2007, 21:31
SnowPeak MiniSolo....too small for some....just right for me.

05-03-2007, 21:42
antigravity gear 3 cup w/cozy ... perfect for me

05-03-2007, 21:46
1.5 litre...

max patch
05-03-2007, 21:48

Depends if its just me or me and wife or me and wife and kids.

I use aluminum.

05-03-2007, 22:02
one quart Kmart greasepot. Perfect for hot cereal and coffee or a lipton dinner with tuna or chicken breast and a cup of tea.

05-03-2007, 22:05
I was looking at the Evernew 0.9 or the 1.3. I'm loading up at REI tomorrow at the Anniversary Sale. Getting the last of my major items before thru hiking next year. I just wanted to hear what size and what most people are using now. I didn't want to over do it. Sounds like 1-1.5 is the average.

05-03-2007, 22:22
I never got the titanium thing. I buy my pots for $6, once a year I toss them in the recycling bin and get another. Rather save the $44 for something nice from WM. Of course it will take 10 years to save enough but I'm fairly patient.

05-03-2007, 22:32
What size pot is the most popular,1 liter,1.5? Would you need anything larger than that? Are you pretty much sticking with the titanium?

One pound of the green one would be fine. Stick with the glass/pipe. Its time for a safety meeting!~!!!!:banana

05-04-2007, 01:49
Snow Peak 1400. Can cook 2 Liptons.

05-04-2007, 06:30
I use 1L for both food and coffee making.

05-04-2007, 06:35
I use the 1.5 liter.

Dances with Mice
05-04-2007, 08:56
MSR Titan kettle which is...what? 0.9 liter, I guess.

It can cook 2 Liptons too. But not at the same time.

05-04-2007, 10:31
snowpeak mini solo for me:)

05-04-2007, 11:50
1.5 liter

(I added this part to meet the 10 character minimum for post. So please ignore)

05-04-2007, 14:05
antigravity gear 3 cup w/cozy - good for a cup of coffee and a Lipton-sized dinner

05-04-2007, 14:41
Modified Heineken pot usually. Snow Peak Mini-Solo sometimes.

05-04-2007, 15:03
For most of my trail time, I have used an AntiGravity Gear 3 cup with cozy.

This spring, I have been experimenting with a primus kettle, which is about 3 cups.

05-07-2007, 08:08
here is an old poll that shows the distribution of pot size : http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=372

05-07-2007, 08:31
0.9 L. is a bit too small for me. I ended up with the 1.5 L. It's probably a bit too large. I heat up 3 cups of water for dinner. 2 cups for dinner itself, one cup for tea while dinner's cooking.

05-07-2007, 10:44
Wonder if any evolution has occurred since then...

At least one of them must be running cold by now.

I like hot. Not lukewarm, but hot. Had enough cold tepid stuff.

05-07-2007, 11:21
I have no idea what's most popular. But I do see a lot of hikers with pots that are too small. I see them stirring pots filled to a quarter inch of the brim -- liquid and food slopping over the side as they stir to keep stuff from burning.

I like a pot that is never more than two-thirds full, which means I usually carry a two quart aluminum pot -- or larger. Larger because I usually boil a couple of extra quarts of water each evening for use if water turns out to be suspiciously unsafe the next day.

Yes. Such luxuries are only practical if you cook with wood, the free, light weight, renewable energy fuel.


05-07-2007, 12:05
SnowPeak 1400. Lightweight & just the right size.

05-07-2007, 13:13
I currently carry the aluminum SnowPeak Mini-solo (http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/accessdetail.cfm/SN2400) set comprised of a 0.83 liter (28 fl. oz.) pot, a lid, and a 11 fl. oz. cup that nests with the pot. Total weight of 8 ounces.

I'm considering the titanium SnowPeak 700 (http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/Stovedetail.cfm/SN2425) (0.7 liters or 24 fl oz; 4.8 ounces), as I usually only boil a few cups of water at a time. If I needed more volume without weight then I'd consider the stripped-down titanium FireLite SUL-1100 Cookpot (http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/firelite-sul-1100-titanium-cookpot.html) (1.1 liters or 39 fl oz; 3.1 ounces with lid; $75(!))